ASUU strike 10 free educational websites for Nigerian students as another industrial action looms

It's a myth to say that online education will go in vain, as the job market is more based on our skills, rather than our degrees.

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10 educational websites for Nigerian students to take advantage of as ASUU strike looms again

Thank God for the internet, online resources have made education available so much that the wide array of knowledge out there is not only incredibly valuable but free, to a large extent.

All you have to afford yourself is some good internet connection, Wi-Fi preferably.

Online education is a good opportunity to gather skills needed in the real world.

These days where you get your knowledge from is irrelevant as long as you can prove you are up to the task required of you.  

Check out 10 websites for your knowledge enhancement.

EdX: edx.org

EdX is an online learning destination and Massive Open Online Course provider, offering high-quality courses from the world's best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Out of the 90 universities, it includes top global rankers. It was founded by Harvard university and MIT in 2012. Study at your own pace choosing from a broad range of courses.

Academicearth.org

This site wants you to rethink education as it offers courses delivered by top universities of the world.  Keeping in mind the interest level of the students, the portal has videos and podcasts in all the subjects. From economics to niche subjects like behavioral psychology, Academicearth has got you covered.

BigThink.com

This offers some life changing perspectives, touching on subject matter that improves your thinking drastically.  Experts of various topics deliver the content in multimedia formats like videos, text and podcast.

play Skills are the way to go these days not mere degrees. (Openculture.com)


Coursera.org

Coursera holds a variety of courses you should check out.  Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you'll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate," says the website.

Brightstorm.com

Teachers here are said to be fun and engaging as they make math, science and other subjects easy to learn. This is good for high school students looking to ace their entrance examinations.

Cosmolearning.org

With over 58 courses, students and teachers can grab skills and academic knowledge cutting across many disciplines.

Howcast.com

From How to paint your room to how to deal with depression. The topics range from teaching you how to be a boss at video games, arts and crafts, money, to love and relationships etcetera. Awesome wealth of knowledge here.

Alison.com

Get free online diploma and certificate level training courses such as in General Science, Diploma in Children's Studies, Diploma in Statistics, Diploma in Web Design, Diploma in Accounting and much more.

Wikihow.com

The guys at Wiki are simply amazing. Another rich resourceful website that teaches you how to do just about anything. Just log on and browse through the rich categories. Something is sure to catch your fancy.

Khan Academy

A good dose of your math science and economics, among other top subjects are offered here. With a choice to learn from over 36 languages, there really are few excuses to give. Just dive in already. The non-profit organization provides lectures in the form of short videos.

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