Independent courses are made especially for e-learners. From poetry to financial planning, there’s something out there for everyone. offers a number of online courses available by email. Readers can select the courses they want and learn through course materials sent in the form of a newsletter. There are many subjects available; just search for your favorite topics on the About site. The Busy Cooks guide, for example, has a number of email courses about how to bake and the Credit Management guide offers a course entitled Rapid Debt Reduction. Just sign up for the classes you want, and they’ll show up in your inbox.
Brigham Young University has a number of online courses offered for credit to paying students, but they also offer free classes open to the general public. Although these classes do not offer interaction between peers, they have a sensible set up and often provide useful information. One of the most common subjects offered is genealogy; BYU has quite a few courses specialized to help genealogists locate their personal family information. Also available are a number of religious courses.