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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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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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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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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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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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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Juilliard will now offer free online courses

Juilliard will now offer free online courses

Who would have thought that one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the world would now be offering part of its curriculum for free online? That is exactly what the Juilliard School is offering with their new JuilliardX program. In a collaboration with the popular online education service edX, Juilliard will now offer six different classes that are open to the public without having to be accepted through their notoriously competitive audition process. What would Miles Davis think if he were alive today? According to a press release from Juilliard President Joseph W….

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4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

Consider also updating close family and friends about your online program and new schedule. (Rawpixel/Getty Images) Even as thousands of students head back to college campuses nationwide, enrollment in online courses continues to grow. For students starting online courses, it’s important to set yourself up for success – particularly if you work full or part time and juggle other family and personal responsibilities. Get a head start by thinking through your personal and online course schedules, organizing your materials and identifying a solid support structure. [Learn how to assess online program course scheduling options.] Here are…

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9 Common Types of Assignments in Online Courses

9 Common Types of Assignments in Online Courses

  In some instances, online students watch recorded lectures and respond at their own pace.(DADO/GETTY IMAGES) Students considering taking their first online course may worry about the types of assignments they will encounter. In particular, those who are accustomed to face-to-face education may not know what coursework to expect before they start. Below is a list of nine common types of virtual assignments instructors generally assign in online classes. 1. Read or watch, then respond: This type of assignment closely mirrors the face-to-face lecture. Instructors provide video lectures, articles or book chapters and assign students a…

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