In today´s blog-post we will highlight the best tools for getting online education without moving from your couch. As nowadays the trend in the education industry is shifting towards online, I believe it’s always good to be informed about the latest discoveries so that YOU can be ON TOP OF YOUR LEARNING CURVE. Sounds great, right? So get inspired by the following resources!
Coursera.org is one of the best portals that offers accredited university courses in the world. A relatively young tech company (founded just 6 years ago), it has established in the online education market as the leading provider of university courses, currently having more than 25 million registered users, 150 prestigious partner universities and 2,000+ courses and degrees available in hundreds of study fields. It is mobile friendly too – it supports both iOS and Android mobile applications, while being interactive and informative at the same time.
TED-Ed is the education section of the media giant TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the online platform promoting digital content of different topics via the posting of talks and events that go viral. TED-Ed is meant to be a platform for fun-learning, where only the most passionate of students and teacher e-meet and share their knowledge. The knowledge transfer is done via audio-visual animations, while teacher always being able to create their own digital ‘chambers’ to give lectures.
Lynda by LinkedIn
Lynda.com is one of the oldest online education platform available on the market, teaching and training e-users for more than 20. It specialises in courses in video format that are specifically taught by professionals in their industry and not by teachers. Study fields revolve around business, IT and Creative Industries. It recently got acquired by LinkedIn (part of Microsoft) for a considerable amount ?
This one is a bit different. Edmodo is called a ‘K-12’ online education tool. You may be wondering what ‘K-12’ means, right? Well the ‘K’ stands for ‘kindergarten and ‘12’ refers to the 12th grade. In other words, Edmodo serves a younger audience of students, with courses targeted for kindergarten pupil up to terminal high-school year students. Their 3 main services cover the collaboration, coaching and communication between learners and teachers – a support platform in a nutshell.
The Portal from Webinars4you offers free and interactive Online Open Days, giving potential students from around the world a chance to get to know different universities, colleges and business schools, ask questions and make an informed decision about future studies. This portal is owned by Webinars4you, the leading technological-educational company doing webinars, based in sunny Barcelona.