Considering the current state of the world and how has Covid-19 affected pretty much everything, it’s no wonder that a lot of courses and seminars have gone online. And what better way to use all the free time we have these days than to better ourselves and learn something new. On that note – in this article, we are going to talk about online courses and webinars and you will learn just about everything you need to know about them.
How do they work?
First things first, let’s explain what they are and how do you sign up. Well, we’re all familiar with the concept of seminars and courses outside the internet, and online versions are pretty much the same, the only difference being that they are executed online. This is a great way to listen to courses and experience seminars from all around the world that you otherwise couldn’t. So, how do they work? When you have found a course or a seminar that interests you, you can sign up. And well, it depends, but some of them are free, some of them are not, although in most cases, they are extremely affordable. Some of them have a strict date set (webinars mostly), but there is a variety of courses that are highly flexible when it comes to dates and hours.
Okay, but, how are they executed? Even though some of them are very straightforward, including only the use of skype, for instance, most of them are executed through a specific platform that offers more different options, like cooperative writing, content management, and a whiteboard that Adobe Connect features, as well as many other options. All of these features in this and other programs is what allows the online experience to be as close as in real-life learning experiences, and it also engages learners through interactivity.
What are they for?
There is a really big variety when it comes to topics, so whatever branch interests you – the probability is high that you will find it. There are many art courses and webinars, where you can learn about different techniques and styles that will be explained to you step by step. There also are science ones, so, if you want to learn something new, or if you want a bit of side help for the courses that you are learning at school, there is that as well. And the list goes on and on, marketing, photography, psychology, cooking, you name it!
Who are they for?
While some of them are directly targeted to a specific audience, for instance, graduate students, the majority of online courses and webinars truly are for everyone! Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, whether you are younger or older – it really doesn’t matter. There is something to be found for everyone.
It really can be tough and isolating being at home all the time these days, but online courses and webinars offer you a way not only to enjoy and learn something new but also to interact with other people with the same interest, so you can even meet new people along the way from the comfort of your home. So go on, find an online course, you literally have nothing to lose, and we promise that it will be, at the very least, an interesting experience.