Today, there are numerous options for taking classes online. In fact, online education has become so popular that a number of institutions have begun offering online courses for free in virtually every subject you can imagine. That means that even if you don’t have the money to pay for a college education, you can still… Read More

With free online courses taking off at an eye-catching pace, and more casual online learners gaining job-boosting skills in these courses, it was inevitable that someone would ask: “Hey, is this going to count toward my salary?” And the question is valid. After all, for a long time now, workers in various industries have been… Read More

So far this year, MOOCs have just about stolen the spotlight from all other forms of online education. And face it: the thought of giving away top-quality courses over the Internet, sometimes from brand-name colleges like Harvard and MIT, is pretty exciting. Who wouldn’t want to be able to tell their friends, “Yeah, I aced… Read More

Even for those with full-time careers, summer seems to beckon to people to break out of their usual routine, to do something unusual. Some opt for weekend getaways. Others for a good book by the pool. For the curious and those looking to increase their marketability, however, online courses provide a welcome adventure for the… Read More

Online courses are moving in. But that doesn’t mean traditional courses aren’t in your future. If you look at the news, online courses are well on their way to world domination. According to the 2012 study by the Sloan Consortium, which has been following trends in online courses since 2003, 32 percent of all higher… Read More

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are taking the world by storm, changing the availability of education. These courses, of which most are free, are taught by professors and teachers from ivy-league universities to state colleges and can be taken by any wannabe learner. You can’t earn a diploma through these programs yet, but in some… Read More

Free online classes are popping up all over. And not just at community colleges and trade schools. Some of the highest ranked universities in the U.S. are leading the charge, offering free sample online classes to anybody with an Internet connection. Mostly, these classes involve videos of lectures, downloadable books and readings, and sometimes virtual… Read More

If you have thought of earning a college degree, chances are you have considered taking online classes. And why not? Online classes promise flexibility and education from the comfort of your home office or library-anywhere you can get an internet signal on your computer. But where online classes used to be considered inferior to traditional,… Read More