UMass Lowell’s online programs get high marks in national ranking - Lowell Sun

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UMass Lowell’s online programs get high marks in national ranking - Lowell Sun UMass Lowell’s online programs get high marks in national ranking - Lowell Sun Posted: 31 Jan 2021 12:00 AM PST LOWELL — UMass Lowell's online education programs are again ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which assessed more than 1,000 programs nationwide. UMass Lowell's online graduate program in criminal justice is No. 4 in the nation and No. 2 among all public colleges and universities, and offers the lowest price among New England-based programs appearing in the new ranking. UMass Lowell's online graduate program in information technology is No. 16 in the nation and is the highest ranked among all public institutions in New England. UMass Lowell's online graduate programs in education are ranked No. 23 nationally and the highest among New England colleges and universities. UMass Lowell offers multiple opt

Free, cheap online courses from IBM, Facebook, Amazon, Google - Business Insider - Business Insider

Free, cheap online courses from IBM, Facebook, Amazon, Google - Business Insider - Business Insider


Free, cheap online courses from IBM, Facebook, Amazon, Google - Business Insider - Business Insider

Posted: 03 Dec 2020 12:00 AM PST

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Along with cheap or free courses from Ivy League universities, e-learning platforms like edX and Coursera offer programs taught by major companies such as Google, Amazon, IBM, and Facebook — and often by longtime employees, such as IBM's Chief Data Scientist Romeo Kienzler or David A. Wheeler, The Linux Foundation's Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security. Some companies even collaborate with top universities such as MIT or Harvard to produce skill-building programs like IT support from Google and data science from IBM. Some programs are even used to train their current employees.

The courses span across many different topics and purposes. Some offer learners an efficient way to stand out as job applicants — especially for rapidly growing, tech-heavy roles that are short on qualified candidates. Other courses explicitly prep students for certification assessments such as the Unity Certified 3D Artist exam or the Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer certification.

Some classes are simply a public good, where a company focuses its philanthropic efforts. For example, Grow with Google was launched to democratize economic opportunities through free training, tools, and resources for growing a career or business. During the pandemic, Google also issued a course teaching users how to find fast, accurate medical information. And Goldman Sachs Foundation's "10,000 Women" is a 10-course business and management program designed to support female entrepreneurs all over the world. 

Below, you'll find a few of the programs offered by Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and more below. Most classes are either free or under $100 to enroll in, though multi-course programs may cost a few hundred dollars. 

P.S.: If you plan to take many online classes this year, and they're included in the membership Coursera Plus, you may want to look into that annual membership ($399/year) to save yourself money in the long term. (Its members get access to 90% of the site for $399. You can learn more here). 

25 courses offered by companies such as Google, IBM, Amazon, Facebook, and more.

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