Skill Share, Curiosity Stream, Great Courses Plus, Brilliant, Language Pod

What skills to learn, what tools to get
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fiby41
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Skill Share, Curiosity Stream, Great Courses Plus, Brilliant, Language Pod

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Have you used any of such and which would you recommend?

Better than Netflix / Hotstar or just a form of edutainment?

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I have used Brilliant to review specific topics and found it to be of higher quality than similar free services, but too pricey for continuous access. However, I would recommend it to high school or early undergrad student wishing to quickly advance on multiple fronts. I think it could also be highly useful in any situation where you are missing a specific prerequisite.

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Huge fan of Great Courses. Used to buy CD sets used on eBay; now of course streaming is available. Great on long car rides. I think they are especially great on topics like history, religion, philosophy, etc.

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By the way, great courses are available on audible, and they are often quite cheap. I’ve even gotten freebies.

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Doesn't your library carry the Great Courses?

I get my audio books through my local library. They subscribe to a service called overdrive. I can check out whatever I want, download at my liesure, and there are no late fees.

It's just so convenient and easy, I am too lazy to pirate copies, much to my chagrin. ;-)

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