The best things in life are free, or so they say. One of the beauty of the Internet is that you get access to a lot of self-help material at no cost - except of course the cost of accessing the world wide web. I searched recently for free online courses and was happy to find the following.
Free education on the Internet at http://www.free-ed.net. It has courses on information technology, business, management, economics, among others. The IT courses include Visual Basic, Web Page Authoring, MS Office, Frontpage, even Red Hat Linux. Those on business, management and economics include Business Management, Modern Marketing, Bookkeeping and Accounting.
Links to free online language courses at http://www.word2word.com. These include links to courses on just about every major language in the world including Spanish, French, German, Russian and others. I even saw Cebuano there.
Another interesting site is Josh Kaufman's Personal MBA site at http://joshkaufman.net. He describes it as an experiment in educational entrepreneurism. Its purpose is to show how to substantially increase knowledge of business on ones own time and with little cost, all without setting foot inside a classroom.
Quite interesting information from few seconds of searching. Soon, I will add to this blog a continuing list of all these free online courses.