16 Free Online Business Courses That Are Actually Worth Your Time

16 Free Online Business Courses That Are Actually Worth Your Time

Last month, Business Insider published a nice list of some of the best online courses.  Unfortunately, their post is directed at business classes, so it doesn’t include some of the other great classes available.  I do commend them for finding some of the great MIT OpenCourseWare classes that aren’t on a major platform yet (edX). … Continue reading

Choose Your Own Adventure, the Future of Online Learning

Choose Your Own Adventure, the Future of Online Learning

The combination of visiting 2U’s office, reading Coursera’s 5 Tips: Learn more effectively in class with Mastery Learning, and seeing ZDNet’s article Mettl bets big on MOOCs assessment in the last few weeks has led me to believe that the future of online learning lies in “customized” learning tracks. To truly help students learn, the … Continue reading

The Coursera Signature Track Experience

The Coursera Signature Track Experience

April 2013: I decided to try out a Coursera Signature Track course. I (and others) question if a “verified certificate” is really worth it, but regardless I thought it would be interesting to examine just how Coursera “verifies” whether a student did indeed complete his or her own work. Since UPenn’s Gamification course by Kevin … Continue reading