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iversity.org: A new MOOC on the block

There's a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in town and…

Well, it's not in town. In fact, it's actually in Europe. Germany, to be precise. Berlin. Smart people, them. Anyway, iversity.org is the site.

At the moment, iversity offers 10 courses in German and 14 in English, with more on the way. The courses actually look pretty rad, not the typical boring university fare that is usually proffered up on some of the other MOOCs.

Examples:

They also offer European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits, if you know what that means and could benefit from it. I can barely get my community college credits to transfer within the same state, let alone some fancy European online credits, so I assume you'll want to focus on skills learning rather than degree getting.

Here's their intro video “What is a MOOC?”:

If you're not taking advantage of all the free educational opportunities the interwebs are now providing you, you're missing out. I have too many online courses to keep track of at the moment, but I would highly consider some of these for next time.

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