What do you think rich people do in their free time? They aren’t spending their time watching reality TV – they’re spending their time learning. Continuous learning will increase your earning potential, teach you new skills, and keep your brain active. Check out these 5 free online education sites for adults that you can use to increase your knowledge in almost anything.
We are huge fans of CreativeLive. CreativeLive broadcasts live classes to viewers around the world.
These are high-quality classes and you can watch all the live classes for free. If you would like to have access a course all the time though, you will have to purchase the course.
Here are some of the classes you will be able to find on Creativelive:
- Craft& Maker (Cake decorating, etc.)
- Art & Design (photography, etc.)
- Music & Audio (songwriting, etc.)
- Money & Life (finance, weight loss, etc.)
One thing we love about CreativeLive is the ability to RSVP to a live class and auto-sync it into our personal calendars.
Want to purchase a class? If you use the link above, you can also save $15 off your first class of $25 or more.
Skillshare has thousands of educational courses and workshops for creative professionals. They have free classes as well as premium classes. For the free classes, simply search for what you want to learn about and filter the results to display the free classes.
Want a premium class? Skillshare is unique because instead of paying per class like most websites, they charge a monthly or annual subscription to users and make all their content available. Currently, if you use our link, you can get two free months of premium!
Here are some classes you will be able to find on Skillshare:
- Web Development
- And MORE!
Want to learn a language? Memrise offers users a variety of languages to learn. They use a flashcard and repetition system to help you learn new words.
All courses are created by users.
Memrise doesn’t just teach languages either, you can learn history, trivia, memory training, and more.
The only negatives I have found with Memrise is that you don’t get any explanation of what you’re practicing. If you are trying to learn a language more seriously, we would suggest using it in addition to a more comprehensive class.
Transparent Language is our favorite language learning tool. If you purchase their program through their website they charge individuals $24.95 a month, but you may be able to get it for FREE.
To get free access to the program, you can enter your zip code on their website and it will display all the libraries in your area that offer the service. Then, all you need to do is get a free library card to log in.
*Bonus* Transparent Language also has an app for learning on the go!
Surely, you have heard of YouTube. There’s no surprise here about how awesome this platform is.
We are adding YouTube to the list because it is almost always the first place we visit when we want to learn something. Thanks to YouTube, we have learned basic life skills such as tire changing, DIY projects, finance, and so much more!
If by chance you aren’t familiar with YouTube, you can find videos on just about anything and all videos are completely free for users.
As you can see, these free online education sites appeal to adults, but are available to all ages. If you have kids, they can use these websites, too. People everywhere are using these resources to further their education and you should too!
Each site can help you advance your knowledge base, career, and everyday life skills. The next time you have some downtime, learn something new! What could you learn today?
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