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A lifetime of learning: the 5 best online course providers

If your New Year’s resolution is to brush up on your skills and broaden your horizons an online course could be the way to expand your mind and gain fresh knowledge.

These days, rather than heading off to your local TAFE or college to learn something new, the world is your oyster with plenty of online courses and educational institutions offering exciting programs and courses on every topic imaginable.

If you’re looking to add an extra feather to your educational bow and embark on an online course in 2018, here are our top 5 picks for online course providers to check out.

Udemy

A popular online education website, Udemy offers a staggering 55,000+ courses across a wide range of topics and even lets you learn via an app for education on the go. With speedy lessons and study options and courses starting from a minuscule $12, finding a course and learning something new has never been easier.

Coursera

With 2000+ courses across 180 fields including paid and unpaid courses, Coursera is a must-visit for anyone looking to kick off a course in 2018. It’s free to join and students can take courses from some of the world’s leading universities. When you successfully complete a course, Coursera even sends you a sharable course certificate for you to add to your resume!

Lynda

Owned by online heavyweight LinkedIn, Lynda is a well known online educational hub created especially for professionals looking to improve their skills in business, creativity and tech. With free trials available and a low monthly fee for membership, brushing up your skills with courses, classes, training and tutorials is simple.

edX

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX offers high-quality education for free. With plenty of learning partners, this global community of education lovers offers courses across computer science, languages, engineering, psychology and more!

FutureLearn

With plenty of popular online courses ranging from business & management through to tech & coding, future learn offers a wide range of courses that are accessed via mobile or tablet for people that want to learn on the go.

If you’re ready to learn there are thousands of online courses to choose from covering anything and everything you can possibly imagine. These days the digital delivery of online courses allows for practically everyone to expand their mind and embrace a lifelong love of learning.

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