4/19/2015

Top 10 Innovative Online Education Programs (MOOCs)

The way that we learn in our society is baed on communication, and the way society operates, is that more and more of our communication is digital.  Here is the Top 10 list of Online Education Programs.

edX
edx.org

edX is a massive open online course provider founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.  edX recently announced that they have partnered with Microsoft and the Smithsonian to offer courses.  Follow this link for EDX's Free Courses from Harvard University.






Coursera is an online education service founded by two Stanford professors offering many courses for free.  Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recently launched a new specialization in collaboration with Coursera that will teach basic computational and statistical skills for analyzing and exploring genomic data from high-throughput biological experiments.  This link leads to a Coursera article on enhancing your career and employability.



tutsplus.com

Tuts+ is an online education site that offers tutorials on web development, design and more.  Rather than focusing on lengthier, project-based tutorials, Tuts+ offers shorter lessons on specific topics.  This link offers a quick guide to choosing the best framework for you.











MIT OpenCourseWare
ocw.mit.edu

MIT OpenCourseWare is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from its undergraduate and graduate level courses online, partly free and openly available to anyone, anywhere.  This link leads to a MIT OpenCourseWare Probabilistic lecture.







Udacity
udacity.com

Udacity provides online courses and credentials built by the world's most successful companies, including: AT&T, Google and Facebook.  Udacity recently launched its Nanodegree program for iOS developers.   This link leads to more information about Udacity's Nanodegree programs.













The Open University
open.ac.uk

The Open University is a 'distance learning' university founded by Royal Charter in the UK.  The University recently released details of what it describes as a progressive new promotion scheme, offering academics several distinct routes to becoming a senior professor.  This links leads to the university's free courses.












Open Culture
openculture.com

Open Culture offers a wide selection of free cultural and educational media.  Open Culture employees scour the web to deliver the best educational media.  The site recently compiled filmmaker, Martin Scorsese's list of 85 must-see films.







Udemy
udemy.com

Udemy provides a platform for experts of any kind to create courses which can be offered to the public, either at no charge or for a tuition fee.  The company recently launched free computer tech courses for teachers.  This link leads to Udemy's Top Java courses.








The Canvas Network
canvas.net

The Canvas Network provides a place where teachers, students and institutions worldwide can connect.  One innovative course that The Canvas Network offers is "Gender Through Comic Books."  This link leads to information on teaching a course at The Canvas Network.







FutureLearn
futurelearn.com

FutureLearn is a massive open online course learning platform founded in 2012.  The university recently announced that it has reached a million students signing up for courses.  This link leads to a list of the university's free courses.





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