Do you have some free time on your hands at the moment? Looking for a productive way to switch off?
Now might be a good time to sign up for free online course. Whether you'd like to improve your well-being by taking a course in meditation or you'd like to study a subject that would allow you to make a career change, there's loads of free online courses to choose from.
Solas, Ireland's Further Education and Training Authority, have announced that all ecollege courses are temporarily free of charge for individuals over the age of 16 in response to the Corona Virus situation. Software development, digital marketing and project management are just some of the many areas Solas provide courses in.
It's worth checking out the full list of courses here.
2. Business Specific Courses
HubSpot have compiled a list of 60 free business courses here that might be of interest to you. From coding, to SEO, to graphic design, there's sure to be something on this list that you'd like to learn more about.
Ever heard of the term Mooc? It's short for Massive Open Online Course - free online courses available to anyone with internet access. These courses are offered by a range of course providers, including the likes of like Harvard, MIT, Berklee and Stanford.
There's Moocs out there to appeal to everyone's interests. Check out the lists of courses here, here and here. A quick google will lead you to loads of other Mooc providers too.
4. The Library
Last month Irish Libraries announced that they're currently offering all members of the public free online access to thousands of ebooks, newspapers and magazines while the government's Corona Virus restrictions are in place. Signing up with the library online also grants you access to a wide range of free online courses. So whether you've been thinking about taking up french for years or you'd like to learn more about mediation and psychology, now's your chance.
I'd put off joining the library for ages but when I signed up last week I was so impressed with the amount of resources instantly available to me.
Side note. Almost any magazine you can think of is available for free:
The list is endless...
Join the in the library here (it takes 5 minutes).
Once your signed up use this page for clear directions on how to access all the library services.
5. Improve your typing
Never had the chance to learn how to type properly? Want to learn how to type faster and more efficiently?
Here's loads of links to free online typing classes.
If you know of other free courses out there that I haven't mentioned above, feel free to pop them in the comment section below.