MOOCs or online courses are becoming a very popular way of learning. From California to Berlin to London, there are students who are learning a vast array of diverse subjects from Quantum Physics to the History of the United States. Learners engage often in any place at any time, whether on the train, at home, or even in a coffee shop, taking part in active learning. Courses take a variety of formats are are usually delivered by video with leaders in the field often giving the lectures. These courses are a great way to learn subject matter from the people that know. Some courses even offer certificates and acreditation - some courses delivered by MIT, for example give "Continuing Education Credits", which can be useful for students wanting to create a portfolio of certificates. Some courses are even marked and graded - and are interative - so you get immediate feedback on how well you understand the subject matter
Jelt is an acronym - its rather like any other. Except that it stands for: Joyfully
Expanding Learning Together. The aim is to help people succeed in life through the
persuit of knowledge and experience via the medium of online.
Also JELT is short and sweet to type into your URL bar, if you still do that!
We know learning is important. But did you know there are a raft of tools and services
online for learning available for free? Many courses from programming to energy
sustainability are available and totally free. Some courses can even provide
certificates from an awarding university or company and some courses can even have
credits which go towards earning a full university diploma.
Wherever you live in the world, if you have internet access, you can learn at your own pace. Often for free, from leading universities such as Harvard and MIT and from luminary researchers. Plus you can learn from great companies like Google, Microsoft and Nvidia
For the founders of JELT, education is important and it deserves to be set-free out of the classroom
MOOCs are freely accessible and open short courses, delivered online to cohorts of
learners. The acronymn MOOC stands for: Massive Open Online Courses
You can find MOOCs on a variety of subjects from Agriculture to Programming and from History to Zoology. There really is something for everyone. You can search across the main platforms and subjects to find a course that works for you.