The number of courses that are available online are staggering. From credit courses to non-credit courses to paid courses to free courses, no matter what you want to learn about, you are sure to find some type of course available on it. Online learning has exploded over the last decade and this is to our good, as it allows us to learn from the comfort of our home on our own timeline. What are some of the online learning opportunities out there?
For many people, they just want to learn how to use a particular software program or operating system. A quick Google search will give you a plethora of options that you can choose from, including Adobe, Office, how to set up a blog, how to email, how to create a website, and even basic internet research. If you want to upgrade or refresh your computer skills, this is a great way to do so, and many of these computer “classes” are at no cost to you.
Want to Change Careers?
Whether you are looking for your first job or want to change careers, you are sure to want to have a resume. There are classes on creating your resume, interviewing, job success, cover letters, and more. If you want to get a new job and don’t know where to start, don’t just stumble through it. Take advantage of one of the many career classes that can guide you through the process.
Want to open your own business? There are online courses that go through the steps to do this as well. From creating a business plan to getting financing to tax implications to hiring to accounting and more are all offered online. Some sites even offer this type of classes for free, which means that there are no excuses for not trying them out.
Learn a New Language?
If you want to learn a new language, your place to do that is the Internet. From Hindi to Hungarian to German to French to Spanish and more, you will be able to find just about any language that you are interested in. While you could pay money to learn in an instructor led class or buy language learning CDs or videos, why would you when you can find it for free online?
Classes on specific writers and on genres of literature are also available. You can do a course on Shakespeare or Dickens, or enjoy a more encompassing 20th Century Fiction course. If you love literature and have always wanted to take a class, online is a great place for you to look for one. Many of them are offered at no cost and you can learn about something you enjoy.
World Religion an Interest?
Whether you want to learn more about the Bible, your own religion, or a different religion, there are many online opportunities for learning. No matter what your interest or desire, from Matthew to Islam to World to Ancient Religion, you can find it in an online course.
The options are endless for online learning. Some more notable offerings that were found include:
- American Soap Operas
- Fairy Tales
- A Brief History of Time
- Count Pills
- Grocery Shelves
As you can see, there is a lot of variety in courses. The key is to find the ones that you are passionate about, especially if you are doing them to just enrich your life. While you may not have a choice of classes when you are getting a specific degree, you do when you just want to broaden your horizons. Broaden your horizons with an online learning class. You will be glad you did.
Author Bio: David Miller is an educational researcher who has several years of experience in the field of teaching, online testing and training. He is associated with prestigious universities and many leading educational research organizations. Currently, he is pursuing research in online knowledgebase software and is also a contributing author with ProProfs.