Today’s age is the age of the internet. Learning something new has never been easier. We are supposedly expected to be informed and adept at virtually everything, going to take classes and sitting at lectures isn’t something we can actually aim to accomplish. Long gone are the days where learning was only done in classrooms. Thankfully, the age of the internet has “the internet”. There are websites that cover a vast number of topics and areas of learning. Not just that, the smartphones have introduced numerous apps intended for people to learn from them. The websites featured here cover topics ranging from art, science, history to technology and many more. Learning something new, be it a skill, a way to expand your knowledge, or give a boost to your career doesn’t have to be tedious anymore. These websites allow you to learn from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. Not asking too much, now, is it? What’s more? Some of them even provide you certificates based upon their own requirements. So without further ado, lets move on to the list of 25 best websites for learning something new.
edX – the best courses from the world’s best universities including Harvard and MIT, with verified courses.
Coursera – free courses from more than 20 countries, with paid verified certificates.
Coursmos – learn skills that change your life, micro-courses, anytime.
Skillshare – learn new creative skills in bite-sized lessons
CreativeLive – curated creative classes from the world’s top experts
Design (Web Design and Development)
HOW Design University – graphic and interactive design (opportunities for those who would like to teach)
HTML.com – helps web developers of all stripes and skill levels craft the best HTML and CSS possible.
Skillcrush – professional web design and development, short, easy modules and a 3-month Career Blueprints
Hack Design – lesson plan of 50 units on design for Web, mobile apps and more all free of charge
Codecademy – learn for free interactive coding
Treehouse – code HTML, CSS, iPhone apps and many more
Free Code Camp – learn to code and help nonprofits
Code School – learn by doing, hands on programming
Code.org – easy to learn coding tutorials
BaseRails – learn coding by project-based learning
A New Language
Duolingo – learn a language for free, forever
Lingvist – learn a language in 200 hours
Busuu – speak a language in 10 minutes a day
Babbel – discover a new language experience
Memrise – memorise better with flashcards
Art and Music
Dave Conservatoire – entirely free online music school offering video lessons and practice tests
Drawspace – learn to draw or improve your technique with interactive, instructor-led lessons
Justin Guitar – 800+ free lessons on everything you need to know about guitars
Pianu – anyone can learn to play the piano
Yousician – your personal music teacher
So, there you go: 25 websites to use for learning something new. We’re all too busy in work or studies or things as such. None of them should be a barrier to your personal or professional development. Hope you find these websites useful. I personally use a few such as edX, Coursera and Duolingo.
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