The WBII: Women’s Business Initiative International is a wonderful business networking group in The Hague, The Netherlands. I’ve been a member there for 2 years now and always enjoy the company of other members and inspiring speakers each month. This month, I was privileged to be the speaker and have the chance to share my enthusiasm for e-learning.
More than a year ago now, I wrote a blog post I called “The E-learning Explosion” which became the base for this presentation. I also spoke about this topic at the Expatica I Am Not a Tourist Fair in 2014, with a focus on the opportunities that e-learning offers expats. At this WBII presentation, the focus was instead on how e-learning can help entrepreneurs meet their goals.
“We are experiencing an e-learning explosion. It truly is learning without borders. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and an interest”
You can see a copy of my presentation on Slideshare here:
Here is the list and links of the 10 Recommended Resources to get started learning online:
- A Career in Your Suitcase book: to clarify your learning goals first
- Open University UK OpenLearn: one of the leaders in this field
- Skillshare: Learning for fun and exploring interests (if you use this link, we both get a free month)
- Udemy: Learning for fun but also some qualifications offered
- Coursera: Take the world’s best courses online for free
- Creative LIVE: Photography, Art, Design and more
- TED & TEDx Talks: A treasure trove of ideas and inspiration
- Podcasts and iTunesU: Listen and learn. One of my favourites is Social Media Examiner
- Hootsuite, Grovo and many other platforms out there: Fill in the gaps of your digital skills
- YOU + Google or the App Store: The (digital) world is waiting for you!
If you want to teach, here are 3 ways to get started:
- Build an online school as I did with the Zestee Social Media School using Woo Themes Sensei
- Follow a course yourself about learning to teach online such as the Coursera couse
- Teach via Skillshare or Udemy: become a course instructor and (potentially) earn money