A 4-year university computer science curriculum entirely on Coursera

Here at SmartStudent we’ve written numerous times about online courses and how you can take advantage of them. Today we will show you how to complete a reasonable computer science curriculum using just Coursera courses, where “reasonable” is a curriculum that roughly mirrors the coursework required for a four-year university computer science degree. A 4-year university computer science curriculum entirely on...

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How to Find the Cheapest Used College Textbooks

College textbooks can be a major expense; depending on your education institution, your textbook bill can equate to a third of your tuition dues. That’s a lot of money, considering many college students are financially strapped as it is. Fortunately, it is not necessary to pay top price for your school books, and you can save a considerable amount of money if you are willing to shop around and buy used books. Where do you find...

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Get cheaper textbooks from regional Amazon searches

You can find significantly cheaper text books & other consumables by searching Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de for your items. Places like CheapRiver.com will do the math for you. What’s CheapRiver? CheapRiver.com searches Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr and Amazon.co.uk to find the Cheapest Books for you. By selecting your country it automatically includes the shipping costs to get the book delivered on your...

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Google Launches Free Tool To Let You Run Your Own Online Courses

Google is well-known for projects with unexpected origins. It’s almost natural, then, that the code Google used to build a web course has led to a full-fledged tool for online education. From the Course Builder home page: Course Builder is our experimental first step in the world of online education. It packages the software and technology we used to build our Power Searching with Google online course. We hope you will use it to...

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University of the People

University of the People, a tuition-free online university aimed at poor students around the globe who would otherwise not have access to higher education. The University embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring tuition-free undergraduate degree programs to qualified high school graduates around the world. UoPeople offers Associates and Bachelors degree programs in Business Administration...

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The world’s best courses online for free

Coursera is an education technology for-profit company founded recently that is is “committed to making the best education in the world freely available to any person who seeks it” Coursera is similar in idea to the  free online education website Khan Academy we blogged about, but there are some differences. Coursera and participating schools each meet their own expenses, which are substantial on both sides. Any revenue...

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