If one of your New Year Resolutions is to learn something new, this list can help you do that… without having to leave the comfort of your home. Online learning has come a long way. It’s not just for college level anymore, although there is plenty of that. Maybe you just want to brush up on some skills, or keep up to date in your field. Online learning makes it easy.
Lynda: lynda.com offers online classes on all major software programs, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Classes on Photography, Web, Video, Audio & Music and more! This is my go-to site to learn programs and update my skills. Classes are self-paced and available at any time.
Nicole’s Classes: nicolesclasses.com offers classes similar to Lynda but the site has an downloadable application. You learn at your own pace, within a 2 or 4 week time span. Homework is given and there are instructors available if you need help.
Brit + Co Classes: brit.co/shop/classes are a great way to take your DIY skills to the next level. Learn watercolor, calligraphy, embroidery, even how to make a handbag. Learning is self-paced and available whenever you are.
Craftsy: craftsy.com offers sewing & quilting, cake & cooking, yarn & fiber arts, art & photos, home & garden classes and more. Self-paced and available on demand.
Skill Share: skillshare.com offers classes similar to other sites, but what sets the site apart are their teachers. Anyone with a unique skill create and teach a class on Skill Share. If you sign up for a membership, you can take as many classes as you’d like. They are available for as long as you have your membership.
Udemy: udemy.com is similar to Skill Share in that anyone can teach a class. Purchase classes and have lifetime access to them.
Coursera: coursera.org offers career level classes in topics such as Big Data, Data Science and Interaction Design. You can take individual classes or earn certificates.
edX: edx.org also offers career level classes in popular topics such as Marketing, Grammar and Essay Writing, Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel. Many are self-paced and can be taken as individual classes or together to earn certificates.
There are many more sites out there for online learning than just what I listed here. Enough for a future post! I’m curious to know if you’ve tried any of the sites I listed and what you think. Do you have a favorite I didn’t list? Let me know what you think in the comments.