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Some Free Online Classes Can Help Your Career

Massive open online courses haven't lived up to their grand ambitions, but they've still been shown to enhance some careers.
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For all their problems, free online classes may have a net positive effect on your career. A new study shows that most people who took a free massive open online course, or MOOC, say it helped their careers, including by getting them a new job or helping them start a business. 

“This type of research illustrates the possibilities MOOCs offer to change the educational landscape,” write the authors of the study, published Tuesday in the Harvard Business Review.