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Popular Online Courses You Can Take This Summer at No Cost

The convenience of online learning has made it possible to level-up your skills in just about any field. But with countless learning platforms, it can be overwhelming to find the right course to take. To help, we’ve compiled a list of eight popular and highly-rated online courses from across learning platforms. So, whether you’re looking to dive into a new subject or brush up on skills in your field, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular courses you can take this summer.

As a reminder, Chapman University has an existing one-year contract with LinkedIn Learning that is ending in August. The good news is that you still have a couple of months to take advantage of unlimited access to thousands of training videos and modules. Happy learning!

1. Inclusive Leadership 

Course length: 1h

Dr. Shirley Davis outlines best practices for how to lead an organization that leverages the diverse talents of all employees. Take this course to learn practical strategies on how to practice inclusive leadership and cultivate an inclusive workforce.

2. AI for Everyone: Master the Basics

Course length: 4 weeks

Whether you have a technical background or not, this course will introduce you to the world of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, deep learning and more.

3. Creativity for All 

Course length: Weekly

Tune in weekly for this lively series offering weekly tips that can help you cultivate your creative powers and leverage your innate creativity in all areas of your life. 

4. Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

Course length: 7 weeks, 2-4 hours per week

Learn and practice strategies that will help you become a successful negotiator in your workplace and even in your personal life.

5. Time Management: Working from Home Online Class

Course length: 1h 25m

In the last year and a half, most of us have experienced the challenges that arise when working from home. In this course, bestselling author Dave Crenshaw offers time management tips to stay productive whether you’re working from home part-time or full-time.

6. Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Ghost

Course length: 3 weeks, 3-5 hours

Ghosts, Shakespeare and the afterlife. If those topics sound interesting to you, then you’ll want to take this three week course that explores a classic Shakespearean play through an eerie lens.

7. Communicating with Confidence

Course length: 1h 16m

Learn practical tips and strategies that will help you sound more confident and communicate more effectively.

8. Python Essential Training

Course length: 4h 51m

Get an introduction to the highly popular and accessible programming language, Python, and get experience with real-world applications.


Michelle Anguka