We have been talking about the basics of digital upskilling on our blog previously. There, we talked more about the general need for digital upskilling when you have a business. This time, I‘d like to analyse more real-world online options, ways you can improve your digital skills, and platforms you can use to do that.
One of the best learning platforms in general is www.coursera.org. I‘ve been using it for a few years now to learn different skills. COURSERA has many free and paid courses (for an affordable price), trainings, and even university programmes. You can choose from a wide variety of topics, and each course has a certificate at the end. One of the most recognised and interesting courses is a Google course. They have a variety of topics connected to digital skills, like:
- Google’s Foundations of Digital Marketing and E-Commerce
- Google Digital Marketing and E-Commerce
- Google Data Analytics
- And many others.
There are, of course, classes from other companies as well, such as IBM, Siemens, and various colleges and universities, so you can choose the best topic and company that‘s providing it for you. You only need to register on the Coursera platform, choose the course, and spend at least a few hours per week to finally finish the course and get the certificate. Also, Coursera was originally in English, and trainings come in English. However, you can adjust the language to the one you need in your settings.
Another option for how you can upskill digitally is to investigate e-commerce platforms (like zyro.com/lt) by yourself and learn about them “by doing“. In other words, reading about it, registering for the free version, and taking some hours just to experiment with the platform itself The Zyro platform is available in any language (you can change it in the top right corner and explore it in the language you want). Also, on zyro.com, you get a free domain for a year.
Zyro as the best e-website builder for beginners
It provides templates for websites, an AI logo builder, and texts you could possibly use for websites. It is also a platform that is constantly growing and improving its features. One of the newest features is that you can schedule your posts. You can see more about how to create an account and edit zyro.com on YouTube or here.
Another irreplaceable platform to get any kind of skill you might need is YouTube. If you search on YouTube for “digital upskilling,“ you will get a tone of videos from a variety of companies, schools, colleges, and universities about the topic. Pick the most reliable, clear, and interesting one and learn anything you need.
However, I would highly recommend enrolling in the course online rather than using only Youtube. Digital courses, like the ones mentioned in Coursera, have a clear structure, a variety of tasks (reading, listening, writing, analysing, and evaluating peers), and goals to reach at the end of each unit. That‘s why such courses are suitable for both beginners and advanced learners.
The examples mentioned are just a few of the most practical ones. However, you can do your personal research about learning platforms and find topics about digital upskilling there.
Enjoy learning new things and using online platforms to their fullest extent. Best of luck digitally upskilling!