TEACHING YOURSELF WITH FREE ONLINE COURSES -
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For reasons which will be clear to anyone that looks at the American political system, online learning is increasingly becoming a major force in schooling. And for reasons which I fail to understand, the regular news media never mention these possibilities - only when they fail spectacularly, as did that of the pernicious crooked liar who became president, with his so-called university, where he paid a handsome $25 million to settle out of court. As you may have realized, to have this person in court and answering questions under oath would not have a good outcome. I wonder that no one noticed this "school" did not confer college credit, grant degrees nor grade its students.
However, the schools listed on this webpage do, in fact, confer college credit, grant degrees and grade their students. If you are already working with an online course, then all you need to know is how to study to best effect, which is partly described in the webpage here - Learn By Yourself. If not, take a look at some of the superb possibilities mentioned here, and do understand that there are many more - especially since our famous COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing reluctance of conservative politicians (yes, I mean the GOP) to fund schooling - after all, if students learn things, are they still going to vote for Republicans?
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The British realized that TV could be used as a teaching mechanism, instead of just selling via advertising. So Open University was established in 1969 and used the original television studios and editing facilities in north London, which had been recently vacated by the BBC. The first students enrolled in January 1971. It also has a presence in other European countries. The university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates or continuing education units. It is arguably the world’s leading distance-learning provider and the largest academic institution in the United Kingdom (and one of the largest in Europe) by student number, and qualifies as one of the world's largest universities. Its degrees and diplomas are recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation - and it's FREE. What more could you want. Oh, a nice logo? - Here!
MAJOR UNIVERSITIES with FREE ONLINE CLASSES & COURSES
These are the world's major universities, and yes, they all offer free online courses with diplomas and degrees - you will have no trouble finding their websites.
|1 University of Cambridge Cambridge, England||14 Princeton University Princeton, NJ|
|2 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA||15 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ|
|3 Columbia University New York, NY||16 Stanford University Stanford, CA|
|4 Cornell University Ithaca, NY||17 UCLA Los Angeles, CA|
|5 Duke University Durham, NC||18 University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA|
|6 Emory University Atlanta, GA||19 University of Chicago Chicago, IL|
|7 Harvard University Cambridge, MA||20 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI|
|8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA||21 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN|
|9 Northwestern University Evanston, IL||22 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA|
|10 Open University, England||23 University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX|
|11 Oxford University Oxford, England||24 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN|
|12 Penn State University University Park, PA||25 Yale University New Haven|
|13 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA|
I have to admit that No.8 MIT (on the left column) has a bunch of courses whose names I cannot understand - but then I never claimed to be a hotshot at advanced learning - and they are supposed to be among the world's best.
The Best Free Online Courses of All-Time
This website lists many hundreds of free online courses from different institutions around the world. Even if you are already studying at a university, it can do you no harm to take an extra course here, either in your own subject of study or something on the side. In each case there are RANKINGS and MOOC scores (MOOC = Massively Open Online Courses). Clearly, you do not have to take my word for it - this website, The Best Free Online Courses of All-Time will no doubt have updates and changes. But one thing is sure - there will be more and more in the years to come, and more and more corporations will understand and accept online accreditation. Actually, they have no choice.
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They are an education resource supporting online learners to succeed in every aspect of their learning, and really do help those who want to learn online. Their technology and services exist to make the experience easier. Their web pages show a wealth of other websites with links to yet other free online courses. Here is an article in Forbes Magazine which gives an overview of the current state of online learning, and how MOOCs really are the future. (In case the online article is moved or gone, here it is in PDF format.)
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