Our Top Picks for Online Learning During Quarantine
STUDY EVERYTHING FROM GAME THEORY
TO PERFECTING YOUR GUITAR LICKS FOR FREE
If virtual happy hour, online gym classes, and long conference calls for work are getting old, check out our curated list of programs and videos with something for everyone, whether you’re a history buff or wannabe celebrity chef. Best of all? They won’t hurt your budget. All but one class is offered free of charge.
POWER UP YOUR BRAIN
HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO GO IVY
From the comfort of home, you can take classes at one or more of the world’s most renowned universities. Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and many other exceptional academic institutions are offering some outstanding recorded online courses for FREE. Yes, you read that correctly. Right now, you can take an Ivy League class for zero dollars.
Yale – These online course selections are sure to get your synapses firing. Some of Yale’s online offerings are quite timely with courses called Epidemics in Western Society Since the 1600s, Human Emotion, and Game Theory. If you’re looking for more of an escape, there are some options recorded on YouTube to get your creative juices flowing like Modern Poetry. Given all the economic instability happening around us, the course called Financial Marketslooked particularly interesting, especially given its 96% favorability rating by former attendees.
Harvard – You don’t have to brave the chilly air in Boston to enjoy these lectures. Here is your chance to study one or more of these popular classes, including App Development, Stewarding a Non-Profit, or the very timely Examining Lessons Learned from the Ebola Outbreak. Check out their website for more information and the complete course list. Harvard also offers certificate programs, but those aren’t tuition-free.
PRINCETON – Hope is something we can all relate to lately. This class at Princeton gets rave reviews. Hope: The Human Odyssey to Political Existentialism. Check out their website for even more of their exciting offerings.
Yale, Harvard, and Princeton’s classes can all be found on iTunes, YouTube, or Coursera. Check each school listing to confirm which platform will be hosting the broadcast.
TAP INTO YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR
Do you have a guitar collecting dust somewhere, or have you always wanted to play?
(Amazon still delivers)
Fender Guitar Lessons – Fender is offering three months of free online lessons. Quarantine might be the perfect time to give that Rockstar dream a go.
FUN AND FABULOUS COOKING TIPS
Cooking during quarantine can get monotonous after a while. Celebrity chefs have been offering great tips for creating great easy dishes inspired by our limited pantry supplies.
Here are two of our latest favorites:
Rachael Ray and her husband John Cusimano are cooking up a storm and sharing it with fans. There’s something incredibly uplifting about Rachael’s unpretentious and authentic connection with her audience -even from quarantine at home. This week’s Breaded + Baked Halibut (or Chicken) looks fantastic!
Antoni Porowski wine and food expert from the Emmy award-winning Netflix series Queer Eye is offering some super fun and easy cooking ideas on his Instagram series, “Cooking lessons in Quarantine.”
LEARN FROM A MASTER
MASTERCLASS – Caveat: this program is ON SALE, but not free.
MasterClass has a BOGO offering right now that might be worth your while if you and a friend split the bill. The content is very high quality, and the Instructors are top-notch from screenwriting legend Aaron Sorkin to iconic photographer Annie Leibowitz.
Feel free to share your favorite online programs too! If you’ve discovered an amazing online class you’d like to add, send us a link to our Instagram or Facebook accounts. We’d love to hear from you and share the love and suggestions with other members. Don’t forget we are #STRONGERTOGETHER!
*OsteoStrong has no affiliation to the programs mentioned.