The day and age of self-improvement and professional development is growing on the web. We’ve already seen the amazing evolution of technology as it becomes more accessible, affordable and integrated into our daily lives.
Televisions, DVD players, gaming systems, even fridges and cars are coming with pre-installed apps that access the internet in some way for browsing, entertainment or communication. Not only are we able to communicate more immediately and affordably with loved ones across seas but as a business, we can reach a larger audience through using digital media.
Now, education is just one more thing being re-imagined. More colleges are building and launching online courses for current students, independent coaches are offering online workshops, and web companies are teaming up with major universities and educators to offer free courses in a new way called the MOOC (Massive online open course) to anyone who is interested. Even ASU, the university which Starbucks is teaming up with to offer free college to employees, is offering credit-granting courses through EdX for upcoming freshman, for a fraction of the cost to attend a university. This is especially exciting for high schoolers that want a leg up on the college education without the struggles of entry.
“In 2014, the number of universities offering MOOCs has doubled to cross 400 universities, resulting in a doubling of the number of cumulative courses, to 2400. 22 of the top 25 US universities in US News World Report rankings are now offering courses online for free.” (https://www.class-central.com/report/moocs-stats-and-trends-2014/)
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