Justin Pope has written top universities are catching up with the technology revolution and beginning to provide course work on line. The largest initiative is MIT’s “OpenCourseWare.” But Johns Hopkins, Tufts, and Notre Dame also promote open course ware, with Yale soon to come on board.
You can take courses like linear algebra from MIT which has been downloaded 1.3 million times since June 2007. And, mostly these courses are FREE. Whether you want help to brush up on rusty knowledge, boost your grade in a course you’re taking, or augment a course your are taking or have taken, this is the new pipeline for learning.
Collegebasics has written articles about standing out from others for applicants to the more selective colleges. In addition, high schoolers getting ready to apply to college may want to show their passion for a subject and their willingness to go beyond their high school classroom by taking such courses to add to their résumés.
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