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MIT Professional Education announces new offerings of Online X professional …
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MIT Professional Education will offer two new deliveries of the online professional course, “Tackling the Challenges of Big Data,” to a global audience beginning Nov. 4, 2014 and Feb. 3, 2015. Their first course, offered in the spring of 2014, drew approximately 3,500 professionals from 88 countries, and more than 2,000 organizations worldwide. Participants from around the world, many of whom would otherwise lack access to world-renowned MIT educational resources, benefitted from this comprehensive online course, which addressed a priority-learning need of working professionals.
“The success of our first offering on big data proved there is a real value and robust appetite to offer this online course to a broad span of industry players once again. And based on feedback received from the first offering, we have integrated several enhancements into the new version,” said Bhaskar Pant, executive director of MIT Professional Education.
The six-week online course, aimed at technical professionals and executives, tackles state-of-the-art topics in big data — ranging from data collection, storage, and processing to analytics and visualization — and also addresses a range of real-world applications. A record 12 faculty experts from MIT’s Com…………… continues on MIT News
Online Options Expanding in Higher Education Landscape
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As online options become more prevalent among universities, they are earning a reputation as an alternative, but not less prestigious, route.
Christine Shakespeare, assistant vice president of continuing and professional education at Pace University, and her colleagues frequently describe the interrupted educational paths of their adult student population like this: “Life gets in the way.” By enrolling in online courses, however, students are able to reintegrate higher education into their lives without their studies getting in the way of their work or family commitments.
“We are dealing with an adult audience; many have started and stopped,” she says.
Students who graduate from iPace, the online version of the undergraduate program at Pace University in New York, receive the same diploma as the traditional students. “Part of…………… continues on U.S. News & World Report