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FREE LEARNING Courses due to COVID-19

FREE LEARNING Courses due to COVID-19

2020/04/18

As coronavirus spread, universities started launching free online courses about the pandemic. You can find the full course list here and a selection of courses below.

Coursera

  • [Added: April 8 – Expires: May 31] 85 Free Certificate Online Courses: Includes certificate courses from universities such as Duke, Caltech, and Georgia Tech. These normally cost about $50 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Udacity

  • [Added: April 15 – Expires: May 1] 1-Month Free Nanodegree: Includes programs in AI, programming, and autonomous systems. These normally cost $400 per month each. Requires signing up with credit card or Paypal, so don’t forget to cancel in time. Unfortunately only valid in the North America and Europe.
  • [Added: April 15 – Expires: April 30] 10,000 Cloud Scholarships: May lead to a free spot in Udacity’s upcoming Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree. Although not related to the pandemic, applications happen to be currently open.

FutureLearn

  • [Added: April 8] 50+ Free Certificate Courses: Includes courses from institutions such as King’s College, University of Edinburgh, and Monash University. These certificates normally cost $30 to $85 each. Requires simple sign-up.
  • [Added: April 19 – Expires: June 30] 16 Free Certificate Courses: Includes a wide variety of certificate courses from Australian universities. These certificates normally cost $30 to $85 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Penn State

  • [Added: April 18 – Expires: April 30] 55 Free Online Courses: Includes courses about wildlife, farming practices, and business. Requires simple sign-up.

Pluralsight

  • [Added: April 8 – Expires: April 30] 7,000+ Free Tech Online Courses: Includes courses in programming, machine learning, and cybersecurity. A subscription normally costs $29 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Skillshare

  • [Added: April 8] 2-Month Free Trial: Includes 2,000+ online courses in tech, business, and art. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires signing up with credit card or Paypal, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

Udemy

  • [Added: April 8] 700+ Free Online Courses: Includes courses in tech, leadership, and language. Requires simple sign-up.

JetBrains

  • [Added: April 18] 150+ Hours of Free Courses: Includes tracks for learning Java, Kotlin, Python, and web development. Requires simple sign-up. Although not related to the pandemic, the platform happens to temporarily be in free early access.

XYZ Coding

  • [Added: April 19] 1-Month Free Trial: Includes courses to become a full-stack developer by learning about front-end, databases, Python, and Django. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires signing up with credit card, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

SAS

  • [Added: April 19] 1-Month Free Data Science Courses: Includes programs in AI and machine learning, data curation, and advanced analytics. These normally cost $1295 per year each. Requires simple sign-up.

Coding Blocks

App Brewery

  • [Added: April 18 – Expires: July 8] 10+ Hours Free App Develpment Course: Covers app development in Flutter using the Dart programming language. The course normally costs $12. Requires simple sign-up.

SolidSail

  • [Added: April 18 – Expires: April 24] 3-Hour Free React Course: Covers React development through a project-based approach. The course normally costs $199. Requires simple sign-up.

Nikon

  • [Added: April 8 – Expires: April 30] 10 Free Photography Short Online Courses: Includes courses on photography fundamentals from domain experts. These normally costs about $40 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Scribd

  • [Added: April 15 – Expires: April 30] 1-Month Full Library Access: Includes millions of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. A subscription normally costs $9 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

BitDegree

  • [Added: April 13] 50+ Free Tech Online Courses: Includes gamified courses in programming, web development, and blockchain. These normally cost $10 to $15 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Rosetta Stone

  • [Added: April 10] 3 Months of Free Language Learning: Includes languages such as English, Spanish, and French. A subscription normally costs $12 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Google

  • [Added: April 8 – Expires: April 30] 1-Month Free Trial to Google Cloud Training: Includes online courses via Coursera Specializations or Pluralsight Paths. Coursera Specializations, for instance, normally cost $49 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

IBM

  • [Added: April 11] 100+ Free IBM Training Courses: Includes courses about IBM’s Cloud and Watson platforms, and professional development in general. Requires simple sign-up.

Oracle

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: May 15] Free Oracle Cloud and Databases Training & Certifications: Offers 50+ hours worth of educational material and 6 certification exams for Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and autonomous databases. Most of these certifications normally cost $245. Requires simple sign-up.

Microsoft

  • [Added: April 12 – Expires: June 24] Free Azure Training & Certification: Includes full-day webinars to learn Microsoft Azure basics as well as a voucher for a certification exam. The certification normally costs $100.

Tableau

  • [Added: April 12] 3-Month Free Tableau Training: Includes courses exploring all facets of the data science software Tableau. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires simple sign up.

Vue Mastery

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: April 19] 1-Week Free Full Platform Access: Offers 20+ hours of video lessons to learn the JavaScript framework Vue.js. A subscription normally costs $19 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Progate

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: April 30] 15 Free Tech Short Online Courses: Includes hands-on courses covering notably Python, JavaScript, and SQL. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

LearnSQL.com

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: April 20] Free Full Platform Access: Offers 100+ hours worth of educational content to learn SQL. A subscription normally costs $39 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Moz Academy

  • [Added: April 11 – Expires: May 31] 25+ Free SEO Courses: Includes courses exploring all aspects of search engine optimization. These normally cost $50 to $200 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Product School

PPA

  • [Added: April 11 – Expires: May 31] 1000+ Free Photography Short Courses: Includes courses from photography fundamentals to how to build a photography business. A subscription normally costs about $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • [Added: April 18] 10+ Hours of Project Management Courses: Includes various resources, most notably, free online courses. A subscription normally costs $129 per year. Requires simple sign-up. I couldn’t register with Chrome, but Firefox worked.

KelbyOne

  • [Added: April 13 – Expires: April 30] 20+ Free Photography Short Courses: Includes courses in photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Domestika

  • [Added: April 13] 20+ Free Creative Online Courses: Includes courses in drawing, photography, and design. These normally cost about $10 each. Doesn’t require signing up.

Real Python

  • [Added: April 13] 4 Free Python Short Courses: Includes courses covering notably functional programming and face detection in Python. A subscription normally costs $20 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

HomeSchoolPiano

  • [Added: April 11 – Expires: August 31] 10+ Hours of Free Piano Lessons: Includes access to video lessons about piano fundamentals as well as live practice sessions. A subscription normally costs $17 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Fender

  • [Added: April 18 – Expires: May 31] Free Guitar Lessons: Includes guitar (acoustic or electric), bass, and ukulele video lessons. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires simple sign-up. Unfortunately only valid in certain countries.

Milk Street

  • [Added: April 13 – Expires: April 30] 10+ Free Cooking Classes: Includes access to online classes covering cooking fundamentals as well as specific recipes. A subscription normally costs $20 per year. Requires simple sign-up.

Manning

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: May 31] 6 Free Tech E-Books: Includes e-books about Python, JavaScript, and HTML5 & CSS. These normally cost about $30 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Packt

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: May 31] 15 Free Tech Certificate Courses: Includes one-year access to practical online courses covering notably Python, JavaScript, and Machine Learning. Most of these normally costs $20. Requires simple sign-up.

Internet Archive

Unity

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: June 20] Free Full Platform Access: Offers 350+ hours worth of educational content about the Unity game engine. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Autopsy

Humble Bundle

Lists Curated by Class Central

Source: https://www.classcentral.com/report/free-online-learning-coronavirus/