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Free Distance Learning Courses at OpenUW
Today, students of all ages are seeking alternative educational methods that allow them to broaden their higher-learning experiences at a lower cost. Due to the increased interest in learning in a virtual environment, top universities are offering free professional and continuing education classes.
Free Online Courses at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is one of a number of top universities offering free online courses through a program called Open Learning Initiative (OLI).
Free University Courses at Coursera
Coursera is an academic company that offers free education to individuals who are interested in learning. There are over 300 courses available that include computer science, mathematics, business, medicine, biology, social sciences, and humanities.
Generation Y - Adult Learning
Gen Y’s technology savvy creates a portal to new ways of gaining knowledge and communicating with individuals from around the world, thus producing an ethnically diverse virtual environment.
How Important are Writing Skills?
Writing is considered one of the most important transferrable skills for employees to possess. The quality of writing is what first captures a job recruiter’s attention and helps determine your qualifications.
How Rubrics Help Assess Learning
In academia, a rubric is a scoring tool that identifies criteria related to a particular assignment or learning objective. It is what both teachers and students use to ascertain the requirements for meeting a particular grade expectation.
How Student Communication has Changed
Distance learning has been around for a long time, and even though course work requirements tend to be similar for both distance learning and classroom instruction, communication methods have changed.
Instructional Design for e-Learning
For individuals who are interested in the design and development aspect of e-Learning, instructional systems designer positions are offered in education, corporations, government, and private sector businesses and the positions are accompanied by very desirable salaries and benefits.
Job Search Before Graduation
The moment you have been waiting for is just around the corner. Only a few dedicated months are left before all the time and money you have invested in a good college education will begin to pay off.
Know Your Target Audience
There are specific characteristics that create an effective classroom learning environment such as collaborating with fellow students, engaging students to question the instructor, and using technology to retain students’ interest.
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