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Unread post by ኦሽንoc » 02 Aug 2012 10:46

Selam All,
Here is a NewYork Times article on how some of best universities offering Free online courses. It has a ll the information what I would like to share with you.
Please watch this TED video too on the same subject and how it works.

Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses

In what is shaping up as an academic Battle of the Titans — one that offers vast new learning opportunities for students around the world — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, to offer free online courses from both universities.
Harvard’s involvement follows M.I.T.’s announcement in December that it was starting an open online learning project, MITx. Its first course, Circuits and Electronics, began in March, enrolling about 120,000 students, some 10,000 of whom made it through the recent midterm exam. Those who complete the course will get a certificate of mastery and a grade, but no official credit. Similarly, edXcourses will offer a certificate but not credit.
But Harvard and M.I.T. have a rival — they are not the only elite universities planning to offer free massively open online courses, or MOOCs, as they are known. This month, Stanford, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan announced their partnership with a new commercial company, Coursera, with $16 million in venture capital.
Meanwhile, Sebastian Thrun, the Stanford professor who made headlines last fall when 160,000 students signed up for his Artificial Intelligence course, has attracted more than 200,000 students to the six courses offered at his new company, Udacity.
The technology for online education, with video lesson segments, embedded quizzes, immediate feedback and student-paced learning, is evolving so quickly that those in the new ventures say the offerings are still experimental.
“My guess is that what we end up doing five years from now will look very different from what we do now,” said Provost Alan M. Garber of Harvard, who will be in charge of the university’s involvement.


EdX, which is expected to offer its first five courses this fall, will be overseen by a nonprofit organization governed equally by the two universities, each of which has committed $30 million to the project. The first president of edX will be Anant Agarwal, director of M.I.T.’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, who has led the development of the MITx platform. At Harvard, Dr. Garber will direct the effort, with Michael D. Smith, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, working with faculty members to develop and deliver courses. Eventually, they said, other universities will join them in offering courses on the platform.
You can read more of this article on NYTimes


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Unread post by louisgeorge » 17 Sep 2012 10:42

As the number of high school students receiving a diploma gradually decreases, it's important to learn about all of the benefits of earning a high school diploma. A high school diploma is more than just another piece of paper. It represents the knowledge and skills the student has accumulated. With this knowledge, the student is prepared for several situations.

College, University, or Specialty School

For many students, life after high school involves higher education, whether it's pursued through a college, university or specialty school. They seek a higher education because they want to achieve both personal and career goals. Most of these institutions prefer admitting students who have a high school diploma. A diploma shows them that the student has previous knowledge of several subjects. Such knowledge can serve as a foundation for the increasing amount of education. On a personal level, it shows them that the student is determined and will take advantage of the opportunity they're providing.


Many employers prefer to hire those who have education experience. Through obtaining a high school diploma, students develop work habits and career skills that can prepare them for the workforce. According to those at Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission, here is a list of government jobs available for high school graduates

Clerk Stenographer
Clerk Typist
Data Analyst
Energy Assistance Worker
Environmental Interpretive Technician
Fish Culturist
Game Conservation Specialist
Government Clerk
Library Assistant
Park Ranger
Technical Assistant
Waterways Conservation Officer

The requirements for these government jobs can vary depending on the state. There are also several jobs in the private business sector for those with a high school diploma......

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Unread post by jaguar » 07 Dec 2012 01:43

Indeed true. A large number of students are able to do inline diploma and courses from top universities.These diplomas are now highly recognized by many organization and there are many of them who prefer the employ with good education experience. These diplomas show out the ability and experience that they have achieve, which is helpful for student for its future life.

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