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What are some good (and free/cheap) online courses in various subjects?

With many people in quarantine (or self-isolation as it is called here), there is a lot of free time to be had. I'm sure everyone here could do with learning a new subject or diving deeper into an old one.

Suggest courses that are:

  1. Engaging
  2. Have intuitive "classes" or learning materials
  3. Free or cheap enough to suit most people

Personally, I am interested in website design classes to make a semi-professional looking page for a small business. I tried using some static site generators, but they all seem blog-themed or have themes that are not suitable.

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  1. joplin
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    You might look at lynda.com. They have lots of courses on web design. They partner with libraries around the US (and possibly elsewhere?) to offer free courses. To sign up, you need a library card...

    You might look at lynda.com. They have lots of courses on web design. They partner with libraries around the US (and possibly elsewhere?) to offer free courses. To sign up, you need a library card for your local library and probably need to go to your library's web page and find their link to lynda.com, though. (For example here's one for the New York City Public Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, etc.) Not every library supports it, but many do.

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  2. piedpiper
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    If you are interested in web design I can recommend free code camp. There are other decent sites but this is probably the most extensive that I'm aware of. A paid one I've used in the past to...

    If you are interested in web design I can recommend free code camp. There are other decent sites but this is probably the most extensive that I'm aware of.

    A paid one I've used in the past to learn different programming languages is Treehouse. It's like $25 per month (after a 7 day free trial) and as long as you use it it's totally worth it. You can also pause your membership if you think your not going to use it much for a while but don't want to cancel.

    Edit: This one seems kind of fun once you are already familiar with HTML & CSS. 30 days, 30 vanilla javascript projects. I like this cause it's project based, which I find to be an easier and more fun way to learn. I've done some of his tutorials before and he's pretty good. He has a bunch of other courses on his website too, some which are free and some paid.

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  3. Keegan
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    For learning languages, Duolingo is a great resource for learning words and comprehending others talking. It isn't quite a substitute for a tutor or a class, but it does significantly help with it.

    For learning languages, Duolingo is a great resource for learning words and comprehending others talking. It isn't quite a substitute for a tutor or a class, but it does significantly help with it.

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  4. zara
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    I used Khan Academy when I was in middle school and high school, and it's a good resource for students of all ages. They've got pretty much every subject imaginable and it's free and a non-profit,...

    I used Khan Academy when I was in middle school and high school, and it's a good resource for students of all ages. They've got pretty much every subject imaginable and it's free and a non-profit, so if you like it, you can donate to help them out.

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