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Old 12-21-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Take a look, maybe you'll find something interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/ed...me&ref=general
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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Take a look, maybe you'll find something interesting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/ed...me&ref=general
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Isn't that awesome? I love it.

(I just wish I didn't have to pay for it the hard way) ;-)

And here is (one of several) schools that does it for free...
No teachers unions, nothing... (And I have to admit, meeting Rhodes scholars and Nobel prize winners is a lot of fun (Al Gore and Bill Clinton exempted).

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Old 12-21-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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Isn't that awesome? I love it.

(I just wish I didn't have to pay for it the hard way) ;-)

And here is (one of several) schools that does it for free...
No teachers unions, nothing... (And I have to admit, meeting Rhodes scholars and Nobel prize winners is a lot of fun (Al Gore and Bill Clinton exempted).
Are the professors doing this for free? When I have used MIT's ITunes University, it was always a professor in a regular class that had been uploaded to the internet. Are their professors prevented from joining a union?

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Old 12-21-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Where have you been? The classes have been offered for some time.

Here is another site that offers course from other top universities:
http://academicearth.org
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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If you had read the link, it would tell you that MIT are now offering online certificate for the online courses.

I doubt online certificates will mean anything to employer. If they plan on making online courses, why not just make it into online degree?
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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If you had read the link, it would tell you that MIT are now offering online certificate for the online courses.

I doubt online certificates will mean anything to employer. If they plan on making online courses, why not just make it into online degree?
Just might find a place to put those certificates on job applications and resumes...
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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Just might find a place to put those certificates on job applications and resumes...
Yes, I agree. Certifications are certifications. Depending on the job, some certificates such as the ones received by Microsoft online can be marketable for a job applicant. Of course, they should supplement formal education.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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I've taken these for several years. Gives me a taste of an education I could never afford. I had to settle for much less.

I would have loved every minute there.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I've taken these for several years. Gives me a taste of an education I could never afford. I had to settle for much less.

I would have loved every minute there.

Yes, this is not new. And what they and other colleges offer is AWESOME! BUT, in the real world, not sure how "marketable" having this on your resume would be. I think these courses are deemed for people who just LOVE to learn, and then possibly become a "carrot" to those who want to pursue a real degree at their insitution.
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