Free courses to learn and acquire new skills or improve on the ones you have.

I mentioned in an older post about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) where you can take free courses to learn about almost anything you want.

Here I will show where to find free courses, courses that are not free but can be very useful, and apps that can help you study what you are learning.

These courses are free but the certificate is not. You can take the course, do the assignments, and tests, but if you want the certificate or diploma of completion, you’ll have to pay for that. The certificate or diploma can cost around $75 and up.

Although the certificate is not free, I still encourage you to check out these websites, I’m sure you’ll find something that meets your interest.


Websites that offer free online courses.

EdX – Has university-level courses. You can take courses in computer programming, business, and management, finance, science, and learn different languages. The only things you have to pay for if decide to are the certificate or diploma.

Coursera – Similar to Edx, it has numerous courses you can take in various subjects and earn a certificate or diploma which you do have to pay for if want said certificate or diploma in the subject you’re studying.

Alison – Is similar to Edx and Coursera.

Codecademy – is where you can learn how to code in different programming languages.

FutureLearn – Has a wide range of courses in various subjects such as science, history, business, and business.

Udacity – Udacity mostly has program and development courses like programming and machine learning. Some courses are free, some are not.

Udemy – Has a wide variety of courses in different subjects. Some are free, some are not but are very affordable. You can also become an instructor yourself at this website and earn some income.

Craftsy – Just like the name there are courses on crafts and cooking at Craftsy. Some courses are free, other courses you have to purchase and the prices can range from $13 and up.

Open 2 Study – Is similar to FutureLearn.

Duolingo – You can learn a new language for free.

Websites that have educational articles or videos.

Lifewire Tech Untangled – has lots of tips and information on consumer electronics.

ThoughtCo. – has educational articles on history, science, and art.

TED – 


Tools and resources to help you practice or study.

Purdue Online Writing Lab – has a lot of resources on writing to help improve your writing style. You can learn to write a resume and cover letter here as well.

Daily Grammar – Has lots of tips and exercises to improve your grammar. I used this website to help me with creating transcriptions.

Typing Master – Has different typing practice products to help improve your typing speed and accuracy. I usually click on TypingTrainer and it’s free.

Blender – A free software to experiment and create 3D models and art.


Courses that are not free. 

Although they’re not free, they still have valuable tips and tutorials.

Digital Photography School – offers valuable tips for photography

I will be continuingly adding to this list when I discover more learning resources. I will also add popular blogging courses as soon as I take them myself.

Do you know of any other free learning resources or courses I can add to this list? Leave a comment down below to let me know and thanks for reading 🙂

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