What skills can I learn online?

There are online resources that provide teaching materials for free. These resources can help increase and improve your staff’s set of skills without increasing costs. They can also help broaden the range of services your business can offer.

The Australian Government Internet Basics website

If you or your colleagues are not familiar with how the internet works and would like learn more, the Australian Government’s Internet Basics website could be a helpful resource.

Internet Basics is a website designed to explain how to do things on the internet in a simple, easy-to-understand way. It does not matter if you are only beginning to use the internet, because Internet Basics does not require any prior web knowledge.

Other online training resources

If you are familiar with using the internet, and would like to learn more about online business, there are a number of organisations that can help.

These organisations provide free access to learning materials like video or audio lectures, notes, exercises and essays.

Example of these organisations include:

Khan Academy

About.com

MIT Open Courseware

You can use the following table as a guide to finding an online training resource that offers teaching materials relevant to you.

Online training resources and the topics that they cover

Khan Academy

 

 

  • Web design
  • Web development
  • Search engine optimisation

About.com

 

 

  • Web design
  • Web development
  • Search engine optimisation

MIT Open Courseware

 

 

  • Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics