Top football players are a class apart on many college campuses — due to online course offerings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is a hero on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn’t seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. Justin Fields rarely has to step inside an Ohio State classroom building because he also does most of his school work online to accommodate his grueling football schedule. Fields, a sophomore quarterback who was a Heisman finalist, said online classes allow him to split his time between studying at home or relaxing with Netflix NFLX, -1.97% and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where…

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20 Creative Classes That’ll Get You Started on a New Artistic Skill This Year

So, you’ve made your new year’s resolutions. Now, you just need to figure out how to accomplish them! If one of your goals is to learn a new creative skill, online classes are an easy way to get started. Sites including CreativeLive, Bluprint, and CreativeBug offer thousands of e-courses that cover a myriad of subjects. Many are beginner-level classes that make it possible to dive into a new artistic field from the comfort of your own home. With yearly resolutions in mind, we’ve selected 20 classes that offer great introductions to topics in arts,…

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15 Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Month (December 2019)

With the holidays just around the corner and 2020 not far away, you’re probably thinking about two things. The first is what to get your favorite people for this gift-giving season. The other is finalizing your New Year’s resolution (or resolutions). We’ve got a simple answer for both your conundrums: creative online classes. Online art, photography, and business classes are an easy way to learn something new from the convenience of your own home. So, if you’re still trying to find the perfect present, why not give the gift of…

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Faculty and students weigh in on online classes

For students who cannot attend lectures, the university provides the option of taking online classes. All coursework for these online classes are completed on the student’s own time. Homework, quizzes and tests are 100% online. Many students who take online classes do so because it makes it easier to balance their schedules. Joseph Kelley, a sophomore accounting major, expressed that online classes are easier to manage. “It is way easier for me to take a class online because I can get things done on my own time,” shared Kelley. “I…

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Region launching free online prenatal classes

Durham Region Health Department is launching free online prenatal classes for local residents. Health officials state the classes will provide families with information touching upon pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, newborn care and local community resources. Free access is available by registering at durham.ca/onlineprenatalclasses. The online classes are offered in a mobile-friendly format to help users access them using any device, anywhere an Internet connection is available. According to a health department media release, the content is Canadian-focused, up-to-date and evidence-based with high quality videos, animations, interactive activities, quizzes and a parent’s toolbox.…

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Four Tips For High School Students Considering A MOOCs Online Course

Online courses are an excellent way to take your interest to the next level or explore a new field. Best of all, many courses are free and offered by the world’s top universities and companies. With summer in full swing, high school students can help fill the long, hot summer days with learning. Online classes through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera or edX can help show universities that you are serious and ready to tackle challenging material voluntarily. Both Coursera and edX have thousands of courses to choose from, on a wide…

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Cabinet Approves MoU Between India And Afghanistan; Both Countries To Share Online Courses

Cabinet has approved signing of an MoU between India and Afghanistan in education sector New Delhi: Union Cabinet, yesterday, approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Afghanistan on cooperation in the field of Human Resource Development. The MoU between the two countries will facilitate students and faculty of Educational Institutions in Afghanistan to register and use the SWAYAM Courses. SWAYAM, India’s own MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) platform offers about 2000 courses which include courses from Class 9th till Post Graduation and also for lifelong learning. The…

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Railway Jobs: RPF Announces Constable Recruitment

Railway Recruitment 2018: RPF Constable Jobs, Know How To Apply New Delhi: 798 vacancies will be filled by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force, online registration for which will begin on January 1. Applications have been invited from eligible male and female candidates for the post of Constable (Ancillary) in different trades for vacancies available under various zones of RPF. Applicants must have cleared class 10 exam from a recognized board and must be in the age group of 18-25 years. Those awaiting the final result are…

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Best online classes for leveling up your tech skills

If you work in marketing, tech, or really any industry, change is the only constant. So, the idea that education stops upon earning a certain number of credits is just plain silly. But while most of us can acknowledge the benefits of becoming a lifelong learner, it can be hard to find the time or the money to head back to school. Luckily, there are plenty of online courses that allow you to level up your skills in just about any topic you could think of. With that in mind, here…

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Cheat India actor Emraan Hashmi: The system of our basic education is pretty useless

Emraan Hashmi says that the formal education system of India is not good enough for the growth of young minds. Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is playing the lead role in the forthcoming film Cheat India, says that the formal education system of India is not good enough for the growth of young minds and believes that such education cannot be a prerequisite for success. Asked what’s his opinion on the relevance of formal education, Emraan told IANS here: “I know some of the stupidest people on earth who had great…

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