Staying at home doesn’t mean our lives have to stop. There are so many opportunities to learn, explore, improve, and marvel, even while sitting pyjama-clad on the couch.
One great way to do this is by taking online courses. Camosun College, Royal Roads University, and the University of Victoria have all modified their spring and summer lineups in an effort to make education accessible while the risk of COVID-19 lingers.
Check out a few selections from the huge range of offerings provided by these post-secondary institutions.
Camosun provides over two dozen publicly accessible, affordable courses from May through August.
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They even offer , a course for expectant families that covers the stages of pregnancy, labour techniques, and potential interventions, and options during labour and delivery.
Royal Roads offers a variety of non-credit courses through their Professional and Continuing Studies department.
is an especially relevant course right now. Discover how to build resilient, collaborative communities and look at leadership with an interpersonal lens. Learn how to live with the greater good in mind.
Multiple offerings of the course are available, which allows writers to hone their craft as well as improve their research skills. This practical course is feedback-oriented, with consistent input from instructors as well as peer review.
Royal Roads also has a number of available to the public, ranging from mindfulness practices for leaders to pandemic conspiracy theories!
UVic has over 800 courses listed within their Continuing Studies department. Here are a few that are currently available:
Looking to build your online brand? covers networking, research, personal branding and more.
Learn how to communicate successfully with , exploring methods both old and new in the realm of public relations.
Or maybe take a range of complimentary courses like Introductions to Adobe , and .
UVic has also launched , a freely accessible site with content covering everything from to .
You can even watch from the comfort of your home.
How are you broadening your horizons this summer? Let us know in the comments!