World-Class Online Learning Websites Offering Free Courses During Lockdown

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Coronavirus has caused the world's businesses to not only suffer badly but educational institutes globally are facing similar situations. With the world facing lockdown and people stuck at homes, there are many companies that have been offering their free services in this tough time.

Similarly, many world-class universities are offering free courses for people to take advantage of their lockdown situation. These online learning websites are offering a vast variety of free courses in almost every field. Take a look at these and chose a suitable course for you to polish your skills while sitting at home.

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#1 Stanford Online

This website is an initiative by Stanford University. It has numerous professional certificate programs and certified degree programs too. The course ranges from a vast variety of topics from economics, mathematics, entrepreneurship, nutrition to blockchain, finance and more. Take a look at the vast options on the website and make a start.

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#2 Codeacademy

If computer science is your major and you want to learn programming than this should be your go to website. Codeacademy offers programming in various different programming languages and has a course time range from less than 11 hours.

According to its site, around 45 million people have polished their programming skills through this website.

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#3 TED-Ed

With a global network of 250,000 educators and well known in the online education world for its interesting original animated videos, this website houses videos on vast variety of topics.

Highly recommended for curious minds looking to enrich their minds with knowledge.

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#4 Udemy

Udemy is considered a household name among E-learners. With around 100,000 courses in 50 something languages and 42,000 instructors, Udemy has become an important source of knowledge for people looking to learn new things.

The site actually has 22 million minutes of video instructions all created by colleges and universites globally.

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#5 Coursera

This platform offers certified degree programs and specializations. So if you are looking to invest in yourself, this site is recommended because of its affordability and quality of content. Apart from this, there is a wide range of free courses too available on this site.

With over 35 million people using the platform to learn and over 150 university partners, this is another highly recommended online learning website.

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#6 edX

Harvard and MIT created this site as a non-profit organization to provide an opportunity for those who have accessibility, financial and location issues. The platform now has 20 million people and there are 2,400 courses from various top universities around the globe. The site has many free courses and paid courses too with financial assistance available to those who want to secure a verified certificate.

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#7 Khan Academy

This website is completely free for those of you want to learn and teach. The best part of this site is that it has diverse topics for the learning of both kids and adults. Supporting the academy is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, Ann & Jon Doerr and Reed Hastings.

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#8 Skillshare

This US-based site is typically for those who wish to learn through videos. Though the courses are not accredited they are based on interactions and students proceed through completing projects.

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#9 Udacity

The origin of the platform's name comes from the company's mission to be "audacious for you, the student". If you are planning to invest money on yourself then this should be your go to website.

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#10 Pluralsight

Pluralsight is a highly recommended site for those who are an IT professional and want to enhance their skills in this field. The online education company has a range of video training courses catered towards IT administrators, software developers, and creative folks.

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