We hope you and your family are continuing to stay healthy and safe.
While we stay at home to flatten the curve of Covid-19, you can use this time to raise you own bar to accelerate your career.
Two weeks ago, we shared an article about some game-changing ways to use your time wisely during this unprecedented period. The truth is, your career future has many possibilities—all of which depend on the choices you make today. Where can your work-life use some improvement?
Now is a great time to explore your upskill options. We’ve compiled a list of free and low-cost education resourcesto help you move forward and excel in your future—in ways that work for YOU.
- Digital Defynd – This e-learning hub is a great place to start. Here, you can compare all the best online learning providers across a wide spectrum of fields. From personal development to AI, this Google-style hub has it all in one place.
- OpenCulture – Offers free access to thousands of global learning courses with an international focus. A classic MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), you’ll find courses from many top universities around the world.
- Alison – Alison offers over 1,000 courses primarily in business, technology and health, as well as some language courses. There’s even a free course on COVID-19. Certificates are offered in some areas, often under $20.
- Saylor Academy – Ranging from basic STEM skillsets to business law and molecular biology—Saylor offers certified, tuition-free college credit courses to boost your degree. Proctoring and transcript fees—averaging $35 per course—are the only charges you’ll see.
- Codeacademy – Here, courses are specifically geared to teach you interactive coding. The first 180 hours are free. After that, $20/month will give you 10 times the hours.
- Coursera – Offers access to thousands of global learning courses, many from Ivy League and other top universities. Some popular courses do cost money, but most are free. Certification fees start at $49.
- Udemy – Offers a solid and broad learning platform of over 130k courses to build skills through a user-friendly interface and receive a certificate of completion, all at a low-cost average of $25.
- EdX – Founded by scientists from Harvard and MIT, this learning platform offers university-level courses to build your skills and employment credibility. Certification costs range from $50 – $300.
As always, we welcome your feedback on this unprecedented journey and look forward to hearing what works for you, your friends, and your family. We’re here for you!
- The Artizen Staffing team
written by Catrina Walker