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Blogging distance learning opportunities at traditional colleges and universities

Archive for the ‘Cool Online Learning’

July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011 By: Paul Category: Continuing Education, Cool Online Learning, Free or low cost, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on July 25, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Georgia Southern University: Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning.  The program requires 10 days on campus.  More information.

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Cool Online Learning

University of Southern California introduces a mobile app for its online Master of Arts in Teaching.

“You can do everything on the iPad app that you could do on your laptop.”


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Free or low-cost

North Dakota State University started offering a free web course called “Home Energy 101”.  A certificate is included.

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Continuing Education

An online professional certification program will be offered by the American Marketing Association, according to this report.

February 1, 2011

February 01, 2011 By: Paul Category: Cool Online Learning, For-profit Watch, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on February 1, 2011

Here’s info about an online Norwegian course at University of North Dakota.

Interested in a YouTube advertising course?  Google has it.

Distance learning enrollment increased roughly 25% in five years at Empire State College (NY).

In a long, informative piece, NJ.com blasts the Washington Post and Kaplan University.

January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011 By: Paul Category: Cool Online Learning, Education, Online Education, Outside the USA, State Colleges and Universities, Tuition Comments Off on January 27, 2011

Despite all the talk about budget deficits, North Dakota residents older than 55 years old might be able to take advantage of free college classes in the near future.  Unfortunately, however, these proposed tuition breaks are only available for campus-based courses, and not at a distance.  Still, not a bad deal, if approved.  Stay tuned.

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University offers two low-cost, online continuing education courses aimed at realtors.  More info here.

U.S. News & World Report: “Your Professor, Your Computer, and You“.

Here’s info about a Beer 101 online course from the Brewer’s Association.  Cost=$15.

Liverpool Hope University (UK) graduates its first Beatles scholar.

January 25, 2011

January 25, 2011 By: Paul Category: Cool Online Learning, Free or low cost, Money Matters, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities, Tuition Comments Off on January 25, 2011

Attention Texas Math and Science Teachers! Texas Tech University offers free graduate degrees for qualified candidates.  Except for two summer sessions, classes are conducted online.  Money quote:

…The program began in December 2008, funded from a $3 million grant. It’s now in its third term and needs up to 100 teachers. A grant covers tuition and fees, a laptop and housing for each participant…

Wonderful opportunity, to say the least.

A survey for interested readers from the Boise State University student newspaper: Arbiter Asks: Have you ever cheated online?

Hackathons and free, open-source distance learning through P2PU/Mozilla School of Webcraft should produce a few unique outcomes.  Sounds groovy.  Also looks like a good opportunity to learn cool web development skills.  One course is en Español.

An opinion piece in a Tallahassee (FL) newspaper reasons “tuition must rise” at Florida State University.  When and where will these tuition hikes end?  Meanwhile, the topic of market-rate tuition materializes not only at FSU, but also Florida A&M University.