E-learning is fast changing the face of education, giving control to learners to customize how what, and when they want to learn. It is relatively cheaper and easy to access and this explains why the number of Online learners is growing rapidly.
Just as the number of Online learners is growing, so also is the number of Online learning platforms. Whether the goal is to learn some new job skills, to level up an already gotten skill, or just to get more certificates, getting the right platform that meets your learning goal is absolutely important.
Below are five of the best online learning platforms that should meet your learning goals.
With over 40 million users worldwide, Udemy is undoubtedly one of the most used e-learning platforms. It has over 150,000 courses divided into 13 categories. Udemy offers courses in various international languages. However, unlike in LinkedIn Learning and skillshare, users have no unlimited access to various courses, they have to buy each course individually. Meanwhile, the courses are paid, and they can be downloaded and watched offline. When it comes to variety and flexibility, Udemy is indeed a one-stop shop.
Coursera is one of the most unique Online learning platforms. It partners with world-class accredited academic institutions to provide degree programs at learners' fingertips. Coursera offers a wide range of courses in a variety of Languages. The cost of each course ranges between $29 and $99. However, there are thousands of free courses available, these courses come without graded assignments, bonus materials, and a certificate. Most of the courses are made up of video lectures, assignments, reading materials, quizzes, class projects, and sometimes, group discussions. Coursera is the best option for those seeking a new professional path.
Formerly known as Lynda, LinkedIn Learning just like every other MOOC offers a very wide range of courses. It offers certifications at the completion of courses and these certificates appear on the individual’s LinkedIn Profile, showcasing their expertise and commitment to self-development. Monthly fees tie to a premium LinkedIn membership, which is about $30 per month or $24.00 per month if paid annually.
Founded in 2011, Udacity is today one of the best online platforms for getting tech skills. With over 1.6 million learners, Udacity is famous for its Nanodegree programs which focus on Mobile Programming, Robotics, and Data Science and can be completed within 3-6 months. One of the biggest drawbacks of Udacity is its pricing. The average cost of any Udacity Nanodegree program is between $1200 and $2400. The platform also offers mentorship programs that allow learners to build relationships with top industry experts.
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