Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
Education has been facilitated in formal brick and mortar institutions for millennia. Although this setup is great for students, who can physically attend classes on a scheduled routine, it creates obstacles for those who aren’t.
What about seniors and people who are less mobile?
Enter the internet age.
Modern technology has greatly transformed the learning arena. Compared to a couple of decades ago, there are now universities offering partial to full online degree programs. And there are many other formal and informal learning opportunities available, all from the comfort of your computer.
This post outlines three quality online resource to get you started.
Upon realizing the potential for online learning, LinkedIn acquired Lynda, in 2015 and now offers a host of courses in the creative, business and technology fields.
The courses are structured by topics and subtopics, with user-friendly short videos and some have additional exercise material.
Although you can access some subtopics for free, you’ll need a subscription for the majority. But, you don’t have to sign-up blindfolded; LinkedIn now offers a one-month trial period, where you can access the courses free.
Coursera offers a growing variety of courses in many disciplines, including business, computer science, social science, life science, language learning, personal growth and more.
The courses are affiliated with top-notch universities and you can even receive a certificate when you complete the course.
Coursera’s pricing options vary from course to course.
Khanacademy offers courses in math, science and engineering, computing, arts and humanities, economics and finance, and test prep.
Their “mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.”
Learning isn’t just about acquiring skills or knowledge, it is a way of life. Fortunately, it has never been easier to learn, on your own conditions. Why not make the most of it?
Have you ever thought of learning something new online?
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