online courses, moocs and video lecture portals

I often use e-learning portals to learn new stuff.
You don’t need them exactly, nowadays you could learn everything on youtube, medium, github or free e-books.

However, the good about courses/e-learning portals is, the authors do create more courses, get feedback and get better at teaching stuff. You often get a certificate, which can be motivating seeing your progress.

There are also courses made by universities or colleges. Here you can often buy a qualified certification.
These are usually different: high quality, academic correctness where the information comes from. Since I am used to it.. I love this as well. But they often expect previous knowledge to understand the topics.

And there are learning portal joint-ventures from big companies like microsoft, ibm, …

I found there is a pile full of learning portals out there.
I wanted to give you a list of some for IT and computer science related topics I use.


Search Portals

But first.. there’s a company which created a search portal to find online courses:
www.edukatico.org/en

There is also a search portal for certificates:
www.springest.de


Academic Education Sites

HPI (Hasso Plattner Institut): http://open.hpi.de/

High quality business, software, new it technology and it law related (german) courses.

A good thing is.. you can enter the courses even afterwards.. if you don’t mind learning for the knowledge not for the certificate. Or qualified certificates which can be credited as ECTS if you are a student.

These are the courses I absolved here:

About Semantic Web Technologies

  • Information Service Engineering (semanticweb2017)
  • Linked Data Engineering (semanticweb2016)

Others

  • Blockchain: Hype oder Innovation? (blockchain2018)
  • IT-Recht für Software-Entwickler

edX: https://www.edx.org/

Lots of high quality university courses from MIT, Harvard University, University of California Berkley, RWTH Aachen, Technische Universität München, Hongkong University of Science and Technologie, Kyoto University, Peking University…

on different topics

Architecture, Art & Culture, Biology & Life Sciences, Business & Management, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Data Analysis & Statistics, Design, Economics & Finance, Education & Teacher Training, Electronics, Energy & Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Food & Nutrition, Health & Safety, History, Humanities, Language, Law, Literature, Math, Medicine, Music, Philanthropy, Philosophy & Ethics, Physics, Science, Social Sciences

You can get paid qualified certificates which can be credited as ECTS or just view the courses and maybe upgrade to a verified certificate later. You can also get a Micromasters Degree for certain topics.


Education Sites

Pluralsight – https://www.pluralsight.com/

High quality Software development, IT Ops, Professional Business, Data Professional, IT-Security, Design, Photography courses. Some courses have a clearly knowledge prequirements.

Price is a monthly or annually fee
35 $ / Month or 299 $ annually
or the premium version with certification practice exams for 449 $ annuall

There are some weekly free courses… I recommend you to check it out!

Udemy – https://www.udemy.com/

Medium to high quality.. for lots of different interesting topics. Often very good and easy explanation. Lots of trainers.. so every course might be different.
Prices for courses are ~10-12 EUR.. 100 EUR

Coursera – https://www.coursera.org/

High quality university like MIT, Princeton, UCS or Google courses
You can take courses, get specializations, professional certificates, master track certificates or even degrees. You often need to know pre-requirements
Price range is from free to 30k (masters degree), depending on what program you choose

Udacity – https://eu.udacity.com

high quality courses on computer science, programming, autonomous systems, business and career from the big companies like google, nvidia, kaggle, amazon, ibm, unity
Price is 500-999 $ for a topic related nanodegree

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