Be a lifelong learner! Lifelong learning is about creating. developing and maintaining a positive attitude to learning both for personal and professional development.
It’s a rewarding experience and it gives you countless privileges and options.If you are a self-learner the best thing you can do is put the learning into action in a practical way.
One of the most important skill to a self learner is to be comfortable with the uncertainty of not knowing how to solve a problem, then going out and finding the answer on your own by building or doing whatever you are trying to achieve.
Does these resonate with you?
I have a fairly simple objective: I want to go to bed each night smarter than when I woke up. I also want to live a meaningful life and become a better person.
I’m not smart enough to figure out everything myself, so I try to master the best of what other people have already figured out. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
The best way to do this is to read a lot. And so I make friends with the eminent dead. Along the way I write about what I’m learning. I’d encourage you to look around and decide for yourself if this is something that interests you.
There are multiple sites that provides online course on various courses but there are few sites that gives courses that cover the topics in details. There are certain that provides courses that could be self-taught.
The best thing about these sites is that they also provide online technical and non-technical support where necessary during and after the course. They also provide certificate on completion of the course.
There are quite a few sites from where you can learn a ton of things:
- MIT open courseware:
- Stanford open courseware:
- Youtube has lots of lectures, but you have to search a little harder, with targeted search.
- Code Academy:
- Stack overflow:
- Tutorials point:
- itself !
- Harvard Business review:
- Nature Magazine:
- Science Magazine:
- Management lessons:
- CEO Express: created by a busy executive.
- Khan Academy:
The MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – Coursera, EdX, Udemy, etc, are paving the way for 21st century free, ubiquitous learning online.
The present and future promises informal learning using ICT media where individuals set up their own Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and traditional, formal learning boundaries of space and time are overcome.
This is the reason that major universities globally are investing more in MOOCs, which are a relatively new phenomenon since 2012.
A major global challenge is to seek to provide learning opportunities that most take for granted to those in impoverished, underdeveloped or less fortunate situations .i.e. the cause of social justice.
So, when enjoying the free learning opportunities detailed in this article, please think about those less privileged and how conditions may be improved to introduce and expand their learning opportunities.
Start investing in yourself!
Do you know of any other sites that offers free business education for a self learner which I didn’t add to this list? Let’s interact at the comment section.
The Editorial Staff at Ideas Plus Business is team of brand strategist, digital marketers, entrepreneurs and consultants led by Adeyemi Adetilewa.