MOOCs in the Time of Corona

27-05-2020

Do you want to use your quarantine time to learn new skills for this changing world and chilling from home?

Regardless of which is the new skill you are interested in (teaching, business, programming or data science, climate change adaptation, soft skills...) there are multitude of online platforms that offer MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

Online learning has increased in the last years and covers almost any area of knowledge one can think of. Especially these last months with corona, the offer for free courses and webinars has boomed!

Platforms like the traditional Coursera or edX have offered courses in multiple languages and many topics for a while already. Other platforms like DataCamp and Udemy are specialised in a discipline. Even universities, companies or individuals offer courses are book publishers like Springer are giving books for free.

If you are down for some productive procrastination, feel free to check the list we have made below!

Most websites offer courses for free. In case you are interested in applying for jobs that require the new skill, getting a certificate (paid option) is advisable.

'Big' platforms:

Coursera: www.coursera.org

edX: www.edx.org

Udemy: www.udemy.com

FutureLearn: www.futurelearn.com

AcademicEarth: www.academicearth.org

OpenCulture: www.openculture.com

OpenLearn: www.open.edu/openlearn

KhanAcademy: www.khanacademy.org

LinkedinLearn: www.linkedin.com/learning/me

Iversity: www.iversity.org

Specific topics:

dataCamp: www.datacamp.com

Universities:

Harvard: www.extension.harvard.edu

Yale: www.oyc.yale.edu

Wageningen University: www.wur.nl

Erasmus University Roterdam: www.eur.nl

Even Book publishers are giving away books for free!

Springer