5 online learning platforms to get you upskilled during the quarantine

COVID-19 pandemic has got us sitting at home for an indefinite period. The constant fear and panic have forced people to get into a routine to gain productivity during these times. People are actively campaigning on social media platforms to stay active by digging up to their hobbies and maintaining physical activity every passing day. While we are living in the technology-driven era and have got lucky to chill with Netflix, there are many other options to spend your time by gaining knowledge at online platforms. If you are done exhausting your movie suggestions, you can look out to polish your skills at the online learning platforms.
Below are the five digital learning platforms to upskill yourself while your quarantine.



  1. EDX

One of the most talked out platforms for gaining knowledge, EdX always has some amazing courses in its store for us to learn. Founded by the top Ivy League Schools, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, the sole objective of the digital portal remains to bring the top-rated courses to everyone out there. The digital platform is equipped with 2,500 courses. With major countries locked down and people bound to sit at home, institutes like Smithsonian Institute have come forward to provide their courses for free. One of their courses is dedicated to learning the culture and technology inspired by Star Trek, which started on March 31, 2020. You can apply for the certification by shelling out around 40 USD. you can check their courses 

The free version is suitable for anyone looking to learn the fundamental concepts of any course. For further certification, one must shell out 40 USD or more. Architects and designers can check their courses over here.

2.  MIT Open Course Ware

The already famous MIT open courseware is open and available to the world for a long time. With important notes and lectures available over the web, educators make sure to update and improve the courses and curricula regularly. In addition to this, students also find efficient resources for help and widen their knowledge by using the content provided. Some of the important topics are also covered over the platform, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.

Visit their site and find the appropriate course structure by a reputed university here.

3. TED-Ed

The most common platform we lend our ears to while seeking some motivation, TED-Ed is a product of the world wide known TED Talks platform. Launched in 2012, the platform is a very informative venture where lessons are provided free of cost and have also supportive videos for an in-depth clarity on the subject.Head to the website and register yourself for a wonderful learning experience.

4. Alison

Another platform to keep you productive is Alison that provides a variety of certification courses and diplomas over the web. The courses have a wide span of all the sectors and topics curated under a 20-hours modules. The platform also provides career guidance to acquire excellence in your targeted field. Head to the website and choose your course to learn.

5. The New School YouTube Channel

Youtube has always been our saviour for the slightest of our problems. The New school channel is one such portal on YouTube that curates videos for various design courses which are all free of cost. Their college-partners include Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris.

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