Best Websites for Learning a New Skill

Forget those old days where you had to rely on your tutors, schools and teachers to enhance your knowledge for a particular subject. Forget those days where you had to literally beg to your friend to teach you to play guitar. With the advent of technology, now it is really easy to learn any skill online. Not only does this option adds convenience to your learning but also being economical, it leaves you with wide variety of options to pursue.

The following apps and websites mentioned not only enhance your knowledge but, the repeated courses will also help you practice and master the act. Right from developing a website to learning to play a piano, from art and craft to science and technology. These citations will not only help you do your hobby but also will help you develop a relevant skill set that you wish to possess to enhance your career.

Online Courses

edX

www.edx.org

edX is an open online course provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.

Coursera

www.coursera.org

Coursera is a education-focused technology company that offers online courses. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and others.

Lynda.com

www.lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. The company produces video tutorials taught by industry experts. Registered users have unlimited access to watch the videos, which are primarily educational.

Udemy

www.udemy.com

Udemy is an online learning platform and aims at professionals who want to add new skills to their resumes, or explore their passions. 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.

Coding Specialists

Code.org

www.code.org

Code.org is a non-profit organization and eponymous website that aims to encourage people to learn computer science. The website includes free coding lessons and the initiative also targets schools in an attempt to encourage them to include more computer science classes in the curriculum.

Treehouse

www.teamtreehouse.com

Treehouse or (Teamtreehouse) is an online technology school that offers beginner to advanced courses in web design, web development, mobile development and game development taught by a team of expert teachers. The Treehouse learning program includes videos combined with interactive quizzes and code challenges.

Learn Data Science

Dataquest

www.dataquest.io

Dataquest believe that everyone who wishes to gain the skills related to work in Data Science should achieve the same for a low price. Dataquest have laid an online learning platform, so that an individual can go from not knowing how to code to starting a brand new career.

Datamonkey

www.datamonkey.pro

Datamonkey has huge experience in data analysis and data development. Data analysis is taught on various mediums like SQL, MS excel and many more with various illustrations and in depth case studies. Apart from that various games and videos are illustrated so as to focus on better learning.

Learn New Languages

Memrise

www.memrise.com

Memrise is a Language learning Platform with a website, iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps. Memrise specialises in combining memory techniques and entertaining content in order to make language learning recreational. Memrise has more than 150 language courses across 25 languages.

Improve your knowledge

Ted-ed

www.ed.ted.com

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organization which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.

Khan Academy

www.khanacademy.org

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization built with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. The organization produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and tools for educators. All resources are available to the registered users of the website. The website and its content are provided mainly in English along with other languages like Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, French, Bangla and Hindi.

Guides.co

www.guides.co

Guides.co provides an innovative approach of sharing information that evolves with teammates, customers, students, and the world. Important information can be shared across guides.co platform.

Get a new Hobby

Pianu

www.pianu.com

If a person wants to learn to play piano, Pianu can help. All that is needed is a web browser, and an internet connection- whether the person is on a PC using a mouse and keyboard, a tablet or smartphone, or actually has a keyboard to plug into the computer. Pianu has two big features: First, the song directory, which is a list of songs ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert, progressing in difficulty. The second big feature is the Pianu Academy, which is a paid service. That’s where a person gets interactive lessons, and a lesson plan that’ll focus on learning the basics of the piano.

Chesscademy

www.chesscademy.com

Chesscademy helps a person get better at chess by him following a guided path. A person can view videos, solve problems and puzzles, play games and interact with your friends at the same time. All these things can be achieved at free of cost in a timely manner. Millions of users across the world have been using this website to ace their game.

Conclusion

Now you don’t have any excuse for you not to pursue your dream or for you not to master your skills. The ease, comfort and pace of learning are on your side now. Not only your career, but your hobbies can also be honed through these platforms and can thus, help you live a more balanced life.

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