The first quarter of 2013 is here and gone already. How many of us had New Years resolutions that we didn’t keep? Instead of making a deal with yourself to loose weight (we know you don’t need that), why not resolve to learn a new skill?
In my last article, I reviewed a couple of great educational courses and web learning apps. Here are a few more tools/apps that can help increase your skills and knowledge:
- Coursera.org – a company that strives to educate the masses through social enterprise, and teaming up with major universities. They offer a wide variety of courses ranging from Biology, Business Mathematics, and Computer Science. Account setup is required, and is free.
- Openlibrary.org – is an open site project that is striving to store every published book known to man! It welcomes everyone to add and contribute to the project. The Open Library is always open!
My next learning tool is not a site, but a great resource and tip: check your local community colleges! Most cities and area local community colleges offer tons of credit and non-credit courses that are being offered all year round, in person and online.
With education costs soaring, it’s good to know that you have some choices to brush up on skills, and learn new skills by having more options to explore.
Who knows, the new year with new skills may equal a new and better job.