There are many portals that offer free online courses that can teach you whatever skills you wish to tap into. Maybe you want to change careers or industries and have asked yourself where do I start. It’s time to embrace the power of the internet to be a smarter version on yourself this year
These free online platforms have become popular around the world as more and more people are working from home and looking for convenient, portable learning options that allow them to study at their own pace.
For your convenience, we have put together a list of online portals where you can expand your mind and boost your CV at the click of a button.
Cousera: A learning site offering courses from over 100 partners, top universities from over 20 countries as well as non-university partners.
edX: The site offers free subject matter from top universities, colleges and schools from around the world, including MIT and Harvard. Many courses are “verified,” offering a certificate of completion for a nominal minimum fee.
Open Yale Courses: Free, open access, non-credit introductory courses recorded in Yale College’s classroom and available online in a number of digital formats.
Stanford Online: —A collection of free courses billed as “for anyone, anywhere, anytime” and which includes a wide array of topics.
NovoEd: — A range of mostly free “courses from thought leaders and distinguished professors from top universities,” and makes it possible for today’s participants to be tomorrow’s mentors in future courses.
creativeLIVE: — An interesting approach to workshops on creative and lifestyle topics (photography, art, music, design, people skills, entreprenurship, etc.)
Do It Yourself: —How-tos primarily for home improvement, with the occasional tips on lifestyle and crafts topics.
University of the People: — Tuition-free online courses, with relatively small fees required only for certified degree programs (exam and processing fees).
Future Learn : — Learn 100% online with world class universities and industry experts. Develop hobbies, new skills and career-changing expertise with our flexible courses.
Memrise: —Languages and other topics, and are presented on the principle that knowledge can be learnt with gamification techniques.