You know what experts LOVE doing?
I am a learning addict. I love learning new skills, and deepening my knowledge and applications of skills I already have.
Access to high-quality courses is better than ever, and it’s only going to get easier to access excellent content to help you grow your expertise.
- Udemy. I’ve taken a couple of classes on Udemy and many of the instructors of other classes I’ve seen are definitely legit leaders in their field.
- Skillshare. There are quite a lot of creative lessons here, and it’s fun to explore.
- The Great Courses. True story: I became a wine tasting consultant after taking the Everyday Guide to Wine course.
- Coursera. What I dig most about Coursera is the diversity of offerings. Too many courses, not enough time…
- Lynda.com. I can’t have a list of online learning resources without including Lynda.com, which is now owned by LinkedIn. For specific work-related skills, this might be the place to start.
- Iversity. This is a European online learning platform; one of most beautiful aspects of the rise of online learning is the ease of access to diverse perspectives, so make sure to check this out.
- General Assembly. You can take in-person or online courses, or create your own blended experience (I love this idea, and plan to take a course in person at my closest campus in DC).
- Fizzle.Co. Online courses that focus on business training.
Of course, there are tricks to getting the most out of these online courses, and my online learning guide will be coming out soon. One of those tricks is… not getting bogged down in too much content. I realize I just gave you 8 resources to overdose on content, but there are ways to avoid doing so; just focus on ONE skill you’d like to develop this week, and search for that skill in the resources above. Choose the course that seems to best suit your needs: take into account your current skill level, what you want to get out of it, how much time you want to devote to it, and how much money you’re willing to spend to reach your goal. It might be hard to choose, but if you are very clear about your requirements, the decision will be easier.
I’m guessing that if you enjoy learning as well, you’ve also explored a couple of these… if you have other favorites, add them to the comments!