Say goodbye to endless hours of scribbling on Chalk and Blackboard. From efficiency to encouragement and beyond – we’ve rounded up the best free e-Learning platforms.
As the education sector realizes the power of increasing technological development and changing world of knowledge choices, e-learning is quickly becoming a preferred choice for education these days.
The easy availability of getting knowledge with stuff like free interactive video lessons, free mp3 tracks, e-mock papers, personal-tutor-like experience at home, etc. has turned online education into a massive success for students, their parents, and their teachers. However, one area where people get somewhat confused is in deciding which online education platform is best for them. So, without any further due, let’s get right onto our 5 best free e-learning platforms.
As the latest entrant in e-learning platforms, Sabakuch has already established itself as probably the best social networking website in India and now it is on the verge of becoming India’s leading online education portal. It has several functions which students would find useful. These include:
- free audio-video notes
- free e-mock papers with 2 levels: fundamental and advance
- exam papers with exam dates mentioned for better remembrance
- more than 9 national and international languages to choose from
Another great aspect of it are the e-learning blogs and career blogs which are the go-to guide to get deeper knowledge on stuff such as getting admissions in various courses and finding right colleges.
Offering some of the ‘’world’s best courses online’’, Courseragives several bundled courses with a certificate. It offers the student with in-depth (peer-reviewed) monthly assignments, weekly quizzes, and daily video lectures as well. It’s community discussion forum is also a very handy tool.
Other useful elements include; Quick glance at various courses, well-structured course syllabus, university-recognized online degreessuch as computer science, data science, and business.
This is not your average e-learning platform. Users can create high quality e-learning software on it. It is a great medium to learn advanced PowerPoint creation although the add-ons available are insufficient. Articulate offers drag and drop interactions, screen recording, quizzes, etc. At the end of the course, its contents can be directly sent to HTML5, Flash to propagate on the internet. Available in the form of software, e-learning tools include: enabling instructional designers to form and publish interactive, multimedia based e-learning modules.
No essays, no final exams, no lengthy discussions full of boring opinions, instead Academic Earth has various collections of top University academics on a single theme arranged in the form of playlists, just like the ones you have on online music sites. The idea of a young Yale University graduate, this e-learning program works with the notion that everyone has a right to a world-class education. It offers an impressive collection of free online college courses.
You can choose any course, select a college of your choice, select the level that you want, and start playing the free video lecture. So, even if you cannot get admission in a college, you can still take advantage of the resources for free.
We began with the latest entrant in this arena, so it’s appropriate to end with the oldest player in this category. Proclaiming itself as ‘education’s partner in change’, Blackboard helps learners, educators, institutions and companies by leveraging technologies and services. Its Learning Management System (LMS) is top class and comes in the form of software applications.
A great aspect of Blackboard is that it provides study material to users based on their preferred setting but it does not really give full control on deciding the course structure.