So how would you like to have an educational certificate from an Ivy League school — at the comfort of your own home, of course completely legit, and best of all — for FREE??
Well now you can, thanks to Coursera! Coursera is an MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform that offers free education from the best universities in the world. I was so giddy when I found out about this through a colleague and I immediately signed-up! As a distance learner from UP, I like participating in online courses for additional knowledge which I can eventually add as a skill/expertise. The only difference of MOOCs with distance schools is that they usually do not offer academic credit but they can be taken for free for additional academic learning.
With Coursera, it’s different. Aside from the fact that it’s free, you will get a certificate signed by the university instructor after successful completion of the course! And not only that, they also have several courses that are available for college credit. What — free college credit from a reputable school?! Now that is beyond AWESOME.
List of current courses that are currently available for college credit:
Algebra – University of California, Irvine
Pre-Calculus – University of California, Irvine
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution – Duke University
Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach – Duke University
Calculus: Single Variable – University of Pennsylvania
Coursera is probably the biggest MOOC right now, considering that it was just launched barely a year ago (it has won several start-up business awards in 2012) mainly because it has the most number of universities participating worldwide. As of this time of writing, there are a total of 52 universities participating — including the Duke University, the University of British Columbia, University of California, University of Tokyo, Stanford University and Princeton University. Hear that?? Princeton!!!
So what are you waiting for? All you geeks in the land just sign-up and enroll at your desired course now!
Oh, and you’re welcome. 🙂
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