Our assignment this week was to try out an online education platform and write down our observations. Just like 90% of other MOOC-ers, I have yet to complete one course, despite trying out several platforms: Udacity, Coursera, EdX, Codecademy, etc. I made a quick table of notes about these platforms, but even the information here is [...]
I’ve taken a few online courses throughout my education thus far, the most recent being a medical language class that was essentially just about learning the vocabulary necessary for working in a hospital or clinic. Social interaction was not required or even encouraged. It was a content only course. I took it through a small [...]
I have been an avid user of lynda.com since i made the decision to change careers. For me, it highlights everything that i love about the content of the new world of online education. The production value of the screen casts are top notch: great audio, great video. The teachers are pros who can teach [...]
I started a course on Stocks & Bonds at Kahn Academy. I was never required to take any business, economics or practical math courses in my life, and I actually have no clue what stocks are even though I own them. Educational opportunity? Check.
The experience was very similar to watching a lecture in a [...]
I’ve participated in one way or another in different MOOC or MOOC-like minded projects over the past few years, so I will try to trace my steps back to summ my own experiences with them. This is not the most comprehensive list of available online educational projects, rather my own experience with some of them.
Since the advent of the internet chat room, I’ve been curious about how the exponentially growing undercurrent of daily conversation could have an effect on learning environments. I’ve actually had several experiences with alternative learning environments over the years, most of which rely on this one-size-fits-all syllabus structure, that guides you through a series of videos or [...]
I had a rather peculiar experience with Coursera. I was super excited to find out Georgia Tech was offering “Fundamentals of Online Education Planning and Application” course, so I signed up for it in a heartbeat. The course started on January 28th, and as soon as it started the first assignment was to join a group [...]
When I signed on to Coursera, the first course option I saw was “Fundamentals of Online Education”. It seemed very meta to be in an online class about building an online class for an in-person class about alternative/online education. So I enrolled.
Most aspects of the course structure were thoughtful and well designed. The UI [...]
The MOOCs that I tried out were Coursera, Udacity, and CodeAcademy. My favorite out of the three is Udacity, to the point where I’m very likely to finish the entire course that I started. I started out with the Intro to Web Development with Reddit and Hipmunk co-founder Steve Huffman. That was the thing that [...]
The World Education University is the only free for all, online education I could find that was accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Intrigued by the accreditation aspect, I decided to enroll and selected my WEU objective as learning for credit.
On reading that their noble mission to provide “free education [...]
For my experience with a education site, I went to opencourseware.org, where MIT provides a ton of class to go through for free, without signing up for anything. I chose a course called Introduction to Psychology, which was taught in 2011 so it’s fairly recent. The course’s web page was well organized and had links [...]
This week I took an online course on Lynda.com to learn some green screen techniques in After Effects. I have a small background in AE from Comm Lab: Animation, but I never worked with green screen before, so it seemed like the perfect time to test out Lynda’s educational videos.
When I pulled up the [...]
Last week, before class, I had only a passing knowledge of online schools. Most of that came from the Television Commercials for University of Phoenix Online and all of that information had a drastically negative connotation. This week I’ve totally changed positions on the matter.
Researching our guest, I came across Coursera, Audacity, EdX, and [...]
As someone who’s been working on an edtech start-up the past few years, I’ve had some interaction with most of the new education platforms out there. While MIT Open Coursewear and Edx are two of my favorites, Lynda.com has actually been the most useful. It’s almost crazy how much the Lynda videos have taught me: