Online Learning Resources for Adults
Are you looking to brush up your skills? Trying to find a productive way to pass some time? Online learning is a great way to do just that, right from the comfort of your own home. We have compiled a list of some great (and free!) online resources that are available. Complete a professional course, learn a new language or software program, or expand your mind with lecture series, brush up your business or job search skills. The possibilities are (almost!) endless. Check out the list below:
Skills Online NS
Free courses offered to residents of Nova Scotia. Courses include Microsoft Office, Social Media Communication, Interview Skills, Marketing Essentials and more!
Rosetta Stone is currently offering free 3 month licenses for Students for any language in their catalogue. The GMFRC also has Rosetta Stone licenses available to military and veteran family members. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Offers a wide selection of free courses in business, technology, health, and languages. There is a small fee for some courses to obtain an official certificate of completion but you can complete the course for free.
Easy language learning mobile app. Most lessons can be completed in 5-10 minutes a day.
Complete listing of free courses from Ivy League schools. This site has compiled links from other online learning programs including a number of top tier international universities, EdX, and Coursera.
Loads of amazing educational videos for the whole family – and most are 10 minutes or less. Perfect for busy people!
Coursera offers free courses year round.
Open Culture Online Courses
Check out this excellent list of over 1500 courses from top universities around the world.
Learn to code for free and practice live while you take your lessons.
Free online music school. Learn to read music, play music, or study musical theory and fundamentals.
University of Oxford Podcasts
Enjoy free access to public lecture series, lectures from visiting professors, and more. All organized neatly into series on various topics.
Courses are free during the 30 day trial and cost $34.99/month afterwards. A credit card is required to start the free trial, but you can cancel at any time.