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The rise of online learning during the pandemic

With the pandemic putting restriction on mobility, one the most affected sectors would be education. As physical classes had to be put on hold to prioritize the safety of students and teachers, educational institutions have been left with no choice but to pivot and adapt other ways of learning.

For those in higher education, many students, especially in medicine, depend on efficient medical website design to be able to continuously learn despite the circumstances. But it’s not just the medical students, those in law, and any other course depend on various educational and professional websites as alternative learning resources.

To help augment online classes, below are additional resource materials that you might want to explore:

  1. Podcasts

With people looking for new ways to spend time, listening to podcasts has become a growing trend especially for individuals who are looking for infotainment content.

Do try to choose the podcasts you listen to and always try to double check the accuracy of facts. But once you get hooked, you can’t deny that listening to podcasts can be a pretty chill and entertaining way to learn.

  1. Online Journals

Online journals have been around even before the pandemic struck but there’s no doubt that the current situation has led students and educators to express better appreciation towards this resource.

Many journal publications are offering free access to students as they recognize the financial difficulties brought by the pandemic. You might as well take advantage of those. You might want to check in with The American Journal of Medicine and The New England Journal of Medicine and see what they have in store for you.

  1. Free Online Classes

Looking for more classes beyond those you’ve enrolled in for your current course? Perhaps looking for advanced classes or just looking to learn new things in a different field? Many top universities in the US have offered free online classes, some even with flexible lesson schedules. There are also options for classes with no certificates, or those with certificates which will set you back just a couple of dollars but worth it.

If you’re not sure where to start, then you might want to head on to Coursera to explore your options. To help you, here are some classes that might appeal to your inner geek:

  • The Science of Well-Being (Offered by Yale University)
  • Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles (Offered by Harvard University)
  • Introduction to Connected Strategy (Offered by Wharton)
  1. Organization Websites

Going through organization websites may sound boring to you but you might be surprised at the interesting information the “About us” tab sometimes holds. An established organization with strong online presence will have a very good website design, and that means a good user interface coupled with interesting and detailed information about their industry. Reading through it may actually gain you an idea or two which already makes your casual browsing productive.

As cliché as it sounds, learning never stops. With the digital space having an abundance of resources, it’s a matter of setting up the resources efficiently (say a well-planned medical website design or a carefully curated online library) to make learning (and information organization) more efficient for everyone.

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