We all have a lot of extra time on our hands. And, if you are anything like me, you are trying to make the most of this time and looking for ways to get productive. Because let's face it. The daydreaming fantasies of spending your days vegetating on a couch, reading books or binge-watching shows are appealing only for a few days at max before you start to get bored.
I have curated a list of interesting online courses that you can enrol in and take advantage of all the free time that you have.
Always wanted to learn the art of photography? Your golden chance is finally here. Nikon is offering online courses free of charge for the entire month of April so you can give your passion a chance and brush up your skills. The camera company has made its complete online photography classes’ curriculum free to the public so you can register and start learning right away. From creative tips and tricks to camera movements, camera settings, audio and the art of storytelling, you can learn it all.
2. Create with Code
Interested in the field of animation and coding? How does developing your own game sound to you? The game development and animation platform, Unity Learn Premium is offering 3 months of complimentary subscription for its various online courses from 2D and 3D animation to AR and VR Development. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this one.
3. Machine Learning
If you feel intrigued and excited about futuristic technologies that are shaping our digital world, Coursera is offering a life-changing machine learning course for free. This course has a little of everything from neural networks and anomaly detection to regression, classification and recommender systems. Not to forget, some great insights by the man Andrew Ng himself.
Have you ever fancied yourself as a writer but life made you choose a different path? Now could be the perfect time to pick up that pen and hone those writing skills. The Open University is offering a two-week course that can give you a nudge in the right direction and help you get started with your own fiction novel. The program will cover basic points like designing characters, building profiles and weaving plotlines. Plus, at the end of the course, you also get a statement of participation. Isn’t that amazing?
5. Digital Marketing
Wish to take your digital marketing knowledge to a higher level? Facebook is offering free online training resources and certifications to boost your career and add value to your company. The course is self-paced and includes a complete guide to advertising with Facebook Ad Manager, business pages and Instagram ads to engage with your customers. This could be a big help to your professional career.
Even though the world may have come to a temporary standstill, you keep walking and continue the hustle from home. Take this time to upskill yourself. Trust me, it will feel phenomenal.