Educational websites that can cure your post A/L Boredom

So you have finished your advanced levels and now wonder what you can do with your life? Apart from partying like there is no tomorrow, panicking about college applications, eating everything you can find, and binge watching every Emmy-nominated TV series you can torrent- you know there is more to life than just that. Hey, we have all been there, so you are not alone.

At this stage in life, you are ready to let go of you teens, and move on with your life. Select a path that would define your career and work towards achieving your goals. If you haven’t thought of higher education or a career path, it’s still alright. You can give yourself a break to explore the many options that are available.

If you would like to, engage in free educational courses until your results arrive, we have some pretty good options you can look into.

1. Coursera


Coursera offers a variety of free online courses that you can sign up and follow, right from the comfort of your home. Select from their well-organized course catalog that helps students identify through an interest or field, to follow short courses offered by top universities across the globe.

2. Khan Academy


Khan academy is a great website that offers free courses for students who wish to study subjects such as Maths, Science, and Engineering, Computing, Arts, and Humanities, & Economics and Finance. This would add advantage to those who wish to learn computer programming as they offer a pretty neat basic course – it even helps you work on a few projects.

3. Future Learn

Future Learn

Future learn offers over hundred free online courses from top universities and specialist organizations. It’s similar to coursera , but it also offers a lot of creative courses like film making and other healthcare courses that are relatively interesting. Courses are programmed from 2 weeks to 6 weeks, depending on the type that you select.

4. Edx


edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from some of the world’s finest universities and institutions to students who have an interest in pursuing free online education. There are thousands of programs available, under a list of Subjects categorized by field and industries- making it easier for students to pick on a course they find interesting.

5. Adobe Tutorials

 Adobe Tutorials
Adobe Tutorials

If you are passionate about graphic design and video animation- adobe offers great tutorials on how to use their software. These are detailed documents and videos that showcase tips and tricks on how to master photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, premier pro, light room and after effects.

So there you have it. A list of free educational sites that you can browse , to enhance your career options. Now maybe a good time to divert your attention away from Reddit (or facebook) and start on a useful short course that may actually help you achieve something good, in the long run.

If you know of any other free educational courses offered in Sri Lanka, please share with us, under the comments section.

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Nimra is an instagram junkie who enjoys occasional feminism and outwitting her husband. When not watching Star Wars, LOTR, Jurassic Park and GOT reruns for the millionth time, she can be found screaming at her kids with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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