Have you ever had a hankering to take a college course but did not have the money or the time to sit down in a classroom. Maybe a small yearning for Writing and Humanistic Studies or Linguistics and Philosophy, or peradventure some Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Well then MIT Open Courseware maybe the site for you.
MIT Open Courseware provides free lecture materials that includes exams, videos, and lecture notes for the renaissance persons among us, who are simply in love with learning.
To be clear this is quite different to distance learning you will not be granted a degree or certificate, neither does it allow you access to MIT facility, but if there is a field of study that you always wanted to investigate, then I would check this site out and see if there are some free downloads for you to enjoy.
I decided that I may try Relativistic Quantum Field Theory I ;)