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edX Announced Spring 2013 Courses

edX announced the launch of our new spring 2013 courses. Now they are expanded well beyond the tech world and into the humanities and social sciences; and also rerunning some courses from the popular fall semester. Here’s the short list, a few more will be added later:

  • The Challenges of Global Poverty — living on under $1 a day, examining and overcoming poverty traps.
  • Justice — a global dialogue about the big moral and civic questions of our time.
  • The Ancient Greek Hero — amazing stories, poetry and songs from more than two millennia ago (intro level).
  • Copyright — who “owns” ideas in the US and beyond – you’ll find out in this pilot course (limited to 500 students).
  • Human Health and Global Environmental Change — climate change, biodiversity loss and their effect on billions of people.
  • Introduction to Statistics — an amazing, introductory course on the fundamentals and the science of drawing conclusions from data.
  • Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation — a remarkable intro course for students of all types.
To read full descriptions of these great courses, or to register for any of these new or re-launched courses, please visit the edX website.
EdX currently offers HarvardX, MITx and BerkeleyX classes online for free. Beginning in fall 2013, edX will offer WellesleyX and GeorgetownX classes online for free.

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Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter

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The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

Sixteen courses and two new platforms for interactive learning will highlight Stanford’s free online offerings this fall, with more to follow during winter and spring quarters.

From cryptography to science writing, technology entrepreneurship, finance and a crash course in creativity, the courses are open to anyone with a computer, anywhere.

You can read more about new Stanford’s free online courses here

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Udacity

Udacity is a totally new kind of learning experience. You learn by solving challenging problems and pursuing udacious projects with world-renowned university instructors (not by watching long, boring lectures). Udacity classes will make you sweat. Passing a Udacity class is as demanding as passing a university-level class. But you will have a lot of fun along the way as you learn new skills and interact with amazing instructors and peers. In return for your hard work, Udacity offers a range of certification options that are recognized by major technology companies who are actively recruiting from the Udacity student body.

Join the hundreds of thousands of Udacity students who have already been empowered by this new form of learning.

Here is a list of 100% free courses at Udacity: http://www.udacity.com/courses, currently 11 titles:

  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Intro to Physics
  • Logic & Discrete Mathematics
  • Web Application Engineering
  • Programming Languages
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Design of Computer Programs
  • Intro to Statistics
  • Algorithms
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Software Testing

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Coursera – Free Online Courses

Coursera, a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world, offers courses online for anyone to take, for free. You can learn from world-class professors, watch high quality lectures, achieve mastery via interactive exercises, and collaborate with a global community of students.

You will find dozens of free online courses from world top universities, such as:

  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of California
  • Berkeley

Offered courses are in following categories:

  • Society, Networks, and Information
  • Computer Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Healthcare, Medicine, and Biology
  • Economics, Finance, and Business
  • Mathematics and Statistics

You will have to check if some kind of diploma or certificate is offered by desired course. In some cases untrusted “Statement of Accomplishment” is offered, like this one:

Join a class today and start learning from world-renowned professors!

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MITx – MIT’s new online learning initiative

Do you know that MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) offers FREE online education courses now? MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world. It will also enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences.

MITx courses will be offered on an online learning platform that:

  • organizes and presents course material to enable students to learn worldwide
  • allows for the individual assessment of any student’s work and allows students who demonstrate their mastery of subjects to earn certificates awarded byMITx
  • features interactive instruction, online laboratories and student-to-student and student-to-professor communication
  • operates on an open-source, scalable software infrastructure in order to make it continuously improving and readily available to other educational institutions, such as universities and K-12 school systems.

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Online Learning at Kaplan University

Earn a college degree on your terms—take control and schedule your education with Kaplan University online. Study when you can and where you can; there are no job interruptions, travel expenses, or hours spent searching the campus map. Attend classes anytime, anywhere 24/7.

The convenience of online learning is possible due to technology, but that’s just part of the Kaplan advantage. At Kaplan, faculty and staff are professionals committed to their careers and helping you find and train for yours. They will provide you with personal attention and academic support when you need it. Explore the flexibility and dynamic interaction of an online education at Kaplan University today, and prepare for your better tomorrow.

To see list of academic programs at Kaplan University, click here.

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University of London

Since 1858, the University of London’s External System has offered a wide range of high quality distance learning courses to students – wherever they are in the world.

Known and respected worldwide
Over the years, many exceptional people who have studied with the University of London have shaped our world; they include people from the world of the arts (Damien Hirst and H.G. Wells) and academia (Asa Briggs), to business (George Soros), politics (John F. Kennedy and Mahatma Gandhi) and science (Alexander Graham Bell and Francis Crick). Today, our worldwide reputation continues to ensure our graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world.

Wide range of study options
Whether you want to develop your career or study for personal enrichment you can choose from a wide range of courses – from education to management, and from law to philosophy. You may also study stand-alone modules for your professional development or personal interest.

Help with making the right decision
If you have not studied for some time, not studied by flexible or distance learning, or have not previously studied for a UK qualification, the information in Study with Us is designed to help you make your decisions.

Why choose a British degree?
British higher education is world class. The excellence of the teaching and research in British universities is acknowledged worldwide.

Wherever in the world you study for your degree, if you study through the University of London External System, you will be studying for a degree which adheres to the rigorous standards set by the British government for all UK higher education.

  • The modern approach to learning on British degrees will give you an edge when you’re competing for a job and will prove to employers that you’re capable of independent thought,  self-discipline and prepared to work hard.
  • Studying in English will enable you to improve your English language skills and give you a headstart in an international career.
  • Dependable assessment methods – including unseen exams, with rigorous checks for plagiarism and cheating mean that you can be confident about the standard of your degree.
  • An  independent body – the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) safeguards the quality and standards of Higher Education and regularly audits the quality of UK universities.

Online Learning Environment
The Online Learning Environment (OLE) [which may also be referred to as the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)] can help you in your studying.

The OLE provides access to online support and collaboration between students and academics. It provides tools to deal with both the academic and administrative demands of distance learning, as well as the social aspect of learning.

You may find some of the following features in the OLE for your programme:

  • Student-student and student-tutor discussion boards
  • Contact with programme administration staff
  • Secure assignment submission and retrieval
  • Internal messaging
  • Links to external resources including the Online library
  • Access to online study materials and study guides
  • Audio and video resources
  • Assessment activities
  • Notice boards and calendars
  • Student and staff profiles
  • Student community areas
  • You will receive your account details and instructions on how to access your OLE once you have registered for your programme of study.

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The University of Liverpool

University of LiverpoolThe University of Liverpool’s international hallmark of quality has been proven for well over a century. Wherever you are, you can benefit from this tradition of excellence with our 100% online Masters programmes. Unique approach allows you to complete a Masters programme fully online, balancing your own schedule while still meeting our high academic standards. 100% online programmes delivered in small personal classes provide a forum for networking and international collaboration, which gives you an incredible advantage in today’s global economy.

Management

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Master of Business Administration (Marketing)
    • Master of Business Administration (Finance & Accounting)
  • Master of Science in Operations & Supply Chain Management

Public Health

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Research Administration (MSc CRA)

Technology

  • Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc in IT)
  • Master of Science in IT (Internet Computing)
  • Master of Science in IT (Information Security)
  • Master of Science in IT (Software Engineering)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management (ISM)

Key benefits of our online learning programmes:

  • Small virtual class sizes (max. of 20 students per class)
  • Flexibility to control your learning environment and schedule
  • Personalisation and specialisation of programme content
  • High level of interaction with faculty and fellow students
  • Distinguished faculty who are active industry experts, researchers, consultants, university professors and managers
  • Opportunity to network, socialize, and exchange ideas with a multi-cultural student body
  • 24/7 technical assistance and proven, easy-to-use software
  • Personal attention and academic guidance from your programme manager

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Online Learning at Boston University

Boston UniversityBoston University Online seeks to meet the needs of students just like you.

You can get the education you want. No matter where you live, no matter what your job, no matter how hectic your schedule is.

At Boston University Online, you can earn your degree during the hours and in the location that work best for you—without settling for anything less than the resources and distinction of a great university.

As a Boston University Online student, you’ll:

  • Learn from world-class faculty
  • Join a respected alumni network of over 250,000 students worldwide
  • Interact with other motivated students
  • Engage in simulations, discussions, and multimedia presentations
  • Gain the knowledge and credentials you need to achieve your goals

Boston University Online currently offers over 20 distinguished degrees, certificates, and courses. And we’re adding more all the time.

  • Graduate Degrees—such as the Master of Criminal Justice, the largest and most successful program of its kind—are renowned for their high academic standards
  • Undergraduate Programs like our Undergraduate Degree Completion Program are earning regard for their creative approach to subjects like biology, philosophy, and economics
  • Graduate Certificates provide a timely and intensive focus on cutting-edge topics relevant to today’s professional—including emergency management, clinical investigation, and project management

Spend some time exploring the website—you’ll discover that at Boston University Online you have access to excellence, from any distance.

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University of Phoenix Online

University of Phoenix Online logoFounded in 1976, University of Phoenix was one of the first accredited universities to offer online college education with complete degree programs via the Internet.

Facts:

  • Over 17,000 highly qualified instructors,
  • 170 campuses,
  • Internet delivery worldwide.
  • Since 1976, more than 171,000 working professionals have earned their degree from University of Phoenix.

Benefits of University of Phoenix Online

  • Attend class at times and places that fit your schedule.
  • Complete 100% of your education via the Internet, including all administration, registration, and book buying.
  • Earn your online education degree in two or three years.
  • Take classes one at a time for 5 to 6 weeks each, so you can focus on each subject.
  • Acquire skills and expertise that are in high demand with programs that are continually updated.
  • Learn from the most effective combination of theory and practical experience; all faculty hold a master’s or doctoral degree and work in the fields they teach.
  • Learn with other experienced professionals from various corporations and organizations across the country, and around the world.
  • Apply your coursework immediately in your work environment.
  • Benefit from the nation’s leading online university, whose online format has proven successful for thousands of graduates since 1989.
  • Professional training and previous education can be used to fulfill some credit requirements.
  • Financing is available.
  • Tuition costs may be partially tax-deductible.
  • University of Phoenix Online college education qualifies for most employer reimbursement plans.

Online Degree Programs

Business

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Global Business Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Integrated Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Public Administration
  • Retail Management

Technology

  • e-Business
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Information System Security
  • Multimedia and Visual Communication
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology Management

Health Care

  • Gerontology
  • Health Administration
  • Health Care Education
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Information Systems
  • Long Term Care
  • Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioners

Education

  • Elementary Education
  • Administration & Supervision
  • Adult Education and Training
  • Continuing Teacher Education
  • Cross Categorical Special Education
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Curriculum & Instruction – Computer Education
  • Curriculum & Instruction – ESL
  • Curriculum and Instruction-English and Language Arts Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction-Mathematics Education
  • Early Childhood Education (Non-Certification)
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • Secondary Teacher Education

Social and Behavioral Science

  • Administration of Justice and Security
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Human Services/Management
  • Organizational Security and Management
  • Psychology

For International students there is a special education program: http://www.uopxworld.com/

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