Microsoft founder Bill Gates once told CNBC, “When I wanted to learn something outside of school as a kid, cracking open my World Book encyclopedia was the best I could do. Today, all you have to do is go online.”
He is right! In this digital era, you can find almost anything on the internet. By just spending the right time in front of your tech devices, you can learn anything you want. It is a good idea for those who are unable to physically be present at school or those who wish to improve their knowledge by going through the ‘modern way’ of learning.
Va Sonyka enumerates some of the most useful websites where you can learn various courses at your own pace. And yes, you can access them for free!
Sourmouy is an educational website made by a group of Cambodians that help young people find feasible solutions to their school and career dilemmas. Sourmouy arranges online and face-to-face meet-ups between experts and students. The website has listed several experienced people from different backgrounds and fields who can help those who want guidance in their academic and career paths. This website is best recommended for high school students seeking for study tips in Social Science, STEM, Khmer Literature, TVET and other subjects. Scholarship and entrepreneurship experts are also in Sourmouy, so you can set an appointment with them as well. Take your chance today and meet the right advisors!
Khan Academy is one of the websites recommended by Gates himself. This website gives us a lot of lessons related to Math – from kid to young adult levels. You can visit Khan Academy whenever you want to review Math lessons. But aside from Math, the website also provides online classes on Arts and Humanities, as well as History and English Grammar. Last but not least, Economics and Finance are also available in the website, giving you a convenient way to learn great things at the tip of your finger and at the comfort of your sofa.
Udemy seems to be so popular now among digital people. Yes, this website is the world of the digital business. They understand that you need to have basic knowledge to start any kind of business. In fact, many start-up founders tried Udemy’s free courses to get more learning on the hows and whats of the business sphere. It also offers digital marketing lessons because, of course, we are all heading to digitalisation. For the geeks, there are coding and software lessons, as well as graphic designs to help you hone your skills.
Communication is a core skill that everyone should have in order to improve themselves and expand their career opportunities. In Coursera, you can find a lot of online courses spanning from conversational English to business and formal English. What’s great with Coursera is that it’s not really far from studying in actual classroom because you can learn through videos, and may even have reading and writing assignments. Some courses also provide completion certificates that you can use for your academic credentials.
Friendly reminder: These online courses have sprouted because of the changes of our lifestyles. The world has become fast-paced, and so have people. There are some who badly want to learn specific courses for a short period of time but cannot be physically present in schools. There are also those who want to add something to support their resumes for their dream jobs. Whatever our reasons are, it is important to note that education should not be taken for granted. Whether you’re sitting inside a four-walled classroom with a dozen classmates or you’re sitting alone in front of your computer, you should value learning.