I have a basic question about starting an e-learning institute/website:
As an English educator and passionate autodidact, I'm interested in starting a free online institute for the study of a variety of subjects through self-paced courses in a style similar to what may be found at https://alison.com/. This would likely begin with a free TESOL foundation course and expand into further areas as interest/participation grows.
My question is regarding the legality of the endeavour. I wouldn't be charging money for anything as this would be entirely an effort of passion for the benefit of others who would like to make the most of the resources offered. Can one found an "institute" or "school" without the need for some kind of official registration? I tried to find an answer online but did not have much luck. As this would be an entirely online and not-for-profit endeavour, I'm quite unsure of any legal requirements I may need to consider before founding such an institute.
Thank you for any assistance!