You're never too old to learn something new. Get smart with these online courses – all you really need is a smartphone or laptop.
The learning never really stops. How can it when there is so much to grasp like learning how to dance like you mean it, unleashing your creative side with cool workshops or kicking it at boxing. But if you’d rather exercise those brain cells, we’ve got just the right online courses for you to take. Sit back, grab a bag of chips and get ready to be schooled.
Learn a new language
When a Guatemala-born professor from Pittsburgh realised how expensive it is for his people to learn English, he collaborated with his student to create a language-learning website and app that’s completely free. If you’re anything like us, learning a new language can be overwhelming. But Duolingo’s online lessons are bite-sized and you can read, listen and speak to app. It’s like a fun game you can play on the go, at the end of which you can speak a new language – choose from Japanese and German to High Valyrian and Klingon.
Specialise in your field
Just because you’re a banker, doesn’t mean you can’t learn Greek mythology and have a recognised certificate to show for it. Pick online courses across fields at universities and institutions around the world. Choose a subject that piques your interest, read your course material, watch video tutorials and test yourself. And unlike in real life, you can pick your school – from Princeton and Yale to NUS and NTU. Oh, you can also sign up for a legit online degree.
Coursera, free, verified certificates and online degree are priced
Go to an Ivy League school
Make your folks proud and go to Harvard…online. This fabulous platform lets you take university-level courses from schools like MIT, Harvard, RIT and others. Apart from the free courses, you can use EdX to specialise in your field and get a bump up in your career – these online degrees are recognised by many companies. Or just learn something entirely new.
EdX, free, verified certificates and online degree are priced
Get schooled by the masters
Yup, the greats of our generation are in the mood to teach you and thing or two. This San Francisco-based online platform somehow managed to get Gordon Ramsay to teach cooking, Steve Martin to lecture on comedy, Armin van Buuren to be EDM tutor and Marc Jacobs to teach fashion designing.