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Free Online Courses

Cost-Free Learning Opportunties For Adults


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There's no doubt that continued learning can lead to increased income and self-esteem. Perhaps improving your typing skills or computer savvy will lead to new opportunities at work. Or maybe you've always dreamed of starting your own business, but you didn't know how to get started.

Online courses let you work at your own pace, choose the material you're most interested in, and quickly reap the benefits of being a lifelong learner.

The following venues offer a variety of free online courses:

About U
  • Free e-mail courses from About.com

  • Offers hundreds of courses on a variety of topics, from business basics to parenting
  • Free online courses

  • Topics include business management, start-up tools, e-commerce, and more
Hewlett-Packard Learning Center
  • Free instructor-led courses

  • Topics include software tutorials, business skills, marketing, and real estate
  • Offers free online courses

  • Topics include computers, business, job interviews, personal finance, and more
  • Learn to type for free

  • Great for beginnings and those who can type already but wish to improve their typing skills
  • Free online courses

  • Topics include GED prep, information technology, business management, and more

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