Best sites to learn online courses

23Oct,2020
By Editorial

In the COVID-19 situation, educational institutes and professionals have opted for delivering online courses for its current and new batch of students. Almost every industry experts are creating courses and programs online to share their skilled knowledge with a global audience. Today’s education format is no longer bounded to classrooms and textbook lectures. Students now have the luxury to pursue courses from prestigious universities from the comfort of their own homes. 

What kind of online courses are offered?

You can find a course about any topic you are interested in the educational course sites available on the internet. From beginner levels to intermediate and advanced, there's something for everybody. There is no shortage of online courses either you want to score well in a subject or learn a completely new skill. 

There are websites that allow students to have access to quality education from across the world for free or some minimal amount of fees. Some of the most popular online websites available today are Coursera, edX, FutureLearn, Udemy, and others. To help you introduce the rapidly expanding world of online education, below are the best sites to learn online courses for upgrading your knowledge/ skills:

Read also : Top 10 online learning platforms by HRD-UGC

Udemy

Udemy is one of the best online platforms that provide learners with an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and skills besides the regular curriculum and popular study programs. It teaches students the skills that are in demand by employers in the industry of their choice. Whether you are looking to get a promotion or want to step into a whole new industry altogether, it is the right choice for your queries. Apart from that, the website provides all this for a fraction of what most universities and institutes cost. One can even find courses in areas such as data science, web development, and certification courses in android and iOS, courses that help you step into the job world with more than just a degree.

Course cost: 10-500 USD

Coursera

Coursera comes under the most widely used e-learning websites. It provides a wide range of courses (both paid and non-paid) in various disciplines ranges from data science, computer science, graphic designing, to music production, among others. Coursera also has a feature called 'specializations', i.e. if the students take up a course in specialization mode they will receive a certificate of completion from the associated university.
Coursera has also tied up with some of the top universities from across the world such as Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, and others to provide students with global education at affordable fees. You have a choice of whether to choose free courses or get a degree or a professional certificate at reasonable prices and learn at your own pace.

edX

EdX offers students more than 2000 online higher education courses from the top universities and it’s founded by top universities such as MIT and Harvard. Learners can find any courses that are relevant to linguistics, computer science, medical, engineering, and many other fields from top educational academies across the world. EdX also offers students with an official certification signed by the course instructor from the associated institution as a symbol of the successful completion of the course. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education with the intention of providing high-quality education online for everyone.

Alison

Alison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms with millions of students from across the world for education and skills training. It is an online learning resource that offers free education services, high-quality courses, and community support that dedicated to making it possible for everyone, to study online at any subject level. Their courses are made for those who are looking for a new job, college placement, promotion, or business venture. They are focusing on creating opportunities, positive social change, prosperity, and equality for everyone.

Skillshare

Skillshare is an important place of new skills for someone who wants to learn with a wide range of various subjects to opt from as it offers categorized online video-based educational courses. Skillshare propagates courses into business, advertising, design, fashion & style, film & video, music, food beverages, photography, technology, gaming, and writing &publishing, often taught by experts. There are a few courses that are not available free, which can be accessed through a paid subscription. 

FutureLearn

FutureLearn is like a part of the Open University that offers students a wide variety of courses. It is another substitute on this list that provides online courses from top educational academies and organizations. Students can learn the course at their own pace using both the desktop and a mobile device. The website gives access for the students to engage in discussions and promote social learning. FutureLearn also provides full-time programs to allow several courses for more extensive learning and wider prospects of knowledge gaining for students.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a place that mainly focused on working professionals and provides video-based lectures intended to provide you with real practical skills to enhance your everyday job performance. A lot of the topics are business-oriented lessons that you can expect such as mastering Microsoft Excel, employee relations, customer service, social media marketing for small businesses, and similar topics. It also offers thousands of other courses such as software development, graphic design, photography, web development, and so on. 

Though LinkedIn Learning lacks some of the more quirky personal interests, it excels at providing you with unlimited access to material that can improve your employability and job performance. Initially, it provides 30-day free trial while signing up and after that you need to pay a monthly subscription fee, depending upon the course. This platform has a subscription facility that provides unlimited access to all the videos available there.

Udacity

Udacity is an online platform that strongly focuses on technology-based courses. It is focused to bring higher education to the world in the most affordable, accessible, and effective ways possible. It offers online courses that teach students the skills that are currently in demand by the leading industries. If you plan on working in the technology field then it is an excellent platform for online courses. 
With courses like data science, Android, iOS, software engineering, and web development, you can be exposed to the most up-to-date education in these creative areas that are applicable to tech companies and startups. Its fee structure based on a monthly basis to pay for your courses; if you choose to drop a program before completing it, you pay for the course up to that point, instead of the whole thing.

Read here : Is online learning a boon or bane- The pros and cons

LATEST ARTICLE


Best Books for NEET
Short-term Courses: Benefits, Precautions, Best courses
Best Books to prepare for JEE Main
Best books recommended by JEE Main Toppers
What are the best study materials for JEE Main ?
Preparing for NIFT ? Here are the BEST books and Study Material to refer
NEET UG : Best Tips You Should Follow Last Minute To Secure High.
Know The Best About Why And Where To Pursue MBA In Abroad.
Entrance exam that is best for MBA/PGDM in India
Best books to prepare for NDA
Best Study Materials & Plan of Action for KMAT Kerala
CAT Previous Year Questions - The best way to Revise
CAT Best Preparation Tips from Top Scorers of 2018
COMEDK Exam Best subject-wise Preparation Tips
TS LAWCET Syllabus, Exam pattern, Preparation Tips and Best Books
AIMA-UGAT 2020 How to prepare, Tips and Tricks, Best Books
MH CET Law Best preparation Books, Tips, How to Prepare for Exam?
SOA Emerges as The Best University in Odisha
Best Android Apps for Preparation of JEE Main
How to Prepare GUJCET With Best Books
How to Prepare KEAM With Best Books
How To Prepare for KCET With Best Books and Preparation Tips
How to Prepare PGIMER With Best Books
How to Prepare MCAER PG CET With Best Books
How to Prepare PU CET With Best Books
Best mobile apps for Neuroscientists Technology
Best Universities in US for pursuing a career in Finance
TS PGLCET: How to Prepare and Best Books to follow
Best Courses to Lookout for in India in 2020-21
What beyond CAT? Best alternatives
10 best MBA specialisations for 2021
Study in Germany: Find the best universities, Courses, Visa, Scholarships and Rankings
ENTREPRENEUR: Essential Pre-Launch Strategies, to Join a StartUp
Women Entrepreneurship: Problems, Importance and Growth
Lacking Confidence for choosing Photography as a career?
How will you Choose New Jobs for Better Career in India?
Data Analysis: The Trending Career Option
Thinking of Yoga as a Career? Here what you need to know
Top 5 Universities in India with Beautiful Campuses
Exceptional Things to know about Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth
Bharati Vidyapeeth is one of the Top college in Maharastra, Know Why.
Effect of Coronavirus in Indian Education System
Things to know for Effective Content Marketing
NIRF Ranking: Check the Top Universities in India
NEP 2020, New Guidelines and Reforms of our Education Policy
NEP 2020: 10 Big Reforms for Colleges and Universities
New Education Policy 2020 Review: Pros and Cons
Courses that syncs your passion with career
NEP 2020: Paving the way for foreign universities in India
Educating girls around the world: Today's challenges
9 Common Mistakes made during ESE 2021 Preparation
Reforms, benefits and limitations of the new National Education Policy
Education policy 2020: Foreign colleges can now set up campuses in India
Pre-Primary and Primary Education as a Career, Jobs, Salary
UGC declares 24 Indian Universities as fake
UGC NET vs CSIR NET: How similar or different they are?
NCERT and ISLRTC collaborates for Indian sign language standardization
How to get ready for industry ready professions?
DISHTAVO and the new digital era of education
Career Guidance for Public Enterprise: Salary, Eligibility
NEP 2020 will empower youth for future challenges
Regular exams to be replaced with assessments: suggests NHRC
Best sites to learn online courses

LATEST NEWS


OJEE Final Round Seat Allotment Result Declared
MICAT 2021 Registration Ends on 25th November, Direct apply here
KEA Announced 1st Round Seat allotment for NEET UG, Link available here
NMAT 2020 Late Registration Process Ends Today
OJEE Round 2 Seat Allotment Result Released for B Pharma
XAT 2021 Registration window closes soon, Check details here
Results declared for Master Degree 2020 by JNU, Check results here
DU 2020 Admission Special Cut off Released
DU 2020 Special Cut off Admission To Be Released Today
GATE 2021 Application Correction Window Close Today
UP NEET 2020 registration for Round 2 counselling Starts today, Click here for link
GCET 2020 Counselling Started From Today
Anna University released merit list 2020 for GATE and TANCET category , check here the results
NEET 2020 Round 2 Registration Ends Today
TNEA 2020 Supplementary Provisional Allotment Released
COMEDK UGET 2020 started Counselling for B.tech 1st Round, Check details here
KCET 2020 Option entry Under Round 1 Counselling Started
DU 2020 Special Cut off Admission Dates Released
PGDM 2021 Application form Started by MDI Murshidabad, Check here
AIEED 2021 Registration Process Started Today
CSAB 2020 Announced seat allotment for special Round 1, Check here
KCET 2020 released Seat Allotment schedule for Round 1, Check details here
NMAT Registration Process Extended Till 30 November
JEE Main 2021 Likely To Be Started in February and May
MITID Starts Registration for DAT 2021, Direct link here
NMAT 2020 Exam Registration Process Close Today
CUSAT 2020 Announced Spot Admission for M.Tech(Full Time), Check details here
MP NEET 2020 Counselling First Round Seat Allotment Result Declared
KEAM 2020 Results Declared for Mop-up Seat Allotment, Check results here
OJEE 2020 Round 1 Seat Allotment Result Declared
BUMAT Result of 2nd entrance exam for BBA/BCA released; Check results here
NEET Counselling 2020 Round 2 Registration Started
XLRI Starts admission to PGDM 2021 through GRE and GMAT scores
OJEE Declared Result for Round 3 Seat Allotment, Check details here
IBSAT Exam 2020 To be Held as Home Proctored Computer based Test
MAT Admit Card 2020 for the December session is now available, Download Here
UPSEE 2020 Round 4 Seat Allotment Result Announced
ICAR AIEEA 2020 Result announced for 1st round Seat Allotment, Click here
DU PG 2020 First Merit List Released, Check Here
GATE 2021 Correction window Re-opened till 23rd November; Check here

© 2020 | educationasia.in | All Rights Reserved