Tuesday, 13 January 2015

8 Free Online Courses to Grow Your Tech Skills

The cost of learning just got cheaper.

CIO.com tracked down these eight free ways to grow your technology skill set.

At one time, universities and colleges were institutes of higher learning for those who were passionate about acquiring knowledge. Today, education discussions tend to to center around how much individuals can make with their degree. Thanks to the Internet there are still places that offer open learning initiatives designed to help a new generation of technologists succeed.

If money was the only thing holding you back from learning more about technology, we've got good news for you. There are many places offering free online tech training that while may not be degree/certificate driven can still give you a leg up on the competition.

While many of the courses listed here offer either a certificate or credit for a fee, they also all are free for those who just want to learn about technology or add a new skill to their "toolbox."

Introduction to Linux
Google Analytics Academy
Building Mobile Experiences
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Design and Development of Educational Technology
Harvard's CS50 Computer Science

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