The Online Corner: Learning New Skills ONLINE

The Online Corner: Learning New Skills ONLINE

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The Online Corner

The Online Corner,

Submitted by Sarah Clarke, Media Strategist and Founder of Dufferin Media as appears in the August edition of https://dufferin.snapd.com/


“Be humble, be teachable, and always keep learning”

When I am open to the opportunity to learn, I am able to learn something new every day.  I am not an expert in any one thing or 100% skilled in any one area.  Otherwise I would not be human, as we are not created to be perfect.  

Learning new skills, or expanding on existing knowledge is a great gift that each of us has the opportunity to do on an ongoing basis.

As a digital marketing professional, technology changes daily, so it is important for me to always be keeping up with trends, shifts, new software, and upgraded knowledge so I can best serve my clients.

In the current Pandemic, there are even more learning options readily available to anyone via amazing online resources.



The children are on their summer break, but they did not attend regular in person classes for over 3 months prior to the end of “school”.  I can attest that my children love to learn.  Any resources that I can share with them for online summer learning have been very well received. 

Here are some website resources you can look up to help children learn online this summer:

Toronto Zoo “School To You”

Scholastic Canada

PBS Kids (younger children)




Regardless of age, or job status there are so many opportunities to exercise our brains and learn new things! I started teaching an in person workshop series last fall, and with the shut downs in March I took that workshop online!  I quickly recognized what a great opportunity this was not only to expand to more topics and times, but also to people from all over the World!  I have been excited to have guests to my Webinars from all over the United States, and as far away from South Africa!

I have also come across many online courses that can help people improve skills in various areas of their life whether business or personal.  You could learn a new language, learn how to cook, learn how to Code, or improve your writing skills. 

Here are some online education resources for adults:


Khan Academy


And don’t forget that many Universities and Colleges are offering free online courses in many courses.  Harvard University has 88 Free online courses!!!



And let’s not forget how very valuable it is for a business owner to keep learning.  As you improve your own knowledge base, it can help your business grow and succeed, and offer even more value to your clients.

There is an unending list of free courses, webinars, and networking events that you can tap into online.  Topics may include:

SEO, Marketing, Writing for Business, Accounting, Economics and more!

Here are a few websites you can resource to search for something that appeals to you:




Oxford Home Study


Until next month - please stay safe and healthy.  I’d like to thank Victoria and the team at snapd for being such a powerful source of community information and positivity during these unprecedented times.


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