Tech on Tuesday: Learn Something New in 2019

If your new year’s resolution involves learning something new, this week’s Tech on Tuesday is for you!

This week, we’re taking a look at some learning apps to help you make the most of 2019.

It’s a new year, which means it’s the perfect time to commit yourself to learning something new!

Interested in expanding your knowledge, but don’t know what you want to learn about? Consider checking out Udemy.

Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with thousands of courses on a myriad of topics. Want to learn ethical hacking? There’s courses for that. Have an interest in becoming a wedding photographer? Udemy has you covered. Maybe you want to become a certified animal reiki practitioner? Yes, that’s a thing and you can complete your certification with Udemy.

The courses can be accessed online or on the app, and with lifetime access to your courses you can learn on your own schedule.

And in case you need any more reasons to check out Udemy, they currently have a new year’s sale going on with many of their courses marked down to just $9.99. 

I actually enrolled in a couple of courses, and am loving it so far. I’ve started a night photography course and have taken a few photos, but I haven’t finished the course yet so I clearly still have a lot to learn. But it’s a start! Once I finish that up, I’ll start my dog CPR and first aid class, followed by a course on investing in stocks.

Another great app for those interested in learning to play a musical instrument this year is Yousician. I’ve mentioned this one before, but this app helps you learn to play in a gamified app that listens to you while you play and lets you see which notes you’re hitting and which you need to work on.

If your resolution is to learn a new language, give Duolingo a try. Duolingo is the most popular language app out there, and for good reason. This free app currently offers 19 language courses for native English speakers. They have more languages in beta or under construction, including Klingon. The app includes language courses designed for non-English speakers to learn English.

One of the reasons this app is so popular is that it’s gamified. Users level up, gain experience and earn virtual currency as they build up their language skills. You can even set daily reminders to practice and custom goals.

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