Stave off cabin fever with these online resources
At some point, we're bound to get tired of scrolling through one heated thread after another and procrastinating—albeit a reprieve from the daily grind in the not-so-new normal. Still, there are better ways to make use of the time we have holed up at home. This indefinite period of collective lull has some advantages like having the ability to learn new skills and revisit hobbies we've set aside. A steadfast routine brings about a sense of normalcy benefiting one's mental health.
Running out of ways to maximize this stretch? Here are creative online classes to stave off cabin fever. Best of all, most of these MasterClass substitutes are free!
It's crucial to learn as much as we can about the Novel Coronavirus to make informed choices because lives are literally at stake. For both healthcare professionals and the common folk, “COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus” and “Managing COVID-19 in General Practice” from The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are among the short courses available through FutureLearn.
Learn without limits with Coursera, making transformative learning accessible, inclusive and impactful. Complete degrees online and build skills with the help of 200+ world-class, leading universities (Stanford, Penn) and companies (Google, Amazon). There's everything from learning about The Science of Well-Being, Excel Skills for Business and even Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life.
Explore creativity at your own pace and grow with a community with Skillshare, an endless black hole of multidisciplinary practices. Indulge in classes like “Drawing as Self Discovery” with illustrator Mari Andrew, “Fundamentals of DSLR Photography” with fashion and lifestyle photographer Justin Bridges and “Mastering Illustrator” with design studio DKNG Studios. Discover what fascinates you by signing up here.
Keep your brain engaged with these courses from Ivy League universities through Class Central. The online platform helps you filter out classes from all over the web. Choose from topics like “Modern and Contemporary Poetry” from University of Pennsylvania, “Introduction to Classical Music” from Yale University and “Exposing Digital Photography” from Harvard University. Make informed online learning decisions here.
Have a few hours to spare in a week? Creative Live is the go-to for millions of creatives seeking out practical inspiration through on-the go learning. Explore virtual classes like “How to Make a Living Selling What You Make” and “Workflow, Time Management and Productivity for Creatives.” One class can change everything, sign up now.
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Did we mention that BTS is also teaching Korean lessons online? Explore the creative possibilities and have full access to these online learning platforms. The time to start is now.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver