These days, when it’s harder than ever to find a job, having a few extra skills under your belt comes in very handy.
Are you looking to learn something extra that will look good on your resume?
Are you looking for a career change?
Are you simply hungry for knowledge?
Well, do you know that there are plenty of resources online where you can learn the things that you want to learn yourself?
With that in mind, we have put together a list of 10 self-learning resources you can actually use.
Let’s explore them one by one.
Coursera is one of the best MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) you can find on the Internet today. This is not because of the variety of its courses, but because of their quality as well, since Coursera features the same courses as some of top colleges in the world, such as Yale. If you are looking for quality, you should definitely check this one out.
FutureLearn is another MOOC you should pay attention to, because it offers courses from over 50 different colleges in the UK and the rest of the world. Moreover, their list of collaborators also includes the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library, and the National Film and Television School. The variety of courses is also one of their strong suits.
3. Open Learn
Started by the UK’s Open University, Open Learn was one of the first resources which enables distance learners to receive college-quality courses, without actually having to sign up with a university. Another convenient thing about Open Learn is that it republishes some of the courses from FutureLearn, but unlike FutureLearn, it doesn’t require its student to stick to a strict weekly routine. Instead, they can learn at their own pace.
4. Open Stax
OpenStax is a global educational content repository where student can access a wide range of educational content for free. The content is divided into small modules. It can be tied together into books, and further enhanced and edited by volunteers willing to put in the effort. Although most authors there are university professors, just about anyone with enough knowledge on a particular subject can contribute.
5. MIT Open Courseware
The fact that this platform was developed by MIT tells a lot about its quality. MIT OpenCourseWare offers its students over 2,300 different courses. This is not just limited to textbooks, which are actual MIT textbooks, but also includes interactive lessons and demonstrations. There are even plenty of video lectures available for course-goers, as well.
6. World Education University (WEU)
Although most of the courses you will online are not exactly 100% free, or they at least require you to pay if you want to receive a certificate, WEU is completely free, and they even offer students a chance to earn Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degrees, Graduate Certificates, or Diplomas. No money required, just the will to better yourself.
Alison is one of the biggest MOOCs outside the US, with over 5,000,000 active participants. It offers over 750 courses in ten languages, and is focused toward providing anyone with the opportunity to receive basic education and the skill set they need in order to be functional in the workplace. It is also completely free.
8. Open Yale Courses
This platform was started by Yale University, in order to share materials from their actual undergraduate courses. This includes full course materials and video lectures. Currently, online learners can also access over 42 introductory Yale courses, among other things. This means they will be learning the same subjects as students who attend Yale.
9. Canvas Network
Canvas Network provides a learning platform where educators, teachers, and students gather in order to make learning more available to anyone. That’s why its courses are open, and are taught by educators all over the world. It doesn’t matter if the students are looking to improve their personal or professional skills. They will be able to find something they need on Canvas Network for sure.
10. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is one of the most popular platforms on this list, and for a good reason. Not only does it offer a wide range of courses on just about any subject out there, but its lectures are presented in video form. This is a lot more interesting and easier for students to follow than textbooks. Best of all, they offer something for everyone, regardless of their age and skill level.
Modern technology has brought many things closer to us and that includes education that is available at our fingertips. It is only going to get better and more accessible with time. But, you shouldn’t wait until then. Go online and get your education today, so that you can have a better future!
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