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Given these numbers, some may question whether or not weâre using our time as wisely as we should be. The Internet offers people a number of things to do, and sometimes those things can actually be useful. While social media can certainly provide quality information, many of us sometimes go through a social media rabbit hole. You go on to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and seemingly lose track of time as you go through all of your friendsâ profiles. Then you look up at the clock and realize youâve spent hours on your computer. Wouldnât you like to use the internet to learn a skill youâve always wanted? Here are some of the many options out there:
Teach yourself code in 8 weeks:
While you might not be able to work for Facebook as a senior programmer, Lifehacker does show you that itâs possible to learn basic coding in as little as 8 weeks. In this particular post, the author gives the reader a step by step guide for what he did to learn Python. Google offers a free class with detailed instructions and video as well as exercises to get the basics down. From there, there are a variety of courses and guides you can use to build your very own prototype.
Teach yourself guitar without ever leaving the house:
If you have a fear of meeting with an instructor in person, but you still want to learn the guitar for your own personal endeavors, itâs possible to learn to play the guitar online. Look into live music tutors who guide you through the basics and will be there each step of the way as you improve on your instrument of choice. Even if youâre a beginner who just wants a working knowledge of playing the guitar or youâre an experienced guitarist who just wants to learn a new song, a live music tutor can help. And the best part is: all you need is a webcam and WIFI connection.
Go to Yale without paying the tuition:
If you love to learn for learningâs sake to expand your mind, Yale University offers a few free courses as part of i ts Open Yale Courses program. You can access these courses online through iTunes, YouTube or Yaleâs website; and there are a variety of courses to choose from, including Milton, the American Novel-Post 1945, and a philosophical look on Death.
Author Bio:Kay Kissinger is a writer who stronger believes we can benefit from the interenet.