Ivy League schools are offering 450 free online classes

Ivy League schools are offering 450 free online classes

Now that the coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, millions of people have now gone into quarantine and stay indoors to prevent the spread of disease.

There are no two ways about it: being stuck inside for weeks at a time (or months if necessary) is a boring prospect. However, just because you're self-isolated doesn't mean that you have to be bored.  In fact, one of the best ways to keep cabin fever at bay is by enriching your mind, and what better way to do that than by working on your personal development and education.

Here's how you can stay aware of the symptoms of the coronavirus: 

If that's something that interests you, then you might be happy to know that a number of Ivy League schools are now offering the public the chance to take online classes, including Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Scroll down to take a look at some examples of the online courses available:

CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science (Harvard University)

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies (Princeton University)

Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics (Columbia University)

Statistics and R (Harvard University)

Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics (Columbia University)

People Analytics (University of Pennsylvania)

Using Python for Research (Harvard University)

Programming for the Web with JavaScript (University of Pennsylvania)

CS50’s Mobile App Development with React Native (Harvard University)

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (University of Pennsylvania)

Moralities of Everyday Life (Yale University)

Greek and Roman Mythology (University of Pennsylvania)

Introduction to Marketing (University of Pennsylvania)

Financial Markets (Yale University)

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (Harvard University)

Gamification (University of Pennsylvania)

Introduction to Classical Music (Yale University)

Roman Architecture (Yale University)

Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management (Harvard Medical School)

Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (part 1) (Harvard University)

Introduction to Environmental Science (Dartmouth)

Justice (Harvard University)

Constitutional Interpretation (Princeton University)

Moral Foundations of Politics (Yale University)

Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster (Harvard University)

Introduction to Dental Medicine (University of Pennsylvania)

Fundamentals of Clinical Trials (Harvard University)

The Art of Structural Engineering: Vaults (Princeton University)

Robotics: Aerial Robotics (University of Pennsylvania)

Energy Within Environmental Constraints (Harvard University)

Leaders of Learning (Harvard University)

American Education Reform: History, Policy, Practice (University of Pennsylvania)

The Science of Learning – What Every Teacher Should Know (Columbia University)

Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra (Harvard University)

Calculus: Single Variable Part 1 – Functions (University of Pennsylvania)

Analytic Combinatorics (Princeton University)

Introduction to Negotiation: A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive Negotiator (Yale University)

Success (University of Pennsylvania)

Improving Communication Skills (University of Pennsylvania)

However, this isn't the only way that you can improve your mind and engage in learning. Take a look at this article we penned all about the museums and art galleries around the world that are providing us all with special virtual tours.