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11 Online Learning Platforms You should Check Out in 2020

Learning has evolved over time thanks to technology. These days the internet has made learning extremely easy, with virtually any and every information your need at your finger tips. The excuse of no formal education has been eradicated as everyone can acquire knowledge without entering the four walls of a school.

Hundreds of websites have been created, tailored to particular fields with courses, tutorials, videos and many more. These websites provide the opportunity for anyone seeking professional training or self development to have acquire the knowledge they need from the comfort of anywhere.

Below are 11 online learning platforms for you to check out right now.

1. Udemy ($19 to $199 per course)

Udemy is an online learning platform aimed at professional adults and students. As of Jan 2020, the platform has more than 50 million students and 57,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages.

2. Pluralsight ($29/month)

Pluralsight an online education company that offers a variety of video training courses for software developers, IT administrators, and creative professionals through its website. Pluralsight uses more than 1,400 subject-matter experts as authors, and offers more than 6,500 courses in its catalog. The website also offers live mentoring, learning paths offline access, skills assessments and much more.

3. LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a subsidiary of LinkedIn offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. With LinkedIn learning, you have access to over 10000 personalised, expert-led, online courses and video tutorials.

4. Coursera (Free)

Coursera is an American online learning platform founded in 2012 by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller that offers massive open online courses, specializations, and degrees. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, data science, machine learning, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, and others.

5. Khan Academy (Free)

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.

6. edX (Free)

edX is a massive open online course provider that hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines such as omputer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, and marketing to a worldwide student body. edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. They also conduct research into learning based on how people use its platform.

7. Udacity ($399/month)

Udacity ia an educational organization that offers massive open online courses. Udacity offers both university-style courses and vocational courses for professionals.

8. FutureLearn ($199)

FutureLearn is a digital education platform with courses that span a broad range of topics. FutureLearn was the first platform to enable students to earn credits towards a degree from a top UK university from their tablets and smartphones.

9. ITProTV – (Free – $49/month)

With ITProTV, you join a community of IT learners, get access to 4,000+ hours of IT skills and training courses, and interact other learners and subject matter experts. Lessons are engaging, conversational, affordable, convenient and on-demand.

10. HubSpot Academy (Free)

HubSpot Academy is a worldwide online learning platform for in inbound marketing, sales, and customer service/support training. From quick, practical courses to comprehensive certifications, HubSpot Academy everything you need to know about the most sought-after business skills.

11. CBT Nuggets ($59/month)

CBT Nuggets offers top notch Online IT Training Videos and IT Certification Training with easy to understand videos from amazing trainers.

Written by Emeka Nweze

Content writer and contributor.

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