Monday, August 6, 2012

Free Future Online Education

Online classes have been around for years, with technology evolving to include multimedia features and interaction among students and faculty.
Alhamdulillah, there are so many free online courses available now for kids to learn from big universities.

In the future, the standard class will be a hybrid of in-person and online elements. There will be more digital university for students of the global one-world classroom. Imagine that in 50 years from now, there will more and more free online courses from universities. All you need is access to a computer and a reasonable Internet connection. You don’t even have to pay or you only have to pay at lower cost, such as Udacity recently announced plans to have students pay $80 to take exams at testing centers operated around the world by Pearson, a global education company.

“Online education is absolutely not a replacement for the high-quality education that a top university can give,” Andrew Ng (the co-founder of Coursera) says. He also said that the real value of a education isn’t just the content. The Content is increasingly available for free on the Web. The real value is the interactions with professors and other, equally bright students. 

We knew that more kids love to play game online. Well, I think we should ask the kids to learn more than play online. 

Here are some of the Free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
Each company offers online materials broken into manageable chunks, with short video segments, interactive quizzes and other activities — as well as online forums where students answer one another’s questions. There are so many other free online courses out there available for you to learn.

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May Allah increase our knowledge. Aameen.


  1. As salaamu alaykum,

    Love this wave of the future, and looking forward to it growing. When I lived overseas, getting school materials was virtually impossible for me. Love to see the options widening for higher education as well, alhamdulillah.

    1. I agree with you, sister. The online resources are really helping when you have to travel or live overseas as long as the internet is working good over there. Alhamdulillah.

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