How to start a journey of lifelong learning

By Nicole Aguiar, Communications Manager

With more time spent at home, Americans are seizing the chance to learn new things. According to a June 2020 study, since social distancing began, more than half (51%) of U.S. adults surveyed had learned a new skill. And while this increase in learning is due to the minimized options for spending your free time right now, adopting lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world, provide us with better opportunities and improve our quality of life. 

Choosing to be a part of the evolving marketing industry and mastering every change it brings, such as the rise of social media and the dominance of customers, proves we not only understand the value of lifelong learning, but we are most likely attracted to it. To make the most of your journey in personal and professional development, reflect on what you’re passionate about and identify your interests and goals. Make a list of what you would like to learn and then determine how you can accomplish it. There are many resources available to help you boost your skills and knowledge. Here are just a few you can leverage throughout your lifelong learning. 

  1. LinkedIn Learning offers video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. You can choose from over 5,000 courses available at multiple levels, including topics like SEO, social media, and content creation to singing, cooking, and photography. 
  2. Take a deep dive into a topic you’re interested in by reading new books for free with resources like the Miami-Dade County Public Library System  Open Library, andBookbub. Whether you’re reading personal development, history, science, or travel books, the possibilities for learning are endless.  
  3. Duolingo helps you master a second, third, or fourth language using pictures and phrases spoken by native speakers. You can select to learn Spanish, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, or any of their 95 courses until your language skills are magnifique. The best part, it’s free.

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