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For those lacking education, the attraction to colleges with opencourseware could lead to a perfect marriage. Opencourseware offers jobseekers the ability to build their educations without taking on the debt that traditionally goes along with advanced learning.
Never heard of opencourseware?
Not many have.
Opencourseware (acronym OCW; commonly found spelled as one conjoined word, as I have it, rather than 2 or 3 individual words) simply means open curricula. Colleges have opened learning, making it available to folks to read/watch, learn, and apply each course’s teachings.
MIT kicked off the opencourseware revolution here in the States in 2002, positioning its online courses as some the most highly sought after. It didn’t take long for other competing colleges to take notice and follow suit.
Open courses are available for nearly anyone, in any career field. A wide range of topics include energy and environment, information technology (IT), science, psychology, math, history, and so on and so on.
It’s worth noting, colleges typically don’t offer a certification or degree upon completing these open courses. So, if you’re seeking an “official education marker,” you’re out of luck. Self-paced, completed online courses can be listed individually within a resume, however.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/
Utah State: http://ocw.usu.edu/
Notre Dame: http://ocw.nd.edu/
College of Eastern Utah: http://ocw.ceu.edu/
Tufts University: http://ocw.tufts.edu/
Weber State University: http://ocw.weber.edu/
University of California: http://ocw.uci.edu/
Utah Valley University: http://open.uvsc.edu/
UMass Boston: http://ocw.umb.edu/
Michigan State University: http://www.msuglobal.com/ocw
The University of Utah: http://my.courses.utah.edu/course/category.php?id=3
Open CourseWare Consortium: http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
Web Designers: http://www.collegedegree.com/library/college-life/collegedegree-60-killer-open-courseware-collections-for-web-designers (lists 50 places to learn introductory to web design, plus content development, e-commence, coding/programming, and design)
Energy & Environmental Open CourseWare: http://eeocw.org/
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