eLearning has really exploded and continues to grow at accelerated rates. It is great for people at home who want to learn new skills, how to do their own repairs, general curiosity and opens up big opportunities for developing countries as well. The number one search term on YouTube is “How To”. We are seeing a rise in learning tools, learning management systems (LMS), authoring tools, content development products and services, and other systems particular to this huge industry.
- You can subscribe to YouTube Red at $10/mo to have no ads displayed or just ignore them like everyone else.
- Instructables has many interesting projects you can follow at no charge.
- Lynda has been around for many years and offers unlimited access to everything for $20/mo with a large variety of topics.
- uDemy has a large repertoire of courses available from $9 to $300.
The latest amazing site I discovered is MasterClass. These are courses being taught by well known actors and professionally developed Hollywood-style. Learn from people like Steve Martin, Christina Aguilera, Deadmau5, Hans Zimmer, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Spacey, and many more. You can learn about Filmmaking, Film Scoring, Music Production, Tennis, Cooking, Jazz, and Chess. Each course is $100 for lifetime access. The trailers alone for each course are worth watching.
The information age has everything at our fingertips (literally), accessible using your smartphone.