How Online Courses Will Change the World


open coursewareOpen courseware could be an ultimate equalizer – bringing education to everyone no matter where they live, their age, or their income. Open courseware (OCW) programs are developed by universities. These universities have a department especially for develop OCW content. The content is just recordings, assignments, and readings from professors teaching a traditional class on campus. These resources are collected and uploaded to a website accessible to everyone from around the world. OCW courses don’t involve real time professor to student communication, any deadlines or required assignments, and there’s no credit granted at the end of the course (or degree for that matter) but the classes also don’t cost anything and people can start and stop them whenever they wish. The bottom line is: OCW is all about self-learners, people who just have the thirst for knowledge. And the best part is – the top colleges in the country and world are getting on board with this, which means OCW offers fairly expensive content completely for free.

Source: OnlineCollegeCourses.net.  More info here.

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3 replies

  1. This sounds interesting there are some short courses that would like to do online before I pursue my masters degree.

  2. Great information! Online education is great when you want to either have the flexibility to study at your own pace, just want to learn something new, or physical attending an education institute is not practical. I believe the internet have come to stay…
    Rune

  3. This post is great. Times are changing, and so is education!

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