Free online training is available through Coursera and edX online. Both platforms offer a range of massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, for no cost and that are open to anyone seeking training, explains Educause.
Hundreds of courses are available that have been created by some of the top universities, says Coursera. When taking courses, learners view short video lectures, check their progress with interactive online quizzes, exchange work with peers during the course for peer review, and participate in discussion forums. Some courses are available in coordination with Harvard and MIT, states edX. Their development is part of a non-profit initiative, and edX offers training in a range of subjects, including economics and finance.