Factors on which interest for continuing education depends
- The socio-political situation of the area in which one lives,
- The awareness about the importance of education
- And the availability of educational institutions in the proximity where one lives.
If there is will, there is way..
Virtual Education is a gift of IT for continuing education
As most of us know that the developments in the field of computer and internet have made it possible for us to remain connected virtually with any part of the universe, yet being physically dispersed through unknown distances. Realizing the importance of education as a basic human right, many of the world renowned universities have joined hands together and incorporated platforms from where anybody in any part of the world can access courses of his/her choice completely free by utilizing the innovations of information technology era. Yes I am talking about the online availability of free courses and certification programs, which are to a great extent serving the humanity. There are many forums now which offer completely free courses online, they usually have lecture videos along with online text-books, quizzes and assignments, peer evaluations, pre-lecture assessments and final exams etc. It is obvious that an active student watching all the lectures and going through all of these practice / performance evaluation sessions will develop ample knowledge of the subject. Furthermore, the students passing a minimum set requirement (like attaining a particular grade) are given certificates and that too at absolutely no cost. These courses are useful for both the new students who already have no idea of the subject to be studied and the students who have already gone through such courses at other platforms like during the study of their degree programs, and want to improve the skills in the subject. These certificates are issued both in the electronic as well as printed form depending upon the forum from which you are doing your course. And for sure, they are of great value to improve your skills and make yourself eligible for better employment opportunities.
Following are the places where you can find, join and get certified in the courses of your interest. These will surely help you improve your knowledge and skills of the subject.