Free online courses are a good option for quarantining the coronavirus. With the rapid advance of the disease in Brazil, many companies, universities and schools have been sending employees and students home with the aim of stopping the spread of COVID-19. A good way to spend your free time on pandemic days studying online.
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Some Brazilian institutions, such as FGV, USP and Sebrae, even offered free online courses in areas such as management, marketing, finance and entrepreneurship temporarily. Renowned international universities also offer options for those who want to study for free on the Internet: the case of Harvard and MIT. In the list below, check out 10 platforms for taking online courses during quarantine.
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1. Getlio Vargas Foundation (www5.fgv.br/fgvonline/Cursos/Gratuito)
With more than 50 free courses, the Fundao Getlio Vargas website is aimed at people who want to learn about management, business strategy, marketing, finance and related areas. Classes are of short and medium duration, with a horrible load that varies from five to 15 hours.
FGV courses are geared towards executive education Photo: Reproduo / FGV
For students who want to further their studies, FGV informs the bibliographic references that support the course. The Foundation does not issue diplomas for the free teaching modality, but a certificate of participation, which will be available to participants who reach the minimum grade in the final exam.
2. USP (coursera.org/usp)
Considered one of the best higher education institutions in the country, the University of So Paulo (USP) offers 16 free online courses. "Creation of startups", "Digital Marketing" and "UX / UI: Fundamentals for interface design" are some of the titles available on the university's Coursera platform. The conclusion of classes, which are taught by doctors and postdoctors from USP, entitles you to issue a certificate, but you must pay a fee of US $ 29.
Doctors and post-doctors from USP teach free online courses Photo: Reproduo / Coursera
3. Senai (eadsenaies.br)
Famous for the professional courses it offers in its on-site units, Senai (National Service for Industrial Learning) also has a distance education front. The institution offers more than 15 free courses on topics such as finance, business communication and entrepreneurship. There are also professional initiation classes in Workplace Safety, Architectural Design and Information Technology.
SENAI reference in professional courses Photo: Reproduo / SENAI
The courses have an average duration of 12 hours and some of them are self-instructional. This means that the contents are self-explanatory and there is no chat, discussion forums or teachers. To issue the certificate of completion, the student needs to make a final assessment and obtain a certain percentage of correct answers, which varies according to the course.
4. Sebrae (sebrae.br/sites/PortalSebrae/cursosonline)
Sebrae (Brazilian Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises) offers more than 100 courses in areas such as entrepreneurship, market and sales, people management and legislation. The classes, whose average load varies from 2 to 40 hours, are taught by tutors who guide discussions on the topics studied. The student must complete the course within the maximum time stipulated by the system. At the end of the studies, it is possible to issue a certificate of participation.
Sebrae offers more than 100 courses for microentrepreneurs Photo: Reproduo / Sebrae
5. Virtual School (ev.org.br)
The Escola Virtual da Fundao Bradesco is one of the most respected free distance education platforms in the country. The site offers more than 80 courses in the areas of Administration, Accounting and Finance, Computer Science, Personal and Professional Development and Pedagogy.
Virtual School of Fundao Bradesco offers courses with certificate Photo: Reproduo / Thiago Siqueira
A differential of the Virtual School is the offer of study guides, that is, groupings of courses on similar topics, to provide the student with a broader training in specific subjects. Classes last an average of ten hours.
Students who complete the course with at least 70% success are able to print a certificate. Depending on the faculty, the document can be used as proof of complementary activity.
6. Perestroika (perestroika.br/online/vailaefica)
Perestroika, a school of creative methodologies, decided to make one of its courses available for free during the quarantine period. Following the express teaching modality, "Clip" classes deal with collaboration, network thinking and interdependence. Just enter your name and email to watch the videos. The school is also offering a 30% discount to users who add the "VAILAEFICA" coupon when purchasing any online course until April 19th.
Perestroika offers course on collaborative economics during isolation Photo: Reproduo / Perestroika
7. Insper (coursera.org/insper)
Also on the Coursera platform, Insper (Institute of Education and Research) offers four completely free online courses: Introduction to analytical marketing; Conscious capitalism; Operations management and financial management. Just register to attend classes. It is important to clarify that the courses do not offer a certificate of completion, but it is possible to acquire the document for US $ 29 at the end of the studies.
Insper offers four free online courses Photo: Reproduo / Coursera
8. Harvard (edx.org/school/harvardx)
Recognized worldwide for excellence in teaching, Harvard University offers hundreds of free online courses in areas ranging from law, literature, history and statistics to data science and programming. As all classes are taught in English, it is important to understand the language well. On the Harvard EAD platform, free online courses are at an introductory or intermediate level. Interested in obtaining a certificate of completion must pay a fee, which varies depending on the chosen course.
HarvardX: North American university distance learning platform offers free online courses Photo: Reproduo / HarvardX
9. MIT (ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-topic)
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the most renowned universities in the world, offers a vast catalog of free online courses. Most of them cover the areas of science and technology, but there are also options in the fields of economics, history, architecture and arts, among others. On this page (ocw.mit.edu/courses/mitx-related-courseware/) it is possible to follow which courses have classes in progress, and which are open for enrollment for a new class. It is worth remembering that most classes are taught in English.
MIT has a vast catalog of free online courses in various areas of knowledge Photo: Reproduo / MIT
10. Digital Innovation One (digitalinnovation.one)
Digital Innovation One: school for software developers offers free courses Photo: Reproduo / Digital Innovation One
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