Nowadays, it has become essential for everyone to be a ‘master of all trades’, doesn’t matter if they are retired 60-year-olds or mere teenagers. Amongst these people, teenagers particularly need to learn different as well as latest skills to sustain themselves in this fast-paced life. Earlier, teenagers had a lot on their plates. They were busy with their schools, friends, and several engaging hobbies. However, with the onset of COVID-19, not only teenager, but their parents, are giving a face-palm 🤦to themselves while figuring out what to do with all the time at their homes. Other than making them work-out and registering them for numerous online classes, parents are concentrating on training and embedding some useful life skills in their children. 📚 Digitalization has led to the onset of several learning platforms for teenagers. So, let’s take a look at them!
Some of the best platforms that are holistically carving teenagers for this brutal world include:
Coursera is an uber-popular online learning platform for teens which offers more than 3,000 courses across numerous fields of studies. It provides both paid and unpaid certifications in desired fields from various international universities. Coursera offers various bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. These programs are playing a major role in removing the barriers to higher education created by the score-card-centered society.
What makes it more worth it? 🧐 Their professional certificates are counted as an additional asset in an individual’s resume. If this is not enough, most programs offered by Coursera are free-of-cost, which is majorly attracting people from low-income groups.
Today, Khan Academy has become the face of ‘advanced’ education by taking ‘interactive learning’ to a whole new level. It offers enumerable readings, videos, and other interactive tools to teach its users. The courses offered by Khan Academy are not age-based, which helps learners of all age groups to either advance their learning or refresh their basic knowledge.
With an interesting and catchy user interface (UI), Khan Academy has covered programs for teenage students, as well as for younger students from the age of 2 to 7 through its app ‘Khan Academy Kids’.
What’s more?🧐 Khan Academy has leaped through the language barrier in the country by making the study material available to its learners in multiple languages.
At present, teenagers have become a group of people who have skills and talent in abundance but there’s no outlet where they can properly showcase or exhibit what they want to. As the name suggests, ‘Skillshare’ is an online learning community that offers thousands of courses for all sorts of curious and creative people. The topics for these classes include video illustration, freelancing, photography, and design.
Through Skillshare, teenagers can access more than 3,000 classes for free.😮 In this age of lockdown and no-interaction, this platform offers teenagers and other age students with an interactive community that makes learning much more fun than classroom learning.
During the pandemic, a lot of platforms came forward to help with the due cognitive development of teenagers. One of these channels is MasterClass, which offers study material taught by the best people in the industry. If you’ve seen the movie ‘F.A.L.T.U.’, this platform has literally brought its concept to life. 😮
MasterClass focuses on driving the curiosity and creativity of young minds by actually bringing industry experts to them. These experts include numerous international celebrities - Natalie Portman, Gordon Ramsay, Judy Blume, and Samuel L. Jackson. Teenagers can hone a wide range of skills through these classes, such as acting, cooking, make-up artistry, and carpentry, etc.
StockGro is a fintech startup that concentrates on teaching people from all age groups about the valuable knowledge of investing in stocks. It simplifies the entire journey of buying and selling stocks. These days with severe inflation going on, it has become vital that people know where to invest their money and generate greater savings. This knowledge is equally important for teenagers because they are the ones who will run our country in the coming future.
StockGro has struck the right chord with its channel. It not only demystifies the entire process of stock investment, StockGro also provides a platform wherein the user can interact with others and share insights, information, and knowledge. Great, right! 😎
In today’s era, it has become vital for us to understand and believe that ‘hobbies’ are not just hobbies now. They are skills through which an individual can literally themselves do for a long time and build a career out of it. These platforms are only a few of thousand channels that are present to support teenagers in developing, honing and sharpening their skills. One such platform is Fyp, which enables teenagers to become financially independent. It helps to lessen the burden on parents regarding the constant vigilance on their child’s spending habits.