Enroll and Learn Again in Massive Open Online Courses
I've already graduated in college, and I'm currently taking up my Master's Degree, but I feel so bored and listless. I'm only taking up two courses because of the current course offering in my school, and I feel like I'm wasting a lot of money, knowing that the tuition fee increases every year. So, just last night, I stumbled upon edX.org , a site for MOOC . What's MOOC? It stands for Massive Open Online Course. It's a form of distance learning and open high school, where people from around the world can enroll in courses and learn!
What else did I find out? Most of them were free ! Of course, most of them also don't give credit for college or certificates for credentials. I was so intrigued that I researched for more sites until I came upon ALISON , Saylor Academy , Kaplan , etc. I read, researched some more, and evaluated the sites. It seems there are some MOOC sites that are partnered with Harvard, MIT, UCLA, the British Council, and even Google itself whose experts and professors provide modules, curricula, and video tutorials for free courses.
There are some sites who will direct you to free online courses, where you can order a verified certificate of accomplishment for a small fee. There are also some sites, like Saylor.org's credit aligned courses, which can be credited to a degree. The course is free, but the proctored exam has a small charge. Udemy.com , meanwhile, offers some courses and tutorials for a price. These courses range from music to "Irrational Behavior"! That's right. I read about this course, and it's very popular among MOOC students.
What I'm planning right now is to take up free self-paced courses where I can start and end on my own time. After getting a degree in college, I think it's time for me to also learn other stuff and expand my knowledge. It never hurts to learn new things and deviate a bit from a set path.
So, how about you guys? Have you heard about MOOC before? Have you enrolled in one? I'm excited to learn again and test my mettle! :)
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