An online education is unavoidable. When we browse, we learn. Online education is as much a passive process as it is an active one. The internet is full of information, a lot of it is written by people with a certain idea and not much care for whether it is true. These articles are easy to spot, highly opinionated and stitched with emotive stepping stones down one particular dialectic of thought. Although we can all enjoy something written in this way; when the information is accurate, a little drama adds spice and sparks an interest. But what if it isn't quite true, or maybe it is incomplete. Then the work is serving to polarise individual readers and students into a narrow corridor, one which may blind them to future skills and learning.
We can all benefit from an online education, the resources are readily available. The odd YouTube video doesn't hurt anyone and yet for the real business, actual informative education, then it is best to go to the experts.
Here's a list of top educational centres that can provide skills, certification, and build futures all around the world.
Coursera – Here students can find many courses from over one hundred top international universities. Anyone can apply and many have funding available. This is the professionals' choice.
Udemy - This is a campus like coursea, only they specialise more in what I'd term "microskills"
Online Learning College – Students can find all sorts of relevant qualifications they can gain at home.
Shaw Academy – Hone skills online and gain a certified diploma in the process
The Distance Learning Academy – This is pretty much self explanatory. They do a range of subjects at many levels of ability.
UK Open College – Gain vital skills for an ever changing climate..
The Blackford Centre - Home study courses for many professional self employment skills
For IT and Computing courses, take a look at this list.
If you're an artist, or you want to be, then check out these great hand picked creative arts courses.
You may want to check out this list of educational resources for children.
And finally (for now),
Intellipaat specialise in education that involves big data, project management and other number crunching techniques.
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