eLearning & Online Courses
I. General Knowledge
On Coursera you can find free, as well as paid, courses and specializations from world’s top universities. There are hundreds of specializations and courses in business, computer science, data science, and more.
As one of the pioneers in online learning, your life learning efforts will surely be easier with Coursera – where you can earn a certificate for a specific course or a whole specialization even (usually 5-8 courses from one field).
Just like Coursera, on edX you will find free online courses from the world’s best universities. After finishing a course, you’ll receive an official credential from the institution, signed by the instructor.
The certificate verifies your achievement, and can be used to highlight your skills on your resume or LinkedIn profile. I haven’t used edX learning platform yet, but I heard great things about it.
Lynda offers video training, which is taught by experts. Acquired by LinkedIn, on Lynda you can learn new business, creative, and tech skills with expert-led online video tutorials– anytime, anywhere.
Tutorials are paid, but you can get a 10-day free trial to see if there’s something for you.
Udemy is my favourite lately. You have probably noticed that while Coursera and edX are focused on universities, Lynda and Udemy offer training and tutorials by individual experts.
This might be an advantage if you want to learn a skill that is recent and possibly not covered in university courses. Or if you want to learn directly from a world-known expert in the field you’re interested in.
Courses are paid, but my advice is to sign up for their newsletter where you can often find great discounts.
Micro-course platform with short video lessons in any niche from business to lifestyle.
Bite-sized email courses delivered to your inbox daily.
Lessons worth sharing.
Math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and even more free online classes.
II. Programming / Coding