The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about the need for young people to acquire skills that will help them succeed in the post-COVID world.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the world has changed. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that one in six people are now out of work due to the pandemic. With the rate at which economic activity has been impacted, more young people are turning to digital technology.
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Digital platforms are providing opportunities for students to engage in online learning and workers to acquire new skills, hone their already existing ones, and get new certifications.
The courses provided on these platforms are regularly updated according to industry/academic standards. Many of them have been endorsed and accredited by governments and enterprises worldwide.
If you’re a student looking to continue with your academic pursuits or a worker looking to expand your skillset to thrive in the post-COVID world, here are 4 online learning platforms to visit.
Launched in March by Sim Shagaya, former CEO of Konga, uLesson is a Nigerian mobile learning platform for Secondary school students. The platform can be downloaded on Google Playstore or visited through the website uLesson.com.
uLesson provides students with the entire Senior Secondary Science curriculum – Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Students can learn any of these subjects by watching a succession of highly-engaging short videos and taking short quizzes. In addition to comprehensive lessons, uLesson provides past questions of national board exams such as WAEC, JAMB, and NECO.
To gain full access to the content on the app, students can either pay a subscription fee of N15,500 for one term or the N29,500 subscription plan for one academic year (Three Terms).
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Skillshare is an online learning community for people looking to acquire new skills. With more than 26,000 (2000 being free) courses on the platform, users have access to a variety of courses in different fields, including Digital Marketing, Photography, Design, and more.
Skillshare ensures quality content by working with notable instructors such as Seth Godwin (entrepreneurship), Jessica Hische (lettering), Young Guru (audio mixing and recording), and Gary Vaynerchuk (social media strategy), among others.
You can get started with Skillshare on a 2-month free trial. After the free trial, you can then opt for their monthly subscription for $15/month or their annual subscription for $99 billed yearly.
edX is an online education platform, a massive open online course platform, offering university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to students around the world. edX also offers low-level courses known as micro-credentials.
All edX courses are free to audit for a limited period. But if you want unlimited access and want to earn a certificate, you have to pay a subscription fee.
If you want a certificate but cannot afford the full subscription fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Khan Academy hosts educational content for students of all levels of education. It provides short videos on subjects covered in school from kindergarten to high school level.
The platform is free and highly recommended for students preparing for standardised tests, including the SAT, MCAT, and LSAT.
You can gain access to Khan Academy content on their website or through their mobile app.
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