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Earlier today I posted an interview that I conducted with Yvonne Le Roux of Elite Employment about how furthering your skills, or gaining new ones can often help you land the job rather than the other candidates, especially for those people who are highly-skilled in various fields. (click here to listen to that interview)
In the interview we spoke about how easy it is to gain news skills these days, with the proliferation of internet based learning portals, many of them offering free courses to people from all over the world. Imagine, you could be sitting in Namibia and studying a course offered by Harvard, Yale, the University of London, or even MIT!
To help you on your way, here are just 4 of the numerous options waiting for you to discover them...
Udemy.com is an online learning platform. It is aimed at professional adults who want to add new skills to their resumes, or explore their passions. Unlike academic MOOC programs are driven by traditional collegiate coursework, Udemy provides a platform for experts of any kind to create courses which can be offered to the public, either at no charge or for a tuition fee. Udemy provides tools which enable users to create a course, promote it and earn money from student tuition charges. (wikipedia)
Coursera is a venture-backed, for-profit, educational technology company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs). Coursera works with universities and other organizations to make some of their courses available online, offering courses in subjects such as physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, and data science, among others. (wikipedia)
edX is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University created edX in May 2012. More than 70 schools, nonprofit organizations, and corporations offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website. (wikipedia)
Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals. (wikipedia)