Founded in 2011, Skillshare is an online learning community that offers over 18,000 classes covering 12 categories from culinary arts to creative writing to entrepreneurship to technology. The company's mission is to be a training provider that gives students affordable online learning while making education convenient, inspirational, and engaging. Enrolled students "learn from doing." In the Skillshare sense, "doing" is creating hands-on projects, which are then posted to the class project gallery. Furthermore, students taking online courses are encouraged to communicate with each other and, through video instruction from the teacher, complete assignments and get feedback from other students on the discussion board.
KelbyOne Media Group has been an established group in the online learning business for over a decade. They offer more than 10,000 videos on subjects from shooting landscapes, portraits, sports and weddings, to improving personal photography businesses, to generating inspiration. All of these courses are offered 24-hours a day, seven days a week and can be accessed on-demand, anytime, anywhere. KelbyOne strives to provide courses led by the most talented, knowledgeable and gifted instructors in the industry. With classes offered for beginners to experts, these professional photographers are able to answer questions, give advice and inspire creativity.
Udemy is an e-learning platform for students seeking to begin or enhance their knowledge in almost any area imaginable with the mission to democratize skills based education and life-long learning. Udemy was founded in 2011, and its services are available in eleven different languages.
SkyPrep is a cloud-based employee training module that is uniquely flexible for companies in any type of transition period. They offer a variety of payment plans to cover groups of active users, each plan with its own roster of useful features. The interface of the platform is especially user-friendly on both yours and your employees' end.
Since 2007, Tuts+ has been providing users with an inexpensive way to learn anytime, anywhere with a system that is not specifically structured to follow a certain learning formula. For an affordable membership signup, users get the following:
Educator.com is an online educational service targeted towards individuals who need more exposure to, tutoring with or different platform exposure to high school, college or professional level topics. In the subject areas of math, science, computer programming, language, arts and music and test prep, member are provided the following:
Coursera is currently partnered with 122 colleges and universities worldwide including Stanford University, Princeton, University of Michigan, SC San Diego and many more. Coursera offers over 1,000 post-secondary courses - free of charge. Although Coursera has only been in business since 2012, it has taken big steps in making college courses both easily accessible and low-cost.
In 2010, Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson founded CreativeLive to rein in the expertise of creative experts worldwide and provide online streaming of instructional courses, for free, to individuals hungry to learn, engage and expose their upmost potential. Although anyone can watch live-streamed workshops, users also have the option of purchasing a full instructor-led course. Priced on a per-course basis, students receive a variety of class videos, 24/7 on-demand video access and exclusive bonus materials.
IXL is a online service aimed at helping students learn through online exercises and activities. Students are able to learn at their own pace, with no additional pressure from other students or even teachers. IXL's platform encourages students to learn on their own. They offer affordable prices and help students in grades ranging K-12.