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The coronavirus aka COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything that we’ve seen in our lives. It is being compared to a war that can only be fought by staying indoors and observing personal hygiene. In short, our routine is in disarray and working from home is the new normal. 

And although this means, a shift in the work-life balance, juggling with household chores and catching up with co-workers, family and friends over audio and video calls, it is also a time to upskill and learn more. Depending on your profession and interest, this might mean learning a new language, taking online courses, experimenting with different recipes, learning image or video editing tools and so much more. Well, you can even enhance your resume and, if you’re a marketeer you can take advantage of online digital marketing courses to help you with the same. 

In fact, a lot of platforms are offering online courses to learners for free (for a limited time period) which otherwise are paid. For your ease, we’ve researched and listed down some platforms that offer the best digital marketing courses. Let’s take a look. 

1. edX 

edX is a leading online training platform founded by Harvard and MIT. edX offers over 2500+ courses to millions of learners and has partnered with almost 140 prestigious institutions. 

  • It offers professional digital marketing online training programs from top schools like Wharton, Curtin and others
  • Most of their courses are free and you can earn a certificate by paying a certain fee depending on the course 
  • Courses offer video transcripts, on-demand video lectures, projects, quizzes and more
  • All courses are self-paced programs 
  • Their app is available for Android, iPhone and iPad

2. Coursera 

Coursera is another popular online training platform. It offers programs from over 190+ leading institutions and companies. They offer some of the best online digital marketing courses.

  • Offers over 200+ digital marketing training courses
  • Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have made some of their courses free for a limited period of time
  • You get certificates or diplomas after the course completion
  • There is a flexible schedule to complete the course
  • Their app is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

3. Alison Free Digital Marketing Courses

Alison is a leading online learning community of 14 million registered users providing certified courses absolutely free of charge. 

  • Alison offers three types of courses – certificate courses, diploma and learning paths
  • The courses are available online once you register on the website
  • Most certificate courses are 2-3 hours long and user ratings can help you filter the best choice
  • They provide certificates based on assessment
  • Their website and courses are mobile responsive 

4. Udemy 

Udemy is a well-known online training platform. It offers courses in various domains right from development, coding, digital marketing, finance & accounting, and more. 

  • Offers flexible study time to complete the courses
  • Their courses come with a 30-day money-back guarantee trial period
  • They have over 1900+ free and paid digital marketing training courses 
  • The courses include features like captions, quizzes and practice tests
  • Their app is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

We’re living in an ever-changing world and now more than ever it is important to upgrade your skills to be in sync with the market. If you’re running a business, digital marketing is one way to learn how best you can leverage the online market for your business. We hope these free digital marketing training courses help you stay updated. 

Moreover, it is equally important that you are equipped with the right online collaboration tools to keep your teams and clients on the same page. Do check our blog on the same to help you connect and work smoothly even when working remotely. 

Do share with us, what you are learning during this lockdown season in the comments section below, Until then, stay home, stay safe! 

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H. FatimaH. FatimaH. FatimaH. Fatima used to be an Engineer by profession and Writer by passion until she started pursuing full-time writing. She is presently a Content Marketeer at Endurance International Group (APAC). She mostly writes what she deeply perceives and analyses, it is her way of unwinding. Her interests include writing, reading (an avid reader), watching foreign-language movies and public speaking.View all posts by H. Fatima