FREE DIGITAL BOOKS
Cambridge University Books
Cambridge University is offering free access to books – from a wide range of research, studies and books covering subjects from immunology to philosophy.
National Book Trust of India
Enhancing the reading skills of your child is the best thing you can do in this quarantine phase. The National Book Trust of India is offering free access to the finest literature titles available in various languages. Over 100 books can be downloaded from the NBT website. Visit
Cut the noise and listen to great stories on Audible, ranging from the all-time classics like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to new age shows such as Interview with a Robot & more. The books are available in six languages a free of cost.
FREE ONLINE COURSES
Disruption in school routine should never hinder education. Scholastic has launched virtual learning plans: Scholastic Learn At Home. The tool offers learning at home options which are divided into four categories: Pre-K–K, Grades 1–2, Grades 3–5, and Grades 6–9+. The open-access platform covers Social Studies, ELA, Social-Emotional Learning, STEM and Science. Students can have 3 hours of learning access every day. Even teachers can set up virtual learning meetups to expand the learning capabilities of students. Visit here
Elements of AI
Let your child learn about Artificial Intelligence. The Elements of AI offers free online course hosted by the University of Helsinki and Reaktor. This course for anyone interested in learning about artificial intelligence, what is possible, and how it affects our daily life without any need for programming language. Visit here
Does creative writing interests you? Then you can enrol your child in the free creating writing courses offered the Open University. The course will help your child write fictional stories – a practical hands-on approach and focus character building skills. Your kid will learn how to develop ideas and significance of writing and editing. Kids will also learn to analyse and discuss creative writing. Visit here
Professional Photographers of America (PPA):
In these tough times, you or your child can put your hobby of photography to good use. Learn the nuances of professional photography with free access to over 1,100 online courses from the PPA. Visit here
Stuck at (work from) home? LinkedIn has opened up 16 free online learning courses on topics such as ways to stay productive, building relationship when you’re not face-to-face, how to use virtual tools like Skype, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, BlueJeans and Zoom. Visit here