Online Education: A list of Internet educators

Online Education

For the most part, I teach live classes. But I’ve used and reviewed many online school platforms (yes, including the obvious ones). Udemy and the like offer some excellent materials – and some not-so-exellent – but there are full-on universities online too, that offer real degrees, as well as the many certification organizations and trainers.  This list isn’t an endorsement of any of these, but unless I see real value, providers don’t make this list.

Cyber Degrees

Not primarily a training site, Cyber Degrees is a great resource for people looking for the right degree or certification to advance their careers. They offer school listings, descriptions of career paths and degrees and a ton of useful resources. If you’re considering online education, start right here and know the field before you spend a dime. Highly recommended.

http://www.cyberdegrees.org/

University of the People

It’s accredited, which is huge: these are real AS, BS and MBA degrees in Business Administration, Computer Science and Health Science. And it’s free.

http://www.uopeople.edu/

[ Education ] What’s the difference between kids who excel and kids who don’t?

From my earliest childhood my mother told me I was smart as heck. For a long time I thought she was just being nice, because real-life experience kept showing me I was dumb as a stump, a process I now recognize as “learning.” But I think that repeated statement, along with lots of reading and books and newspapers, actually helped me devote myself to serious study.

There is a fascinating Quartz (qz.com) article on exactly this point that’s really caught my thoughts, “There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t” at
http://qz.com/139453/theres-one-key-difference-between-kids-who-excel-at-math-and-those-who-dont/.

Guess what that key difference is?

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