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Learn New Skills Online

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Even Michelangelo, the great sculptor of the High Renaissance period, once said, “I am still learning”. Obviously, no one can say, “I have learned enough”. Learning, in this digital age, is not limited to listening to instructions in class or workshops. Here are some of the websites that can help you adopt lifelong learning.

Life Hack

Life Hack bills itself as the “University of Life”, and that is quite true. It allows students to learn practical life skills, that help you “meet expectations and carry the weight of your responsibilities” and “break free from procrastination, find inner motivation, and overcome your fears”, according to its young founder and CEO Leon Ho. The lessons in its coverage span from fitness and food and drinks to productivity and psychology. It is free and very useful for young people who do not have much life experience.


No matter who you are or what your major is, you will find TED-ED, a non-profit lesson-sharing website and Youtube Channel useful and fun. Created to fit young people, particularly Millennials and Generation Z (born after 1994-before 2004; have learned computer from young age), it provides lessons in a wide range of topics, from science to history, in form of animated videos, which are easy to learn and with subtitles. It is also a platform where experts from around the world —including Cambodia — contribute to the field of learning.


You can literally find everything to learn on WikiHow. Some of the topics include “How to Play Electric Guitar”, “How to find Mental and Emotional Health”, “How to Go Green” and thousands more. The lesson comes with pictures or even videos to make you understand easily. However, some specialised subjects, such as “How to Drive a Car” should be learnt from a professional instructor.

Origami Instruction

What is origami? It is the art of paper folding which originated in Japan and a useful skill for your life and work. Why? Imagine you had to prepare a party and needed a decoration, you can make some paper flower or animal to be put on the table or hang on the wall. In addition, origami can also assist you in developing eye hand co-ordination, sequencing, reasoning, as well as improving spatial skills, memory, patient and attention skills.


On Skillshare, an American online learning community, students can take courses in — from creative arts, design, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, technology, and many more subtopics through educational videos. The courses focus on interaction rather than lecturing and urges the learners to acquire a skill by completing a project. However, you have to subscribe to use the service. The fee is $15 per month or $99 per year, but you can try it first with a one-month free trial.

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