Free Courses Alert! These are my top picks for free courses for you to explore, whether you are a student, a working professional, faculty or educator or seeking to return to the workforce.
1. Did you know that the Government of India through it’s SWAYAM (https://swayam.gov.in/) initiative (started 2020) is offering free courses on a wide range of subjects – Physics, Accounting, Animation, Nutrition, Apparel Designing, Applied Linguistics, Coding, Game Theory and many more.Best is that these are instructor led courses and the instructors are some of our country’s finest at premier institutes. There is an option of a proctored offline exam at a nominal fee of Rs. 1000/-.
2. Inbound Marketing Course with free certification – HubspotAcademy
3. Learn basic HTML from home – Codeacademy
4. Free software development courses – FreeCodeCamp
5. Basic digital fluency courses on IoT, Big Data, Machine Learning etc – Infosys Springboard for students and those seeking to return to workforce after a long gap.
6. A course on starting your own business – FutureLearn
7. A certified course on social media strategy – Alison
8. Analysing and visualising data with Excel – edX (University of Columbia)
9. Free search engine optimisation certificate – SemrushAcademy
10. Free courses on a wide range of topics including entry level certifications from Google – Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/courses?query=Free%20certificate%20courses&=)
11. AWS Cloud Essentials Course https://explore.skillbuilder.aws/learn/course/external/view/elearning/134/aws-cloud-practitioner-essentials?trk=8cf60505-fce7-4c6d-989a-0a317428e65d~ha_awssm-6910_tnc&sc_icampaign=aware_digitaltraining_cloudpract_freev1_tnc_global_traincert_100-dl&sc_ichannel=ha&sc_icontent=awssm-6910_tnc&sc_iplace=2up