Online Learning & Developing New Skills:
With a number of online courses being made available, our aim is to assist you in the right direction with the most reputable online course providers. These free high quality courses are an exceptional way to spend time, learn new information, new skills and earn a new qualification. ‘MOOCS’ are massive open online courses that are interactive and aim at unlimited participation and open access. Below are a few relevant MOOC versions:
Harvard Extension School has made a series of free courses and their Digital Learning Portal accessible. Their Portal features online learning content from across the University.
MyBnk’s mission is “to empower young people to take charge of their future by bringing money to life.” MyBnk My Money Cast offers a weekly financial education livestream for 16-25 year olds. This 30 minute show focuses on personal finance news and features experts, special guests and Q&As.
Buzzfeed has made their own wellness oriented lifestyle brand, Goodful. Goodful provides information about self-care, mental and physical health, food and nourishment to help you live a healthier and happier life. Here are specific links to their meditation playlist and healthy recipe ideas.
It is essential that we prioritise physical fitness now more than ever before. There are so many resources available encouraging users to get up and get active even from your bedroom. An extremely enjoyable way to exercise is with PopSugar Fitness. They offer “fresh fitness tutorials, workouts, and exercises that will help you on your road to healthy living, weight loss, and stress relief.” Lots of energetic and fun dance classes and dance cardio workout classes are available!
Another way to get active is with Joe Wicks aka “The Body Coach.” His fitness videos are encouraging and a great way to get active alone and with your families. He presents a live workout every Monday to Friday called “P.E with Joe” that aims to keep students fit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HelpGuide provides guidelines on How to Sleep Better. Improving our sleeping pattern is essential especially when factoring in our increased exposure to devices and blue light due to online learning. A key tip is to try to spend time away from screens and doing other activities such as walking, reading, cooking, meditating etc.