Top 6 Online Learning Platforms to Take Advantage of.

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Do you want to make the most out of online learning sites?

After the hard work and struggle to excel, many top executives who have put in alot of money into professional certification end up forgetting most of what they have learnt and begin to fall far behind their colleagues. The open secret to this is that those colleagues never stop learning, this might not be so obvious because digital technology has simplified virtually every area of our lives including the aspect of knowledge acquisition.

With the advent of the digital revolution, there is now a growing number of online learning platforms that keep one educated, enlightened, and updated on. These platforms serve as academic institutions for many as they provide relevant knowledge when needed. Below is a list of educative online portals that you can tap into for continuous learning.

COURSERA

Coursera "take the world's best courses, online"

This is a good option for busy executives who intend to update their learning portfolio. Coursera can be labeled as a multi-dimensional learning portal that partners with reputable institutions like Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan and more while providing a large range of courses in varying fields. The most impressive part is that certifications from this platform can be used for career opportunities or for furthering a degree. Coursera makes learning easy and scalable.

 

UDEMY

Udemy "online learning on the go"

Learning is a continuous process and Udemy makes it so for knowledge seekers. Since the 21st century, work environment emphasizes auxiliary skills, the platform addresses this need as courses offered for learning varies from personal development to team building for groups and individuals. One of the outstanding features of Udemy is the Business Plan training it offers. Available courses on Udemy can be applied to everyday life and for professional development.

ALISON

Alison "a new world of free certified learning"

In today’s world of soaring expectations from the workplace and social life, a free and well-integrated online learning platform is a blessing. This is particularly apt for working-class people who seek on-the-job tutorials to horn their skills. One endearing feature of Alison is the fact that it is free and offers certification at the successful completion of a course, this could be updated as part of one’s credentials even while on-the-job. Further more, there is a feature for creating study groups to help teamwork and more dynamic study forum. In a nut-shell, Alison is a platform for rookies and pros.

COURSE BUFFET

Course Buffet "The most organized online course catalogue"This is an integrated platform that organizes courses from major institutions; it serves as a platform to browse an array of courses. Its outstanding feature is the multiple of relevant choices you get to select from with a very flexible framework. Course Buffet provides navigation to the institution and allows you to register directly. Meanwhile, you do all the studying and learning online.

OPEN LEARNING

Open Learning is a bit different from Course Buffet as it engenders the connection between folks with similar interest. This is in a bid to create an all-inclusive course formation that is interactive as well as educative. All contents and materials here are provided online and there is also the chance to upload personal reading lists and video tutorials to assist colleagues in your study group.

TED TALKS

Ted Talks "ideas worth sharing"

Ted Talks is a series of speech by professionals, technologists and people who have ideas to share. The crux of these talks is to educate and share insights on a wide range of issues including, business, science, technology and arts. This makes Ted Talks a potent platform for getting up to speed with trends in every sphere of the human endeavor. To sum it up, Ted Talks is a go-to site for sharing and getting ideas and inspiration. As mentioned earllier, there is a long list of online learning platforms. You can also tell us about your favourite online learning sites and their advantages in the comment box below.

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I find the write-up quite timely. Coursera and Ted Talk are the best for me. Coursera have wonderful courses and Ted Talk is filled with insightful discourses and ideas. My concern now is that we should have something like Coursera in Nigeria. A local online platform that educates. Nice and timely write-up there.

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Thanks for your comment Toyin. I particularly find theTed Talk a very inspiring platform for idea sharing too. Talking about Nigerian online learning platforms, my research unearthed a few, but they are mostly pseudo-educational sites. They are more of exam centre registration sites that doubles as educational sites. You have highlighted a problem by your comment, and I think it will be addressed by someone shortly.

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