Higher Education

FLVS Class of 2021: High School Survival Guide

By on May 17th, 2021

Making memories with friends. Navigating college and career prep. Learning more about who you are and who you want to be. High school has its collection of perks and challenges—especially when you’re doing it virtually. And when coupled with senior year during a global pandemic, the Class of 2021 has accomplished an incredible feat. Get their advice based on their unique experiences and lessons learned!  

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New Year, New Learning from MOOCs

By on January 24th, 2013

MOOCsMassively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been around the higher-ed space for years in various forms, but this year, MOOC is the big buzzword. Many major universities are jumping on the MOOC bandwagon, and are seeing people from across the globe flock to their open courses. As a recent NY Times article stated, “The shimmery hope is that free courses can bring the best education in the world to the most remote corners of the planet… (Pappano)”

For those of you caught a little off-guard by this concept, a MOOC is an online course that is a mashup of education and social networking. Taught by seasoned professors from prestigious universities, MOOCs offer online course content, social support of learning by peers, homework, and even exams, all for free. You don’t even have to enroll in the university! The catch? There is no course credit at the end of the road.

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