Staying ahead with market trends and constant up-gradation of skills and knowledge is what is required as a successful tutor. With the world on a digital platform both professionals and students are opting for online learning. In the competitive world, the more skills you have, higher are your chances of scoring a good opportunity. Here are some tips to help you choose an online course:
1. Identify what you want to learn
Ask yourself some honest questions – What is it that you need to stay abreast with the market ? Will this skill satisfy your requirement ? Does this skill assist you in job progression? Once you answer these questions, you will know exactly what new skills you need to learn to improve yourself and add value to your professional capabilities.
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2. Determine the way that suits you
Some prefer watching videos; others like reading and few like just listening to the context. And there are different ways in which the courses are delivered like – recorded videos, live webinar, microlearning, etc. You need to determine which way of learning you enjoyed the most, and which ones were a waste of time for you, before you sign up for any course.
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3. Establish how much time you have to learn.
Decide on how you will manage your job and studies together. Make sure that you have enough time to complete the course fully, there is no point in just signing up for a course and you have no time to finish it. Few online courses often don’t have any deadline to complete them. But still make it a point to complete the course fully within a specified time limit.
4. Take some time to read the course descriptions carefully.
Make sure you understand what the course is about, syllabus and how it will benefit you. Read the review and the testimonials of the coach. Watch the preview videos to check whether the language used by the coach is understandable to you. And verify few other coaches who offer the same course and their reviews. Courses with industry-relevant content and an advanced learning platform helps you to interact live with your faculty, which are more effective for working professionals.
5. Calculate how much you have to invest.
Every course comes with a cost and a major factor to look into before signing up. Do the calculation on how much you will be able to invest in the course. Few online courses are available for free also for you to give a try, to test on the quality of the contents, before going for a paid one.
6. Check the Institution’s Credibility
Online learning platforms having affiliations with reputed Private Indian and International Institutions/ Universities for certifications is of prime importance, which adds value to your profile.
7. Top Digital Learning Platforms
Skillshare offers a varied collection of courses to enhance your creative side, as well as enrich your business goals.
Merging the latest technology, pedagogy, and services, upGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere.
Udemy also offers a great mix of expert resources on the latest e-learning trends, including e-books, webinars, videos, infographics, and case studies that will benefit you.
Coursera provides universal access,partnering with top universities and organizations to offer online courses.
LinkedIn Learning :
If you are looking to improve your professional development skills, LinkedIn Learning is an excellent place to start.
Whatever it is, there are plenty of platforms which offer you the courses you require. I hope these tips help you choose your course wisely.