If you’ve been paying attention to the development of online learning lately, you know that MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are on the rise. These courses have become increasingly popular as more colleges and universities offer them to reach a wider audience with their curricula. That said, only some people are switching over to this alternative form of education.

    Some people — such as those who own their businesses or operate small businesses — cannot afford to do so. But that does not mean they should be left outside in the cold. Fortunately, there are other ways to access valuable and relevant information affordably without sacrificing quality or level of expertise.

    With that in mind, keep reading if you want a crash course on what you need to learn before signing up for any Coursera courses.