Online courses for remote learning during quarantine

Online courses for remote learning during quarantine

Online courses are in the limelight at the moment, as people all around the world have been ushered indoors to help prevent further spread of coronavirus. Are you in quarantine and wishing you could use the time to upskill? There are so many online courses to choose from if you want to learn remotely.

Language courses in the Netherlands

Fancy learning a language? IamExpat can recommend a broad range of language classes based in the Netherlands: Dutch classes, English classes and German classes. Check them out!

Some language schools in the Netherlands have moved their courses online. For those that haven't, perhaps it's something to bookmark for future reference when the corona mayhem is behind us. 

Online courses in diverse subjects for remote learning

There are countless platforms all over the world that offer courses online in an impressive range of fields and at a very high level. Here are some online courses:


Coursera offers over 3.800 courses from some of the world’s top universities, institutes of technology and companies. From IT and computer science to business and marketing and even a course called “Learning how to learn”, there’s a wealth of strikingly varied courses.

In the uncertain times of COVID-19, Coursera and its partners in Coursera for Campus are offering free courses to university students. Check out the details on the Coursera website.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a branch of the LinkedIn professional networking platform, which offers high-quality video courses and tutorials. It was originally founded as, and in 2015, LinkedIn subsequently bought the company. Two years later, it renamed and re-branded it as LinkedIn Learning, as an add-on to the well-known and widely-used networking platform. 

You can choose from multiple disciplines: from business analytics and strategy to digital marketing and from photography and graphic design to full-stack web development.

Byjus - The Learning App

The India-based educational technology platform Byjus - The Learning App is a valuable online learning tool in maths and science for school-aged children, both primary and secondary. Byjus is renowned for its personalised learning journeys, technology-enabled learning and its engaging content given by top teachers.  

It gives an outstanding level of support in maths, physics, chemistry and biology for all school levels. There’s a free version with plenty of resources available and you can upgrade to premium to avail of further perks.


Skillshare is where you can dive into those creative pursuits you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t had the time or money for! Learn about graphic design, animation, creative writing, fine art, typography, illustration UI design, UX design, photography and more.

Skillshare costs 8 euros per month for premium, or you can use the basic package for free. The free version grants you access to over a thousand online classes, so even if you don’t have a budget for courses, it’s a great resource.


Moz is the go-to online learning platform for learning about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). They offer courses like SEO Fundamentals, Backlink Basics, Keyword Research, Finding Potential SEO Clients and many more.

Moz has decided to lend support during the coronavirus crisis by offering Moz courses for free until May 31. Enter the code “wegotthis” at the checkout and you can access many high-quality SEO-related courses completely for free.

Shaw Academy

Get proficient in finance, design, photography, marketing, business, technology, music, beauty or other fields with Shaw Academy. The courses are given through video lessons and students can learn at their own pace. The professional diploma courses offered by Shaw Academy are internationally recognised and credit rated by the European Qualification Framework. 

Sign up for an online course during your time at home

Have you considered signing up for a course during your quarantine days at home? Well, I hope this selection has helped you in getting closer to finding the right course for you and maybe your next job! Looking to find a job in the Netherlands? IamExpat has an extensive jobs section.

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