Cape Breton University offers free online courses

Last fall, Cape Breton University (CBU) introduced free online courses, and the response has been better than expected, according to the Cape Breton Post. The program’s director, Laura Baker, in an interview with the Cape Breton Post, said they were expecting few registrants, but soon had more than a thousand students enrolled. Students can register in the courses for three purposes: to receive a certificate of participation, a credit, or simply out of curiosity. The credit option is exclusive to Cape Breton students, where the courses can count as credits toward their degrees. For $75, students can receive a certificate of participation stating they have completed the course, while those looking to simply learn something new can take part for free at any time. The courses […]

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Ontario government unveils large online course portal

Ontario students who wish to take more online classes can soon choose from a list of thousands, thanks to the launch of the eCampus Ontario web portal. Run by the non-profit eCampus Ontario, the new portal includes a searchable catalogue of over 13,000 courses offered online and access to 277 new and redesigned courses with transferable credits between participating post-secondary schools. It also includes a feature that immediately identifies credit transfer information and support for faculty to design and deliver courses. There are currently 114 courses offered by Carleton University on the portal. Students will be able to register for certain courses provided by other universities. Carleton students will be able to see whether Carleton has previously given credit for […]

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