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Too cool for school? Try these short courses online

Yes, the internet is a great place to watch cat videos, find recipes, ogle photos of people you went to school with on Instagram and create secret future-wedding Pinterest boards, but it’s also a wonderful world in which you can learn useful new skills.

If you love to learn, but the idea of going to (or returning) to a university or other institution makes you sweat, why not try one of the many comprehensive yet concise online courses that are available to view at a time that suits you?

Here’s a range of online short courses and resources that may tickle your fancy:

edX courses
Bringing together top universities (and their academic teaching staff) from around the world, edX is the place to go for introductory courses online, in any topic you’ve been wanting to delve into. Browse the site to see which courses are about to start and get yourself enrolled!

ALISON
In a similar style to edX, ALISON provides courses from top educators and covers an overwhelmingly wide range of topics. Try your hand at anything from digital photography to yoga exercises.

A Beautiful Mess
Thinking about starting a blog or want to up your Instagram game? Creatives and crafters will love the short, helpful courses from the team behind the popular A Beautiful Mess blog.

Lynda
Perfect for upskilling in your workplace (think tech, business and creative pursuits), Lynda is a nifty platform filled with simple-to-follow videos, perfect for visual learners.

Have you undertaken any short online courses? How did it go? Tell us in the comments below.

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