Learn a new skill in 2018 – try an online course

Learn a new skill in 2018 using these websites



As a communications expert, marketer, or social media executive, there is always room to improve or enhance your skill set; something that will complement your career and subsequently enable you to perform more efficiently. We like to call these, career boosters.

Also, one of the advantages of learning something new is that, it not only increases your chances of getting promoted but it also shows the kind of value you are bringing to your job and/or company.


Get started…  here are a few websites where you can take an online course.

Explore these websites and platforms, you’ll surely learn something new that will add value to your job.

These websites cover a wide range of courses ranging from technology, science, and even art. Hence, these online courses take away the headache of attending physical classes as you can learn remotely and conveniently too.

Best of all, they are affordable and many of the courses are free!  All it is going to cost you is your time, which is great for your bank balance.



Learn new skills, anytime, anywhere…




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Founded in 2012, Coursera is one of the most popular platforms where anyone, anywhere can learn and earn credentials from the world’s top universities and education providers.

From courses such as Successful Negotiations, Design, Digital Marketing, to Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management, these courses are all offered online. The good news is, they are open to everybody.

In fact, you can basically learn a new skill within 4 to 6 weeks and earn yourself a course certificate.



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Lynda.com is arguably one of the best learning platforms to learn a new skill online and at your own pace and convenience. Thus, with over 4,000 courses in business, technology and creative skills, for sure,  you’ll never go wrong.

This website offers unlimited access, expert teachers and tools.  You can learn from practically anywhere and anytime. Above all, you can take up a course and learn through their app, a computer, or even a TV – it’s super easy. Check out their free trial and paid plans here.




If you want to manage your own life by learning a new skill, then Udemy is the place to be. Here, the numbers speak for themselves – with over 14 million students, over 42,000 online courses, you can take a course at your convenience and via any mobile device.

From 3D animations, iOS Developer course, Photography Masterclass, to Java Tutorial for beginners, Udemy is poised to help you build a life you imagine through online learning.



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Of course, If your new goal is to learn how to build awesome websites then you are better off taking the course through Dash.

Undoubtedly, this is basically a fun and free online learning platform with courses that teach you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.

Here you can learn how to code HTML, create your first fully styled landing page as well as create dynamic interfaces.


 Want to learn new hobbies too?

Enjoy your time, learn while having fun. If you are musically inclined or just want to learn to play chess, for instance, you can try one (or all) of these websites:


Chesscademy – free lessons on how to play chess (if you want to impress your boss or colleagues)

Pianu a new and interactive way to play the piano online

Yousician is your very own personal music teacher with step-by-step tutorials and instant feedback


Enjoy learning a new skill!


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