The internet has changed the way that we learn. Whether you are taking online or classroom college courses, these resources can help. Check out a few today. Happy studying!
In an opinion piece Thursday on the blog Inside Higher Ed, two former governors — Jeb Bush of Florida and Jim Hunt of North Carolina — argue that America’s public universities must embrace online education.
The authors emphasize that expanding online course offerings at public institutions would expand the supply of seats – the number of students a university might accept – and expand that university’s revenue.… Continue reading
In fall, we (TEKRI, NRC, UPEI and possibly a few other organizations) are hosting an open online course. The course will run for about 35 weeks and credit options will be available for students in the Athabasca University MDE program and with Georgia Tech.
Worth a quick mention. Today our constantly-growing list, 350 Free Online Courses from Top Universities, was featured by Netted, a daily newsletter written by the Webbys, the same people who give awards for excellence on the web. I don’t know if we’re achieving excellence on the web.… Continue reading
This week, MIT’s OpenCourseWare project launched OCW Scholar, a new series of courses “designed for independent learners who have few additional resources available to them.” To date, MIT has given students access to isolated materials from MIT courses. Now, with this new initiative, lifelong learners can work with a more rounded set of resources.… Continue reading
As degree seekers continue to flood the online education market—online headcount is estimated to have grown 18 percent in 2010 alone according to market researcher Eduventures—many historically black colleges and universities are hoping to capitalize on the surge. As of fall 2010, 19 of the 89 HBCUs with four-year undergraduate programs offered full online degrees at the bachelor’s or master’s levels.… Continue reading
Jennifer Black isn’t a fan of technology. Until college, she didn’t know much about online classes. If the stereotypical online student is a career-minded adult working full time, she’s the opposite—a dorm-dwelling, ballet-dancing, sorority-joining 20-year-old who throws herself into campus life here at the University of Central Florida.… Continue reading