One of the things I enjoy the most is learning new things as often as possible. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an entire course on a new topic. I find the little curious facts to be as interesting and exciting. Since this year I’ve been trying to manage my time in a more relaxed way, I’ve decided to take control of my learning and accommodate it to my schedule.
There is a huge offer of free online classes in various things. In fact, there’s so much out there that it gets really hard to choose when you want to learn all of it at the same time. Now, it is equally true that sometimes it is hard to follow and get through an entire class, even if initially you were really pumped. I’ve seen myself enrolling in classes that sometimes I haven’t even been able to start. Since I don’t want to do that anymore, I am trying to come up with a system and a few tips that could help me, and help anybody interested in taking free online lessons, pick the right classes for the right reasons and work on them from start to finish.
So, here are some ideas:
- Make a list of your interests and try to specify what you would like to learn on each area. (For example: Design – Design process, creative thinking, lettering, etc.)
- Pick your first topic and research the websites to see which one meets your needs in terms of content and time, specially for those courses given on a specific time frame.
- Set a goal and make a realistic plan that you would follow and wouldn’t make you feel overwhelmed.
- Try to make it a habit, so schedule it in your calendar.
- Reward yourself when you achieve your goal
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Now that you definitely have in mind some courses that you would like to take, here I want to share with you a small list of the website I’ve been checking lately. Hopefully you will find the useful. Most courses are for free, but some of them are paid. I would recommend to start with a free one, and then when you see that you will be constant and you want to invest a little more than your time, go for a paid one if needed.
Good luck in you learning process!
What do you think you want to learn first?