7 Free Educational Resources to Learn New Skills During the Pandemic

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  1. Coursera Together
  2. Duolingo
  3. Scribd
  4. Blogging for Business Course
  5. Skillshare Learn
  6. LinkedIn Course
  7. Teach Your Monster to Read

1. Coursera Together

Coursera is an educational platform that contains dozens of courses led by top-notch professors and industry experts. This source will be your best bet if you’re looking for a class that mimics a classroom setting as it’s filled with quizzes, tests, and even certifications.

  • College level classes
  • Career development
  • High school level classes
  • Public health
  • Mental health/Well-being
  • Cloud technology

2. Duolingo

Duolingo is a free educational app for learning and improving upon several language skills. The main advantage of this app is its simplicity and game-like feel, making it the perfect learning tool for kids and adults alike.

3. Scribd

Due to the pandemic, Scribd now offers free access to their entire library of audiobooks, magazines, books and documents, all for 30 days. So, take advantage of the offer — go read or listen to all the books you’ve been meaning to get to!

4. Blogging for Business

The newest creation from Ahrefs, Blogging for Business, is a keyword research tool that helps you optimize your website and the content you create by using the best SEO practices.

5. Skillshare

Skillshare is a platform that contains thousands of lessons on various topics from creative industries. In fact, Skillshare can be considered a Coursera for creatives — both platforms offer in-depth, video-based lessons taught by true experts. For example, on Skillshare you’ll find lessons led by craft masters such as Shantell Martin, Debbie Millman, and Simon Sinek.

6. LinkedIn’s Remote Working Course

Whether we like it or not, remote work has become the current status quo.

  • Presence during video calls
  • Well-being and stress management
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Creating a schedule
  • How to use common tools like Zoom and Microsoft Teams

7. Teach Your Monster to Read

The last app we have on our list is for parents who have recently found themselves juggling their children’s learning along with their many other newly added at-home responsibilities.

It’s time to learn!

Okay, now the easy part is over, it’s time to get your hands dirty!

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