7 Amazing Tools to Keep Learning at Any Age
I think one of the biggest reality checks after graduating college was realizing that the learning does not stop when you get that diploma. Going to school is only the beginning of the learning process. But personally, I like it that way!
I think embracing new knowledge is the best ways to stay humble and improve yourself as a person. Learning new things makes you a more interesting, makes it easier to relate and communicate with different types of people, and overall just makes you more confident in diverse situations.
So for those who, like me, want to continue to learn and grow post-college—here are 7 awesome tools you must check out!
I am pretty much obsessed with Skillshare. You can sign up for online classes on just about anything—business, culinary arts, design, DIY, music, photography, writing—the list goes on.
Each class provides a rating, based on student reviews, as well as how many people have taken the course.
This site has over 750 free online courses to choose from. These are college courses and lectures from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley, and other well-credited universities.
Dabble is Chicago-based but they are expanding to other cities—Milwaukee being one of them—yay!
Dabble is a great option for those who are hands-on learners because these classes are in person. They offer students the opportunity to “dabble” in a new skillset. Another great thing about Dabble is you can use the classes as a networking opportunities (and actually get outside of the house)!
I don’t think people utilize YouTube enough for educational purposes. Don’t get me wrong, I love a funny animal video more than the next girl, but there are also so many free learning opportunities!
I wouldn’t use Pinterest for higher education learning; but I definitely would utilize it for every day tasks or general things you want to learn more about.
I have so many friends and coworkers who swear by TED Talks. These aren’t necessarily used for learning specific skills, like welding or changing the oil in your car, but they are great for broadening your mind.
It’s funny because in college I never really studied in the library, or went there unless it was pretty much necessary. I always crammed for exams in my dorm or apartment. But since graduation, I love the library! I think it’s because I don’t have to worry about running into my crush or a bunch of my friends who would distract me (hand on head).
But other than the peace and quiet—public libraries are perfect for learning new things if you’re on a budget.
What are some of your favorite ways to learn new things post-college? Please share!