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Tech Tips: Top Tools For Acquiring Digital Skills

 

Yes, 2020 has been that year that may have set us back many paces but the internet was the one shining light in all the darkness the year gave. This year we optimized the digital space like never before and even if you may have come up short this year, the internet gives us all an opportunity for improvement and advancement.


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So here are five websites that offer you an opportunity to learn new skills.

Google/YouTube

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These two are in the same category as they are practically In the same family of applications and are aligned too. You would be surprised at what a simple search will do for you.

Udemy

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You would probably have come across this site on Google Ads before. Udemy is a university for a thousand times less the cost. You can literally learn anything on there. If you are not as price-sensitive as the rest of us, the investment is worth the splurge, I promise you.


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Coursera

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This is the competition as far as Udemy goes. They offer courses to individuals, businesses, schools (universities) and even governments, nowadays. You get in free then you begin paying a weekly subscription fee.

Lynda.com

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American Library Association

This is another digital tool for skill acquisition that is also subscription-based.

Skillshare

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Skillshare

This is by far the most pocket friendly proposition on the list. You get the first two months free and you get tutored by people who like you had to learn from scratch. The big value proposition here is the community experience that makes learning all that much more fun. The opportunity to interact with fellow learners is priceless as well as unique. I personally recommend it.

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Some call me David. Others, Emerie. Others, (unfortunate fellows) Biggie. I like to think that I have sense and that is why I write too. Otherwise, I draw and paint and sing (in the bathroom) and love to make people laugh. I love to understand how things work and that’s why I love DIY videos and YouTube of course. Follow me on Twitter @EmerieOkwara

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