Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Charleston County Library

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Are you looking for a way to learn new skills without worrying about paying college tuition prices? Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) may be your solution. Massive Open Online Courses are online courses that anyone can take for free. There are many Massive Open Online Courses on the internet. These classes are accessed by students all over the world. In this blog, you are going to learn about popular Massive Open Online Courses websites.

edx - This website contains thousands of courses that offered y over one hundred institutions. The website information is different such as Languages, Computer Science, Business, Engineering, Humanities and Data Science. If you want, you can pay to receive a certificate of completion. You will lose access to some classes after a certain time, so be mindful of the dates.

Udemy - Udemy is anothermultiple sales throughout the year. Most courses are inexpensive. Their selection of courses is broader than edx. Some of the topics on this website include Design, Marketing, IT, Personal Development, Photography, and Music. You also can see reviews left by students who took the class. Once you buy a class, you have lifetime access to it.

Coursera - Coursera is MOOC Chimpanzee Behavior and Conservation. After completing a course, you earn a certificate that you can share with others. These classes are completely online. You are also given the approximate length of completion. can see statistics for courses such as those who used the course to help start a new career, and those who got a career benefit.

Udacity - While the aforementioned websites are broader in their course offerings, Udacity focuses on computer science. You can gain employable skills from industry partners and learn through project-based learning. Topics include programming, cloud computing, data science, artificial intelligence, business, and autonomous systems. Interviewing at a computing business is slightly different from a standard interview. Clicking on the Career link brings you to interview preparation videos. The learning is self-paced, so you can work on your schedule. Finally, if you need assistance there are mentors available 24/7 to help answer your questions.

If you would like more information, assistance in finding more resources, tips on how to get the job hunting process started, or more, please reach out to us at CCPL by email, chat, or text. You may also call us at 843-805-6930, leave a voice message, and a library staff member will return your call. Remember, you are not alone.