Useful quarantine: 50 online resources with various free courses
Hundreds of educational sites have opened free access to training courses. In three weeks you can master a lot - from new hobbies to coding, sorcery and magic. Edition iPhones.RU has collected many free platforms for learning and entertainment.
Enter the IT World
Quarantine was least affected by IT specialists: both psychologically and financially. If you want to change your profession and be able to work remotely, not only during the epidemic, here you are:
- Courses и intense GeekBrains - Python, Java, Swift, website and application development, as well as product management, web design and Facebook advertising;
- Bang bang education - all 46 courses are available free of charge until April 16, topics - from design to development for Arduino;
- Netology - courses and classes, development, SMM, even preparation for exams Google Ads and Yandex. Direct. A month of free access using the STAYHOME code;
- Microsoft Official Courses - from a beginner to a solution architect, with tests, most are available for free;
- Microsoft Product Learning Videos in Russian - from Channel19;
- Yandex Academy - lectures, meetings and workshops, breakdown by topics, videos on YouTube;
- Loft Blog - video lessons that will definitely help determine the direction in IT and not only;
- Stepik - courses with an interactive platform, tasks and tests, a lot of practice. Some courses are available for free;
- SkillBox - online master classes are available for free after registration and repost;
- Programming Courses for Beginners from Otus - will help you understand whether you need it or not;
- Codeacademy - free entry-level courses, a good selection of languages - there are even R and Go;
- HTML Academy - web development, entry-level courses are available for free;
- Large selection of Data Science courses from Dataquest - part is available free of charge after registration;
- Big Data Analytics from DataMonkey with emphasis on SQL;
- Website development on Tilda from Contented - the course was opened for everyone at the time of quarantine.
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And a little more clean practice:
- CodinGame - big tasks, fast “fights” with interesting tasks, challenges and tournaments. Only practice and a good selection of programming languages;
- Leetcode - many free tasks that happen during interviews, code validation, comparison with other solutions in terms of execution speed and resource consumption;
- Hackerrank - a huge selection of tasks, complexity - from initial to high, including those that go beyond the programs of courses and universities;
- HTML simulator from SkillFactory - master the layout and take the first step in the front end.
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- Puzzle English - English according to Ticher’s method, from Beginner to Intermediate, for most interviews this is enough;
- LinguaLeo и DuoLingo - free online portals and mobile applications for learning in a playful way;
- Busuu - the language platform is available for free at the time of quarantine, scheduled courses for children and adolescents. Not only English, but also Spanish, Chinese and French;
- Lingust - audio lessons, grammar, business English, Pimsler method for pros from the FSB and the CIA;
- TED - short motivating and simply interesting speeches of speakers from around the world, a selection with Russian subtitles;
- Lang8 - communities of native speakers will help, prompt, correct the post;
- Math english from HSE;
- English lessons from the BBC - if difficult, you can always turn on subtitles;
- Rachel's English - short videos, everyday situations, American English;
- English with Jennifer - dialogues, grammar, increase vocabulary in simple and understandable videos;
- English per minute - video from Voice of America;
- Memrise - a platform that will help new learn words on flashcards online.
Improve your or someone else's business
Quarantine = crisis. People in a remote place, some of the companies “go into hibernation”, the travel industry is curtailed due to closed borders. And they buy less - if you, of course, do not sell essential goods.
But something can be done, and it will come in handy for the future:
- Course “Text and Money” Maxim Ilyakhov - 53 lessons in audio recordings;
- Free Webinars on Marketing, Advertising and SMMas well as courses for beginners from Cybermarketing;
- Vector - courses on how to improve an existing business or open a new one;
- SEO, SMM and PPC courses from the portal "Topekspert".
- Moscow School of Management Skolkovo - training from practitioners in short lectures on YouTube;
- Business environment - 2-minute videos with life hacks of successful entrepreneurs;
- Brand Marketing Course from Andrey Fedoriv - how to create and develop your own brand, a series of videos on YouTube;
- Blogging for Business - the $ 800 Ahrefs Academy English language course has temporarily become free;
- Beginner's Investment Course from the Tinkoff Journal.
And two useful courses on remote work:
- Remote Management and Employee Management Course from Sberbank;
- A series of webinars from the publishing house “MIF” about how to survive and not go crazy on a distance.
Go headlong into science
- ScienceVideoLab - video about scientific theories, facts and myths;
- Gutenberg's Smoking Room - boring scientific lectures;
- Stubborn Paleontologist - how dinosaurs lived and why they are actually not as cool as it might seem;
- Channel with excellent chemistry lectures - there is about dry ice, and about unusual experiments;
- Video of the journal “Science and Life” - just a return to childhood.
Become more cultured
- Arzamas - courses on the history of Russia and the world, literature, art, anthropology. And also cool special projects, for example, “Russian language from "Goy Yes" to "Lol Kek"";
- Art History Course from “Synchronization” - learn to distinguish Monet from Manet and not only;
- Hermitage Academy - official courses of the Hermitage;
- Pushkin Academy - course on the history of art;
- PostScience - courses of various subjects, but with a scientific bias: from the work of the brain to quantum theory;
- Open university - courses on history, sociology, political science, culture;
- Theory and practice - modern knowledge in all areas of science and art;
- Total dictation - Russian language lessons, detailed analysis. There is also a course on the history of Russian spelling “Mouse is cropping";
- We - video lectures on world culture and history;
Learn new hobbies
- 4Brain - a selection of courses for the development of the brain and body: from speed reading to self-defense. Free texts, books and articles are available;
- SkillShare - creative courses, from professional photography to design and interiors. Two months of free access are provided;
- Exploring the city in creative ways - keeping a distance to avoid infection;
- Hogwarts Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry - Yes, yes, and “Protection from the Dark Arts.”
- Oli vince - One of the most enjoyable courses in watercolor and coffee;
- DrawWithJazza - boring drawing with unusual materials and technologies;
- Boring sound - Theory and practice of music in an adequate modern format;
- Piano training - even if you don’t have a piano;
- Headspace - three months of free access to the meditation service;
- Guides about everything - From starting a startup to switching to vegetarianism. In English.
Bonus: free courses from the best universities and not only
- Open education - 503 courses of leading Russian universities;
- HSE Courses - classic programs in all major areas;
- SPbU courses - Actual programs from the first university of the country;
- Lectures by scientists of Moscow State University - courses for a variety of specialties;
- Lectures of MSTU Bauman - classic IT education and current technology;
- 630 free courses from leading Russian universities on platforms like Coursera. Some are available only to students; a letter from the dean’s office or other documents will be required;
- 450 Ivy League University Free Courses - feel like a student at Harvard or Princeton;
- Courses of the State Institute of the Russian Language Pushkin - not only about the language;
- Lecture Hall - MIPT online learning platform;
- National Open University “Intuit” - IT education, retraining, advanced training;
- Universarium - open platform for online learning, courses from leading universities of the Russian Federation;
- Lecture Hall - educational project for boring learning;
- Egor Gaidar Open University - video courses, emphasis on economics and humanities;
- Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics - 68 cool courses in IT, biotechnology, optical systems, instrument engineering;
- Huge table with free courses of leading world universities - Harvard, Stanford, Yale and not only, regularly updated.
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