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5 Cool Online Courses That Are Functional, Fun, & Free!

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - March 30, 2020 3 min read

Yes, surviving the current nation-wide lockdown with your sanity intact, is proving to be a bigger challenge than we anticipated. But there's always a silver lining, and in the case of the COVID-19 outbreak, easy access to the Internet is one we are ever grateful for. 

 

The World Wide Web as we know it, is not only a repository of entertaining content, and engaging things to do for fun, it's also a storehouse of widely accessible learning material and a wide array of online courses. From cooking to videography, and from starting your own garden to investing in the stock market, if there exists a subject it's highly likely that so does an online course on it. So, to help you harness the power of the Internet, into not only staying occupied, but also being productive while we are at it, here's a list of 5 online courses you can register for right now, absolutely free of cost. 

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1. COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

 

Developed By

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

 

Available For Free On 

FutureLearn (Enroll Here)

 

About The Course 

All that the world has spoken about in the last few months is the Novel Coronavirus that drastically altered everything we knew about life. So, we are addressing the need of the hour, straight off the bat, and urging you to take up this free online course by FutureLearn which encompasses being educated by top international tutors, on everything there is to know about the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

 

2. Psychological First Aid 

 

Offered By

John Hopkins University 

 

Available For Free On 

Coursera (Enroll Here

 

About The Course 

Okay, pandemic or not, human beings will always be prone to experiencing psychological and emotional disturbances. And while therapy, and seeking professional help is the right thing to do when you feel overwhelmed, most of us also tend to rely on support from friends, family and other loved ones. Well, this course will teach you how to listen with empathy, analyse emotional needs, and provide psychological first-aid to someone in distress. 

 

3. Concentration and Focus: The Principles of Deep Work

 

Created By

Nathan Robertson

 

Available For Free On  

Udemy (Enroll Here)

 

About The Course 

Ever since Cal Newport wrote a best-selling book on it, the concept of Deep Work, or the ability to intensely focus on one singular task at hand while effectively dodging all distractions, has been extensively studied, analysed, and attempted to be applied. Well, this course is your quick-fly ticket to all the strategies of Deep Work, and how you can apply them to your work for efficient as well as impactful learning and performance. 

 

4. Bartending 101: Seven Simple and Delicious Drinks

 

Created By

Michael Rego

 

Available For Free On  

Udemy (Enroll Here)

 

About The Course 

If you're looking for something fun to learn, that can easily be used as a party trick to impress unsuspecting friends and acquaintances with, this free online course by Udemy will help you achieve your purpose to a large extent. Also, bars are shut. So if you have any alcohol on you, this is the perfect time to learn how to whip up yummy cocktails, and tempting concoctions. This interesting and super-practical online course will teach you how to make 7 unique award-winning drinks, along with some bartending techniques for beginners.

 

 

5. Natural & Deep-Rooted Self-Esteem: A Transformational Course

 

Created By

Juan Ignacio Campoo

 

Available For Free On  

Udemy (Enroll Here)

 

About The Course 

Last but not the least, if your sole lockdown goal is to emerge as a more confident, self-assured version of yourself, we doubt you'll manage to stumble upon a free online course more perfect than this one. By educating you on the symptoms, causes, and solutions for the wide-ranging problem of low self-esteem, this course will reinstall in your own faith in yourself. 


Make your way to your best version, one free online course at a time. 

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