Free, Open Courses Gaining Traction Among American Universities

Forget about breaking the bank—the internet is a massive, untapped resource for learning compliments of Ivy League schools and other academic institutions. In fact, USA Today recently reported that “massive open online courses — MOOCs, for short — is a new way of teaching and learning that has taken higher education by storm in recent months. We have collected a list of videos that showcase the best. Here’s a list of 15 free, online open courses and lectures that are completely free and extremely informative: Continue reading

A Look at 2012 College Students: An Infographic

Forget everything you thought you knew about college students. You may think college students are young, impressionable, broke, and inexperienced; but this is far from the truth.

That cookie-cutter image that you may have envisioned about college students has diversified, as the modern-day student is non-traditional, often independent, enjoys distance learning, and has “walked around the block” a few times. One out of every four college students aren’t that young (unless you consider 30 the new 20). The 900,000 students who served in the military are using their post service tuition benefits – so who are you calling inexperienced? Nearly 30 percent of students might agree that their own children are impressionable, but they might take offense if you describe them that way. And half of students are financially independent. Continue reading

Professor Interview: Spotlight on Soma Jurgensen

We had the opportunity to connect with Soma Jurgensen, the Chair of the School of Business at Rasmussen College in Brooklyn Park. In her position, she works to fostering the health and growth of the business program and the students. She has worked in higher education for nearly a decade. Prior to teaching, she worked at General Mills and other notable business organizations. Continue reading

Online College Videos: YouTube Roundup

Sometimes you just have to get a visual or first-hand account of something to get a flavor of what it’s all about. This is no different in online college. There are many unknowns or open questions you may have, but once you get a first-hand look for what online college is all about then those may hesitations drift away.

We’ve compiled our favorite online college videos from YouTube to inform, inspire, and educate students about eLearning and online degrees. Check out our top online college videos here: Continue reading