Here are my top 10 ways to get ahead by taking a free online class.
Number 10: Learn more about project management.
This is a growing field and you can take a free 25-hour master's level course at the open university. MIT also offers a system and project management course.
Number Nine: Go green.
It is a great market. You can take a free course on green technology at iTunes university and MIT's ecology class on engineering for sustainability.
Number Eight: Traditional teachers can shift to online teaching for new jobs or to supplement income.
The University of Maryland is offering a virtual resource site with free online lessons explaining how to adapt content, and the teaching methods of distance learning.
Number Seven: Learn a language.
Many jobs today require bilingual skills, especially Spanish. Livemocha is offering a free online services that uses social networking to help you learn a new language.
Number six: Are you a small business owner?
The SBA has a series of video lectures on how to market your business during a sluggish economy as well as how to get those government contracts. It is free but on site registration is required.
Number Five: Don't know how to market yourself?
Utah State University is offering a series of lessons on how to market yourself and your business through web 2.0 tools.
Number Four: Learn medical terminology.
There are opportunities in the health care field, but you need to have knowledge of medical terminology. Check out iTunes university for an informative video course that will get you ahead.
Number Three: Learn accounting.
If you are trying to improve your accounting skills, the College of Eastern Utah is offering an accounting course that includes 10 YouTube video lectures.
Number Two: Learn about funding for nonprofits.
The struggle with running a nonprofit is finding funds. The Minnesota Council on Foundations has a free course on how to prepare a grant application that will net results
Number one: Learn how to develop your own iPhone application.
Stanford University is offering a free course training individuals in iPhone app creation, you must have access to a Mac (computer) and know basic programming. If you can develop the right app, you can take it to the bank.