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Free Open Online Courses Approved for Transferable College Credit

January 2nd, 2014 by

The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has added six courses that are provided by the Saylor Foundation to their list of courses that are recommended for potential transferable credit, bringing the total courses to nine. Students taking and passing a proctored exam in these courses could earn themselves as many as twenty-eight credits that may be transferred to college credits.[...] Read More...

Time’s Take on the Best and Worst Learning Techniques Out There

February 7th, 2013 by

Time’s recent article on the best learning techniques may confuse students everywhere. Written by Annie Murphy Paul, author of Brilliant: The New Science of Smart, the article discusses which of the most popular techniques and practices for learning are actually beneficial for students. The information is based around a report recently issued by the Association for Psychological Science, and it decides which of the widely used techniques are best and worst.[...] Read More...

Barnes and Noble to be the next leaders in Online Education?

January 29th, 2013 by

Recent news sources show that the Pearson education company invested millions into research for the Nook, a tablet primarily owned by Barnes and Noble. An article on the Online Education Blog claims that this transaction is a sign of Nook tablets being used more often in educational settings, and perhaps even one day replacing textbooks altogether.[...] Read More...