Free Online Information and Communication Technology

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Students of Information and Communication Technology learn about the ways that television industries, the government, and web designers (among others) use modern technology to communicate and to store information. With Open Courseware from top universities, you can study these topics without the steep tuition.
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Free Information and Communication Technology Courses

There are a number of online Information and Communication courses offered free by top universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Open University and the University of Michigan.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT's Open Courseware possesses a few courses in Information and Communication Technology. Courses focus on particular pathways for information: communities, cities, and the labor market. Another course, Introduction to Communication, Control and Signal Processing, focuses on probability basics, correlation funcitons, and modal analysis, among other complex concepts.

The Open University

Through the Open University, self-motivated learners can encounter courses on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applied in a variety of ways, from government databases and verification systems to internet searches to network signal devices (including radios).

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan delves deeper into IT as used by the Government in a pair of courses: one focusing on politics, and the other on administration. Learn how democracy is assisted and altered by information technology.

University of Massachusetts (UMass) at Boston

One free course from the UMass Boston is all about effective electronic communication. Modes of communication discussed include audio, video, and forums.

Free Online Information and Communication Technology Courses at a Glance

Course & SchoolProgram LevelFormatAssignmentsQuizzes & ExamsDownloadable
Introduction to Communication, Control, and Signal Processing course from MITUndergraduateTextbookNoYesYes
Information and Communication Technologies in Community Development course from MITGraduateText LessonsYesYesYes
Information Technology and the Labor Market course from MITUndergraduate/GraduateText LessonsYesYesYes
Introduction to Technology and Cities course from MITGraduateText LessonsNoNoYes
Introducing ICT Systems course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesYesYes
ICTs: E-Government course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesYesYes
Finding Information In Information Technology and Computing course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesNoYes
An Introduction To Information Security course from Open UniversityAdvancedText LessonsYesNoYes
ICTs: Device To Device Communication course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesYesYes
ICTs: Technology News course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesNoYes
ICTs in Everyday Life course from Open UniversityBeginnerText LessonsYesNoYes
Digital Government 1: Information Technology and Democratic Politics course from Unversity of MichiganGraduateTextbooksNoNoNo
Digital Government 2: Information Technology and Democratic Administration course from University of MichiganGraduateTextbookNoNoNo
Using Internet Communications course from UMass BostonUndergraduateText LessonsYesNoNo

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • Master - Information Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
      • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
      • M.S. in Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Golden Gate University - Aspire

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's Degree - Data Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Trident University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
      • Computer Sciences (BSCS)
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Computer Information Systems
    Associate's
      • AS in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Computer Science, MS
      • Master of Science in Data Analytics, MS
      • Technology Management, MS
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Science, BS
      • Cyber Defense, BS
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Systems, AAS
    Certificate
      • Data Analytics Certificate

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Purdue University Global

  • Master: Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • AASIT: Network Admin

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Colorado State University Global

  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • BS - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

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Regent University

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
  • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Instructional Technology
  • B.S. in Computer Programming

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Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Cloud Technologies

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Computer Science

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Golden Gate University - Aspire

  • Bachelor's Degree - Data Analytics

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Trident University

  • Information Technology Management (BSITM)
  • Computer Sciences (BSCS)

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