Here is a complete 10-point list of tools for a free online education. Below I have highlighted two of the best communication-focused tools.
First, many colleges, universities, and other degree-granting institutions are providing the text or essential part of their courses for free, retaining the flow of revenue by awarding degrees only to those who pay. Today, however, there are many skills which are marketable so long as you possess them, no matter how: programming, marketing, design, and so on. Whether you’re looking to break into a new field, branch out, or just beef up your skill set, you can take many college courses for free. Education Portal also provides a list of ten universities with the best free online courses.
Another great way to boost your resume or give a boon to your brain power is to improve your foreign language. While fluency is difficult–if not impossible–without some immersion experience, there are a lot of resources on the web for sharpening your second language skills. I have blogged about this topic before but there are many more similar sources available. Learn10 offers ten vocabulary builders every day, delivered to your inbox or to your iPhone. One Minute Languages podcasts its lessons and lets newcomers stream from the archives.