Highbrow is a free website which offers you small 10 day email courses on the topic of your choice. Every now and then we do have this feeling that we should know more about a particular area of interest. But due to lack of time, we are not able to do this. Reading a book, or searching and reading long articles of a particular topic on the internet, also doesn’t go very well because of shortage of time. So Highbrow helps you out in this situation. All you have to do is select the topic which interests you and signup for that course. Now you will receive an email everyday for 10 days with small details about the topic you chose, so you can gain more information about the topic. The information you receive in the email takes only 5 minutes to read, so you are not over burdened with too much information. Another benefit of the information being sent through email is that you can read it anywhere, anytime.
For example, you are interested to learn about space and universe. Click on this topic from the list of topics given. A page like the one shown below will open up.
You can see that the course duration is 10 days and you will receive an email everyday for 10 days with information about space. Go ahead and click the signup button to start receiving information on this topic.
For signing up you need to provide your email address and select a time zone. You will start receiving emails the next day from your sign up date. You will also receive a confirmation email to confirm your subscription.
One thing to keep in mind is that you can only subscribe to one course at a time. After you are done with a course, then you can simply subscribe to another one. You can even switch to another course in middle of the course duration. This can be done via the manage subscription option given at the bottom of the emails that you receive everyday.
The delivery time can also be changed, according to the time zone you live in. This can be done via the drop down menu in the time zone box. The website also offers you a quiz at the end of each course and your knowledge is rated on a scale of 1 to 100. A screenshot of the quiz in shown below.
You can also invite or share this website with your friends, through the various share options.
You can also check out skilledup to find online study content like lectures, books, articles, etc.
Overall, the website does what it says. It gives you small bites of knowledge, related to a topic of your interest everyday. This makes it easy for you to gain knowledge about the topic you want to learn about and doesn’t take much of your time either. Five minutes a day and you learn more about your favorite topic is the best way to go about. I have become a little more knowledgeable about the topic I chose. So you should definitely give it a try and learn something new even with your busy schedule.
Check out Highbrow here.