Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 21st Dec 2011 00:39 UTC
Editorial M.I.T. has just announced it is expanding its list of free online courses anyone can take. Attendees earn completion certificates. M.I.T.'s OpenCourseWare project already offers 2,100 courses used by 100 million people. OpenCulture, Free Ed, E-learning Center, and Alison offer competing free online courses, including many on computing and IT certification.
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RE: uopeople
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 01:01 UTC in reply to "uopeople"
modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

If they get their accreditation, they will have something on their hands. Otherwise, it is a gimmick.

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RE[2]: uopeople
by fran on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 10:19 in reply to "RE: uopeople"
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2010-08-06

Hopefully the accreditation issue will be sorted out.
The cost of implementing supervised assessment is probably the biggest hurdle when you take into account it's global aspirations and it's very low fee model.
I just really hope it succeed. So many people out there that cant afford to study but really want to.
For those here interesting in CS science without needing a accreditation UOpeople program is a complete 3 year course and very convenient to study at.

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RE[3]: uopeople
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 25th Dec 2011 14:13 in reply to "RE[2]: uopeople"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

even with accreditation, you will have a huge hill to climb to gain credibility for the graduates in the work place.

It will probably be a good place for those developers who started working with out a degree and want to get one in order to get that promotion or are being told they need to go and get a degree.

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