Facilitating Learning amidst School Closures

11 states including Maharashtra & Delhi have declared full school closures for at least the next several weeks leaving millions of children stuck at home and parents working frantically to figure out ways to occupy their time and facilitate their learning as the academic year ends.

Covering over 20 million jobs, LinkedIn’s insights shed light on the most in-demand soft and hard skills for which companies are looking for this coming year — Creativity and Collaboration are the most desirable soft business skills, while Data Science & Analytics, Specialized Marketing and Python skills dominate as the most in-demand hard skills. We at Class Bazaar have matched these top in-demand skills and curated a list of great online courses offered by both accredited institutions and long-run and beloved learning companies such as MIT, edX, Adobe and Udacity.


Python has gained much popularity and continues to be the most demanded hard skill as companies become more data driven. If you are just making your way to the language we would recommend a free course — Introduction to Python Programming via Udacity. The course teaches you fairly everything from scratch and is absolutely free. If you are fairly savvy and would like to gain a certification from Massachusetts Institute of Technology you can try edX’s Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python.

Specialized Marketing

With an increasing number of brands adopting social-ad strategies, the need for folks with digital marketing skills is also rising. One of the most comprehensive courses we found was — The Complete Digital Marketing Guide — 18 Courses in 1 via Udemy. This program created by Rob Percival and Daragh Walsh will help you master various concepts including Google Adwords, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Facebook Advertising, Email Marketing, Google Analytics and a lot more.

Data Analytics and Visualization

One of the key skills of a data person is the ability to tell a compelling story, visualizing data and findings in an approachable and understandable way. If you are the curious minded and would like to take your first step into data visualization we recommend Queensland University of Technology — Big Data: Data Visualisation via FutureLearn. The course will provide you with an informative introduction to the methods, tools and processes involved in visualising big data. It will also take the time to examine briefly the use of visualisation throughout history dating back as far as 17000 BC.

Another great free course is provided by IBM on edX called — Python Basics for Data Science. This course is on how to leverage a software tool to visualize data that will also enable you to extract information, better understand the data, and make more effective decisions.


Creativity is still the number one ingredient to disrupting business and creating new models. If you are the creative kind looking to learn a new tool to help you communicate ideas with impact, regardless of design experience you should try out Adobe’s — Adobe Spark : The Complete Guide To Adobe Spark 2019 on Udemy. Adobe Spark is a one-stop content shop for creating create fresh online twists on classic content types like flyers, brochures, presentations or explainer videos that will wow your audience on any device.

There is also a great course on Udemy that may interest you if you are looking to build an app — Ultimate AngularJS: Build a Real-World App from Scratch.

While at home instead of binging on content let us elevate our skill sets. For the biggest catalog of online courses visit Class Bazaar and explore from over 1,50,000+ courses including both free and paid courses and certifications.



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