For example, maybe you want to take a class on finance and another one on advanced French? Previously, you’d have to examine each online school’s offerings, reputation, and check out how their options fit into your busy schedule.
The new online courses directory SkilledUp wants to change that. It’s like Google but for online courses. It quickly hunts through more than 40,000 online courses on 100+ providers to help you figure out which course is perfect for you.
The search results are elegantly laid out in a very easy-to-read format. You can sort by price, duration of the course, and more. It displays results in lists of 3 per provider. You can always select that provider to view more options they have. Pretty straightforward interface. See below for a screenshot of search results.
After you click on a course, SkilledUp expands the listing to show you a bit more information. Then all you have to do is click the ‘sign up’ button to head over to the provider’s site to learn more, register for the class, etc.
It’s a beta, so take these with a grain of salt.
Overall, SkilledUp is a big step in the right direction. It’s a great idea, a beautiful website, and has a lot of potential. The current listings are not yet robust enough but that will likely be a different story in the next few months. We’ll keep an eye on SkilledUp and let you know what happens next!