Share online courses, MOOCs, or any online learning links that have helped you or brought benefit to your career.
I was actually looking for any recommendations here on the Community. For general learning, I think that most people are familiar with pages such as:
For data science, I found useful pages such as DataCamp and Hacker Rank. If you are using data analysis for your project, learning python or/and R is a good idea to speed things up. Coursera and Edx usually provide very good courses on that as well.
In Edx, I have found some courses given by the IEEE, which can be useful (i.e Smart Grids: Electricity for the Future).
Recently, Mexico created a new educational platform with the help of different Mexican Universities. The platform is called MexicoX and is powered by Edx. Since it is a new platform, it gives you the opportunity of getting a verified certificate for free, something that Coursera and Edx no longer provide. Here, I found many courses on the energy sector. I am sorry to say, though, that the site is in Spanish, so its reach is still limited.
If I remember any other interesting link, I will be posting it here. I hope that you find this information useful
I would be happy to learn of other sources you may know.
Thanks for your thoughtful response. Nice to hear MexicoX is providing free certificates. Do you think employers actually want to see these certificates in your experience? Or it is enough to truly know what you claim to know?
I recently compiled a list of business and entrepreneurship online courses here: Business and entrepreneurship online learning. We are waiting to further publicize that section and article, but thought you might find it interesting.
Many thanks for the list of online courses! I am sure they will be very useful
In regards to your question, I think that employers do not pay much attention to the certificates. Right now, according to what I heard, employers in Mexico want someone who knows how the new Energy Market works. In an interview, I don't think they even look at the list of courses you have taken, they mostly focus on how well you know what you are talking about.
The certificates, I think, is just a mean for personal validation. I don't want to generalize though, maybe the certificates can help show your commitment in learning. Right now, what Coursera has done, and which I am very saddened by, is that in order to do the quizzes and exercises to test your knowledge, you have to buy a certificate. But, then again, most MIT OpenCourseWare classes do not have any solution to homework and exams but we still manage to learn a great deal. Looking at the bright side, it helps us prepare for real life problems, where there is no solution manual.
By the way, I don't know if this is a course that you think will help with your list:
The course teaches the basics of finance and it is part of a specialization. The course offers some links to other resources that may come in handy, such as books and other reference material.
Have you heard of any case in which the certificates have made any difference?
Thanks Stephany, I added that course to the list, looked cool.
I like how you find the bright sides of online learning and I'd agree that how well you know what you are talking about.is most important than a few pieces of paper that probably won't come out during any job interview. I haven't heard of cases where a individual certificate has made a difference....but some employers prioritize lifelong learners and a good CV could demonstrate that with the listing of online courses taken.
I personally liked JusticeX by HarvardX, easily the best online course I've ever done.
Looks very cool, thanks for sharing. Here's the link for anyone interested: https://www.edx.org/course/justice-harvardx-er22-1x-1
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