Are you looking to upgrade yourself with a new skill in 2020? Or perhaps you’re thinking of changing careers but don’t believe you have the necessary knowledge in your field of interest.
Well, forget about long semesters in the classroom because the solution to that is this: Online courses.
Due to their popularity among time-strapped learners, there are hundreds of websites providing online courses that cover any topic or skill you can think of. So which site is the best for you?
Not to worry, we’ve helped to compile a list of the top five online learning websites that are both highly recommended and affordable.
All you need to do is visit the websites to see which one is most suited to your learning needs.
Udemy comes in at the top of our list with 130,000 courses that range from tech, business, and marketing to hobbies and lifestyle. The platform boasts 50,000 online instructors who are leading experts in their respective fields. And the best part, many of these courses are either completely free or on discount.
Another online course website that believes in giving free high-quality knowledge and workplace skills training is Alison. The platform has an extensive list of courses that provides you with topics ranging from software development to photography. No matter if you need soft skills or hard skills, this website might have the right course for you.
EdX offers more than 2,400 high-quality online courses from 120 institutions who share a commitment to excel in teaching and learning. Course providers include top-class universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University and Imperial College London, with courses ranging from computer technology to humanities.
The future of learning is quick, convenient and continually relevant. Take 15 minutes a day to learn something new with the U Leap (Learning Enabled through Active Participation) application by NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute). The work-related bite-sized courses include those in cybersecurity and workplace safety and health. The app is available on both iOS and Google Play Store.
Speaking of Google, did you know that the tech giant is also an online course provider that aims to help you jump-start your career? You can use the platform to customise your learning by selecting short modules, or you can deep-dive into the subjects by taking full-fledged courses. Online courses include how to improve your CV, digital marketing, productivity at the workplace and business communication.