6.3 ICT learning platformsLevel: Basic
As much or as little as you might learn from these training units, there is so much invaluable information out there.
The internet is a massive library of information and entertainment. It would be a shame if we wouldn’t guide you towards other learning resources.
Every person learns in a different way, sometimes even depending on the topic. While some things can be learned optimally through reading, some people prefer social learning or online video learning.
In this module, we will have a look at a few online learning platforms, which are great ways to learn new skills or acquire new information.
Udemy is a place where you can take online courses on a wide variety of topics.
From marketing to personal self development, Udemy will have something that you need.
There are a lot of courses with high quality available. The downside however, is that it is a paid service. You will not be able to take courses for free.
Not that much more can be said about Udemy, aside from the fact that it is a great learning resource! Browse around their website and check out their massive offer of online courses.
Screenshot of the Udemy home page https://www.udemy.com/
Here are a few examples of potentially valuable courses, to give you an idea of Udemy’s offering.
Personal branding mastery
Introduction to accounting, finance modeling and valuation
Bookkeeping basics: The fundamentals
Productivity and time management for the overwhelmed
Digital marketing course
Social media marketing agency
Develop emotional resilience to manage stress
Double your confidence and self esteem
Successful negotiation for beginners
Skillshare focuses on learning by doing.
There are also courses on e-commerce, management, marketing and more.
Screenshot of the Skillshare home page https://www.skillshare.com/
You don’t pay per course, but rather pay a fee per month to access all courses you want.
You can try one month for free and see if you like the content.
Have a look at their free classes to see if it’s anything for you.
They also have a blog section that has some interesting articles:
Course examplesTo show what Skillshare has to offer, here are a few course examples:
How to start a succesful online business
Strategy: Essentials for management, consulting and startup success
Double your social skills and communication<
Essential communication skills for professionals
Social media for the creative entrepreneur
If you still haven’t found the online training that you need, here are a few more lists of other online learning platforms:
- Create an account on one of the learning platforms mentioned in this unit and browse some of the courses available whilst saving some you might want to learn in the near future.
- Start one of the free available courses on one of the platforms and write down what you learned from this course.