There are many ways to learn online, and not all of them have to involve a traditional educational format!
One of the great things about the internet is the ease of access to niche and specialised areas of interest.
If you want to know how to dye fabric using natural plant materials, or even how to build your own tiny house, there are many online tutorials and communities that can help you.
Youtube can be a great starting point, and can help you build up excitement and vision for your projects as you see the finished product and the process that goes into it.
For many types of craft, cooking, hardware, building and gardening activities, there are many dedicates websites and communities. These also often have videos, along with step-by-step instructions. But they also allow the user to access learning in a slightly more structured way and build up skills.
Many of these websites are an individual’s blog dedicated to bringing their passion to the rest of the world and giving others a peek at their lifestyle and finished works.
Others are large communities, such as Ravelry, which hosts online forums for knitters and where participants can exchange patterns and ideas.
The unstructured online world of teaching and learning from each other is a great way to extend a variety of skills, find new hobbies and interests and make new friends.