Do you Want to teach yourself how to code, but don’t have a lot of extra scratch laying around to learn how to do it? Nowadays, there are tons of resources available on the Internet that you can use to get yourself up to speed on all of the most advanced coding languages, often without having to drop a dime for the privilege.
Though only one of the learning portals listed here will actually leave you with a degree to pin on your wall by the time all is said and done, having the skills these websites provide is still a great way to get started in the world of independent contracting, and being able to build your very own websites on the fly.
1. Khan Academy:
A completely free learning resource filled with hundreds of different subjects to learn, Khan Academy features not only the slickest UI of the bunch, but also one of the widest variety of classes that you can pick up anytime you’re ready to hit the books.
What started out as a small project launched by a few friends has since blossomed into one of the premiere online learning destinations for anyone who needs in an education in a variety of subjects including (but not limited to): economics, mathematics, biology, art history, and yes, computer science.
2. MIT OpenCourseware
Did you know you can go to one of Boston’s finest institutions – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (better known as MIT) – 100% free? You will not walk away with an actual degree, but it’s hard to complain about having access to a constantly growing library of recorded lectures from one of the most prestigious universities in the entire world.
Udacity offers both a free set of courses that you can take without opening up your wallet, as well as personalized, custom services that cost anywhere from $40 to $200 per month. This runs well below what you’d expect to pay even at your local community college, so head on over to the Udacity programming portal to find out when the signup for their next semester begins.
ALISON is yet another portal that offers a collection of programming classes as just a fraction of the 600 other courses prepared on its site, ready to give out to anyone who’s willing to put in the time and energy to improve their skills for the job they have now, or a position they’re hoping to qualify for in the very near future.
I’m all about improving and challenging myself. Is learning programming in your to do list? Then you can start from one of the five website above. Happy Learning!!