“Never Stop Learning” is one of the greatest pieces of advice I have ever heard. It’s really just a variation on the old adage “Adapt or die.” In today’s fast paced world, things are changing constantly and it can be hard to keep up. Combine that with the fact that a college degree holds very little weight anymore. It can be hard to further your career if you stop learning. So, on that note, here are some of the sites that I use for my online education courses to keep learning.
This site is phenomenal. There are courses on here for just about everything and some are even free. While some of the price tags may scare you away, be on the lookout for deals from Udemy and sites such as The Next Web. You can often get courses at 65% – 95% off. I just got a bundle of 10 back end development courses for $10!! Such a great deal. The best thing about Udemy is that you get lifetime access to these courses. You can go at your own pace and nothing will ever expire!!!
Thanks to my sister, web development has become a HUGE interest for me. Codecademy was my first exposure to coding. It is a fantastic resource. The exercises they offer are simple enough for beginners but they get harder the more you practice. For anyone interested in a sort of introduction to coding, I highly recommend codecademy.
Codeavengers made my list because unlike the others I’ve listed here, Codeavengers teaches you how to code by utilizing games. With simple objectives and clear cut goals, Codeavengers will give you a head start on learning to code.
Khan covers things from your basic math to computer programming. It is designed to help you sharpen your skills. The modules are wonderfully designed and cover a lot of material. Great if you are in need of some brushing up on subjects you are a little dusty on.
Alison offers a wide variety of courses in an array of topics. Boasting Certification and sometimes even Diplomas, Alison allows beginners and intermediates to further their understanding of basic subjects such as English, to more advanced topics such as C Programming. The only knock I have on Alison is the method of presentation they use. I feel it could be a tad more intuitive.