Where to Learn Online for Free
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the perfect tool for advancing your skill-set for work, getting help with challenging topics, and becoming an overnight expert. A Harvard Business Review article published in 2015 cites pay increases and promotions as a benefit of completing courses through MOOCs. Here you’ll find a list of resources that we use for continuous learning.
Coursera Coursera has every course you could imagine, from data management to executive leadership skills. While they offer a certificate for paying students, you can audit most of the courses for free with access to the same content.
Duolingo Duolingo uses a user-friendly platform to teach you languages in the form of interactive games and puzzles.
edX A partnership between Harvard University and MIT, edX offers high-quality courses from instructors from 90 global partners. Course topics range across computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, and marketing. Students can audit classes for free or can receive a certificate for a fee.
Khan Academy Khan Academy offers a range of tutorials organized by grade and subject matter. Their offerings include math, science, computing, the humanities, economics, and test prep.
Udemy Udemy is your go-to resource for technical courses. They have offerings that span business, IT and software development, office productivity, and test prep. Many of their courses require a small payment of $10-$15, however, they also have a substantial number of free offerings.