February 01, 2019

It used to be you had to go to the library to look any information up in reference books. If the info wasn’t there, you were out of luck. You would have to try another library, or physically ask someone your questions. The internet changed everything.

Today, we are spoiled with information. Any question you have, you can ask Google. The information age has opened so many doors and paved the way for a new generation of self-starters and entrepreneurs. Now, if you want to learn something — a new skill, a language, coding — you can do so from the comfort of your couch!

There are more and more resources being created for people who want to learn. Learning is such an essential part of life. Society has made leaps and bounds thanks to all the learners out there who never stopped seeking the truth. Now, everyone can be a life-long learner and even the tiniest bit of improvement counts — as long as it’s a consistent process!

Here are five of our favorite websites where you can learn something new every day:

Coursera

Founded by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, Coursera offers courses, specializations and degrees. With over 1000 courses from schools like Yale and John Hopkins, you can get a full education entirely online through this impressive resource.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization. Founded by Salman Khan in 2008, this free online resource dishes out learning in the form of YouTube videos. It also includes practice exercises and materials for educators.

Lynda

This massive online learning website offers video courses taught by industry experts in everything from business to design. Founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinmen and acquired by LinkedIn in 2015, Lynda has quickly become a go-to resource for students and professionals all over the world!

Mimo

Mimo is a platform where users can learn how to code. It teaches programming, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Swift and more through engaging, interactive lessons. There are also some fun courses that teach you how to design simple games.

Udemy

This online learning platform is geared toward professional adults. It’s a little different from your traditional academic learning platform, as it sources its courses from real working professionals who sell their content online.

Check out the January 31 episode of VanGo After Dark for more on learning, and how to make the most out of every day!


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