“If you want to progress in life, keep learning.”
Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Keep learning, no matter if you go to school or to university, if you take private courses, read books or learn online. All types of learning are, in the end, self-education. Education should be a continuous process and the best way to grow is to never stop learning, to be curious and open about all the new things you can find and to professionalize yourself. New skills and knowledge make you a more valuable employee and raise your chances to get ahead in your career or get a higher salary.
That’s why we have prepared a list of five great websites where you can find very good and comprehensive online free courses.
“What would you like to learn about?”, Coursera asks. All you need to do is answer. You can find hundreds of free online courses there, everything that crosses your mind, from programming to finance and from math to law.
Academic Earth is a great collection of free online college courses from the world’s top universities. You don’t have to leave your country and pay lots of money to study, for example, at Harvard or MIT, you just need to register online and start learning. It’s that easy.
Alison provides free, high-quality online education resources to help you develop essential, certified workplace skills. The great news about Alison is that the courses you can find there are standards-based and certified.
Do you want to learn a new language? Or maybe to know more about the role of a manager, in case you get promoted? Or maybe you need to start understanding marketing? Open University has lots of free online courses for every interest that you might have.
“You can learn anything” is the promise Khan Academy makes. Just browse through their subjects, find that one course that fits your needs (or maybe two or three), register and start learning.
As you manage to learn new things, don’t forget to update your new skills in your WorkinAfrica profile!
Grow now. Career matters!