There are many online, on demand learning opportunities for professional development to help you expand and refine your skills.

These are designed with flexibility and convenience in mind, and to provide information and skills you need, when you need it most, and at your own pace. from LinkedIn is a free online tool that offers high-quality short courses and instructional videos on a range of topics, including career planning and all levels of business skills and professional development.

No cost access to is available in several ways: is free for all Washington University faculty and staff. To request access and information about related policies and procedures contact:

  • Charlotte Phelps, Software Licensing Coordinator,, 314-935-8524
  • Ann Marie Zeman, Customer Service Coordinator,, 314-935-9128

You may also request access to by sending an email to is free to users who have library cards from St. Louis County Library


Gale Courses   

Gale Courses are interactive online courses on a wide range of topics. Like, Gale courses are free for cardholders at St. Louis County Library or St. Louis Public Library (same links to both as noted above under



edX is one of the most widely used websites for MOOCs—massive, open online courses for academic, professional, and personal development. edX houses online courses taught at top colleges and universities.



Coursera is another website for MOOCs that includes hundreds of online courses on a range of topics for personal and professional development.


Class Central:

Class Central is the #1 search engine for free online courses and MOOCs.