Posted on: August 25, 2014

What’s New in Online Learning

What’s New in Online Learning

Some readers may be familiar with any of a handful of online learning platforms. Websites like edX, Coursera, and Udemy allow users to enroll in online courses for free or for a small fee. Current trends on these sites seem to focus on courses in computer science (e.g., “Learning Oracle 12c” and “Pattern Oriented Software Architecture”), self-improvement (e.g., “Becoming a Resilient Person” and “Double Your Productivity), healthcare (e.g., “Fundamentals of Immunology”), business (e.g., “Supply Chain Management”), and ethics (e.g., “Social Science of Wrongful Conviction”). For anyone who has not taken an online class, trying out one of these free courses is a great way to test the waters and explore. Experienced and novice online learners who are ready to pursue a degree can take their online learning to the next level by enrolling in courses with VIU Online (online.viu.edu). Courses recently offered include “International Marketing,” “Web Development Methods,” “Teaching with Technology,” “Business Ethics & Law,” and dozens of others in the fields of business, computer science, education, public and international affairs, and ESL.