Learning Online: Hustle from house, a mindset for this moment.
The recent global Coronavirus pandemic is changing the business, work and life as we know it, as people all around the world have been ushered indoors to help prevent further spread of coronavirus. Let’s take up this opportunity to habituate ourselves to a mind set of growth and gratitude, by using this time to chisel our skillset and expanding our paradigm of knowledge & skills. In our modern reality of social distancing, online learning is an unparalleled way to achieve that.
“Difficult times often bring out the best in people.”
– Bernie Sanders.
Empyreal Club has planted a seed of growth during quarantine by putting together a list of online language learning and value-added skill programs to provide constructive ways to cope with the current self-isolation and make this lockdown thoughtfully resourceful from the comfort of your home.
Not only is Duolingo useful when learning a new language, its fun and addictive. This service takes a game-like approach to learning and offers apps for iOS, Windows Phone and Android.
You can learn 14 new languages with Babbel, including English, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish and more. While some online language learning platforms focus strictly on speech, Babbel teaches you speak, read and write in the language of your choice.
OpenCulture can help you learn one a popular language like English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, or Mandarin. But there are a total of 48 language options listed on this portal to free language course downloads.
Livemocha gives you access to free lessons for 35 languages, but also offer a vibrant community of native language speakers from 190 countries you can connect with to practice your speech.
Degree & Skills:
Surely one of the top online course platforms in the world, Udemy is a great choice if you’re looking for a very large catalogue of courses at a reasonable price. It offers something for everyone, from business development, finance and accounting, to design, marketing and office productivity.
Covering every imaginable topic, Skillshare includes courses on a large number of technical subjects, business and entrepreneurship, programming, but also writing, painting, personal branding and other creative topics.
An extremely popular platform, Coursera is well-known for its value and prestige as it collaborates with top universities around the world who are responsible for developing the courses. It is considered one of the most professional online learning platforms out there and since these partner institutions even offer complete Master’s degrees in various disciplines, you’ll get a certificate from renowned universities and not just a “Coursera degree”.
Mentorbox has engineered a new, fun and engaging way to learn directly from the highest level authors and thinkers and consume and learn faster than ever before.
This UK-based learning platform offers a top selection of online degrees and free certification courses, available on mobile, tablet or desktop. Owned by The Open University – one of the UK’s long-established educational institutions – the platform aims to connect learners from all over the globe with their tutors.
Let’s weather this storm by Devoting some time in Quarantine to self-education and bolster your skills or learn new ones for free. Fate has handed you a giant chunk of time, the question is what are you going to do with it??
Don’t forget, Time is Money! Learning will make you richer- if not in your bank account, certainly in life. Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Stay Tuned as we will be dropping a new category bi-weekly in our issue of Quarantined Socializing.
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