In the last year I have been making a conscious effort to use the internet for good rather than just something which I use to pass my time. In fact just recently I was talking to my buddy Walter Viola about how much time I used to spend sat on social media or watching YouTube videos when I could have been using the web for so much more.
I decided that I would use the internet to learn new things, new skills and to boost my education, if you want to change the way in which you use the world wide web, here are some great websites that can help you to learn something new.
The owner of WikiHow said that he created this website to provide a manual for life and it was his dream to have a step-by-step guide for how to just about anything on his website. Weather or not the site has achieved this, I am not sure but I have certainly enjoyed the huge range of helpful posts that you can find on the website. If you are looking to learn how to do DIY, how to speak another language, how to play a musical or instrument or anything else that you desire to learn, this website is sure to have a step-by-step guide to help you through it.
If you are looking at boosting your knowledge and your education then you should check out Khan’s Academy, a non-profit service which offers university-level education to anyone. The website features study materials from a huge range of different subjects and you can easily find things like tutorials, PDF documents and audio transcripts which you can use to study through the course. The website also has some tutors who you can get in touch with if you are struggling with your course. Khan’s Academy is an outstanding education tool that can help you to take your knowledge to the next level, without paying a penny.
If you are disciplined enough to stay focussed on what you are learning about, you could find great value in YouTube. On this video sharing website there are literally thousands of guides which can talk you through, and show you how to do just about anything. I decided to pick up the guitar last year and I can honestly say that I have learned more from the tutorial vids on YouTube than I have with any other medium. What I love about these videos is that you can watch someone doing it before you try, you can pause, rewind and fast forward as you please, and there is no limit to how many times you can watch the video. The reason that you need to stay disciplined when using YouTube is because it can be easy to wander off and begin watching useless videos which will not help you very much at all.