Best E-learning Websites You Should Know About

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Internet is growing rapidly and proving itself more and more assistive, with every passing hour. Since the Internet is so enormous, we understand how finicky it becomes to filter down the information you need. So, to buy you some extra time for studying, here we are with some of the best e-learning websites that you should definitely visit. 

1. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization started in 2008 by Salman Khan(also known by the name Sal Khan) with a mission to provide free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. The courses offered by Khan Academy include Mathematics, Science, Computer Programming, Arts & Humanities, Economics & Finance, etc. Moreover, you need not worry even if English isn't your native language, because this platform offers courses in other languages as well, like Hindi, Spanish, etc. Since it is a non-profit organization, the funding is mostly done by various philanthropists across the world. Besides this, Khan Academy has a channel on Youtube with 4.9 million subscribers.

2. Coursera

Coursera is another e-learning platform founded by Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller which offers Massive Open Online Courses(MOOC). Prior to working in Coursera, both served as professors at Stanford. The length of the courses ranges from 4-10 weeks, and the courses are self-paced, so put your worries aside if you are occupied with anything else during a week. Coursera offers courses in medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, computer science, etc. 

By June 2018, Coursera offered more than 2,400 courses to its 33 million registered users. The certification at Coursera for a single course will cost you around $49, but it's totally fine if you don't mind getting any certificate, cause you can easily audit any course to get the course content for free. Machine Learning is one of the best courses available on the platform with a spectacular rating of (4.9/5)* by 103,013 students, taught by Andrew Ng himself.

3. Udacity

Udacity is a for-profit platform founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky. Unlike Coursera & edX, the courses provided on Udacity are not offered by Universities, but they are curated for professionals instead of just students. Udacity provides numerous Nano Degree courses in diverse fields like Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Data Science, etc. 

Since the courses are very detailed, so they come with a price tag of $200 per month, which most would consider costly. But, glancing at the reviews you'll find out that most people have successfully switched their career with the assistance of these courses. The extra perks include the mentor you get and the doubts which are resolved rapidly.

4. edX

edX is a platform similar to Coursera offering Massive Open Online Courses(MOOC). edX was created by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the year 2012 and since then it has attracted over 14 million students to its 1800 online courses. While you can get most of the course content for free, but there are some services like graded assignments or getting an instructor, for which you need to pay. edX also offers advanced courses like Master's Degree, MicroMaster Programs, Xseries, Professional Certification, which all come with a price tag.

5. Udemy

Udemy is a platform to bring instructors and students under the same roof. Here, you can choose from 100,000 available courses according to your needs at a very affordable price ranging from $10 to $20. Udemy is for technical people who want to brush up their skills or for a new student who wants to get his/her hands on any new topic. Further, if you love teaching and want to earn extra money then you can design a course which you are an expert at. Writing this article, I'm halfway through the Web Development course on Udemy and I can easily recommend it to anyone without a second thought.

6. Crash Course

Crash Course is another e-learning website which offers various school and college-level courses founded by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green. You can choose among the 22 full-length fast-paced courses, without paying a single penny and don't judge them with the number of courses they offer, because their youtube channel has over 9.5 million subscribers and more than 1 billion views on their videos.

Now you are well equipped to boost your skill set and learn anything you like with these E-learning platforms. Now it's up to you to make the most of the resources at your disposal

- Sachin Kumar 

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