Free Online Courses You Can Take During The Lockdown

During the time when the government is taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many of us are either temporarily working from home or not working at all. While this can be frustrating for many reasons, you can also use the lockdown to learn new skills and improve your job prospects in the future. Here are 5 best education opportunities you can take right now.

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1. Skillshare

Skillshare is a popular online platform that offers a variety of courses with an emphasis on creativity. With Skillshare, you can improve your drawing and photography skills or learn how to be a web developer, UX/UI designer, or choose from numerous other courses.


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Normally, the courses on Skillshare are available on a paid basis, but during the quarantine, you can get 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free – all you need to do is sign up for the service and choose the course you want to master.

2. Nikon

If you have always wanted to brush up on your photography skills and maybe even go from an amateur to a professional photographer and turn your hobby into your new job, now is a great time to do it with a free course from Nikon.

To support millions of people living through the lockdown, Nikon has made all of its online classes available for free. Now you can learn the basics of photography and get specific photography tips – for example, how to photograph children and pets.

3. Moz

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is already a very busy industry, and it will become even more vital after the lockdown, when business owners will try to get their clients back. You can help them by becoming a skilled SEO professional with Moz.


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Moz, a popular online SEO platform, specializes not only in providing SEO services to companies, but also in educating future SEO experts. During the quarantine, you can access a variety of Moz courses and tutorials for free.

4. LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning, which was previously known as Lynda, is an educational platform that was purchased and rebranded by LinkedIn in 2015. Some LinkedIn Learning courses are available on a paid subscription, but you can also access many of them for free.

There are thousands of courses and tutorials offered by LinkedIn Learning, but given that LinkedIn is a platform for professionals, you will probably find its job search, management, and entrepreneurship courses to be the most useful ones.

5. Yale

Yale is one of the most acclaimed universities in the world, which is why the fact that one of their most popular courses is now available for free feels so special. This course will probably not make a difference in your job prospects, but it can make a difference in your life.


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We are talking about the course called The Science of Well-Being, which is also often called the course on happiness. This course deals with everything concerning the notion of happiness, including how our expectations affect our lives. If you take this course, there is a good chance you will come out of the lockdown happier than you were before!

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 3-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!