Now is always the right time to keep learning. Below you will find a list of excellent resources from other organizations to keep your skills sharp. Topics vary. These resources are either entirely or partially free to access.
LinkedIn Learning is a high quality, on-demand video learning platform to help you develop and enhance skills of all types. Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty.
LinkedIn Learning has over 16,000 courses at skill levels, with new courses added every week. This resource is highly recommended. Get started with LinkedIn Learning.
You can also learn more at the UW Career Center’s website.
TED – Ideas worth spreading
A site dedicated to spreading great ideas through 20 minute or less talks on an array of subjects.
We Highly Recommend These Talks:
- Simon Sinek – Why good leaders make you feel safe
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The danger of a single story
- Drew Dudley – Everyday leadership
- Baratunde Thurston – How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time
- Tim Urban – Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator
- Celeste Headlee – 10 ways to have a better conversation
Looking to freshen up on a 2nd language? Try this award winning free website and app.
Udemy offers hundreds of thousands of online classes on many topics.
Consider these classes:
- Intro to Excel
- Have Better Conversations Today!
- Develop Effective Team Leaders
- Public Speaking Mastery
MIT Open Courses
Looking for something more academic? MIT has released hundreds of their courses online, totally free.
Computer Literacy 101
Need some help with the basics? Take a look at this simple guide to computers.
Learn how to use this cloud based document sharing software.
Learn how to use this powerful new collaborative product.
Master skills with in depth, self-paced learning. Even earn a degree if you choose.
Try these recommended Courses:
- Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace
- Project Management & Other Tools for career Development Specialization
- Strategic Business Analytics
- Business English Communication Skills (From UW Prof. Richard Moore!)
Need more variety? Check out he hundreds of video playlists on a wide array of topics on YouTube Learning – everything from growing your own garden to effective debate techniques.
Learning is about more than just exercising your mind. The learning resources below will help you exercise your body as well.
The Whole U Virtual Classes
Virtually attend sessions on yoga, strength training, fitness bootcamps, and more. https://thewholeu.uw.edu/2020/03/19/virtual-fitness-classes/
IMA Virtual Fitness
Attend weekly live streams on multiple activities, or watch pre-recorded sessions at your own pace. https://www.washington.edu/ima/virtual-recreation/virtual-fitness-classes/
YouTube Virtual Fitness
Need more or different activities? Check out he hundreds of video playlists on a wide array of topics on YouTube Fitness.
Balance is important too. Here are some more ways to keep learning — even if they are a little less relevant to our work at UW Facilities than the links above.
Prefer learning by making things? Instructables is a great resources for learning how to make stuff.
A non-profit educational organization that offers short, well produced free video lessons on a range of core subjects.
Kurzgesagt (In a Nutshell)
A Youtube channel of animated videos explaining various complex topics in areas such as science, economics, philosophy, and more.
Ever wanted to learn how to code and make websites? w3schools is a great online tutorial website for developers.
Collections of the written word
Just need to read something? We have you covered. Try these resources.
A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Download or read them online across multiple devices.
Google Books lets you search for books online just like a web search, and then browse the books online or find places to buy or borrow them from.