One of the biggest benefits of the internet is how it makes it easy to connect with our loved ones anywhere in the world.

This has become even more prominent as many of us learned to use video conferencing tools and other communication platforms during the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that we have become conversant with the possibilities that the internet offers for communication and connection, another area to explore is skills acquisition.

You can take advantage of the internet to learn new skills such as baking, knitting, crocheting and photography. You can learn these and many more kinds of craft for free by watching video tutorials on YouTube.

Possibilities also abound with free courses on e-learning platforms such as Udemy, Coursera and edX. Harvard University offers free courses too.

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Learning online comes with lots of benefits. Some of these are:

  • It gives you the opportunity to learn at your own time and pace. You have control over the course, how and when you choose to access the course.
  • Learning online is cost-effective. Online courses tend to be cheaper than face-to-face classes, and many are completely free. Learning online also allows you to study from the comfort of your home thereby saving on cost and time of commuting.
  • You can access the course wherever you are around the world. There are no geographical restrictions.

To actually get all these benefits from online learning you have to be very disciplined. You need a high level of motivation and determination.

It is never too late to invest in yourself and develop your mind through e-learning. This is a great way to boost your memory, sharpen your brain and help you age gracefully. Age is not a reason to stop learning.