Top 10 services for self-education while being in quarantine

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24 March 2020
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COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the world, and people actively take measures to contain the pandemic. So, many workers switched to remote work, vacations for schoolchildren are extended, students study online. In addition, the authorities canceled mass events, quarantined public places such as cinema, theaters and libraries. People are called to stay at home to stop the spread of the virus.

In this regard, we have compiled for you a selection of educational resources that will help you not to be bored at home in self-isolation and develop your intellectual abilities. We share our top 10 websites where you can spend your time usefully.

1. Educational platform Coursera

Coursera provided access to courses for partner universities until July 31. If a higher education institution is already registered in the service, its students can join all educational programs for free.

2. Online courses provider edX

One more popular platform edX created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University offers free access to more than 2000 courses in approximately 30 areas, from architecture to languages and business – you just have to register.

3. Educational media OpenCulture

OpenCulture portal offers 1,500 free online courses from leading world universities – Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and others. Audio and video courses on history, philosophy, literature, physics, biology, psychology, and computer science can be downloaded directly to your computer.  

4. Ivy League courses

The most prestigious colleges in the world that make part of Ivy League also contribute into remote education. All universities now offer free online lectures across multiple online course platform. Here you’ll find something interesting from computer science, programming, business, art and design, social sciences, medicine and much more.

5. Educational resource Scholastic 

As school closures increase worldwide, Scholastic website has created a free digital learning hub designed to support virtual learning plans: "Scholastic Learn At Home" allows open access for kids and students to daily learning.

6. Online library JSTOR

JSTOR, an e-library of more than 6,000 books and 150 magazines, is now working with publishers to make a larger set of content available to students from across the globe for free.

7. Online conference portal TED

This list would be non-exhaustive without TED lectures. TED‐​Ed offers a free suite of high‐​quality videos on a variety of topics for learners of all ages. Just sign up and enjoy!

8. Educational website Lynda

An online learning resource Lyn​da offers a range of free courses of digital marketing, graphic design, management and programming. Free access is available for a month.

9. Programming school Codecademy

Great option for coding-lovers! Codecademy opens free access to basic lessons of different programming languages, web-development, design, and data science, with the option to pay for more advanced courses.

10. IQeon gaming platform

IQeon team also suggests you to broaden horizons and increase the level of erudition playing intellectual Quiz game. It contains questions on history, geography, literature, exact sciences, technology, cinema, games and crypto sphere. But don’t think that the questions will be easy. In addition to the school program, you will come across general knowledge questions. For example, do you know what movie received Oscar award in 1992? Or which animal is traditionally the first who should enter new house? If not, then be sure to find out answers in Quiz!

Stay at home and learn with IQeon!


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