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Coursera | edX | Future Learn | Khan Academy | Linkedin Learning | Udacity | Udemy


Courses on Coursera are taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies, so you can learn something new anytime, anywhere. Hundreds of free courses give you access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums. Paid courses provide additional quizzes and projects as well as a shareable Course Certificate upon completion.

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edX is a non-profit online platform that hosts paid and free or low-cost courses from top-ranking educational programs in the country like Harvard, Berkely, MIT, and more. Many courses are free, but there is an option to pay for a certificate of completion for the courses taken.

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Future Learn

Future Learn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life. There are free and paid options for courses.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Their mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

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Linkedin Learning

Formerly, Linkedin Learning is an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry expert.

The service is paid but the Springfield-Greene County library purchases a certain amount of licenses in order for card-holders to be able to access this online learning tool. Missouri residents living outside of Greene County may pay an annual fee of $80 per household to obtain a Library card with the same checkout privileges, computer access and services that county residents enjoy. Learn more at:

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Udacity is an online learning platform that whose mission is to power careers through tech education. They partner with leading technology companies to learn how technology is transforming industries, and teach the critical tech skills that companies are looking for in their workforce. There are free and paid course options available.

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Udemy is an online platform for courses. The course platform allows for anyone to upload training courses, so they are not supported by educational institutions but can in some instances offer certificates. There are free and paid options for courses.

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