By using Online learning platforms you can improve your skills or learn new things anytime, anywhere.
After the introduction of the internet, many businesses have come across to provide virtual assistance and support to the masses. With e-commerce booming at a rapid rate, no wonder we seek help for all our problems the Internet. Squeezing out every bit of turf from free tools and apps. This gives an ease of shopping and researching. No wonder the whole world has come down to a steady internet connection.
People as of this date are making a living out of the internet and living lavishly. They are the ones who have mingled their passion with technology. Be it making YouTube videos or posting pictures on Instagram, the ability to reach out to millions has its own perks.
Amidst all these efforts why should the Education industry be left behind?
With an array of courses and tutorials available for free, the internet has proven to be a goldmine for learning expert content and understanding the world better while you sip your cup of coffee in your PJ’s and in the comfort of your house. Having to learn at ease and on demand is like homeschooling but better. The only hurdle is your self-dedication.
There are plenty of free online course providers over the internet but the pioneers are Coursera, edX, Udemy and Khan Academy. There are plenty others but these are the notable ones. To talk in brief about them, following are a snippet of what they have to offer and what they specialize in: –
Among current leaders in the field of massive open online courses (MOOCs), Coursera has an extensive catalog of lectures and classes from top colleges around the globe. It’s currently partnered with more than 60 universities worldwide which offers hundreds of courses online. Emphasizing only on high-quality programming.
EdX is a non-profit undertaking which was started by Harvard and Stanford. In the course of time, it has extended its reach to include courses from top Canadian universities, UC-Berkeley, Rice, and Georgetown. Each and every course is curated to be an interactive online experience to help educate students.
Udemy has a different approach, it allows experts to create and share online courses, mostly without a formal accreditation or affiliation – in a nutshell, you don’t have to be a teacher or an instructor to create your own courses. They might lack prestige but that opens a whole new array of courses that can be offered.
Khan Academy is also a non-profit educational organization created in by Salman Khan (educator) with a goal of publishing a set of online materials that help educate students and enthusiasts alike. It makes short lectures as YouTube videos. It’s website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators. All resources are available for free to the users of the website.