From one end of the world to the next, people are becoming increasingly dependable on the Internet. Currently, almost everything can be done online. No one wants to be left behind and recently, the Internet has emerged as one of the most resourceful places where students and other enthusiasts can learn about anything and everything they want.
People have dedicated their blogs to providing useful information to millions of people around the world while others have been posting video tutorials on their YouTube channels. People have taken advantage of the Internet and have decided to make it an important repository for thousands of hours of various lessons.
From coding to drawing and learning how to write, people have indeed made it possible to learn anything. So, below is a detailed description of some of the resources one can find available and useful online.
When you visit the About page on Coursera, the following is what you will see:
“We envision a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life by accessing the world’s best learning experience.”
As you take a tour over the site, one simply marvels at what the people behind the site have managed to do. By assembling top instructors who have excelled in their various fields, the Stanford Computer Science professors have managed to help bring learning closer to people from all over the world. People from all over the world can enroll and learn anything they want including coding in various languages, data science, business, and also social sciences. The site also makes it possible for people to earn degrees in the various fields. It is indeed revolutionary and people ought to enroll and expand their knowledge of the world.
Edx’s mission is:
“Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online. Advance teaching and learning through research.”
Since its inception in 2012, Edx has been true to its mission. The site offers visitors an opportunity to learn from not just any university in the world but from the best in the world. You can transform your life by taking a tour of the site and enrolling for one of the courses. There are tons of materials one can use while on the site. The site has also diversified its reach by including courses in fields such as marketing, computer science, psychology, biology, writing, engineering, languages, and electronics.
From the name, one can easily guess that Codeacademy is dedicated to teaching people how to code. A visit to the about page helps one come to terms with the idea behind the site. To Codeacademy, education is broken and it is only by rethinking our former ways that the world will be able to progress and guarantee itself of a better future. The truth is, the world is making major strides in various fields but the education system has not been transformed or has remained the same over the years. Codeacademy is among the platforms that make it possible to rethink the path people take in life and to learn that which will help to keep us abreast of the current events. Take a tour and you will get to understand the message communicated.
With English being one of the world’s universal languages, it is only fair that we have a platform where people can learn to write, style guides, research, grammar, and professional writing. At Purdue, one gets to work with various instructors who understand the basics and the complexities of the English language. The site is accommodative in that it recognizes the different levels of learners and has instructors for every level including parents and those seeking to learn English as a second language. This site is quite useful for students all over the world as it provides online essay help by giving rules and principles of organizing essays and research papers according to two main different academic styles, MLA and APA.
From the name, Duolingo is a platform which helps people to learn various languages. The platform which also has apps integrate into Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android has won itself several accolades for being the best in helping people learn various languages. The best thing about Duolingo is that it offers its courses for free. This means people learn without spending a single cent. The platform also offers assessment tests which users can use to test their comprehension of the language they have been studying.
A visit to ed.ted.com reveals that the site has managed to create 255,814 lessons while answering 15,632,752 questions in the process. The world is still a mystery to a man and while people are spending millions of dollars exploring, others are helping to make it easier by offering their thoughts for free. Ted has indeed made the world a better a place by helping people to understand various things as well as shedding more light on some areas people thought they knew everything.
Drawspace has indeed received a myriad of reviews since its inception. The platform allows people to draw professionally and realistically. The site boasts of hundreds of drawing lessons which if used well, can indeed lead one to become an exceptional artist. Once you visit the site and start a lesson, you are taken through simple lessons first which gradually increase in difficulty as your proceed. Everything takes patience in life and drawspace helps you develop as an artist gradually and to expand your boundaries while challenging your limits.
Wrapping it up
In a nutshell, the Internet has millions of hours of resources people can use to grow and learn more about the world. As the world keeps getting more complex, the necessity for education increases. However, unlike before, everything is closer to us than we could have ever thought. Therefore, whether we embrace this opportunity or choose to ignore it altogether is solely up to us.