EDuLearn is an ECG initiative that aims to encourage self-directed learning through taking online courses. There are many platforms that provide online learning such as Coursera, Alison, edX, Udemy etc. Most of these platforms allow you to access course materials without the need to make any payment.
Three reasons why you should take online courses
1. Self-directed Learning
Learning is not confined to face-to-face lessons. This is evident especially during the pandemic when we experienced home-based learning. Taking online course is one way that you can learn about a subject area, experience modules of university courses that you are keen to take and also develop important skills such as interview skills etc. Self-directed learning skills will become an invaluable asset as you move on to institute of higher learning and subsequently when you step into the corporate world.
2. Aptitude-based Admissions
Local universities have aptitude-based admission which is similar to DSA in JC. In COVID times, there are less opportunities for service learning projects, work attachment and research attachment. Hence one other way that you could build your portfolio is to take online courses. Some online courses will issue softcopy certification on completion of the course. These certifications could add to your credentials.
Read here for more information on Aptitude-based Admissions.
3. Personal Branding
These certifications could also be ported over to professional social media platform such as LinkedIn. This could add on to your personal branding as someone who is very willing to learn and open to ideas.
Payment for the course
7 days trial
If you start the 7 days trial and complete the course within the 7 days, you will obtain a certification without payment.
If you start the 7 days trial and cannot complete the course within the 7 days, you can discontinue the course by cancelling the subscription.
If you start the 7 days trial and cannot complete the course within the 7 days, you can continue with the course but your credit card will be charged on the 8th day and subsequently every month. [Note: You will need to key in a credit card details to start the 7 days trial].
If you do not want to start the 7 days trial but want to access the course materials, click on ‘Enroll for free > Audit the course’
One-time payment (USD39 / 49 / 59 for certification)
If you want to access the course materials without payment, click on ‘Full course, No certificate’. You can upgrade to obtain a certification later on.
If you are sure that you want the certification, purchase the course through a one-time payment.
Example of a certification that could be ported over to LinkedIn account
Online course resources
Below is a compilation of online courses attended by NYJCians and their review of the course.
If you wish to share the course that you have attended, please click on "Submit a course" and add your review!