ONLINE PROGRAMS THAT’LL HELP YOU MAXIMIZE YOUR SKILLS AND LEARN ONES

One of the most important things to remember in life is that learning doesn’t stop, even when you’ve already walked across the stage. You have to always remain a sponge, soaking up the knowledge available to you so that you can grow–not just as a professional but as an individual. There’s a sweet abundance of information readily accessible via the world wide web, and with research and practice, you can master anything you’ve been adamant on learning. No excuses. Our top online learning programs will make you a pro in no time. As long as you put in the hours, of course.

 

Lynda – Lynda is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. For those of you still in college, Lynda is probably the program for you. Most, if not all universities allow you to access Lynda for free. If you've graduated, Lynda starts at $19.99 per month. With Lynda, you can take in-depth courses with instructors that thoroughly teach you everything step by step. Krav is particularly fond of Lynda's Photoshop courses.

Skillshare – Skillshare is an online learning community where anyone can take and even get paid to teach classes. Consisting of over 2 million students and 14,000 classes, you can just imagine how much of a goldmine Skillshare is. The classes are taught by the world's best teachers–some of them your favorite influencers– in design, business, photography and much more. There are hundreds of free classes, a 50% student discount and scholarships available, so anyone willing to learn has options. The cost is either $12 per month, $96 per year or, they have a special offer where you can get 3 months for $0.99. Whatever option you choose, your first month is always free. Krav took Sophia Chang’s class and it was a great learning experience.

Code Academy – Code Academy is a platform that teaches you to code in an unintimidating and interactive way. Coding scares many people, and the thought alone causes them to shy away from learning. Code Academy makes the experience extremely engaging and educational. Want to know the best part? It’s 100% free!

Creative Live – Creative Live brings the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live. Opposed to a recorded learning session, the Creative Live user experience makes you feel in the moment. There are workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, crafting, and software training. Anyone can watch the live online workshops free of cost and you can also interact with the instructor as the course goes on, just in case you have any questions.

Note: When learning anything, just remember it takes time and dedication. It won’t happen overnight but if you keep at it, you’ll continue to learn and get better as time goes by. 

Maricia Josephs