Enhance Your Skills From Home With These Sites and Apps

Our movements are still limited due to the pandemic. As our safety is our top priority these days, we are encouraged to do our everyday tasks within our house and lots. Even jobs, communications, and purchases had to be done online. With limitations in place, this does not mean that our lives also have to pause. Even when we are just staying at home spending most of our time online, we can take advantage of this digital age by enrolling in online courses.  

There are many sites and apps that can help us learn new skills and develop existing ones–may it be practical, diverse, language, and coaching skills. They may even help you in venturing into a new business, a new job, or just to create a meaningful change in your life. Learning online also has various advantages. For starters, you do not have to be physically present. Plus, it does not require too much effort, and it is not as expensive. By just having your smartphone and an internet connection, which is most available, you can start learning anytime you want.  

The following are some online sites and applications you might consider visiting or downloading:

Duolingo versus professional language training, what’s better?
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Duolingo is an ideal site to visit or an app to download if you want to learn a new language. With over 35 languages available, you can enjoy a free and fun language learning journey. Its game-like lessons and fun characters help you build solid speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. If you practice long enough, it can even develop your vocabulary and grammar skills. You can also track your progress and work toward your language learning goals with playful rewards and achievements when practicing a daily habit.

Learn to Code - for Free | Codecademy
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The use of software impacts industries at present generating millions of technology-based jobs. If you want to enhance your coding skills or just learn something new, Codecademy is the best site out there. Codecademy is a free web and mobile-based platform that teaches digital skills to users, including free code classes in 12 different programming languages: Python, Java, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, C#, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS. Students can actually interact with students across the globe and build unique projects.

How to Use LinkedIn Learning Online Class | LinkedIn Learning, formerly  Lynda.com
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LinkedIn Learning

Previously called Lynda, LinkedIn Learning is a global platform that features digital marketing, graphic design, information technology (I.T.) security, and much more courses. Students, leaders, I.T. and design professionals, and project managers use it to craft their software, creative and business skills. Its videos are engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts and accessed in five languages. By paying membership subscriptions, individuals can pick as many classes as they would like. 

Lead a TED-Ed professional development workshop designed for teachers, by  teachers |
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TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design is a non-profit American media organization that imparts different ideas to its audiences. The topics that cover science, business, and global issues are self-motivating. They aim to inspire the viewers to improve themselves. Their video discussions often run for eighteen minutes or less. Educational videos or TEDx events can be accessed through their website, YouTube account, and online applicationin more than 100 languages.  

It also formed a TED community that encourages people worldwide to contribute and exchange ideas to change attitudes and how we live in the world. The platform further came up with other programs and initiatives catering to the different needs of the audience. 

  • TED Fellows 

This program allows young leaders and academics to have shown exemplary courage in their specific discipline to collaborate ideas in creating a positive change around the world.  

  • TED-Ed 

TED-Ed focuses on youth and education, initiating students and educators to exchange their ideas. TED produces videos of animated lessons helping the teachers to formulate an interactive lesson plan. 

Math | Khan Academy
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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that helps students from kindergarten through high school. It provides a set of online tools visible online for easy access. These include a website, a YouTube account, a mobile application, and educational materials online, which you can access on your mobile devices with nearly 20,000 subtitle translations available.  

Video discussions produced are often short lessons, supplemented by practice exercises and materials present on its website. Videos are recorded drawings on an electronic blackboard, the same as what a usual teacher does when giving a lecture. The narrator then describes the illustration and explains the subject matter being taught. Users can even earn badges and energy points throughout the lesson, which is displayed on their profiles. Overall, Khan Academy lets you experience a free personalized learning experience.

CreativeLive - Moment
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CreativeLive broadcasts 24/7 free, live classes facilitated by a studio audience that also appears on camera. Here, the world’s top experts in photography, business, design, craft, and audio discuss the absolute discretion and meaningful innovation in the field of; photo and video, art and design, music and audio, maker and craft, and business and money. In-studio students usually range from three to fifteen people, who ask questions to the facilitating instructor on behalf of the viewers at home. The platform also supports offline syncing, in which iPhones and iPads app give students everyday access.  

It also uses a freemium pricing model, where all classes are free to watch. At the same time, they are live, even previously aired courses. Still, some segments can be purchased to watch at a later date.

SitePoint | LinkedIn
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Sitepoint is an online community of web professionals who share their passion for the Internet and its aspects. It is one of the largest online groups, with thousands of video tutorials, books, kits, courses, and other educational products. This has helped numerous web developers and designers worldwide. The topics include Web development, CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL. In addition to these are Ruby, Internet culture, Startups, WordPress, Publishing, Online, Digital Marketing, Freelancing, Entrepreneurship, Internet industry, React, Vue, Jamstack, and Figma. The platform is trusted by millions of web designers and developers worldwide. It can be accessed by paying a monthly membership fee. 

Online education tools have completely changed the way we learn. You can start learning by trying these apps even when you live in a home full of possibilities. Feel comfortable while learning even in your home with Camella, your four-decade favorite offering premium house and lot packages. Visit www.camella.com.ph to know more about the Philippines’ most trusted master planned property developer. 

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