4 online learning platforms that are offering discounted courses and memberships for Black Friday

4 online learning platforms that are offering discounted courses and memberships for Black Friday

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Learn something new this Black Friday with deals on e-learning courses. Shutterstock Black Friday is notorious for deep sales on big-ticket items like mattresses and tech, and big-box retailers slashing prices across all categories. While there are some pretty great deals on products, some of the best deals out there aren’t on physical products at all. E-learning platforms are becoming increasingly popular…

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15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

Photo: Nik MacMillan This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. Growing up was when many of us fostered a life-long love of learning. For just as many, however, formal schooling stopped in our early twenties. But this fact doesn’t mean that you have to cease all class time. Through the magic of the internet, there is a bevy of online creative classes that’ll teach you a new skill or cultivate what you…

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2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

On Monday, the online program manager 2U announced that it will be partnering with the Yale School of Management to create short online courses intended for mid-career professionals. Courses are currently in development. They are expected to launch in the spring of next year. Online courses are increasingly proving useful for institutions of higher education. Beginning well before the 2012 massive open online course (MOOC) explosion, universities have increasingly offered shorter online alternatives to degree pathways. In their landmark 2014 study on MOOCs, researchers Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali found…

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From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

Open this photo in gallery Mount Royal University, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is offering an online course called the Cannabis Education Program. The course is taught by horticulturalists, marketing specialists, and scientists working in the industry. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press Kayden Abel was four years old when he started playing soccer. Having just turned 25, the Edmonton resident has parlayed his technical skills into success as a freestyle pro and coach. He’s in demand for his specialized work, but, career-wise, he wanted to expand his options. Mr….

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Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

The ConVal Regional School District canceled all classes Wednesday after receiving word of a “potential threat,” according to Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders. School is scheduled to resume Thursday, Saunders said. Saunders said the district was notified by police of the threat Wednesday morning at 6. “The local police departments are in the process of assessing the situation, and we are in constant contact with them,” district officials said in a statement Wednesday morning. “Due to this threat, we are cancelling school today and will be sharing further information as it…

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15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

Growing up was when many of us fostered a life-long love of learning. For just as many, however, formal schooling stopped in our early twenties. But this fact doesn’t mean that you have to cease all class time. Through the magic of the internet, there is a bevy of online creative classes that’ll teach you a new skill or cultivate what you already know. Best of all, you can take them at your own pace. Are you looking to diversify your interests? Perhaps you’re a photographer who would like to know…

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Free online courses phased out to focus on smaller, revenue-producing programs

Free online courses phased out to focus on smaller, revenue-producing programs

Two free online courses that GW has offered for nearly five years were phased out this summer, officials said. The classes – a business school course about the Federal Reserve and a law school course about patent law – were nixed this summer after first launching in 2012. Officials said the courses were “outdated” and the cuts fall in line with GW’s online learning strategy, which has shifted in recent years to focus on smaller courses. University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar said massive, open online courses are not a focus of GW’s…

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Making the Change: EY Takes a Popular In-Person Course Online

Making the Change: EY Takes a Popular In-Person Course Online

EY’s “Facilitator Skills Development” was its most popular nontechnical course; then EY’s new CLO was challenged to do it all online. Intrepid and EY rose to it and created “Teach With Charisma,” an online course that is now showing better results than the in-person version for a tough-to-teach soft skill. I spoke with EY’s director of talent management for the Americas, David Bruesehoff, about the course and got his advice for anyone else looking to move soft skills training online. NB: Can you describe the culture of “reaching down the…

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UGC allows universities and colleges to offer online degree courses

UGC allows universities and colleges to offer online degree courses

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved the UGC (Online Courses) regulations for degrees in non-technical disciplines. (Representative image) In a landmark reform, universities and higher educational institutions from this academic session will be able to offer graduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes online in non-technical disciplines. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved the UGC (Online Courses) regulations for such degrees. “The regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19,” the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The higher education institutions, which have been…

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Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Two decades ago, when I was a student in a part-time master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, I would hurry from my office twice a week to make class, hoping like many of my classmates for a few minutes to grab coffee and a bite to eat before settling in for the 2 1/2-hour seminars. Next week, when I address the graduating class of the same school, most of them will probably be meeting face-to-face for the first time at commencement: 70 percent of this year’s graduates earned their master’s…

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