(If my IRL classes finally let me breathe !)
I’ve been in university for 5 years now, and am showing no signs of stopping anytime soon – I’m trying to get grades good enough to be able to do a doctorate, so I’ve got at least 6-7 more years ahead of me. Classes are hell and take so much of my time… but there’s still more stuff I want to learn than stuff I have no interest in.
Fortunately for me, I don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for every single class I want to take – it’s the miracle of free online classes ! I especially love the platform Alison (I swear this is not a sponsored post, I just honestly love their online classes) and the french platform Fun.
So here are my top 5 classes of the moment that I’m planning to take – as soon as my IRL psychology classes let me have a few hours to myself !
E-business and E-commerce
I’m cheating : most of those aren’t actually classes, they’re learning paths : a group of separate classes all centered around the same topic. This first one, e-business and e-commerce, is composed of 7 separate classes, including one on e-commerce web strategy, and one on social media strategies for small businesses.
There’s probably never going to be a time when I’ll actually need to know that stuff, but I kinda just want to learn it for the fun of it.
Another learning path, this one only has three classes on essential study skills – and I desperately need to improve mine. For years, I’ve thought that the best way to study was to just learn by heart every single word of my class notes, and write them all again on my exam paper. Turns out, in university, that’s not how it works – and it’s taken me a long time to realize that.
Which means : I’m in need of a new study strategy, ASAP. Hence this class. (Or learning path. Whatever.)
I’ve worked in a hotel for a while before, as a housekeeper, and I’d love to do it again someday. It’s a good job, it pays the bills, and all my coworkers were nice. But ever since I worked there, I’ve been meaning to learn more about customer service and the hospitality industry in general. This learning path in hospitality management seems to be pretty useful in this way, and I’m especially interested in the hotel operations class !
I know nothing about nutrition. And I mean, nothing. At 21, realizing that I have no idea what kind of foods my body needs or how much I should ingest… didn’t go well. I’m overdue for some education about food and human nutrition.
Agir pour sa santé ! (Act for your health !)
This last one is actually a separate class ! It’s a french class on health, which should be pretty similar to the previous one but still different enough that I don’t feel like I’m taking the same class twice. It’s about the determinants of health, and how we, as individuals, can act to preserve / improve our own health.
As French is my first language, it should also be much easier for me to follow, and faster to go through than the other ones in this post – I read English pretty fast, but learning new material is still a bit harder when it’s not your first language.
Are there any online classes that you’d like to take ? Or did you take so many boring high school / university classes that you can’t bear to think about taking any more for fun ? Feel free to tell me about it in the comments !
N.B. : All the photos in this post are from Unsplash. This is NOT a sponsored post