By Sammy Lowdermilk
Many of us continually look for ways to grow through learning new things, new skills. There are numerous opportunities throughout our community to take classes or seek additional certifications or degrees. However, our schedules don't always allow for these classes, and, quite frankly, sometimes we simply want to know how to do something. Online resources allow us to seek new skills, new knowledge, on our own schedules and at our own pace. Below I've compiled a few places to start your continued-learning journey.
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Interested in learning Microsoft Office? Social media? Career planning? Graphic design? GCFLearnfree covers a bit of everything. It's the perfect place for an eager learner to start. The site utilizes online videos, tutorials and interactive gaming to help you learn about over 180 topics.
Finances can be difficult, and finding ways to learn about finances can be even more difficult. It's never easy to admit our ignorance about money, so this online tool can be extremely helpful, not only to increase your awareness of your finances, but learning the right additional questions to ask. Money As You Grow is a financial learning tool for people of all ages.
Knowing multiple languages is such an invaluable asset in today's world. Duolingo gives you access to learn over 30 different languages through their interactive, online learning platform. The site also allows you to learn at your own pace. It's free, so dive right in.
Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy tackles math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
G Suite Learning Center: This is the best place to start for learning about Google Suite apps. Interested in Google Docs? Hangouts? Google Sheets? This is the resource you need.
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