Do you have a passion for something but you don’t know how to pursue it? Are you curious about a subject, struggling in class and need a little extra help, or need to become proficient in a particular area for your work?
You may not know it, but you have everything you need to get a quality education right at your fingertips. Technology has made it easy to get access to tons of information in many different mediums — and it’s all free for you to obtain.
Below are three examples of great resources for students of all ages.
1. Expand your knowledge with Khan Academy
If you’re looking to master anything, from basic finance to art history to calculus, Khan Academy may have what you need. Their mission is to make education available to everyone, and their library of free videos is constantly growing.
As long as you have the interest and an Internet connection, you can download and view countless hours of information that’s comprehensive and on a par with the kind of education you would get in an actual classroom.
2. Connect with teachers and students from anywhere in the world
Distance learning tools are quickly finding their way into the classroom, and not just in colleges but in high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools.
From using a service like Canvas to check next week’s assignment, to having a Skype call with a classroom on another continent, distance learning tools let people connect and learn from each other in real time, no matter where they are in the world.
3. Learn how to use software with training videos
You’ll find that many companies have tried to combine several different jobs into one position to save money. As a result you could have trouble finding a job that you should be generally qualified for, because you lack experience with a particular type of software.
Any time you’re able to get trained in a new program, you should take the opportunity. But don’t sit around waiting for businesses to give you the chance. Take learning into your own hands with online videos.
You can find training videos in just about any area of technology for any skill level, whether you’re just starting out or trying to expand your current knowledge.