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Can you help me find good online certification courses?

I would like to take some online certification courses along with my studies to jump start my college education. My intention is to do some online math courses for college credit. When I searched the information on Google, I saw thousands of online courses out there. I am more than confused now. Can anyone help me identify the best online course platforms so that my time and effort are not wasted? Some friends told me that there are good free distance learning courses. Is there any? Please advise.

Alexa Spicer

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Tara Andrews on January 16, 2018

It is true. There are many genuine online education services offering an online certification course on different subjects, allowing you to transfer the credit when you join the college. This will help you save your time at the college. Yes, your friends are correct; there are many online courses which are free.

One of the best online course providers is edX, a joint venture of Harvard University and MIT. From the organization’s website, it is clear that there are currently two online maths courses for college credit. They are Precalculus and College Algebra and Problem Solving. The Precalculus course is offered by Arizona State University and is accepted as a general education requirement by Arizona State University and a number of other institutions across the world. Its duration is not predefined. That means you have the opportunity to progress at your own pace, making it a perfect selection for both fast and slow learners. If you are a fast learner, it helps you save time and if you are a slow learner, it is a way to focus on learning without worrying about deadlines. This course is especially useful in future studies in calculus because it teaches you to understand the properties of linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions. The beauty of all this is that it comes totally free of cost! You can get a verified certificate from Arizona State University by paying just $49. However, this is an intermediate level course, and, you need to make sure that you meet the prerequisites. Similarly, there is the College Algebra and Problem Solving course, teaching you to apply algebraic reasoning to solve problems effectively. So this is a perfect selection for those who want to study calculus in future.

To know more about these courses, you can use the link https://www.edx.org/course?search_query=math&subject=Math&type=credit.

However, don’t think this is the only source available to you. There are other paid online learning platforms like Coursera, Study.com, Lynda.com, and Udemy. It is seen from their websites that they all offer thousands of certified courses online and the costs of the courses range from nearly $50 to many hundreds of USD depending on the nature and duration of each course. Are you looking for free courses? Then, try the following names first; MIT OpenCourseWare, OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Yale Courses, The Open University, ALISON, Online Education Database, and Webcasts at UC Berkeley. While some of these platforms offer certificates, some will not provide any. So it is up to you to communicate with the providers before joining them.

Noel Byrda year ago

EdX is really cool. When I decided to do IELTS Academic course on edX some two years ago, I was a little apprehensive. I was not sure whether the course would help me score well in the test. However, edX changed my all concepts of online education. The training material was excellent,
and I managed to clear the IELTS Academic test at the first go. This victory made me a huge fan of edX. I have completed three courses from edX after that, and I found all the courses very easy and interesting. Many of their lessons were short, approximately 8 minutes in length. So you will never feel the burden of learning a difficult subject. The surprising fact about edX is that the number of courses they offer is so large, from different renowned education providers, and if you visit the edX website, you will certainly find a number of courses which suit your tastes. Certainly one of the best online course platforms.


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