UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

It was 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 20 when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. Pedro Vega Agosto stayed in his home in Caguas, Puerto Rico as hurricane winds shook the entire house and rain beat on the roof. “It was a real experience — a terrifying experience,” said the 20-year-old accounting major from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. Agosto was heartbroken by the damage he encountered outside after the worst of it had passed. “It was like waking up to a whole new Puerto Rico,” he said. While…

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8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

The idea of continuing to learn new things after leaving school is an attractive one, but one that can seem daunting. Finding both the time and the proper resources to learn something new can prove difficult, and leave us with unsatisfied curiosity. Even if we find a class we might be interested in, the cost can be prohibitive. So, to help you curious cats out, we present 8 online classes from Yale you can take right now, at no cost. Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Who hasn’t looked up at…

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Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Colleges and universities are seeking ways to reach more students, and bring in more money. One way to do that is to hire an outside company to market and support online programs. That company recruits students for online degrees branded with the name of that university. Among universities in our state, Michigan Tech and Michigan State University have arrangements like this for some classes. Professors at Eastern Michigan University, however, are pushing back against such an arrangement between EMU and a for-profit company called Academic Partnerships. Judith Kullberg, a professor of…

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PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR JEWS OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION GOES ONLINE

PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR JEWS OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION GOES ONLINE

or the past year-and-a-half, the Triguboff Institute has provided conversion classes for people making aliya from the former Soviet Union in order to ease the process by helping them get started while they are still in their home countries. Now, the institute has taken the project, Maslul, a step further by launching online classes in Ukraine and Russia to expand its reach. Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page. Shalom Norman, director of the Triguboff Institute, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that while those who live in the big…

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Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry will soon be teaching online basketball classes. The Golden State Warriors superstar will partner with MasterClass to teach basketball fundamentals through a series of videos, ESPN reported. Masterclass is an online education platform that features an array of professionals from various fields offering their expertise through video classes. Curry joins an already impressive list of celebrity instructors including Gordon Ramsay, Samuel. L. Jackson and Christina Aguilera and, as the only basketball pro, he will bring a fresh set of skills to the panel. If I think about where I was when…

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N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

Step into a classroom during sixth period at Wolford Public School and there are 11 students taking nine courses online. About six years ago, the small, rural district — with an enrollment of 42 students — lacked course offerings, and Wolford Superintendent Larry Zavada said he longed for more academic rigor and accountability. The district was limited due to finances, and good teachers were hard to come by, according to Zavada. So, he tried something new: online classes. Now, students in Wolford are taking an array of online courses through the…

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Wake Tech works to improve success gap between seated, online classes

Wake Tech works to improve success gap between seated, online classes

Online college courses offer convenience and flexibility, but they also come with challenges. Wake Technical Community College looked at some of its most popular classes in 2015 and noticed students were not doing as well in the online classes as they were in the traditional “seated” classes. In 2015, 67 percent of students in traditional classes earned an “A”, “B” or “C” grade, while only 58 percent of students in online classes earned the same grades. One of the things we found out is students, even young students, who had…

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CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

When Serafin Mendez heard that thousands of students from the University of Puerto Rico wouldn’t be able to continue their education because of hurricane-related damage to the campus, he decided to do something. “We realized that the university needed to be part of the efforts to help some of these students — not because we are Puerto Ricans, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said Mendez, who’s a communications professor at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. He said about 25 students have expressed interest in transferring…

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These online courses will turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

These online courses will turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

Ditching your 9-to-5 and starting your own company can be daunting, especially if you’re going into it completely blind. A stellar business idea is worth nada if you don’t know what you’re doing, and attempting to get it off the ground all by your lonesome may cost you a lot of money (and maybe even a little bit of your soul). SEE ALSO: Could Microsoft Office still be the key to a promotion? Make an early investment in your company’s long-term success with Evan Kimbrell’s Business Launching Bundle, a set of seven…

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THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

THE TOP 10 FASHION SCHOOLS IN THE U.S. IN 2017

Fashion may seem like a daunting industry to break into, but a very good place to start is in college. Some of the most prominent figures in the industry were once exactly where you are now, trying to make an informed decision about where to study. From location to tuition to resources, there are a lot of factors to consider and compare — and not as much guidance available as there is for more “traditional” fields of study. That’s why, since 2010, we’ve put together rankings of the best fashion schools culled from data…

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