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Job Oriented Free Courses

Job Oriented Free Courses

Job Oriented Free Courses

Education is the process of facilitating learning and is defined as the “Process of imparting or acquiring knowledge or habits through instruction or study”. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people. Education is not only to go to school for learning, it mean that people may learn from their family, social life, their work, experience or online. Continuous learning is process of life and vision of the universe. The day we stop learning new things professionally , personally, literally, it would be the end of life.

With the development of society; education has taken many shapes, such as child education, adult education, technical education, health education, physical education, vocational education and so on. This page concentrates on vocational education. Vocational education is a form of education focused on direct and practical training for a specific trade or craft. Vocational education may come in the form of an apprenticeship or internship as well as institutions teaching courses such as language, cooking, hobbies, gardening, medicine, architecture etc.

There are also online vocational courses though which society can learn and earn without any extra cost. Here is a list of some of the job oriented free courses available for interested individuals. Please note all the courses mentioned below are third party courses and we do not vouch for the content or data provided by them.

Please Note: All the courses mentioned below are third party courses and are free as per their website on Oct’15. We do not vouch for any changes in the cost of the courses as it may change as per the convenience of the vender.

2D Animation
Name ID Rating Overall Experience Comments
Explore Animation 8 / 10 8 / 10 This course needs you to register. It gives you an insight into the current animation techniques, films and productions.
It is delivered through a mix of videos, discussion threads, tasks, questions, articles etc and spans about 4 weeks.
It is quite nice, if you really want to choose animation as a career or even if you are an animation fan.
Alibaba 7 / 10 8 / 10 A comprehensive video based flash animation course, especially for beginners and those who are not conversant with working on graphic tools. The facilitator spends a lot of time explaining the tools and options, especially the drawing tools.
If you are already familiar with these tools, skip to lesson 14
This course is great for those looking for from-the scratch training on flash animationID rate for this course is not so great because the course does not offer any interactivity. However, the effectiveness of the course will multiply if the learner also performs the demonstrated actions along side.
Adobe Flash CS3 6 / 10 7 / 10 A video based course, great for those looking for quick training on flash animation. It expects the learner to be aware of the basic garohic tool functions.
The facilitator takes the learner from the basics to the more complex in a very easy-to-understand manner. He has broken the learning content into several smaller sections to ensure better retention and grasp. He also offers very useful tips along the way ID rate for this course is not so great because the course does not offer any interactivity. However, the effectiveness of the course will multiply if the learner also performs the demonstrated actions along side.
Larry Toons Institute 6 / 10 6 / 10 For slightly more advanced learners who are already aware of the basics related to animations
The website offers cool step by step guide to building basic animations such as circles, character construction, movement and posing Very good, if you are an illustrator and want to know how to animate
AMB Animation Academy 5 / 10 6 / 10 This website offers a collection videos which teach how to make specific characters and animations – like how to make a girl turn her head.
Choose this only if you are superb at drawing and illustrations.
Teach yourself Animation     This blog is a rambling take on animations. Go through it if you are interested in some good read. But, is not very helpful for beginners and doesn’t really teach effectively
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Blogging
Name ID Rating Overall Experience Comments
Leaving work behind
5 / 10 6 / 10 A comperhensive guide for beginner. It gives a step by step introduction to blogging. Crips instructions and pictures aid the learning. The language and instructions are simplified. There is not time boundation and learner can learn at their own pace. It’s good for people who are thinking of starting a blog.
How to create your FREE Blogs with blogger.com
7 / 10 8 / 10 It is series of 18 video lectures spaning over 1.5 hours. Videos nuggets for each topic makes it for the learner to grasp the concept and learn at their own pace. The cource is aimed for the beginners who are new to blogging.
Intro to instructionsl design
6 / 10 7 / 10 This course is totally based on the ADDIE model. Each of its section is explained through video, lecture notes etc., that you can download. It also provides worksheets for each section with already filled-in examples, which again you can dowload. Except videos, evreything has to be self learned which makes it less interesting.
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Google Blogger
7 / 10 8 / 10 Very intiutive layout along with quality content. This course is for the beginners who want to use google blogger for bloging instead of wordpress. Course duration is 2 hours and it is in form of video nuggets. There is an assesment after the course to check your understanding.
WordPress – Blogging on the Web
7 / 10 8 / 10 Alison.com provides quality content for the beginner who want to learn something new. Just like the previous Googl blogger module, this module is also intuitive and user friendly. Course duration is 2 hours and it is in form of video nuggets. There is an assesment after the course to check your understanding.

Simple Programmer
5 / 10 6 / 10 Registered, waiting for the course.

Edublog Teacher Challenge

4 / 10 4 / 10 The language used in the instruction is clear. It requires you to sign up, which is not an easy process. It asked me to contact the adminstartor with a code to verify if I was human because they think I am a spam bot

Blog Basics
5 / 10 5 / 10 User Interface isn’t the strong point here. But it is definetly one of the most easy to navigate. No sign up required and all the topics covered are right there in the home page. Content was a little disappointing as it contained a lot of irrelevent points which might not help a beginner. It is in form of instructions which might not suit someone who is new to blogging.

WP apprentice
5 / 10 6 / 10 WP apprentices requires to sign up to gain instant access. It contains 12 videos of 10 minutes each. It also has an option to upgrade for a premium course for 50$. The user interface is not inspiring but it scores points on ease of access. Learner can choose any topic any time without the compulsion of completing the other topics before.

Photographycourse.net
5 / 10 6 / 10 It is course of 13 modules which describe each aspect in detail. User Interface is a little confusing as it randomly suggests different modules. But once you go to the courses tab and select the course you want to undertake. (only beginner course is without sign up). It is in form of instruction along with pictures and .gif.

Photo.net
4 / 10 4 / 10 It is a collection of articles which is thrown at you in the home page. Difficult to navigate and couldn’t find anything for the beginners. User interface reminds us of newspaper.

Digital Photography
7 / 10 8 / 10 Another free Alison.com course on our list. It shares the same traits as other courses. This course is in form of video nuggets and the duration is around 12 hours. It includes 13 modules with assessment and certification.
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Instructional Designing
Name ID Rating Overall Experience Comments
Introduction to instruction systems design 7 / 10 8 / 10 A comprehensive course for career oriented people. It starts from the scratch and leads you to the higher level. It gives you a theoretical and experimental perspective of instructional designing. There is some interactivity involved and inportant concepts are explained through real life examples. The presentation of content on the screen is really nice. However, it could have been more engaging if some visual graphics were involved.
The ABCs of instructional design
8 / 10 8 / 10 This course is designed for someone already having basic required knowledge for instructional designing. The approach is quite systematic based on ADDIE and UBD models. It includes well-made video lectures that are designed using graphics, animations, audio etc,. Divided into five stages ogthe ADDIE model, it’s quite engaging.
Intro to instructionsl design
6 / 10 7 / 10 This course is totally based on the ADDIE model. Each of its section is explained through video, lecture notes etc., that you can download. It also provides worksheets for each section with already filled-in examples, which again you can dowload. Except videos, evreything has to be self learned which makes it less interesting.
Instructional design
5 / 10 7 / 10 The basic approach this course involve is “how to build courses”. You should definitely go for Its different but good outlook. It teaches from a learner’s persective for example, how to engage learner, how to use games, how to make leraning fun etc. You can visit their blogs, articles, tutorials, online resources etc. Though it doesn’t give an actual theory based learning, it’s quite good.
Free elearning and instructional design books
7 / 10 8 / 10 This link provides a list of 52 interesting books on instructional designing for elearning professionals.
elearning and instructional design 101 5 / 10 8 / 10 If you’re just getting started with elearning, this series brings you up-to-speed. You’ll learn the basics of rapid elearning and how best to get your project off the ground. It’ll give you practical, real-world tips on how to design a course, how to manage a project, graphic designing etc. In short, it’s a bundle of e-learning.

Instructional Design 101: A Handy Reference Guide to E-learning Designers – Free eBook
6 / 10 8 / 10 This is a comprehensive e-Book on instructional designing. You can download it and reap the benefits.



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Typing
Name ID Rating Overall Experience Comments
Learn to type 7 / 10 8 / 10 Divided into five lessons, this course is a good guide to learn typing in a very simplistic way. Besides typing, it also gives some additional knowledge like about typing postures etc. It also provides some exercises which you can practice on your own.
Peter’s online typing course 7 / 10 8 / 10 A very detailed course including an overview, eighteen typing lessons and six interesting typing exercises. If you want to learn typing as a part of your career or you want to learn type just because you like, you should definitely go for this one. The interactive exercises are quite interesting.
Touch typing study 7 / 10 8 / 10 Let alone English, this course offers typing lessons in various languages. Besides fifteen interactive lessons, it also has typing and speed tests. Amazingly created course with so much to learn.
ARTypist
8 / 10 8 / 10 What makes this course a bit different from the other courses is that it offers multiple interactive exercises for a single keyboard row. Also, after performing each exercise, it scores you on your performance. On successfuly completing the course, it gives a certificate which can help you ahead in your career as a typist. if you’re looking forward to become a typist, go for it.
Typing.com 8 / 10 9 / 10 An all in one course. Whether a beginner or at higher level, you can opt for it basis your requirement. It offers learning from the very beginning to the advanced level. Each level is divided into several lessons, which further includes interactive exercises.
Good typing 7 / 10 9 / 10 You can get the full course after registration. It’s interesting and interactive. It provides a picture of keyboard on the screen during the lessons. The learner can look at the keyboard at screen and not at her own keyboard.
Good typing 7 / 10 9 / 10 You can get the full course after registration. It’s interesting and interactive. It provides a picture of keyboard on the screen during the lessons. The learner can look at the keyboard at screen and not at her own keyboard.
Writing
Name ID Rating Overall Experience Comments
Writing and reading short stories 7 / 10 7 / 10 No videos, no graphics, yet it can be a good experience to those who are exploring their interest in writing. It mainely focuses writing fictional short stories. All the course material like lecture notes,assignmnets, readings are available at one download. The material is detailed and in depth. It is quite nice, if you really want to get into the technicalities like basic structure, techniques for creating plot, characters etc., of writing.
Start writing fiction 6 / 10 7 / 10 This is a 12 hours course and requires enrollment. It talks about fictional writing at introductory level. Its good if you’re looking for a head start to your career.
ProfessionaL, technical writing
6 / 10 8 / 10 Divided into a number of sub-topics, this online course provides particulars of each aspect of professional writing. Which includes audience analysis, content reviewing, document design etc. It’s an apt course for a professionsl/technical writer.
The writing process
7 / 10 8 / 10 This course will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. It’s a good course brushing up your writing skills.
Introduction to Novel writing
4 / 10 5 / 10 It’s an audio based course. Though the content is fine, the instructor fails engage the listener with the course. Some visual graphics could have made it a little engaging and explanatory. However, people with good listening skils can choose to go through it.
Introduction to writing for children 5 / 10 6 / 10 This course follows a PPT based approach with voice over. The content is delivered nicely on the screen and the speaker makes it quiet understandable through her elaboration.
How to scucceed at: writing applications 8 / 10 9 / 10 A comprehesive three week online course, which will definitely help you write impactful CV, application and online profile. You’ll go through some really interesting videos, articles, interactive material etc. in it. It also offers some valuable advices of great educators. Go for it, will help you build up your career.
A beginner’s guide to writing in English for university study
5 / 10 6 / 10 This course will provide you with a brief introduction to academic writing, enabling you to gain an awareness and understanding of some key features of this kind of writing. You’ll learn through videos, on-screen examples, discussions, and quizzes.It spans five weeks and also provides you a certificate after completion.
Writibg 101x: English grammar and style 7 / 10 8 / 10 If you want to enhance the quality of your writing style, this is the course for you. It gives you a clear insight into grammatical principles, word usage, writing style, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation etc. through various videos, lectures and interactions. It will help you create the kind of writing that is demanded in today’s world.
Adventures in writing 8 / 10 9 / 10 A beautifully created course. The name truly fits it as it gives you training through various adventures of Maya and Chris. Each topic is covered in a scenario based e-learning module. It is interesting how they have related different writing challenges to real life scenarios. It’s an great example of learning through experience.
Thinking like a writer 7 / 10 8 / 10 This course is designed for both academic and social writers.
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