EDulearn

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!

 

Event Planning

Cost (USD)

Free

Duration (in hours)

20

Others

Psychological First Aid

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

7

Others

Cantonese Class

Cost (USD)

Free

Duration (in hours)

11

Others

Become a Journalist: Report the News! Specialization What is news?

Cost (USD)

49 (per month)

Duration (in hours)

15

Arts and Social Sciences

Entrepreneurship Specialization 1: Developing the Opportunity; Entrepreneurship 2: Launching your Start-Up

Cost (USD)

79 (per month)

Duration (in hours)

19

Business

Entrepreneurship

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

8

Business

Global Trends for Business and Society

Cost (USD)

49 (per month)

Duration (in hours)

10

Business

Introduction to Marketing

Cost (USD)

79 (per month)

Duration (in hours)

15

Business

Business Strategies for Social Impact

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

11

Business

Introduction to Dental Medicine

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

10

Others

Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine & Healthcare

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

19

Healthcare

Mindfulness - Cognitive Based Therapy

Cost (USD)

17.98 (SGD)

Duration (in hours)

14

Healthcare

Drug Development

Cost (USD)

59

Duration (in hours)

9

Science and Mathematics

Drug Discovery

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

8

Science and Mathematics

Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

11

Science and Mathematics

Management of Urban Infrastructure

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

12

Others

Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

11

Science and Mathematics

Chemicals and Health

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

11

Science and Mathematics

DNA Decoded

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

22

Science and Mathematics

Introduction to Psychology

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

15.5

Arts and Social Sciences

Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Being a Teacher

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

12

Education

A Law Students Toolkit

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

16

Law

Health concepts in Chinese Medicine

Cost (USD)

49

Duration (in hours)

11

Healthcare

Essentials of Global Health

Cost (USD)

Free

Duration (in hours)

65

Healthcare