How the Internet Can Help You Learn New Skills

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The internet has become one of the most effective technologies for teaching and learning new skills. Students can learn wherever and whenever they want to. Below are some of the most effective ways to learn online.

Mock Exam Websites

In some instances, you may be required to take some kind of test. The best way to prepare for such a test is to take a mock exam that is similar to the real test you will eventually take. For example, if you are learning to drive, you will have to take a driving theory test before you can take your practical. You can prepare for this theory test using a website like, which includes a range of mock exams that will help you prepare properly for the real driving theory test.

Online Video Technology

Video has become one of the most effective ways to carry out online demonstrations and to teach people. Many of the videos available online are free to view through video sharing websites like YouTube, Vimeo and Daily Motion. In other situations, teachers, lecturers and other experts charge a fee for access to their videos. However, the fees charged are usually much less than you would have to pay for the same sort of training or lessons carried out offline in a traditional classroom environment.

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is particularly effective for one to one tuition as well as small group training. Skype, Google Talk and a range of other free and affordable video conferencing systems are available for this purpose. These platforms make it easy to take video conference calls from any location, which means you can easily learn a new skill from someone based anywhere in the world. If you’re an expert in a particular area, you could even help other people through video conferencing too. For example, many people teach English to non-native speakers in this way.

Membership Websites

Membership websites are a popular choice of site for many webmasters. A central membership website can be accessed by huge numbers of people who each have access to the content of that site. This content can include videos, text, documents and audio files. When setting up a site like this, it’s important to encourage interaction between the moderators and fellow members. This interaction increases the value of a membership website and makes it a more effective online resource for people who want to find out about the latest developments in a particular niche or industry.

Mobile Apps and Mobile Websites

Mobile app and mobile website technologies take online learning to a new level. Once you have a smart phone and the appropriate app or access to a mobile website, you can learn on the move and from any location that has a broadband signal.

The internet has become the number one destination for people who want to learn a new skill. However, many people don’t realise just how easy it is to use the internet in this way. The ways to learn online mentioned above are as effective, if not better, than the traditional methods we are accustomed to.

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