The mind has no borders - look forward with dozens of free online courses

March 19, 2020

Probably most of you have been advised to stay at home, work from home, keep yourself and your family safe until the virus crisis has passed. You may also feel like you have some extra time you would like to spend (working) on yourself. You wish you could learn a new language, take a painting course, or take a course that will help upgrade your skills, learn something that will perhaps help your career.

Thanks to the internet, and e-learning, education is available everywhere and to everyone. How much time you want to spend on your studies depends entirely on you. With e-Learning you can get relevant skills and knowledge that can help you and your career.

That is why we have made a list of useful courses from different education fields, and the good thing is you don’t have to spend a single penny on them.

ITSM Zone would also like to contribute to this list and to all the people who are affected with today’s situation.

ITSM Zone’s is an introduction to ITIL 4 and service management essentials.

Including all the key concepts you need, this course is suitable for technical, business and executive personnel. It will help you understand the ITIL training and certification scheme, and prepare you to take a role in an ITIL-aligned organization.

You can also take our free introduction to VeriSM course.

This free course will provide you with an up-to-date approach to Service Management and it will make sure that you are ready for Digital Transformation. VeriSM isn’t about blindly following best practice….it is about creating the model that best fits your organization and facilitating a tailored approach.

As well, you can get our free introduction to Business Analysis Course which will give you a clear picture of the Roles and Responsibilities, the Maturity and Process Model, but as well of the Investigation Techniques and Training.

These short courses will help to occupy your mind and might give you some new ideas for how to work in the digital world.

Learn how to work with Photoshop:


If you want to take your photography and video skills to the next level, learn Photoshop skills that can help you in many work-related situations. These video-based courses taught by expert instructors will help you master the techniques and concepts you need.

Photoshop Essentials

They offer fun, exclusive, step-by-step tutorials for all skill levels, and all written with beginners in mind. From Photoshop Basics to Photo Editing and Retouching, Photo Effects, Text Effects and more.

Photoshop Cafe

Another interesting and free Photoshop guide. They have been providing high Quality Photoshop training for 20 years.

Learn Programming and how to design a web page:


From building websites to analysing data, the choice is yours. Interactive free programming course that have been used by 45 million of people in the last 7 years.


Is an online course, with the main aim to teach beginners programming in a story-telling and interactive way.

Platzi Live courses and effective online education. Learn design, web development, marketing and digital business.

Dash General Assembly is a fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.

Learn Data science:


Whether you’re new to the field or looking to take a step up in your career, Dataquest can teach you the data skills you’ll need. Learn Python, R, SQL, data visualization, data analysis, and machine learning.


Accelerates data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and accredited, immersive bootcamps.


Offers Free online courses that covers the basic theory, algorithms, and applications.

Learn new languages:


Is a fun platform that includes a language-learning website and mobile app, as well as a digital language-proficiency assessment exam. You can learn many languages such as English, German, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and many more.


Watch and learn real conversational language from native speakers. They have won Google Play Awards for best application.


Learn a language by chatting with native speakers around the world. They offer over 150 languages and they have over 18 million users.

Take art lessons or learn about Art History:

Virtual Instructor

Stream over 1300 art videos. Learn how to draw and paint with courses, ebooks, weekly live instruction, critiques, lesson plans and much more.


Through discussions and visual demonstrations, you will learn how art has been expressed through history, the basics of colour theory, and how to draw and paint flat images and perspectives.

Open Arts Archive

Explore contemporary art, increase your awareness about global approach to Art History.

Learn about World History:

Open Culture

Free online courses from the world's leading universities - Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites) straight to your computer or mp3 player.


They offer many free courses and world history is one of them. Study world history online with courses covering a variety of subjects from ancient to modern. Topics include ancient Greek history, European art history, religion in history, human evolution and much more.

Class Central

Learn History with free online courses and MOOCs from University of Virginia, Wesleyan University, Tel Aviv University, University of Leeds and other top universities around the world.

Learn about Social Sciences:

Future Learn

Start learning with online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Explore many subjects such as Law, Literature, Nature & Environment, Psychology and Mental Health…

Learn Out Loud

They offer many free courses such as Self Development, Philosophy, Sports and Hobbies…

Online Courses

Whether you are studying for a degree or are just curious these are courses that will boost your knowledge. Classes like Foreign politics, Children’s rights and many more.

We hope this blog will be helpful. And remember - the mind has no borders! Stay safe everyone!

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