Amidst the COVID-19 lock-down students are having to exercise severe discipline in order to keep their brain active while finding the best tools to learn from. Below you will find our top 5 free learning resources and materials that are now open to students, including courses and digital certifications.
Students around the world have probably come across Khan Academy during their researching and it’s no surprise that this nonprofit educational center has seen a spike in traffic in these past weeks. It offers three different categories of materials, for teachers, learners and parents, and a wide variety of subjects and courses. To name a few popular ones, you have access to Math, Science & Engineering, Computing, Arts & Humanities and a kid’s app for young children between the ages of 2-7. Simply create your free account and begin exploring.
Founded by Stanford University professors in 2012, Coursera now has over 200 partners across 29 countries and offers courses from leading universities such as Standford, Yale, University of London and more. While not all of the courses are currently free, there are many that are and the paid ones are affordable. Coursera recently launched a free course on COVID 19 and Epidemiology that can be found here. The course starts tomorrow so we encourage anyone interested to join now!
edX offers more than 2500+ online courses and has helped over 20 million learners. The popular online course provider was founded by MIT and Harvard University and offers university-level learning materials for students around the globe. It is a great way to spice up your CV and show future employers a variety of knowledge on advanced subjects. According to their website, edX is the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source. You can find many free courses here with the option of a paid digital certification upon completion.
Coding is a highly valuable skill to have in this modern age and developers are in high demand in the job market. Codecedemy is currently offering 10 000 scholarships to high school and college students around the world that gives you access to Codecademy Pro benefits and materials. Don’t be intimidated by coding and think that you are not suited for the task, check for yourself by taking their free quick quiz to see where you can fit with programming and developing.
If you’re more of the creative type then Skillshare is the perfect platform for you. By offering courses in creative fields such as animation, design, illustration, photography & film, business writing and more, Skillshare helps you explore your creativity and find what works for you. While there are free courses available, Skillshare is also offering a 2-month free premium account where you have enough time to complete many of the paid courses as well. See all courses here.
We hope that you found this blog helpful and that you begin your online journey for learning online. Remember to stay calm and give yourself a balance between entertainment and education, this pandemic undoubtedly gives you a lot of free time, so use it wisely!