ArsDigita University - ArsDigita was a one-year, intensive post-baccalaureate
program in Computer Science based on the undergraduate course of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The majority
of the instructors were professors from MIT and the program was tuition free. After running from September 2000 through July 2001, seeing
the first class to graduation, the program was forced to shut down. This library of open educational resources includes lectures and coursework from
the ArsDigita curriculum. These university level materials are available for free download.
Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) - Creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. The academic standards and workload are rigorous, based on an unusual mix of attention to developmental skills and ambitious college study. The rate of post-release employment among the program's participants is high and recidivism is stunningly low.
Class - Provider of online learning solutions that engage and inspire students and adult learners with innovative,
media-rich courseware designed to help them succeed.
Class Central - A free online course aka MOOC aggregator from top universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc. offered via Coursera, Udacity, edX, NovoED, & others.
classes.USA - Directory of online degrees available from accredited online schools offering
online degree programs.
ConstructionEducation - Online continuing education offerings for licensed and
certified professionals in the engineering, architectural, interior design, construction, building inspection and land surveying industries.
Coursera - Each of the 1000+ courses on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world's best universities. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.
eLearners - Research thousands of online education degrees from hundreds
of colleges and universities. Request free information from the schools of your choice.
European Graduate School (EGS) - Media and communications studies. The EGS is a privately funded Graduate
School, established in 1994, and is a graduate and post-graduate degree-granting University, with a Campus in Saas-Fee, Wallis, and Centers in New
York and Dresden.
Fathom - Six leading educational and cultural institutions launched Fathom
to present the best public content and courses of universities, libraries, and museums on a wide variety of professional, cultural, and academic
subjects. Founding partners include Columbia University, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Cambridge University Press, The
British Library, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and The New York Public Library.
Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) - A unique, not-for-profit, research institute fully designed to offer students and faculty a vibrant and courageous alternative to traditional and prohibitively expensive advanced degrees. Brings together seasoned, burgeoning and aspiring scholars, artists and activists into critical conversation and collaboration with one another over a myriad of subjects from philosophy to poetics, psychology to politics, fostering a creative, emergent alternative and commons.
Great Courses, The - Founded as The Teaching Company in 1990 by Thomas
M. Rollins, former Chief Counsel of the United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. The Great Courses brings engaging
professors into your home or car through courses on DVD, audio CD, and other formats. Since 1990, great teachers from the Ivy
League, Stanford, Georgetown, and other leading colleges and universities have crafted over 350 courses for lifelong learners.
Institute for Social Ecology (ISE) - An independent institution
of higher education dedicated to the study of social ecology, an interdisciplinary field drawing on philosophy, political and social theory, anthropology,
history, economics, the natural sciences, and feminism.
Internet Archive: Open Educational Resources - A collection of educational
content including coursework, study guides, exercises, and recorded lectures. It is meant for students, teachers, and self-learners at all levels.
Monterey Institute for Technology and Education - An educational non-profit
organization committed to improving access to education. Two of the MITE cornerstone projects are the National Repository of Online
Courses and the Online Course Evaluation Project. The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) project supports the development
and distribution of high-quality online courses to a worldwide audience with the goal of creating a library of online courses that are available
to everyone. The goal of the Online Course Evaluation Project (OCEP) is to provide the education community a criteria-based evaluation of
online courses as a tool to access and compare the quality of online courses in high school, advanced placement and higher education.
Naropa Audio Archives - The Naropa University Archive
Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The collection
was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the University's Department of Writing and Poetics)
founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and
workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde. The collection represents several generations of
artists who have contributed to aesthetic and cultural change in the postmodern era. The Naropa University Archive Project seeks to enhance
appreciation and understanding of post-World War II American literature and its role in social change, cultural criticism, and the literary arts
through widespread dissemination of the actual voices of the poets and writers of this period. Current interest in Oriental religions, environmentalism,
political activism, ethnic studies, and women's consciousness is directly indebted to the work of these new American poets, writers and musicians.
New School University - America's first university for adults. History and philosophy,
the social and behavioral sciences, literature and art, the natural and biological sciences, education, and ethics naturally take up a significant
part of The New School curriculum. Some of the finest minds of the 20th century developed unique courses at The New School. W.E.B.
DuBois taught the first course on race and African-American culture offered at a university; Karen Horney and Sandor Ferenczi introduced
the insights and conflicts of psychoanalysis; Charles Abrams was the first to explore the complex issues of urban housing; the first university
course in the history of film was taught at this institution; and in the early sixties, Gerda Lerner offered the first university course
in women's studies. New York, NY.
Open Colleges - Australia's largest, leading private distance education provider.
Open Culture - Free educational and cultural media on the web. Provides 24/7 access to learning resources,
expert trainers and assessors, collaboration with other learners and a comprehensive range of support services.
Parsons The New School for Design - Continuing education
classes at Parsons offer students windows into new worlds, challenges to the traditional divisions between art and design disciplines, forums
to make new friends, and launch pads for careers. Disciplines include Digital Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fine Arts, Graphic Design,
and Interior and Architectural Design.
Purdue Global - Dedicated to adult students who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, making it possible to achieve a degree from a school within the Purdue University system—from anywhere in the world.
Reqwired - A global online network bringing together professionals with
continuing education requirements and continuing education providers. Professions covered include accountancy, law, medicine, real estate, and insurance.
Skilled Nursing Resource Site - A compendium of web-based professional
continuing education resources, including lists, for managers and licensed caregivers in the field of skilled nursing and post acute care.
Slought Foundation - A Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that broadly encourages
new futures for contemporary life through public programs with internationally renowned artists and theorists. 317 projects with 210 hours of recorded
audio are accessible online and by download from this site.
Sofia Initiative - The Sofia Initiative was launched by Foothill-De Anza Community
College District in March of 2004. The goal of Sofia is to publish community college-level course content and make it freely accessible
on the web to support teaching and learning.
Study - Offers an extensive library of video lessons in most high school and college subjects to help students improve their grades, dramatically reduce tuition costs.
takeAclass - Offers services in conjunction with its member schools, training organizations,
educational associations and associated business to business and technology training service providers.
TAFE NSW - Australia's leading provider of vocational education and
Tutor - Founded in partnership with the The Princeton Review, tutor.com is the primary
destination for parents and students of all ages searching for an experienced and trusted tutor in any subject, online or face-to-face. tutor.com
is headquartered in New York and currently has more than 8,000 registered tutors.
Varsity Tutors - Committed to connecting students with top tutors. Experienced academic directors assess every student's unique needs and learning style, and help students identify a tutor that is the best fit. Also see:
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