The whole history of online education (and online anything, really) is centered around the idea that we can collectively re-imagine the way we do things.
Perhaps most central to this idea is that we can think outside the box and “hack” our ways into a more streamlined life, more connections with others, and a world more like we would wish to see.
Online education is no different, and since its inception it has been built around the idea that if institutions provide routes through which people can become educated, they will.
Here at OnlineCourseReport, we understand that successful online education will look differently for different learners. That’s why we try to cover a wide range of online course topics.
Our original coverage of online course topics include:
- Guides to Free Online Courses On a Specific Topic
- Coverage of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Apps, YouTube Courses, and Webinars
- Online Test Prep Opportunities
- Opportunities for Funding Your Online Education
- Online Continuing Education Credit Opportunities
- Courses for Self-Improvement
- For-Credit Online Course
- Online Degrees
- Corporate Courses
- Research on the Online Education Industry as a Whole
- And More
We’ve been adding to the features at OnlineCourseReport for years, and so you may not see exactly what you’re looking for on our list of latest resources below. Two of the best ways to see the range of resources we have on a given topic are to explore our topics tab at the top of the page, or utilize our site search.
If you’re interested in our latest features about one of the subject areas listed above, we’ll provide an overview of our most popular content in these areas below:
Online Test Prep Course Features
Before you can think about starting an online degree program, you have to make sure you can gain admission to the programs you are interested in.
There are scores of options for standardized test prep online. And we’ve used our expertise at finding the online educational options that truly work to provide you with some top-notch suggestions on test prep services that are offered online. These vary from fully-taught programs, to self-taught, all the way to free resources for studying for your ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, or GMAT exams. Check back in the future for additional standardized test prep features, and for now enjoy the following.
- Best Resources for Preparing for the SAT Online
- Best Resources for Preparing for the ACT Online
- Best Resources for Preparing for the GRE Online
- Best Resources for Preparing for the LSAT Online
- Best Resources for Preparing for the GMAT Exam Online
Funding An Online Degree Features
While you’re preparing to send in an application to your dream online degree program, you’ll definitely want to ensure that your program of choice is affordable. Luckily, many online degrees are already offered at lower prices than traditional degrees. Additionally, online degrees tend to support students who are working or otherwise engaged. This means you don’t have to leave your source of income while you’re pursuing your degree.
Check below for some of our latest features related to funding your online degree:
- Comprehensive List of Data Science Scholarships
- How to go to Community College Online For Free
- What to Look for to Get an Affordable Online Education
- The Most Affordable Types of Master’s Degrees
- How to Get an MBA for Free with Online Courses
Online Course Features
Not everyone needs a degree through online courses. Many current and future professionals, lifelong learners, and others seek online courses for a variety of reasons. Online courses in-and-of themselves can be enriching or help you excel in your career.
Not-for-credit online courses take many forms online. Some are paid, some are free. Some courses are presented by businesses, others by famous universities, and some by individuals considered experts in their field.
We’ve covered a wide range of not-for-credit online courses online, some of our features on the topic may be found below:
- The 20 Best Affordable Online Courses in Human Resources
- The Best Online Courses in Cyber Security
- The 20 Best Free Online Courses in Human Resources
- Online Courses in Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology
- Our Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Online Cooking Classes
- Clone 15 Well-Known Sites With These Tutorials
- 30 Online Courses to Mindhack Yourself
- 5400 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
- A Comprehensive Guide to MOOC Providers
- The Top 50 Yale Course Videos You Can Watch on YouTube
Online Course DIY Syllabi And Learning Pathway Features
Many students seeking not-for-credit online courses are seeking to work their way into an expertise or knowledge of a topic without the debt or time spent in a university or college. Luckily, there are enough top-notch online courses (many of which are free) to be able to emulate many degree programs on your own.
While students are of course free to take any online course they choose, we’ve arranged some of the best courses online to follow the progression of common degrees. The best part, all courses listed in our DIY Syllabi content are free!
- Web Development Learning Pathway
- Graphic Design Learning Pathway
- DIY SYLLABI: Computer Science
- DIY Syllabi: Fantasy Literature
- DIY Syllabi: 20th and 21st Century Literature
- DIY Syllabi: Modern Political Thought
- DIY Syllabi: Comparative Religion
- DIY Syllabi: Principles of Economics
Online Language Learning Course Features
One way in which online learning has reached the mainstream is through language learning apps. Supported on most tablets, through the browser, and on phones, many language learning apps engage in “micro learning” to slowly build up your confidence in a new language. The use of gamification, social aspects, and top-notch instruction make some of the below options great ways to learn a new language online.
- Learning Languages Online: Reviews of Common Language Learning Apps
- Duolingo: The Most Popular Language Learning App
- Babbel: The Practical Language Learning App
Career-Based Online Course Features
For those currently working, continuing education credits, or learning a new job-specific task may be reason enough to look into online courses. Here at OnlineCourseReport we’ve curated some of the best free and paid courses for professional development in a number of fields. Check out some of our career-based online course content below:
- The 50 Best Jobs for Online Learners
- 30 Most Lucrative Skills You Can Learn Online
- The 30 Best Jobs You Can Prepare for Online
Online Course Research Features
At OnlineCourseReport we have over a decade of experience monitoring online education as educators, researchers, and journalists. This means we’ve spent a great deal of time analyzing trends, what works, and what doesn’t in online education. Over this time we’ve compiled a good deal of original research on online courses. Below you’ll find some of our most recent research on online courses and related topics.
- Most Innovative Online Universities
- College Cons: The Nine Biggest Education Scams in American History [Infographic]
- State of the MOOC 2017: A Year of Privatized and Open Education Growth
- Behind the Scenes: An Interview with Developers of The Most Popular MOOC of All Time
- Mental Hacks to Make You a Better Learner [Infographic]
- Genetics and Skills [Infographic]
- State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses
- How to Boost Your IQ in Seven Days [infographic]
- Anatomy of Email Outreach Marketing [Infographic]
- Distracted? Here is how the Internet is changing your brain (Infographic)
- Mastering Distractions Online (A Guide)
- Optimizing Workflow in the Office (Infographic)
- Democratizing Education: Online Education and the Developing World
General Online Education FAQ Features
For each online course and degree type we cover, we try to tackle the questions that really bother potential students. Some of these questions may be about choosing the right degree, others about funding your education, and still others about what field one should enter. We’ve compiled some of our most popular online education FAQs below.
- Should I Get A Master’s Degree in Human Resources?
- Can You Get a Degree Through MOOCs?
- What Benefits do Universities Offer to Service Members?
- The 10 Most In-Demand Management Certificates
- Choosing a Technology Degree: Computer Science vs Information Systems vs Information Technology 2019
- How To Find Reputable Online Colleges
- What Can I Do With A Theology Degree?
- Choosing a Nursing Degree: ADN, BSN, MSN, or DNP
- What Can I Do with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration?
- How to Learn a Trade at a Community College
- Most Lucrative Skills: Should I Study Machine Learning, Data Science, or Cyber Security?
- Why Should (Or Shouldn’t) I Get an Executive MBA?
- Road Map: How to Change Your Career With Online Courses
- 10 Ways to Start Your College Career Early With Online Courses
Online Course Developer Features
Finally, not all who are interested in online courses are interested because they want to take one. The OnlineCourseReport staff has been part of making several online courses, and has been keeping tabs on the best practices for developing online courses for years. Below you’ll find some of our most popular content about making online courses.
- Which Online Course Platform Should I Use?
- The Best Tools for Developing Online Courses
- The 10 Best Features of Next Gen Learning Platforms