In life we never stop learning and upskilling is more important than ever when working in the fast-paced and ever-changing virtual world.

Thankfully, there are a growing number of online colleges and other digital learning tools to help us brush up on old skills, or pick up some new ones.

With a focus on practical online learning, many teaching sites provide training from real-life experts working in the field, rather than traditional teachers and lecturers.

Best of all, they use the internet to bring the learning environment to you, so you can start learning at the click of a button, wherever you are.

We’ve put together a list of our top 10 favourite free online learning tools to get you started…


Codecademy is an online education company with a difference. The team behind Codecademy is on a mission to turn a world of tech consumers into one of empowered builders.  The platform includes over 300+ hours of FREE online content. With Codecademy you can learn to build professional websites and applications, or learn core programming concepts and syntax for the world’s most popular languages.

More Details: Codecademy is a FREE platform but you can upgrade to Codecademy Pro which gives you access to extra content, resources and support.


Coursera is an online platform partnering with universities and educational organisations across the world to to offer universal access to learning. Coursera classes are available across hundreds of specialisations, open to anyone, and allow you to learn at your own pace using a Mastery Learning approach, as well as peer assessments and blended learning opportunities.

More Details: Coursera allows you to explore lectures and non-grated material for free. Graded assignments and certificates are available at an extra charge, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.


MyCopyblogger is an online training resource that gives you instant access to a series of ebooks with nearly 100,000 words of proven marketing training. MyCopyBlogger is FREE. When you sign up you will also be enrolled in their 20-part course that lays out the proven framework for online marketing that works.

More Details: Registration and access to MyCopyblogger’s 20-part copywriting course and e-books is free. Advanced content marketing is available for additional charges.

Canvas Network

The Canvas Network brings together educators and learning institutions from across the globe to provide education and training open to anyone with an email address.

More Details: Most courses are free and self-paced. More advanced and certified courses attract a small fee.


edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider founded by Harvard University and MIT. The platform offers high-quality courses from more than 90 global partners, including leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions. Classes are available in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology and marketing.

More Details: Most edX courses are free, with verified courses attracting a fee.


Alison offers more than 750 varied online courses including certified and diploma courses for free. Courses focus on providing the skills needed for a new job or promotion, or transitioning into a new industry.

More Details: Alison courses are free, and you can choose to purchase a certificate on completion.


Udacity is a tech education site offering education and training in a wide range of coding, programming and tech fields. Udacity also offers a range of Nanodegrees providing certified tech qualifications.

More Details: Udacity’s mini courses are offered free, but tuition fees apply to the Nanodegrees.


Skillshare is a global online learning community providing access to high quality instructional videos. Skillshare offers over 3500 online classes in areas such as Design, Business, Technology, Gaming, Writing and more.

More Details: Our partnership with Skillshare gives Remote Work Hub members 1 month trial allowing you to try some of their online courses free before subscribing to the platform.


Udemy offers more than 40,000 online courses in business, technology, health, arts and more and their mission is to ‘help anyone learn anything’. Courses are available on demand allowing students to learn at their own pace and from any device.

More Details: Udemy courses are a mix of free and paid courses. To access free courses, simply type ‘free’ in the search bar and browse the results.

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