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Elevating 2021: Online Resources to Help You Grow

Author: Rahmot Afolabi

2020 brought many changes in our lives, and for many of us, these changes disrupted our habitual routines and jolted us out of our comfort zones, (yes, I am talking to you - students, entrepreneurs, managers, techies, employees, coaches, mental health practitioner).

To elevate our 2021, and kickstart the year on our best foot forward, we’ve curated a list of online resources to help you virtually grow.

LinkedIn in conjunction with Microsoft and GitHub is offering free learning paths mapped to jobs that are in-demand ranging from graphic designing to project management to digital marketing and so on.

Are you a founder of a social impact organization? Philanthropy University is a free online learning platform for social change that puts practical courses and knowledge-sharing communities just a click away.

Do you want to learn how to code? Codecademy is an online platform offering free coding classes in 12 different programming and markup languages. These include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C++, Java, Swift, and SASS.

Are you a freelancer? Are you trying to grow your initiative or business? PeoplePerHour is a marketplace connecting small businesses and freelancers all over the world in a trusted environment where they buy and sell services to each other.

Resume Genius is a free online resume builder that creates professional resume templates with basic, modern, and creative styles.

Do you love learning new languages? Duolingo is a popular language-learning platform and education app with more than 300 million users and it is designed to feel like a game (fun and interactive) and scientifically proven to be effective.

Do you want to work in a non-profit or kickstart your own? Nonprofitready is an open online learning initiative that offers essential nonprofit skills with over 300 learning resources that are not limited to fundraising, grant writing, and leadership.

Are you a Data aficionado? WorldQuant University offers a robust data-science program to help you learn and elevate your data skills.

Wherever your startup is, from concept to scaleup, Google for Startups can help move your business forward. They bring the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better.

Are you a life-long learner? No Excuse List is a simple platform to learn anything free. They have curated the best resources on the web to teach you anything that you want to learn.

Khan Academy is nonprofit with the mission to provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Their online resources offer lessons covering math, science, and more.

Do you want to achieve your goals? Lifetick is a web application for tracking your goals and keeping you focused. Their status widgets, charts, and reports make this the dream app for any detail-oriented goal-getters.

Do you yearn for daily access to global opportunities? Opportunity Desk is a platform that shares information about the latest global opportunities. It works to provide access to global experiences to all through educational opportunities abroad, scholarships, training and conferences, fellowships, grants and awards, jobs, internships, and volunteer programs.

Do you want to get informed in this ever-growing world? Flipboard is a place to find the stories from your day, bringing together your favorite news sources with social content, to give a deep view into everything from political issues to technology trends to travel inspiration. Flipboard curates the world’s stories so you can focus on investing in yourself, staying informed, and getting involved.

Are you in a quest for remote jobs? AngelList has up to 45k remote jobs with roles ranging from marketing to management.

16. EdX

EdX is a transformational online platform created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. The online platform offers hundreds of online university courses.

Coursera offers courses from top universities and industry leaders to help you build skills and expand your knowledge on a variety of topics.

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