10 Awesome Skills to Learn for Free Online
Thanks to the internet you can acquire world-class skills and build your education from the comfort of your own home, on your own time.
This list of skills you can learn for free online will help you learn things like programming, a foreign language, reading faster, investing and more!
1. Become an Excel expert
At Chandoo.org, their goal is simple. They want you to become awesome in Excel. 3 or 4 times every week, they write about various creative & productive ways in which you can use Excel to become awesome at what you do.
2. Learn how to code
There are a lot of places that offer free online coding tutorials nowadays, but I recommend Code Academy for their breadth and innovative program. If you want to try a more traditional route, Harvard offers its excellent Introduction to Computer Science course online for free.
3. Make a mobile game
Maybe you’re not that into learning how to code but would rather want to make a mobile game. Try this course from the University of Reading. It promises to teach you how to build a game in Java, even if you don’t have programming experience!
4. Read faster
Spreeder is a free online program that will improve your reading skill and comprehension no matter how old you are. With enough practice, you could learn to double, triple, or even quadruple the speed at which you read passages currently.
5. Learn a language
With Duolingo, you can learn Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, English and more for free with their website or mobile app.
6. Improve your public speaking
Overcome your fear of public speaking with this free class from the the University of Washington. In this class, you can study the principles of public speaking, and critically examine your own and others’ speeches through interactive practice..
7. Learn statistics
Learn an entirely free course on statistics fromÃ‚Â UC Berkeley with this well done explanation of the topic in an easy to understand and accessible medium.
8. Introduction to Psychology
Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior.
9. Learn real world math
The courses included in this program are designed for the high school student preparing for college or the adult learner who needs a refresher course or two in mathematics.
10. Get educated about finance
Wouldn’t you love to be a business owner without ever having to show up at work? Learn about stocks, investing, personal finance and more.
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