Top 5 Online Platforms to Learn Various Skills

Education is imparted in various ways. Before Covid-19, people used to study in coaching classes, schools, offices, colleges, etc. But after Covid-19, the learning pattern has changed drastically. Everything has shifted to an online mode of learning. Schools, colleges, and coaching classes are held online. People are working from home. In such times, there is a huge advantage to make the best use of time and learn skills. Below are the top five platforms which can prove very helpful to acquire new skills:


1. Udemy

Udemy is an online educational platform for learning a variety of skills. Udemy Inc. is an American massive open online course provider aimed at professional adults and students. It was founded in May 2010  by Eren Bali, Gagan Biyani, and Oktay Calgar.  The platform has more than 40 million students, 155,000 courses, and 70,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages.

Courses include video lectures, notes, assignments, etc. There are a variety of courses which include programming languages, website development, android development, environmental science courses, English speaking, and much more. You get a recognized certificate at the end of completing the course. All you need to do is visit the website, make an account and start learning. There are paid courses and well free ones. Paid courses generally have high ratings and are quality-oriented. The price of paid courses is not high. They are affordable.

2. Coursera

Coursera Inc. is an American massive open online course provider founded in 2012by Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Coursera works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, certificates, and degrees in a variety of subjects.
It has paid as well free courses. There are a variety of courses available to learn from. Login through an educational Email ID fetches more benefits. You also get a recognized certificate at the end of completing the course.

3. Unacademy App

Unacademy is an Indian educational technology company, based in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Originally created as a Youtube channel in 2010 by Gaurav Munjal, the company was founded in 2015 by Munjal, Roman Saini, and Hemesh Singh. Unacademy is one of the most trending platform in online education.
Unacademy has 2 sides, one which is free and the other one is paid. It has courses for various exams like IIT-JEE, NEET, Olympiads, MPSC, UPSC, etc. It also has courses in programming and personality development. Paid courses are affordable and have more features than free ones.

4. edX

edX is an American massive open online course provider created by Harvard and MIT. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including some courses at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.
edX has mostly got all free courses but its certificate is paid one. So if you want a certificate after completing a course, you need to pay for it. The certificate holds a high value and is recognized. The only drawback is the amount to be paid to get the certificate s high. Through this platform, one can learn various skills. 

5. Youtube

Youtube is one of the most easily accessible platforms for everyone who uses the internet. It is an American online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google. It was launched in February 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. 
Anything you can think to learn is available on Youtube. Youtube is a free platform to learn various skills. You just have to search the topic in the search bar and you will get many options available. Just choose the appropriate video and start learning. One drawback is that you don't get a certificate after learning something because it is basically a video-sharing platform and people share content through their videos.