Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can’t Miss

Julie Strickland, staff

Mar 19, 2013

Looking for new skills or insider know-how? Hop online and hone your expertise for free.

Entre­pre­neur­ial edu­ca­tion is slow­ly but sure­ly becom­ing more main­stream. Tra­di­tion­al uni­ver­si­ties are offer­in…

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can’t Miss

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can’t Miss

Online courses challenge universities

Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?
Carole Cadwalladr,

Publishing, music, shopping, journalism – all revolutionised by the internet. Next in line? Education. Now US academics are offering world-class tuition – free – to anyone who can log on, anywhere in the world, is this the end of campus life?


Online Education Beats the Classroom?

Intriguing study by SRI for the Dept. of Education that found that over a 12-year span, 99 studies of quantitative comparisons of online and classroom performance for the same courses. The analysis for the Department of Education found that, on average, students doing some or all of the course online would rank in the 59th percentile in tested performance, compared with the average classroom student scoring in the 50th percentile. That is a modest but statistically meaningful difference.

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom –