Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER): An Overview of Non-Degree, Low Cost Lifelong Education Opportunities


This presentation will be an overview of resources for how to continuously learn with online resources for minimal cost. Open Educational Resources (OER) such as free online classes, digital textbooks, and YouTube channels will be reviewed. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Class Central and initiatives around COVID-19 and free classes will be reviewed. Subscription services like LinkedIn Learning, Udacity, Future Learn, and Udemy will be reviewed. Large businesses with free training resources such as Google, IBM, and Salesforce will be reviewed. Career pathways such as IT helpdesk, cloud administrator, and digital marketing manager will be discussed with how to take online courses for minimal cost to get official certificates to prepare you for future job opportunities.

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Kristin Palmer, University of Virginia, United States

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Conference: IICEHawaii2021
Stream: Adult

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