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Posted on May 5th, 2020

Free For All – May: Either Educate (Or Let Yourself Break)

Quarantine is make or break for many of us… Which will it be for you? Hopefully it is make, as you can choose to take advantage of your free time by learning something new! Many college courses and software licenses are now being offered for free online as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. So we figured we’d save you some time by finding some of the best free classes and software deals out there.

Several universities (even the Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale) have agreed to offer a range of different courses and certificates online as a result of school closures. A list of courses (only Ivy League) was made here, with many of them being provided by online academies such as Coursera, Class Central and EdX. On the Coursera Blog, you can search for courses by subject, and some even include free certificates as part of the promotion. Many universities have their own portals with access to MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), a robust list of these courses can be found here. This blog post from Class Central provides a list of some of the best ranked online courses, and they also have a constantly-updated post with links to free courses offered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are looking to learn or test out some new software, now is a great time! From Adobe to Zoom, various companies are offering extended trials or special services, especially if you are a student or worker impacted by the virus. Forbes complied this list of free software on March 19th. And for a more recent list, check out this post from THE Journal.

We understand that this is a stressful time for many people, and for that reason we encourage everyone to check up on the people they are close to. Enjoy this opportunity to reconnect with family and take advantage of your time by learning something new.

Jake Zatz
Social Media Guru

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