During quarantine, it’s gotten pretty difficult to find new things to do. Maybe it’s learning a new skill like cooking or playing guitar, but there’s only so many options on the table since many can’t leave their homes. However, many companies and websites are making more things available to the public to aid the constant boredom. Netflix released more titles as well as a software called Netflix Party, YouTube has made many of their titles free, and more.
But now with online school being over with, and summer quarantine beginning, some people want another platform to learn on. A multitude of different online education sites and colleges are making their classes free to the public with no credit exchange. The whole point is to have something productive to fill up your time. However, a very amazing opportunity has come up for class taking that every student should be aware of: Ivy League classes are now available, for free, everywhere. Here are some resources you can use to learn more or to even take a class!
The first domain is Class Central, which has a variety of MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. There are many opportunities presented on their website. One way to find courses is the fast links at the bottom of the page. Here, you can find a specific Ivy League course listed, as well as certificate-courses, a list of their most popular courses, and their writing courses. The CEO of Class Central, Dhawal Shah, made an article listing 450 said courses, all Ivy League, on his site that you can refer to for even more resources.
Another platform is edX. Towards the top of their site, there’s an area where you can scroll through and find whatever school’s courses you’d be interested in. This is where you can specifically look at an Ivy League’s course and see what you like.
Last but not least, there’s have Coursera. This is probably the most popular site out of the other options listed. Coursera doesn’t advertise Ivy League classes, but they have a multitude of useful classes from different colleges and other organizations. Scroll down to the fast links again because that’s where you’ll find the classes you might be looking for.
Overall, all these platforms and more could be put to good use with the majority of the population’s newfound time. It may not seem like it, but it’s very important to make the most out of this experience, and learn as much as you can from it. Ivy League level classes is definitely a good step in the right direction!