Ten Ways to Save Money on Online Courses

Taking Online courses have certainly gained momentum. With the change in the market trends, new courses are delivered as rapidly as the industry’s requirement. Thankfully online sites are helping to increase access to high-quality education for everyone and a good opportunity to enhance your knowledge and advance your career to the next level. With the world’s most extensive collection of courses on Business, Photography, IT & Software, Personal development, and many more, they’re typically self-regulated. They cover just about every skill, a topic that one can ask for. Udemy has plenty of courses to offer on a budget. Beginners can get a chance to join the photography course with savings of 90% off, lifestyle courses at 93% off, and the bestseller deal on certification courses at $11.39 using Udemy coupons.

Ways to save money on Online Courses

In Today’s Environment, taking online courses is a worthwhile consideration and, at the same time, a money-saving option. With the social distance and stay at home practice, trying your hand at some free online courses is a positive way to keep your brain active. While a few of the courses are free, some offer frequent discounts, and you can explore options in productivity, lifestyle & other skillful courses. Here we have compiled the ultimate list of resources where you can access these quality courses right here on the internet and, at the same time, not put a load on your pocket.

Visit Coupon sites

Online courses are revolutionizing formal education. Learn the life-changing skills which will help in boosting your career graph. Sometimes you can grab the best deal from websites which offer coupons for courses. These websites provide accurate information on online courses at great prices with promotional offers, several coupon codes that anybody can use.

Assortment of programs & courses

Most importantly, the tuition fees for online courses are lower than those for traditional classes, and the online classes are shorter than a college semester. You can even find the difference between CMA and CPA certifications. Some of the best platforms offer world-class training and development programs developed by top universities. One such platform offering some of the best technical courses for free is Coursera. One reason people choose online courses is that they save time & expenses related to travel costs, the prices of printing out assignments, visiting the lab in case one has opted for some sciences program along with the costs of stationery and notebooks.

Competency-based education

With a focus on acquiring skills, this system is affordable. It saves both time and money as the programs are designed around competencies needed for a particular career, ensuring that the material is relevant. With more flexibility and no rigid schedule, the faster the learner progresses with the content, the less expensive the program is. The student has expertise in their specific field of interest.

Join a subscription site

With so much to explore, subscription sites are especially useful where you can subscribe for a month or a year and have access to hundreds of courses, ideally suitable for those who are starting to learn new skills to accomplish their life’s goal. They can be accessed from anywhere and any device, even while on the move. Lynda, Team treehouse, Freelance Writer’s Den are fantastic sites where you can get started for free or at whooping discounts.

Check your Library

At times one has some free time on their hands but does not want to invest in a subscription so you can check if you are a member of any library that has access to a subscription site like Lynda or any other website offering online courses. Through this option, even if the classes don’t directly relate to your career plans, just adding on to the skills in the CV would impress future employers. You will have access to courses on topics ranging from business writing to project management to accounting and bookkeeping. You have to fill out the library card number & you are in the course.

Free material from Experts

This is another way to save and at the same time, learn if you need to brush up on your knowledge. Niche experts sometimes charge a few dollars for their signature course to hope you would join their premium course. And therefore provide you with free material where you still gain to learn a lot.

Free Courses

Many e-learning platforms offer free courses. One such brand is Alison offering free, comprehensive classes on technology, languages, science, financial literacy, personal and soft skills, entrepreneurship, and many more.

Corporate courses

Online courses are very high in demand these days. Some organizations also create customized stress-free learning portals for their employees to improve the quality of the work environment and improve the company’s betterment. This way, employees can boost their careers, and employers can keep motivated workers who apply what they learn directly to their jobs and increase productivity.

Stackable MOOC-based credentials

This is a massive open online course of study made available by companies like edX and Coursera in collaboration with top universities and are accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Getting a MOOC-based degree is just one example of stackable credentials, those looking in terms of saving money on tuition may stack up a series of smaller credentials. edX and Coursera are such platforms containing courses from around 30+ universities around the globe, offering in-depth specializations helping professionals to develop the skills that are in demand in the industry. Although the classes are free, you can gain access to assignments, course certificates, and even the degree for additional fees.

Cost-effective and convenient

Education has become a lot easier with the change in learning culture where students can browse and access their accounts from anywhere. Having a never ending curiosity and thirst for knowledge under digitized technology, short-term courses are high on demand, helping aspirants sharpen their skills or use them to change their career fields. Available at an affordable price, these courses have helped millions of students to take a position in life.

Online courses are everywhere, especially in the business, marketing, creative and blogging space, which can be up for grabs on websites, apps, and coupon deals. So choose from some of the best e-learning platforms like Skillshare, Datacamp, Udemy, Coursera with some courses at Udemy starting from as low as $9.99. Also, check out the compilation of some best free Udacity courses on artificial intelligence, digital marketing, and much more. Undoubtedly, students save on accommodation and transportation expenses, and learning a new skill is also an excellent solution for people who already have a job, and still want or need further education for better career prospects.

Ten Most Anticipated Movies of 2020!

New Year – New Excitement – New Entertainment! Get ready to be mesmerized as stunning women of Marvel and DC take over the theaters. Not only that, get ready to be spooked because 2020 offers a good deal of horror thrillers as well. Don’t be surprised if nostalgia hits because this year Sonic and SpongeBob are coming to the big screens too.

Let’s take a timeline-view for some of the most anticipated movies this year:

Birds of Prey

The month of love i.e. February is all about girl power this year – a crazy angry foursome! Margot Robbie is seen on the screen again reprising her role as the fantabulous Harley Quinn – narrating a tale only she can relate. The twisted tale of the Birds of prey brings you a team of anti-hero women who get together to save a young girl, causing mayhem in the city. Harley Quinn, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya cross paths for an epic adventure. People have long waited to see what happens when the crazy meet the volcano, the storm and the hunter. So get ready for a viewing, which is if you have not already, and always remember not to mess with an angry woman!  

Sonic The Hedgehog

The trailer and the first impression of the movie caused an outrage among fans. By making Sonic look realistic, the creators had drifted away from the classic Sonic look, leaving fans disappointed around the world. The studio resorted to the decision of redrawing the character and changing the look following the reaction to the first trailer. The release of the movie was held back until the redesign shown in a new trailer was welcomed. Sonic is now back with the more classic look making fans nostalgic all over again. People had been waiting for this movie for a long time. Inclusion of Jim Carrey, who appears as the villain Dr. Robotnik, has pushed expectations of fans still higher. Thousands of tuned-in fans, long eager to find if the movie does justice to the famous American comic series, will take to the theatres in February.

Black Widow

The Marvel Women are loved and hailed by all. After the record breaking success of the Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios is back with another action packed presentation starring Scarlett Johansson as the Black Window, tapping into her past life as a spy and her broken relationships from before she became an important member of the Avengers. The trailer came in December making fans extremely curious and eager for a full viewing of the new Marvel movie that is due to hit theatres in May this year.

Wonder Woman 1984

Another Marvel Woman will be hitting theaters this year in June 2020. After a massive success on the box office, leading to 821.8 million dollar business worldwide, and ranking as the second best super hero movie of all times on Rotten Tomatoes, the Wonder Woman is back with the next iteration rather than a sequel – exactly as Patty Jenkins, the director intended Wonder Woman 1984 to turn out. The movie is set in the 1980s Cold War context and the Wonder Woman stands up against the Soviet forces as she takes on the main villain – Cheetah!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the run

SpongeBob finds himself on another adventure that aims to rescue his dearest cat Garry – and along with his best friend Patrick, they set out in their iconic “patty wagon”. The trailer shows all the important characters – Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks – as SpongeBob searches for his precious Garry on another exciting trip to The Lost City of Atlantic. On their way they see many new faces, including Snoop Dog, the Sage (played by Keanu Reeves) and more. We can be sure this movie is bound to make summer 2020 absolutely breathtaking.

A Quiet Place (Part 2)

A Quiet Place turned out to be a smashing hit in 2018 and got set up for a sequel due to release this year. The movie revolves around a mother of two as she survives post-apocalyptic times with extraterrestrial beings that respond to the slightest sound infesting the land. Having lost her husband and son, this mother tries her best to protect the remaining family and meet up with more survivors.

Purge (2020)

The Purge, an American media franchise, revolving around a series of action horror films, is due for the fifth one in line i.e. The Purge 5 to release this year. Following the success of the previous four i.e. The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year, The First Purge, fans are looking forward to the fifth feature film of the franchise. Though not much information has been released about the plot, it will most likely tie in with that of the television series, so get ready for what may be the last of Purge that you will get to view this summer.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

After the huge success of the first two parts, The Conjuring 3 is on its way to hit the cinemas in September 2020. This time with a little twist in the plot, instead of the movie revolving around a particular haunting, the focus is the aftermath of an old and infamous case, one of the most sensational in the Warrens’ files. This would be the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim “the devil made me do it”. Fans can’t wait to see how mystery, suspense and thrill come together on the big screen when the movie releases on September 11, 2020.

Mulan (2020)

As we said earlier, this year is all about girl power! Live action of the famous Disney movie Mulan is on its way to take you on a ride packed with adventure and drama. Taking place of her ailing father, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior is ready to fight for her country. Join Hua Mulan on her journey and watch her harnesses her inner strength as she becomes the pride of her family, and an honored warrior of the nation.

Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds is back with his naturally witty, sarcastic and energetic character in his new movie, Free Guy. Living in a violent world of videos games, his NPC character becomes self-aware and decides to take his destiny into his own hands. Join Ryan Reynolds as he embarks on an adventure to spell change; expect a lot of fourth-wall breaking, self-referential and ironic humor.

Exciting isn’t it?

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Full Moon Features Takes on Bold Venture In Interactive Feature Filmmaking With “Deadly Ten”

Live-Streamed Production of Ten Original Full Moon Feature Films

HOLLYWOOD, April 20, 2019 – DEADLY TEN is an immersive cinematic initiative that will see Full Moon Features boldly producing a series of ten original genre films, live-streamed in front of fans. These ten films will include sequels of beloved Full Moon franchises, a spin on classic cult favorites, and daring soon-to-be essential genre films. Principal photography will begin shooting in June 2019 and continue throughout the year in Europe and North America. Release for the DEADLY TEN is slated for Spring 2020, and will premiere exclusively on Full Moon’s Amazon Prime Channel.

In an unprecedented move, Full Moon will be giving fans an all access pass to this unique production by providing an inside peek into the magic of genre filmmaking. Fans will be able to log into the DEADLY TEN website (www.DeadlyTen.com) and watch the current motion picture being shot in real time. Live feeds, exclusive on-set interviews, special effects secrets, pre-and post-production videos, interactive director’s blogs and more. Through this immersive experience, cineastes and budding young filmmakers can delve deep into mechanics of the movies and learn first-hand all about the joys, struggles, creativity, and hard work that goes into making a fully produced, independent feature film.

“This is one of the most exciting Full Moon production initiatives since our ’90s video store heyday,” says Full Moon founder and cult movie legend Charles Band. “It’s ambitious, high concept, a bit insane and there’s never been another interactive filmmaking concept quite like this. As Full Moon thrives in the new terrain of streaming and takes viewers to places not many have gone before, we hope fans will love being a part of our new adventure!”

The DEADLY TEN film slate will include:
BLADE: THE IRON CROSS (Dir:John Lechago)
BRIDE OF THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY (Dir: Charles Band)
NECROPOLIS: LEGION (Dir: Chris Alexander)
SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA 2 (Dir: David De Coteau, Brinke Stevens)
BLOOD RISE: SUBSPECIES V (Dir: Ted Nicolaou)
HALLOWEED NIGHT (Dir: Danny Draven)
THE HOURGLASS (Dir: Ryan Brookhart)
FEMALIEN: COSMIC CRUSH (Dir: Lindsey Schmitz)
THE SHADOWHEART CURSE (Dir: Charles Band)
THE GRIM RAPPER (Dir: Billy Butler)

ABOUT FULL MOON FEATURES
Founded in 1989 by iconic independent film producer and director Charles Band, Full Moon is the successor to Band’s groundbreaking Empire Pictures Studio from the 1980’s. With Empire, Band created now-classic horror films like RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND and GHOULIES. Band’s films helped launch the career of many of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Demi Moore (PARASITE), Helen Hunt (TRANCERS), and Viggo Mortensen (PRISON), to name a few. With Full Moon, Band has produced over 150 films, including the PUPPET MASTER franchise, SUBSPECIES, PIT AND THE PENDULUM, CASTLE FREAK, DOLLMAN, DEMONIC TOYS, PREHYSTERIA!, EVIL BONG and many more. As well as feature films, Full Moon produces original series, toys, collectibles, merchandise, comic books and publishes the popular horror film magazine DELIRIUM.

Concert Review: Blake Shelton “Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014”

Blake Shelton with The Band Perry, Dan + Shay & Neal McCoy
“Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014”
Amway Center
Orlando, FL
August 30th, 2014

Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars

Blake Shelton is no question one of the best thing that country music has going for it in recent years. His music is fun, careless and if you don’t like it you can kiss my country music loving ass. The “Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014” is not your regular concert. It features Blake Shelton along with The Band Perry, Dan + Shay & Neal McCoy (who not plays once but three times).  This is a real party. The event started at 6:45pm and went all the way to just past 11pm. Now if you ask me that is one hell of a concert and these fans are really getting their money worth.

The night kicked off with Neal McCoy, who only took stage for 15 minutes and sang some fun cover songs…but don’t worry we didn’t see the last of him and his band. Next up was Dan + Shay, who I did not get to see due to being backstage  meeting up with Blake Shelton! That’s right baby meet and greet! He is one cool (and tall) dude! What I did hear though, there were really stealing the crowd and getting them warmed up. Neal McCoy came out again after that for another 15 minutes before The Band Perry really stole the show.

I have never seen The Band Perry live and not really a huge mega fan. I know (and like) a bunch of their songs but not really a number #1. Well after this performance, I am now a number #1 fan! The Band Perry took the stage and literally tore the roof off the Amway Center. Kimberly Perry is such an amazing performer and has such presence. She is also quite theatrical and dramatic, which really adds to the performance. Of course they song their classics like If I Die Young and Chainsaw, which really drove the crowd into an all out singing fest.

After The Band Perry, Mr. McCoy took the stage once more again singing some amazing classics and keeping the crowd ready when the stage was being set for the main attraction, Blake Shelton. Having met the man, a mere minutes before, it was surreal when he hit the stage and he was belting out his hits literally six rows from my seat (thanks to his management team for the outstanding seats BTW).  What I love about Shelton is that it just seems so effortless for him and yet at the same time, the guy seems like an average Joe who at points honestly seems nervous. He is just a great performer and keeps his audiences attention from the moment he comes. He is funny and also a great storyteller.

The top selling/Grammy winning country singing artist played his hits like “Kiss My Country Ass”,  “Mine Would Be You”, “Some Beach”, “Hillbilly Bone”, “Sure Be Cool If You Did” and “My Eyes”. Also in one of the coolest things that I have ever been a part of, Blake actually recorded the video to his latest single “Neon Light”, which is set to be released on his new album “Bringing Back the Sunshine”, due out September 30th. It was a blast to get to be a part of such an amazing event.

As the night grew later, Shelton went all Acoustic on us and came up to the front of the stage solo only with a guitar and really poured his out with tracks like “Austin”, “Drink On It” and one of my favorites, “Home”, which is of course a Michael Bublé cover. But the mood didn’t end on a quite not as he closed out the night with his biggest hits “Honey Bee” and “Boys ‘Round Here” and brought in the night with fireworks. I do not think that there was one person not singing or screaming those lyrics.

This was no question of the most fun that I have had at a concert in recent years. When I left the Amway Center, my cheeks were killing me and mine and my wife’s voices were shot due to singing for hours straight. I hope Blake and his team realized that Florida has its share of country fans and knows how to tear it up with the best of them! Till next time Mr. Shelton! Thanks for a great night, you sure know how to throw a great party!

The Band Perry Setlist:
Done
Night Gone Wasted
You Lie
All Your Life
I’m a Keeper
Timber (Pitbull feat. Ke$ha cover)
Chainsaw
Fat Bottomed Girls (Queen cover)
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
If I Die Young
Better Dig Two

Blake Shelton Setlist:
All About Tonight
The More I Drink
She Wouldn’t Be Gone
Doin’ What She Likes
Kiss My Country Ass
Mine Would Be You
Nobody But Me
Some Beach
Ol’ Red (George Jones cover)
Who Are You When I’m Not Looking
Hillbilly Bone
Sure Be Cool If You Did
Neon Light
My Eyes
Over You
(Acoustic)
Austin
(Acoustic)
Drink On It
Home (Michael Bublé cover)
Honey Bee
Boys ‘Round Here
Encore:
Footloose (Kenny Loggins cover)
God Gave Me You