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I Failed My Online Course—But Learned A Lot About Internet Education
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Massive open online courses, or “MOOCs,” require a lot of motivation—and sometimes, a thick skin.
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MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are quickly becoming technology darlings. Companies like Coursera, Udacity, edX and others provide college-caliber online courses taught by professors from the most prestigious universities. Millions of students interested in pursuing inexpensive post-secondary education can take classes on anything from nutritional health to machine learning—right from the comfort of their own home.
It’s not just about learning new skills. “Graduates” of these classes can receive paid course certificates or accreditation, which is always great to showcase on LinkedIn. Some organizations, like Udacity, have even partnered with universities to create entirely MOOC-based degrees.
I registered for a five-week course on Coursera, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory And Practice. I’m interested in global politics and how the definition and scope of terrorism has changed since September 11, 2001, and since the topic was equally intriguing and different from…………… continues on ReadWrite
6 Great Jobs You Can Get With an Online Degree
News from U.S. News & World Report:
Nurse practitioner and computer systems analyst are two well-paying jobs students can land with an online degree.
For adults juggling jobs and family commitments, earning a degree can seem like a Herculean task.
But it doesn’t have to be. By joining the millions of Americans pursuing online education, it’s possible to prepare for the next great job opportunity from the comfort of your couch.
“Online learning can do two things: It can lead to advancement in an existing profession, or it can lead to a completely new profession,” says Leah K. Matthews, executive director of the Accrediting Commission of the nonprofit Distance Education and Training Council. “It spans almost every field now.”
The following six jobs were pulled from U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 201