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WSVN -- George Diaz is in class at home.

He's taking an online open course offered by Florida International University.

George Diaz: "I recently started taking Project Management Basics."

Since it's online, George works at his own pace but the part he likes best is it's totally free.

George Diaz: "I don't know that much about project management so I wouldn't want to take a financial hit and halfway through the course realize that this is not for me, but I'm not losing anything at the same time because I'm not paying anything."

You don't get college credit for the classes, but FIU says it's a great way to continue learning and for students to see if they're interested enough in a subject to eventually take a credited college course.

Silvia Gurdian: "I think it's great because it's very low risk for them. They're completely free and they get quality education and they can pursue their career goals and life-long learning should they choose."

There are four courses offered online. Entrepreneurship, Applied Real Estate, Legal and Ethical Governance and Project Management Basics which is offered in English and Spanish.

George Diaz: "I recently finished my undergraduate degree and I wanted to pursue something different. I don't know what I want to pursue for my masters but I feel like Project Management would be a good place to start."

Even though the open online program just started, students like George are lining up all over the world.

Silvia Gurdian: "So far it's been a great experience. I have students in Romania and Dominican Republic so it's reaching people globally. We've had enrollment numbers that keep doubling each week."

You can sign up on FIU's website.

If they don't have a course you're interested in, feel free to make suggestions.

"Like an English course or languages, like Spanish."

FIU says as time goes on, new online courses will continue to be offered.

Even though you don't get a college credit, you can get a certificate of completion.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

FIUMassive Online Open Coursewww.open.fiu.edu

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