5 online course platforms for quarantine

We present 5 platforms where you can get all kinds of online courses to learn during this quarantine.

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LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Suárez

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We know that quarantine has given us some free time and inspired us to do new things and learn. For this reason, universities have opted for online courses so that you can access the highest quality education from the comfort of your home.

If you still do not know where to start, here are some options to start your search. In all of them you can find free or paid courses, and you can request certificates upon completion.

1. Coursera

Coursera.org is perhaps one of the most popular platforms to take courses online as it has courses from universities around the world. In coursera you will find specialized and in-depth courses, so you can get some that have long durations. In addition to the most prestigious universities, another Coursera ally is companies, since on the platform you can also access training and certificates from some multinationals. You can count on professors from the same universities and important academics worldwide. Prices can vary depending on the complexity and duration of the course.



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Due to the global situation, Coursera is giving a free quick course on COVID. In it you will learn a little about its nature, its contagion line, quarantine and other topics that can help you in the situation. This is dictated by Dr. Emily Gurley, an epidemiologist at the John Hopking Bloomberg School of Public Health.

2. edX

Like Coursera, edX has a wide catalog of partner universities that carry out their courses through the platforms. Most of them are free and you can access a certificate issued by the university paying an extra.

At edX you can find universities from all over the world, so you can see courses from the United States and Latin America to Japan, Qatar, Europe and Australia. There you can find everything from quick courses that only last a couple of hours to complete undergraduate and master programs.

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3. Condé Nast

If your interests are more on the fashion and artistic side, at Condé Nast, the fashion media house Vogue belongs to, you can find what you are looking for. Although they have not launched any free courses, they did adapt many of their face-to-face courses to the online modality.

This has solved the problem for many people who longed to be able to study at Vogue but in their countries there were no branches. Now you will not have to travel to Mexico, Spain, England or other places in the world and you will have access to some of the most popular courses. In the catalog, you will find some very specific small courses that will teach you, for example , how to design your wedding dress or find the perfect interior decoration.

You will also find some of their main courses that are originally taught in person, such as Personal Shopping, Digital Marketing and Fashion and Luxury Communication or Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Journalism. These have a video master class, webinar sessions, and specialized tutors.

If you are passionate about the world of fashion but don't know where to look, you can also access the free Ballet classes published by the fashion house Dior on YouTube . They are sessions with different world-class ballet dancers.

4. Google

Google courses have become very important in recent years, as they are a useful tool for data analysis and digital marketing. Many companies even look for them when hiring. Therefore, quarantine may be the perfect time to carry out these courses.

Activate yourself is a Google platform where you can find these and other courses. With them you will develop some of the most requested skills when it comes to getting a job: professional development, digital marketing, and data and technology. These courses will give you a certificate that is perfect to put on your resume.

Also read: Harvard launched a series of free and certified online courses

5. Universities

If you prefer to go directly to the universities and check their course catalogs you can also do it, many of the main Ivy League universities have their course platforms available. These are constantly being updated and you can find everything from history to medicine and the vast majority are free.

On the same university course pages you will find links that will send you to one of the specialized course platforms (such as Edx or Coursera) where the courses are held. You can find universities like Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, among many others, you just have to search their pages.