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Training As Compensation

Cincinnati, OH | Posted: 07/12/2015 | Author: Stuart Koenig

Its not new or novel, but training can be a powerful compensation vehicle.  In a world of continuously changing technology, the ability for an employee to keep up their skills and remain current and competitive can be challenging.  Furthermore, losing an employee to a week of training at an expensive offsite “paid vacation training seminar” kills productivity.  Fortunately, there are numerous online resources for practically anything.  Most are free and allow employees to interactively work at their own pace.   Consider compensating employees with “time” to burnish their existing skills and learn a few new ones.  This practice doesn’t have to bust your budget and will ultimately pay dividends for the Company.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite online training resources: 

edX — Online courses from some of the best universities.

Coursera — Take the world’s best courses, online, for free.

Coursmos — Take a micro-course anytime you want, on any device.

Highbrow — Get bite-sized daily courses to your inbox.

Skillshare — Online classes and projects that unlock your creativity.

Curious — Grow your skills with online video lessons.

lynda.com — Learn technology, creative and business skills.

CreativeLive — Take free creative classes from the world’s top experts.

Udemy — Learn real world skills online.

Coding Resources 

Codecademy — Learn to code interactively, for free.

Stuk.io — Learn how to code from scratch.

Udacity — Earn a Nanodegree recognized by industry leaders.

Platzi — Live streaming classes on design, marketing and code.

Learnable — The best way to learn web development.

Code School — Learn to code by doing.

Thinkful — Advance your career with 1-on-1 mentorship.

Code.org — Start learning today with easy tutorials.

BaseRails — Master Ruby on Rails and other web technologies.

Treehouse — Learn HTML, CSS, iPhone apps & more.

One Month — Learn to code and build web applications in one month.

Dash — Learn to make awesome websites.

Learn To Manipulate Data 

DataCamp — Online R tutorials and data science courses.

DataQuest — Learn data science in your browser.

DataMonkey — Develop your analytical skills in a simple, yet fun way.

Master a New Language

Duolingo — Learn a language for free.

Lingvist — Learn a language in 200 hours.

Busuu — The free language learning community.

Memrise — Use flashcards to learn vocabulary.

Broaden Your Knowledge Horizons

TED-Ed — Find carefully curated educational videos

Khan Academy — Access an extensive library of interactive content.

Guides.co — Search the largest collection of online guides.

Squareknot — Browse beautiful, step-by-step guides.

Learnist — Learn from expertly curated web, print and video content.

Prismatic — Learn interesting things based on social recommendation.

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