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by Ron Kurtus (revised 18 July 2020)

As a developer of web-based training (WBT), you should examine various example courses or lessons to see the techniques used. You can see what sort of interface is used and how graphics, text and special effect tie together. You may also be able to learn something about your favorite topic in the process.

Questions you may have include:

This lesson will answer those questions.

Many type of courses offered

More and more educational courses are being offered online over the Internet through colleges, universities, companies and organizations. You can now even get a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) over the Internet.

Some costly

The problem with many of these online courses and web-based training (WBT) is the cost involved. Most college courses and education provided by commercial training companies can be quite expensive. Although there are some course available for as little as $20, the value received causes many users to hesitate in making a commitment to taking the class.

Free courses

An interesting solution—and more appealing to many people—is the idea of free online courses. Surprisingly, there are a large number of such free courses available. In some cases, the presentation quality of these courses is better than that in for-fee courses. But in general, the sophistication level of many for-fee courses from commercial training companies is much higher. You often get what you pay for.

Resource list

The following resources are listed in alphabetical order. There are comments on the quality and quantity of the course, as well as how they are sponsored.

Free courses

The following sites have free courses available.

Education exchange is provides "free" online courses with CEUs (college education units) in the area of Health and English as a Second Language.

My own School for Champions offers free online courses on science, business, training and success topics. Lessons include the positive message of excelling through helping others. By choice, there are no banner ads in this site, although is used for recommended resource books.

Courses for a fee

A fee is required for the following courses. Some have free demos available.


By trying out various free online courses, as well as for-fee course, you can get a good idea of the type of material that is being distributed on the Internet. You can also learn about how the material is presented, what works and what doesn't.

If you run across any good sites you would like to recommend, let me know and I will add them to this list.

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