As part of your journey to create a more purposeful life, you may feel the need to increase your knowledge in a specific area.
MOOC is a great way to enhance your knowledge online and without spending a dime. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses – many of the best colleges and universities have opened an endless list of subjects to the public for the purpose of learning.
You will find classes in journalism, math, entrepreneurship, computer science, humanities, social science, medicine, engineering and so much more.
Here is a link to a list of the MOOC courses.
Why haven’t you heard about this before? edX and Google partnered together to create this online learning opportunity and just launched the initiative this year. Here is more information from the official press release:
EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative, today announced its partnership with Google to jointly develop the edX open source learning platform, Open edX, and expand the availability of the platform and its learning tools to individuals and institutions around the world. In collaboration with Google, edX will build out and operate MOOC.org, a new site for non-xConsortium universities, institutions, businesses, governments and teachers to build and host their courses for a global audience. This site will be powered by the jointly developed Open edX platform.
Google will work on the core platform development with leading experts from many edX partner institutions, including MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Western Australia, University of Queensland, and Tsinghua University. In addition, edX and Google will collaborate on research into how students learn and how technology can transform learning and teaching on campus and beyond.
“We have long admired Google’s commitment to open access to information, and we believe they will be a perfect partner to work with as we shape the next generation of open education and learning,” said Anant Agarwal, president of edX. “Google shares our mission to improve learning both on-campus and online. Working with Google’s world-class engineers and technology will enable us to advance online, on-campus and blended learning experiences faster and more effectively than ever before.”
So what would you like to learn more about? Imagine saying that you are taking a computer science class from MIT! Now is your chance. Start by visiting MOOC.org and filling out one of three forms to provide more information about your interests and then explore the opportunities.