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MOOC Brings Higher Education to the Masses

mooc1Remember when they said that in the future you’d have a flying car, food in the form of a pill (who wants that) and teleportation, but instead all we got was weird Miley Cyrus dance routines with teddy bears? Well there’s one thing we were promised in the future that is now here: college by computer. And it’s called a “MOOC.”

What a MOOC is

MOOC stands for MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES. They are classes that are taught on site at an actual university (like Berkely or MIT) but are broadcast on the web to thousands and potentially millions of students around the world either via streaming or by use of a video site such as YouTube. While most MOOCs are simply individual classes that are provided to users, some MOOCs (known sometimes as XMOOCS) enhance the experience by offering on-line quizzes, message boards and chat functions that create an on-line community, sometimes led by a teacher, that replicates the traditional college experience.


Einztein: A Free Online College Campus?

EinzteinNo, it’s not a cerebral rapper. Einzstein is a new service that aims to become a preeminent “e-campus” of sorts, a central access point for free online courses from around the Web. (more…)

What Can an Online Degree Do for You? Online Learning Success Stories

Online Learning Success StoryEarning a degree online can be a daunting proposition, and it’s easy to get discouraged by all of the work, but sometimes all you need to become recharged is to read about people in the same position as you who’ve succeeded in achieving their educational and career goals. Here are a few inspirational stories of online students who’ve stuck with their programs and improved their lives through e-learning — and believe it or not, you can too.


Where to Find Free Online Computer Classes

Where to Find Free Online Computer ClassesIn the 21st century, there’s no excuse to not have at least a working knowledge of computer technology. With great websites like these offering free computer courses and tutorials at your fingertips (or pawtips), ANYONE can learn a thing or two. So devote a few minutes a day to learn something new about today’s technology…assuming you know enough about computers to find these sites.


Obama’s Plan to Boost Community Colleges and Free Online Education

Obama's Plan for Community Colleges and Free Online EducationGuided by the philosophy that a better-educated population will lead to better job opportunities and long-term economic recovery, President Obama recently unveiled a proposed education package that focuses on community colleges, with a sizable chunk devoted to free access to online education.