Online at Peer Institutions
What’s happening with online learning at other institutions?
Accredited Online Degree Programs
The following examples are by no means exhaustive. The number of online offerings is increasing rapidly in higher education.
Columbia University Teachers College offers an online program in Computing in Education. The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science offers a number of online masters degrees through their Columbia Video Network.
Dartmouth offers a professional online Master of Healthcare Delivery Science degree.
Harvard’s Extension School offers a blended solution through which students take at least 16 of 128 courses in the classroom. The remainder of courses can be taken online to apply to a graduate degree in liberal arts, biotechnology, information technology, journalism, management, mathematics for teaching, museum studies, and sustainability and environmental management.
The Standford Center for Professional Development offers online master degrees in a number of engineering fields.
Most state universities offer online courses and many offer full degrees. Penn State’s World Campus offers a particularly diverse set of online certificates and degrees.
Open Educational Resources
Many institutions are providing free online access to course materials, syllabi, lecture videos, and lecture notes. Unlocking the Gates: How and Why Universities are Opening Up Access to Their Courses by Taylor Walsh offers insight into the rationale behind this effort. What is most interesting is the diversity in delivery formats. A few examples are shared below.
MIT’s Open Courseware provides syllabi, lecture notes, and all of the course materials necessary to study independently.
The Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon offers a growing range of courses, primarily in math and engineering complete with learning modules and interactive exercises.
Open Yale Courses are generally in the format of video lecture.
Webcast Berkeley provides video lectures of virtually all their course offerings.