Life is about learning. Sometimes it may be difficult, sometimes it’s a pleasure but, either way, it’s always about the changing circumstances of life and the education that is associated with that change. If we have to learn anyway, why not do it purposely? The Internet has made that so easy, it’s a shame not to pursue some online learning. I truly believe that discovering new things helps me to develop new skills and enhances my life in ways that might not be evident right away.
Are there benefits to learning? Of course there is:
Provides an escape and is a good pastime
Reduces stress by giving your mind a mini vacation
Provides knowledge which is powerful
Improves your mental outlook by helping in goal setting and achievement
Allows for some ‘me time’
Is an opportunity to rediscover past interests
It can be fun to pursue
Some of the best news about learning online is that so much is free to use.
Open Culture: Boasts 1300 free courses offered online.
Open Education Database: This site claims that they have 10,000 free courses to choose from.
Universal Class: My Library card allows me to take classes from this site for free. Check with your local library about this benefit.
Study.com: A long list of universities that offer free courses.
This is just a sampling of sites that offer online courses. There are many more waiting for us to sign up and start learning.
Have you taken an online course? Be sure to leave a comment.