7 of the best online courses to build your skills

Whether you want to study economics, learn how to program or discover classical music, there's an online course for you––many for free.

Education, New Skills

1/23/2022 6:38:00 PM

Whether you want to study economics, learn how to program or discover classical music, there's an online course for you––many for free.

Whether you want to study economics, learn how to program or discover classical music, there's an online course for you––many for free.

Many of us made a New Year's resolution to learn a new language, try our hands at coding, understand the intricacies of photography, grow into leadership positions and otherwise build our skills and talent. Now's a great time to choose what educational program will work for you. And there are an array of great options from which to choose ––including free offerings.

One word of caution: Before you commit, make sure that you know what teaching style works best for you. Some virtual offerings mimic regular"classes" interspersed with teacher-student interactions, and others are lecture series with no feedback from the educator or student peers. Of course, all virtual skill learning isn't the same quality. Make sure you read the reviews of programs and classes before you sign up.

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Education Many of us made a New Year's resolution to learn a new language, try our hands at coding, understand the intricacies of photography, grow into leadership positions and otherwise build our skills and talent. Now's a great time to choose what educational program will work for you. And there are an array of great options from which to choose ––including free offerings. One word of caution: Before you commit, make sure that you know what teaching style works best for you. Some virtual offerings mimic regular"classes" interspersed with teacher-student interactions, and others are lecture series with no feedback from the educator or student peers. Of course, all virtual skill learning isn't the same quality. Make sure you read the reviews of programs and classes before you sign up. 7 of the Best Skill-Learning Options When you begin to search for a way to learn new skills, you want to weigh the pros and cons of each available program. We've reviewed some of the most popular programs available to give you a jumpstart. Pricing can be complicated, though, so be sure you understand if you are enrolling in a micro-course, one-off course-course, a multi-course program or a monthly membership. Also, note many of these programs have free courses or free trials. Read below for our top 7 choices. As always, the prices listed may fluctuate over time. Masterclass offers more than 100 courses, including hands-on and audio-only sessions. MASTERCLASS Bill Clinton , Photographer Annie Leibovitz and Satirist David Sedaris are just a few household-name instructors who teach virtually through Masterclass. The education group offers over 100 pre-recorded classes, including lecture series, audio-only, and a new format that allows students to work on projects and activities in a 30-day structured curriculum. In the new program, teaching assistants and other students offer feedback. The majority of classes have about 20 video lessons that are approximately 10 minutes long. You'll also receive an in-depth workbook for various courses. Worried you won't finish everything in 30 days? You can watch the classes at any time. Choose one of three class programs: Standard, Plus and Premium. The main difference is the number of devices you can watch from and off-line access. One thing to note: Although the classes are geared toward skill learning, there is a lot of inspirational and philosophical advice mixed in.