Ways to Learn Online

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Do you want to learn a new skill or advance a current skill, but don’t have the time to take formal classes? If so, looking for alternative educational services online can be a great place to start. Below are some great types of educational venues you can look into to learn about just about any topic.


If you like to learn by watching videos, then looking into webinars might be perfect for you. Usually, with webinars, an instructor will lecture on a topic, much like a teacher would do at a college. From there, you can take notes or do whatever you want with the video. Often times, you can save the videos to watch later. There are webinars for everything from metrology education to French cooking techniques. So, there is sure to be a webinar out there for everyone.


If you can learn well enough just by listening, rather than needing to watch something, then you may be able to benefit by listening to audiobooks. Typically, people think of audiobooks as a way to “read” fiction. However, there are also plenty of non-fiction audiobooks available that you can easily learn skills from. The best part is that, since you don’t need to watch anything, your eyes can focus on other things while you listen. This makes audiobooks a great thing to listen to during car rides. Currently, one of the most popular audiobook companies out there is Audible, which is run by Amazon. If you have an Amazon account, you can try a free trial of the service for a month to see if you like it!

The next time you want to learn something new, but don’t have the time for in-person classes, try one of these online options. You never know what you might be able to learn from the comfort of your own home!