Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in online education. According to a February 2015 report, 70.8% of leaders at academic institutions say that online education is a "critical component of their long-term strategy." Many organizations have begun experimenting with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, as a new way to offer educational services. Millions of people, many of them non-traditional students, have participated in their courses as a way to improve their skills.
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For IT professionals looking to advance their careers or people who want to break into the IT field, there have never been so many options for free online education. There are numerous websites dedicated to online learning, plus coding bootcamps, traditional four-year universities and classes available through vendors.
In this slideshow, we're featuring 10 places to find free online IT classes, and we've linked to an example of the type of course available through each site. Of course, not all the courses are of equal quality. Interested students are well advised to examine the qualifications of the instructors, as well as considering whether a degree or certification is available, and looking at any available reviews and ratings. For self-motivated learners, these courses can be an excellent way to get the training they need.
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