10 Top eLearning Resources That Help You Learn Anything Today
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Top eLearning Resources For Effective Learning Today

Technology has left its mark on every conceivable field you can think of and education is no different. Gone are the days when you had to take admission and attend classes to get a degree. Today, all you need is an unquenchable thirst for learning and a working internet connection, and you can literally learn anything online. Last year, we also published an article covering the best online learning resources for 2017, and this year, we continue on with our tradition.

Here are 10 stellar online resources that you need to bookmark if you want to satiate the thirst of your knowledge in 2018 without leaving the comforts of your room:

1. Coursera

Boasting more than 1000 courses from the best universities in the world, Coursera is a mecca for digital learners. Coursera is also offering complete specializations for learners who wish to explore a subject in detail. On successful completion of courses, you get a certificate, which you can share on your LinkedIn profile as well. The only negative is that you cannot learn at your own pace as each course is accompanied by a limited time period.

2. edX

Akin to Coursera, edX also offers some great courses from the best universities around the globe, but they are not self-paced, entailing you to keep an eye on the timeline of your course. To facilitate students from different parts of the world, it incorporates a brilliant translation feature. You can choose from a wide range of subjects, such as biology, business, computer sciences, finance, economics, medicine, music, philosophy, and physics to name a few. You can easily access all the learning material and prepare for the exams.

3. YouTube

Yes, that is not a typo. There is more to YouTube than simply watching cat videos and music videos. YouTube is a great platform for learning new things. You can easily find tons of great educational videos on YouTube and all you need to do is to type what you want to learn in the search box and it will show you hundreds of pertinent results. Subscribe to some viable educational channels and stay tuned for the latest videos to help you develop a more ingrained comprehension of any subject.

3. Lynda

Probably the oldest and most popular resource on this list is Lynda. Founded in 1995, Lynda.com features thousands of online courses related to business, technology, design etc. You can also browse through their video tutorials taught by industry experts. What sets Lynda.com a notch up other online learning resources is their hands-on approach to learning, which not only makes it easier to learn anything but also makes it a breeze to implement what you are learning. One department where Lynda.com lags behind its competitors is its mobile app. Lynda.com is mostly a paid platform for learners, which might prove to be a deal breaker for some as they will have to settle for few free courses.

4. Udemy

Whether you are offering SEO services or working as a web developer or designer for a web design agency, Udemy can help you take your skills to the next level. Quality of courses vary and so do the prices, which can sometimes land on the higher end of the spectrum. However, the great news is that it also offers some free courses. Its extensive language support makes it a great platform for students hailing from around the world. With more than 60,000 courses to choose from, you are spoilt for choices with Udemy. Moreover, you can learn at your own pace, which gives you the freedom that digital learners are yearning for

5. Alison

Be a part of a burgeoning community of more than 11 million learners, and learn from some of the best experts in the industry. Choose from a wide range of disciplines, including business, technology, marketing, health, humanities, mathematics, and science. For those who are interested in exploring the topic in detail, Alison offers comprehensive diplomas that cover each topic in detail and help make you an expert in that particular domain.

6. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a great platform for school and college students as it focuses on nurturing a strong foundation that they can build on and advance their careers. You can learn computing, science, mathematics, economics, and humanities at your own pace, thanks to its wide array of video tutorials. Binge on videos and attempt quizzes to gain an in-depth knowledge of a topic. Backed by Google, and Bill, and Melinda Gates, Khan Academy has now become one of the greatest learning platforms that many young students look up to.

7. MIT Open Courseware

Did you yearn to study at MIT but couldn’t realize your aspirations due to any reason? If so, the MIT Open Courseware is here to help you actualize your ambitions. More importantly, you don’t have to leave your home to learn from the leading MIT professors, and even better, without spending a dime. Not only is the website a great hit with students who wish to study at MIT, most MIT students also capitalize on this treasure trove of information for supplementing their course materials.

8. Open Culture

Upon landing on the website of open culture, its scruffiness may leave you befuddled, but gratefully, it more than makes up for it with a number of useful resources. From online courses to audiobooks, movies, and eBooks, it is a repository of valuable knowledge. It also keeps students in the loop about the forthcoming courses and touts enough content to keep you busy for years. All resources are neatly arranged into categories, making it easier to access the information you are looking for.

9. Open Yale Courses

Are you one of those students who cannot afford to pay the exorbitant fees of the top universities? If yes, then fret not since the most credible universities from around the globe are increasingly making their course material available for the benefit of the general public. Now, you can access all learning material from Yale without leaving the comforts of your room, thanks to the Open Yale Courses. These free courses from Yale can deliver a repertoire of knowledge that you will be grateful for.

Which online resource do you use to learn online? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section below.

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