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. 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
    2. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology
      • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
      • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration
      • Master's in Business Administration/Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • 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
    4. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Networking
      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
  • 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
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • B.S. in Computer Science
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • B.A.S. in Information Systems
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - General
      • B.S. in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
      • Bachelor: Technology Management

Featured Schools

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

Colorado State University Global

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

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Florida Tech

  • MS in Information Technology
  • MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • MS in Information Technology/Database Administration

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Purdue University Global

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

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Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD-TIM - Computer Science

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Davenport University

  • Master of Science in Computer Science, MS
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Computer Information Systems, AAS
  • Data Analytics Certificate

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Regent University

  • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.S. in Cybersecurity

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