Nowadays, you don’t need to be in a classroom in order to learn a skill. Here are 5 of the best websites that can teach you something new in a way that’s fun.
Learning new skills requires motivation and persistence. When we’re forced to limit our face-to-face interactions with others, this adds another hurdle to the learning process, making it tougher for a lot of people who thrive in school-like settings.
Despite the fact that we’ve been very exposed to all sorts of screens and online activities throughout the past months, at this point in the pandemic, it’s natural to feel the urge to do something new, something that feels productive and nourishing. Luckily, there’s tons of websites out there designed to cater to people’s different set of needs and interests.
While most of us have been cooking more since the pandemic started, we could still use a little help in terms of learning cooking skills and in finding some new recipes to keep our lives a little less boring. This website has a bunch of delicious recipes on hand that are simple and that will teach you to be a better home cook. There’s also videos, which are a great tool for visual learners.
Sporcle is a trivia website, one of the most comprehensive in the world, containing quizzes for basically anything that’s of interest to you. While you won’t learn through the use of Sporcle alone, the site is a fun and engaging way of supporting whatever it is you’re studying, no matter how specific.
Edx provides access to thousands of online courses and degrees belonging to renowned schools and colleges like MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and more. While the courses are paid for, they’re much cheaper than the ones you’d find in other websites and institutions.
Khan Academy is also another popular website for students and teachers alike. All content on their site is free and it also allows you to customize your experience as you go, whether you’re teaching your kid or are looking to learn a new skill.
Code Academy is one of the cheapest tools people can use when trying to learn how to code. You can have access to some basics for free but can pay $20 a month and gain access to a full roster of lessons. There’s different courses and programs that allow you to learn specifics and not get overwhelmed by too much information, whether you’re trying to get better at web design or are looking to learn the basics of computer programming.