There is nothing better to keep your brain young than to continually work it out. Continuing education is not only fulfilling but also helps to keep the brain fresh. As we get older, it can become easy to fall behind on technology or new processes. Taking a class for a hobby or area of interest will keep us current.
Take, for instance, photography. I personally want to get better at taking pictures and learning all aspects of my DSLR camera. The problem is that I travel a lot with my husband. This is where online classes are perfect! Most online classes allow you to learn at your own pace from pretty much anywhere.
I have found several online classes, on various topics, that make continuing education a breeze. Maybe you too will have an interest in one of them.
Best Continuing Education Online Classes
Photography Course.Net offers free online classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced photographers.
I found them to be very informative with a variety of photography topics. They also offer Iphone photography tips, video courses and courses on editing photos.
My all around favorite online site for creative classes is Creative Live. I have a whole list of classes that I want to take here.
If you have thought about continuing education in a creative field, you will certainly find a course of interest here. Think craft and DIY or art and design.
Have you ever thought about trying to learn a new language? Duolingo offers free online classes for 27 different languages. Maybe you have more time to travel abroad now. These classes can make that easier.
I love how the site motivates you to keep going with games and charts.
A great source for leisure or hobby classes is at The Great Courses Plus. Here you will find such things as container gardening, how to play chess, birding and many many more.
I feel like I should take their course on How To Grow Anything since I can’t seem to keep a plant alive!
Benefits Of Online Classes
- You can work at your own pace. Sometimes it can be hard to fit a class in with a busy schedule. Being able to take a class when the schedule works for you is a huge benefit.
- Many of the online classes are free or more affordable than on-site classes. This gives you the ability to take several classes without hurting your budget.
- You improve your self esteem. Learning something new gives you a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.
- Your brain stays fresh. Exercising the brain makes it easier to continue learning more new things. If you don’t use it, you lose it!