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5 paid online resources that will change the way we learn

As Jim Rohn said, “Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune”, there is no limit to what you can learn. With all good online learning opportunities that surround us, it is time we find out some excellent resources, that often comes with a fee* (please visit Online Education for free courses). Here are some online learning platforms that offer paid resources. Keep Learning!

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Udemy

Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where students are mastering new skills and achieving their goals by learning from an extensive library of courses taught by expert instructors. Unlike academic MOOC programs driven by traditional collegiate coursework, Udemy provides a platform for experts of any kind to create courses which can be offered to the public, either at no charge or for a tuition fee.

It also provides tools which enable users to create a course, promote it and earn money from student tuition charges.

Founded In2007
Course CoverageProfessional and Test Preparation Courses, Create your own course material and sell
Notable Highlights 45000+ Courses, 14M+ Learners in 196 Countries, 14000 Instructors
ExceptionsOffers some courses for free
Websitehttps://www.udemy.com/

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Coursera

Coursera provides universal access to education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. It offers online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects, such as engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, digital marketing, data science, and others.

The courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a shareable electronic Course Certificate.

Founded In2012
Course CoverageRecorded video lectures, Assignments, Discussion forums. Offers course and specilization certification and University recognized Degrees
Notable Highlights 24M+ Users, 2000+ Courses, 160+ Specializations
ExceptionsExplore Lectures and Non-Graded material for free
Websitehttps://www.coursera.org/

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Now part of Linkedin, Lynda.com serves many organizations and with tutorials in five languages, Lynda.com is a global platform. It has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—develop software, creative, and business skills.

Founded In1995
Course CoverageBusiness, Technology and Creative Skills Courses
Notable Highlights 6,034 courses taught by Industry Experts, Serves 10000+ Organizations
ExceptionsDoes not award educational credits or grant degrees
Websitehttps://www.lynda.com/

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Envato Tuts+

Envato Tuts+ offers video courses and written tutorials to learn creative skills in code, design and illustration, photography, video, music, web design, game development, craft, and more.

In addition to the self directed learning, you can earn while you learn by selling your creations or services to the world.

Founded In2007
Course CoverageOnline Tutorials and Creative skills courses
Notable Highlights 1020+ Courses, 24000+ Tutorials
ExceptionsDoes not award educational credits or grant degrees
Websitehttps://tutsplus.com/

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Udacity

Udacity offers massive open online courses (MOOCs) and aims to change the future of education by bridging the gap between real-world skills, relevant education, and employment. It focuses on vocational courses for professionals. Each course consists of several units comprising video lectures with closed captioning, in conjunction with integrated quizzes to help students understand concepts and reinforce ideas, as well as follow-up homework which promotes a “learn by doing” model.

It also offers Nanodegree programs and credentials that are designed for professionals in the areas of Web Development, Data Analysis, Mobile Development, etc.

Founded In2011
Course CoverageHigher Education vocational and professional courses, Nano-degree programs
Notable Highlights 4M+ Registered Users, 17+ Nano-degree Programs, 195+ Courses
ExceptionsOffers some courses for free
Websitehttps://www.udacity.com/

*  Some of these platforms offer a number of free courses

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