Online Law Degrees: Friend or Foe?

Oct 14th, 2009

Earning a law degree seems to be one degree that would not be accessible via an online university, but online education has evolved to such a degree that it is now possible.  Online law degrees present a difficult challenge to students since the American Bar Association has not accredited any online law school.  However, California is the one state around the nation that allows online law degree graduates to sit for their bar, assuming that these students reach the same expectations. 
Online law degrees therefore have been one type of degree that is difficult to earn and put into use.  Many students may still receive law degrees around the country, but run into various problems when attempting to sit for the bar in any state other than California.  This rule presents at least slight leeway though, since you can still become a practicing attorney in California with an online degree and eventually transfer to another state after a few years.  While California’s Bar Committee does not accredit online law schools, they still allow distance learning schools to register with them if the school meets their requirements.  Thus far, the Committee recognizes fourteen schools: Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, American Heritage University School of Law, California School of Law, Concord School of Law, Esquire College, MD Kirk School of Law, Newport University, Northwestern California University, Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy, Southern California University for Professional Studies, University of Honolulu, West Coast School of Law, Inc., West Haven University, and William Howard Taft University. California’s Committee still requires online law degree students to jump through several hoops before becoming a registered lawyer within the state, including many exams, moral character determinations, and a multistate professional responsibility exam. 
After all this work, you may still be able to practice law in a different state after five to seven years of practicing law in California.  Most states will allow California lawyers to take their bar exams after this amount of time.  If you want to choose a different route, you could always attain a Master of Law program which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is available online as well.  However, online law degrees do come with more drawbacks than many other degrees.  Law is a much more hands-on graduate degree, which many employers are aware of.  California may allow students to take their bar, but this still does not guarantee a job placement after taking the bar since many employers will look at an online law degree and know it is not accredited by the ABA.  While online law degrees still lack accreditation, it is not impossible to become a practicing attorney with one, and one day the ABA may recognize such a degree, lessening the process of using it.  

How an Online MBA can Better your Career

Oct 14th, 2009

Online MBA programs have quickly become one of the top ranking degree programs within online universities because of the strong weight such a degree carries in the business world today. With the economy on the rebound, people across the country are anxiously looking to the future to secure a higher level job, many times continuing their education by getting an online MBA degree.  The economic times also have encouraged many people to get additional degrees in order to get higher paying salaries.  While the economy is bound to fluctuate over the years, many people do not want to risk a job loss in the future and therefore are securing a more protected job.
Online MBA degrees have become the wave of the future as they allow people of literally any career genre to learn a different aspect of the business industry.  Additionally, the joy of an online MBA degree is that you will not need to take off the extra year of work in order to gain the degree, but can work at your own pace.  Rather than spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on a degree that will force you to take time off from work, these degrees cost much less but still serve the same purpose in rewarding you with an accredited MBA in the end.   Moreover, an MBA degree has been found to more than double your average work salary, causing it to be a wise investment over the years with the return benefits obvious after the first year. 
Determining what you want to do with an MBA is one dilemma which should be decided before you decide to give up your extra time in pursuing the online degree.  Many fields require such degrees, although some may not be hiring or may pay less than you thought you would be making.  Doing some background research in your field before you begin your study can help encourage you to finish the program and define your future career choice.  Receiving an online MBA is still quite a bit of work, however, and before you commit yourself to a year-long academic pursuit, make sure that you intend to use the degree and what type of career you want to use it for.  Online MBAs have become quite helpful over the past years as more and more universities have opened their doors to the opportunity for online distance studies.  There is now a wide variety of schools and degrees across the internet, thereby allowing students to pick and choose which school is best for your needs.  Deciding to make such a drastic career change is no easy choice to make, but online colleges make this decision much easier by providing an alternative method in which you will not be forced to take time off work nor commute every day. 

10 Things That Increase Your Intelligence

Aug 26th, 2008

We’re often told that there are three styles of learning and that the way in which we learn new things can fall into one of three areas: Behaviorism, which is the process of learning through the observation of something else, or “seeing it”. Cognitivism, which focuses on brain-based learning and memory-related information. Finally, there’s constructivism, which is learning through “building” new ideas based on one’s own experience, or “learning through doing”. However, these are really just the three main philosophical frameworks from which all learning theories are derived. In reality, there are around 80 different learning theories with other theories branching out from those. This article aims to clarify and to look at in more detail, the ideas behind a number of the more popular and commonly talked about theories of how we learn and why.

  1. Observational Learning: Also referred to as the “monkey see, monkey do” method of learning. This happens when a person (or animal) exhibits behavioral changes after having observed another “model” do a similar thing. Also called the social learning theory, the observer will often mimic or imitate what is seen if the “observed” possesses characteristics that the observer finds attractive, for example, wealth or good looks. So, if we ever see someone (or ever do it ourselves) copying someone or indeed learning something from someone they admire, it’s all down to how we learn from observation and how people behave in the world around us.
  2. Learning Styles: Because we’re all different, we have difference needs and desires, likes and dislikes. This can also be applied to the field of learning, in that we all have different ways of doing so. This theory is basically about how well a person can learn depending on how the learning experience is geared towards their particular style of learning or not. How a person will learn from an experience all depends on how their psychological type is when compared to the experience at hand. Concrete/Abstract learners will learn through solid experiences like learning and doing, analysis and observation, similar to what has been mentioned previously. Whilst active/reflective learners will learn better through though and reflection on the experience.
  3. Communities of Practice: This refers to the process of social learning that happens when communities of people work and live in close approximation to one another. These “communities” may be neighborhoods of residents, or even people with common goals, it’s all about how they act towards each other as they strive to reach those goals. The term was coined by anthropologists Barbara Rogoff and Jean Lave, and has come to refer to communities that “practice” some sort of lifestyle, and into which new people that entered the group would enter and then attempt to pick up the social and cultural practices of said community.
  4. Right Brain and Left Brain Learning: At one point or another, we’ve all heard about how the brain can be divided up into two hemispheres, with each side responsible for difference aspects of thinking (sometimes referred to as “modes” of thinking). It’s commonly thought that the left side is responsible for logical/scientific thinking, as well as analysis. While the right side is usually linked to more creative thinking, emotional and reflective in nature. Right/Left Learning also appears to be the subject of a number of short tests on the internet, supposedly letting you find out which “side” you lean towards.
  5. Control/Choice Theory: Conceived by William Glasser, his theory states that behavior and learning are not caused by outside stimulus rather than what a person wants or needs at any given time. A better understanding of Control Theory will enable those who teach to better get their lesson across, because the learners will actively want to learn, and if students are unwilling to finish their homework, then it might well be because they view the work as basically being irrelevant to their basic human needs, as in, they don’t need to do it. Glasser came up with several ”drives” that every human has a need to fulfill in some respect, these are: Survival, power, love, freedom, fun and belonging. So if teachers are willing to motivate, care for, reward/praise and have faith in students and fulfill these innate desires, then learning is going to be whole lot easier.
  6. Multiple Intelligences: Is a theory proposed by psychologist Howard Gardner and states that there are a number of ways in which people have a learning and understanding of what goes on around them, and that each of these ways are labeled as an “intelligence”, or a set of skills or methods in which people understand things. Gardner breaks these down into seven identified subsets of “intelligence”: Verbal, Logical, Visual, Body (physical motion and control), Musical, Interpersonal (interactions with others) and Intrapersonal (knowledge of oneself).
  7. Brain-Based Learning: Is what it says, basically, that the brain is responsible for the learning aspect of life. That as long as the brain isn’t stopped from doing what it’s supposed to, then learning will happen. The theory also states that the morn we learn about the brain and the way it functions, the more we can relate how it processes learning and we can adjust our teaching patterns accordingly. Some examples of the main principles of this theory of understanding our minds include: That we have two types of memory – spatial and rote, each brain is unique, learning something usually involves peripheral attention as well as focused attention, and that learning is developmental.
  8. Behaviorism: Briefly touched on at the start, Behaviorism is the theory that we learn via observation, that we “mimic” what behavior we see from those that come before us, and some even go so far as define learning as not much other than purely the acquisition of new behavior: We see what a teacher does/says and make that “behavior” our own. Research has gone into identifying different types of what is called “conditioning”, and that different types of conditioning may return different behavioral results. Classical conditioning is when a natural reflex occurs in response to some sort of stimulus, the experiment involving Pavlov’s dogs is arguably the most famous example of this, in which Pavlov gets dogs to salivate when a bell rings, this bell is – for the dogs – associated with the providing of tasty food. Another example of conditioning is ”operant conditioning”, when a response is reinforced through some method. A good example of this would be in the classroom, if a teacher rewards a student for good work, then because of reward, the response is likely to become more probable in the future (the response being good work from the student).
  9. Theory of Cognitive Development: Also known as Piaget’s Developmental Theory, after Jean Piaget, a Swiss philosopher. His theory applies to the learning patterns of children whilst they’re growing up, that they build “cognitive structures” of how the view the world, which would involve the mental processes (schemes, concepts and responses, being some examples) required for dealing with a given situation, and that these structures would become increasingly complex as we grow up, that our intellect would grow as we learnt more and had to process ever more information.
  10. Constructivism: Is the theory that we all learn by “doing”. It’s the philosophy that as we reflect on past experiences, we come to a much greater understanding of how the world works. Because our experiences are unique to us, so are our “rules” and “cognitive structures”, and this contributes to making each of us unique as a person, both in personality and in knowledge. Constructivism is when a learner is actively involved in creating new experiences that one can learn from, together with a teacher, who has these experience to pass on, thus creating unique cognitive experiences for all of the learners involved.

The Most Popular Online Graduate Degrees

Jul 10th, 2008

Online degrees have become more and more useful over the past few years which now begs the question as to which online graduate degrees are the most popular.  While some students are securing their first college degrees, there are many who are earning additional degrees for themselves, including MBAs and related Masters Degrees.  The easy accessibility of online classes has created a newfound approach to attend school and therefore has culminated in a wide range of online degrees that are offered.   Online graduate degrees allow many business professionals to carry on with their daily lives while still earning a graduate degree that is sure to improve their job title.  
Online graduate degree programs have become a popular method in increasing your education, with many employers requesting their employees to enroll in classes to gain additional degrees.  MBAs are especially significant in the business world, as more and more employees are finding that online classes can improve their position at work.  MBA degrees specifically have classes that are catered exclusively to executive level students who have been in the business world for years and are simply going back to school to solely gain an MBA.  This has therefore culminated in online MBAs becoming one of the fastest growing degrees within the online education community.  This has become widely recognized by the online education community as nearly every online college offers MBAs in addition to the many other degrees which are offered.
Related graduate degrees have also grown in prominence, depending on the field you are most interested in.  There are a wide variety of graduate programs offered amidst online schools, many of which are geared specifically to people who have been in the work field for years, and simply want to go back to school without the time to commute after work.  Masters Degrees and PhDs are popular in every industry, allowing students to take classes and hold on to their jobs.  Many business graduate degrees are equally popular because they are some of the most applicable to nearly every job.  Accounting graduate degrees are also helpful in different fields and can open doors to a more in-depth career within the business world.  Finding the graduate degree that will be most applicable to your career future is not a difficult task anymore, since more and more opportunities exist online.  Many prominent universities around the country offer distance learning classes for graduate degrees and the economy has caused many other people to look toward getting a graduate degree in order to secure their job.  Popular online graduate degrees are bound to fluctuate according to the economy and the jobs people are looking for, but for right now they seem to be particular centered around business degrees and MBAs. 

The Value of Online Certificates

Jul 2nd, 2008

Online education has reached new peaks with its development of nearly every type of degree program, including online certificates.  Schools have begun to offer more and more online certificates for those students who wish to further their career through an additional certification.  Many businesses have begun to require their employees to become further advanced in a particular field by receiving added skills.  Online certificates are the perfect solution in this dilemma, since they do not require employees to take time off of work in order to attend classes and gain a certificate.  Rather, employees can simply work at home at their leisure in completing a certification program. 
Online certificates have opened up new doors for students and businesses across the nation and helps save many corporations thousands of dollars.  Gaining extra certification in various fields has never been easier.  Nearly every type of certificate is now available in many different fields, ranging from certificates in workplace Spanish to certificates in desktop publishing.  Many of these certificates are designed to teach people already in the work-world facts which were not necessary in their previous degree program but which are essential in the business world.  For example, gaining the knowledge of a new language can serve to help your position in work, especially if you work with many multinational corporations.  Online certificates in languages are one of the easiest ways to learn a new language without enrolling in a grueling language course that takes time away from your job and life.
Many other online certificates are specifically oriented to appeal to business professionals in very narrow fields.  The many online certificates for floral design are one example of a specified business requirement; gaining this type of certificate helps you learn exactly how to arrange floral designs, thereby increasing your job skills in this field without pulling you out of work temporarily.  These online certificates are also helpful if you are considering a drastic change in careers.  Securing certification in a new field is an impressive factor to include in your resume and can serve to land you a job in an area where you previously had no experience.  Interior design is another such field which is appealing but a difficult industry to break into without years of experience.  Online certificates can aid in this process by giving you more experience than others in your position would have.  Throw in your past business experience and you have an impressive resume!
Online schools across the nation now offer online certificates in addition to degrees, thereby allowing many of us to gain additional certification from accredited schools without leaving home.  The ingenuity of online certificates has caused the online education community to gain prominence within the academic industry, thereby appealing to thousands who wish to advance their career. 

Getting an Executive MBA Mid-Career

Jun 13th, 2008

Executive MBAs are one of the different forms of the degree that a person can receive from various institutions, many of these being online colleges that offer the program to employees who cannot take the time off to attend a year of classes.  These programs were developed specifically to meet the demand of such high-level business associates, allowing them the opportunity to earn an MBA or a related degree within two years while working full-time.  This becomes particularly important in many firms in which higher-tiered managers and executives may not have had the time to previous attain an MBA, but were still required to earn such a degree.
These type of executive MBA programs are specifically catered to business professionals who have typically spent around ten years in their industry before their company required such a degree.  Therefore, they are different from other MBA students who are receiving their degree as a continuation of their previous studies before entering the workforce.  The Executive MBA Council was formed over nearly three decades ago in order to cater to this specific type of student.  While times have changed since then (many business professionals are receiving additional degrees now), the importance of an executive MBA has remained the same.  However, distance-learning options have provided a new forum for receiving such an MBA through specified programs that are offered around the country through the privacy of your own home.  Additionally, higher tiered business schools are now jumping on the online education bandwagon and allow students to receive such an MBA degree by enrolling in their online classes.  This provides business professionals with the added benefit of remaining at their job without taking forced time off. 
Determining whether the online school is accredited is important to discover before enrolling in the program.  No business will want to credit a degree from a school that is unaccredited, especially given the increasing amount of online schools that are available for this type of specified degrees.  There is a huge market for such degree programs since the economy has caused many business professionals to question the security of their position and seek to cement it through the added benefit of an MBA.  Therefore, the past few years have seen an influx in online degree programs, many of which cater to the many different forms of MBA programs (accelerated, two year, part-time, executive, etc.).  Attaining an MBA has become of vital importance for nearly every business professionally and the existence of the executive MBA coupled with online distance education has led to turn these dreams into a reality.  Increasing your knowledge should be a goal in everyone’s life, and it is a very promising outlook that so many people are returning to school in order to further their careers.  With technology evolving at the rate it is, online education and this type of upper level degree will only increase in prominence as more individuals receive added degrees at a later stage in life. 

Get a Marketing Degree, Free: 100+ Open Courseware Collections for Web Entrepreneurs

Jun 12th, 2008

Perhaps one of the most important parts of starting a business is establishing a solid strategy for marketing. There’s a lot of free marketing education out there, but much of it is low quality and over-hyped. Here, we’ve made it easy for you to get a strong marketing education by collecting a number of useful courses from institutions like MIT and Carnegie Mellon.

Introduction Get your marketing education started off right using these courses.

  1. Introduction to Marketing: This course focuses on marketing, specifically customer needs, competition, skills, collaborators and context.
  2. Marketing Primer: Check out this course for a quick look into marketing issues.
  3. Viral Marketing Theory: Learn the thought behind the phenomenon of buzz marketing.
  4. Marketing Management: In this course, you’ll focus on key marketing activities and strategy.
  5. Viral, Buzz & Influential Marketing: This presentation will help you learn about marketing that spreads itself.
  6. Marketing Management: Learn the fundamentals of marketing, specifically focusing on your competition and strengths.
  7. The market-led organization: Check out this course to consider how your business should respond to the market.

Communication Here, you’ll learn how to stay on top of business communications for a strong marketing message.

  1. Marketing communications as a strategic function: See just how important it is to communicate with your customers through this course.
  2. Listening to the Customer: Learn how to better communicate with your customers through research, observation, and interviews.
  3. Introduction to Selected Lessons in Persuasion: Check out this course to learn how to hone your persuasion skills.
  4. News Releases: Here, you’ll learn how to properly market your business through news releases.
  5. All the News That’s Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News: In this course, you’ll learn how marketers manipulate the media.
  6. Seven Ways to Motivate the Audience: This resource discusses engaging your audience, whether it’s in a presentation or marketing.
  7. Business communication in the age of spin: Take a look at how businesses communicate using the power of spin.

Competition An important part of marketing is standing out from the competition, and these courses will show you how to do just that.

  1. Competitive intelligence: With this course, you can learn how to gather information on your competitors.
  2. How can you have too much choice?: Follow this course to learn how you’re competing against a vast variety of choices.
  3. Business strategies and competition: Use this course to learn how to outwit the competition.
  4. Too unimportant to fail?: See how innovation and competitive selection have and effect on markets with this course.
  5. Competition, firms and markets: This course will ask you to consider economics, policy, and restraints against competition.
  6. How to get ahead in commerce: This course discusses a number of ways to make your business stand out from the rest.
  7. Competitive information and disinformation: Use this course to learn how to differentiate between good and bad competitive information.

Culture & Globalization In marketing, it’s important to know your audience, and these courses will help you to better understand that.

  1. American Consumer Culture: Get a good look into America’s consumer culture with this course.
  2. Textiles in Ghana: Part of this course will show you how prints are sold in a Kumasi market.
  3. Marketing, Microchips and McDonalds’s: Debating Globalization: See how globalization has an effect on marketing and beyond.
  4. Marketing International: Consider how to tweak your marketing strategy when working internationally with the help of this presentation.
  5. An introduction to business cultures: Check out this course to learn about all sorts of different cultures you’ll find in business.
  6. Entrepreneurial behavior: Take a look at this course to consider how your personal behavior stacks up as an entrepreneur.
  7. The Art of Advertising: This course celebrates classic advertising as art.
  8. Does attractiveness rule the world?: In this course, you’ll learn just how important attractiveness is to success.
  9. Cultural change and consumerism: contemporary churchgoing in perspective: This course will help you consider marketing to the religious sector.
  10. Culture, Value, and Communication: Visit this resource to consider how culture and value connect in marketing.
  11. The "Savage Mind" on Madison Avenue: A Structural Analysis of Television Advertising: This course carefully breaks down the anatomy of television ads.
  12. Who hates globalization?: In this course, you’ll learn how to avoid becoming an unpopular global giant.
  13. Managing local practices in global contexts: This course will show you how to think as a global marketer.

Ethics Building an ethical business isn’t just good karma, it’s great for marketing, as you’ll see here.

  1. Creating an ethical organization: Find out how you can market your organization as more ethical with this course.
  2. Environmental factors and organizations: In this course, you’ll learn how to be more responsible in your business.
  3. The Case for Sustainable Business: Learn what every marketer needs to know about growing a sustainable business with this course.

Data These courses will teach you how to properly collect and use data in marketing.

  1. Communicating With Data: In this course, you’ll learn all about marketing data and other useful information for data-tracking entrepreneurs.
  2. Becoming a Data-Driven Marketer: See how you can make better use of data in marketing efforts through the knowledge in this webinar.
  3. Applied Econometrics: Check out this course to learn how to use econometrics in marketing.
  4. Metrics-Driven Marketing Strategy: Learn how to create and use a marketing strategy that uses heavy metrics.
  5. Marketing Research: This presentation explains how to go about generating research, and how to use it.
  6. An introduction to data and information: This course discusses data, specifically that of selling online.
  7. Finding information in business and management: Find out how to properly use the information you collect with this course.
  8. Perfectly unpredictable: Why forecasting produces useful rubbish: This course will show you that data isn’t all that important to marketing.
  9. Strategic Marketing Measurement: This course will teach you how to carry out a market research questionnaire from start to finish.
  10. Assessing Public Opinion: Learn how to carefully make sense of what the general public thinks.
  11. Data Mining: Learn how to make use of data collected using a variety of different methods in this course.

Strategy Check out these courses for help in building your marketing strategy.

  1. Marketing Strategy: Follow this course to see how you can create the most effective marketing plan for your business.
  2. Optimization Methods in Management Science: In this course, you’ll consider how to optimize your marketing approach for the best results.
  3. How to Build a Marketing Plan: This presentation will show you how to create an effective marketing plan.
  4. Marketing & Advertising Planning: Use this slideshow to help plan your marketing strategy.
  5. Strategic view of performance: This course will show you a number of different approaches to marketing analysis.
  6. Marketing Strategy: This presentation offers lots of information for creating an effective marketing strategy.

People These courses will show you how to best make use of people when designing marketing campaigns.

  1. Designing for humans: This course discusses the importance of considering people in your products and marketing.
  2. Making a Gabillion Dollars With Community Marketing…or something like that: Learn how to make use of your community in marketing.
  3. Word of Mouth Marketing Techniques: This presentation discusses using peoples’ word of mouth as an effective marketing technique.
  4. Meeting the demands of a hedonistic society: Learn how to appropriately market to a hedonistic society with this course.
  5. The Importance of Interpersonal Relationships: This course will show you how important it is to market your business through interpersonal relationships.
  6. Building relationships with donors: In this course, you’ll see how to successfully market your business to donors.
  7. Making decisions: Get a look into how and why people make decisions in this course.
  8. Managing relationships: Understand how to better manage people while fundraising through this course.
  9. Pay it Forward: Learn why it’s incredibly important to mentor and be mentored for good marketing.
  10. Business relationships-do they count anymore?: Consider how important business relationships are to your marketing efforts.

Economics Money is a great motivator for customers, and you can learn more about its impact on marketing through these courses.

  1. Markup and markdown: Consider how much you should mark up your product with the help of this resource.
  2. Pricing: Consider this important piece of marketing, with topics including competitive markets, demand, discrimination, and competitive responses.
  3. Advanced macroeconomics: Get a better understanding of macroeconomics through this course.
  4. Supply and Demand: Learn how supply and demand have an effect on marketing and products.
  5. How to Obtain Funding: Learn how to market yourself for grants in this course.
  6. Advanced microeconomics: This course will teach you the essentials of advanced microeconomics.
  7. Principles of Microeconomics: This course discusses important microeconomics topics, with applications to current economic policy.
  8. Economics: A major part of marketing has to do with economics, so get a crash course here.

Business Specifics These courses all focus on the important business details that can help with marketing.

  1. Product Design and Development: In this course, you’ll see how teams come together to create a marketable physical product.
  2. The concept of innovation: Learn about how to make innovative products, and consider how to set them apart through marketing.
  3. Revitalizing Urban Main Streets: If you’re making an urban location part of your business and marketing plan, take a look at this course.
  4. Brand Leadership: In this course, you’ll learn to develop a strong brand for your business.
  5. InTouch: 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation: This webinar will show you how to create an optimal environment for leads.
  6. Measuring B2B Beyond the Lead: In this course, you’ll see how to track and improve upon the contribution marketing offers to your organization.
  7. Luxury Brand Marketing Keynote: Take a look at how to build a luxury brand in this presentation.
  8. Entrepreneurial Marketing: Here, you’ll learn all about how to do a marketing analysis for a new business.
  9. The Software Business: If you’re marketing in a software setting, be sure to pay special attention to this course.
  10. Choosing a Business Entity: Setting your business up legally can go a long way in terms of marketable credibility, so check out this course to do it right.

Online Many firms are using the Internet to do a great deal of their marketing, and you’ll see what you can learn from them here.

  1. Tips for Expanding Your Online Presence: Take a look at this course to learn how you can get started marketing online.
  2. Let Your Customers Decide: Using Testing to Provide Relevant Web site Content: In this webinar, you’ll learn how to start testing and increase conversion.
  3. e-Marketing: This Spanish course discusses taking marketing online.
  4. What is Long-Tail Traffic?: This resource takes a look at marketing that keeps on going.
  5. Measuring Rich Media: How to Build, Measure, and Profit using RIA on Your Site: Learn how to take your site up a notch with rich media in this webinar.
  6. An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications: This course takes a look at online business models and marketing for each.
  7. How to Exponentially Increase Conversion from Search: Visit this webinar to learn how you can improve your site’s conversion rate.
  8. Principles of Internet Marketing: This presentation discusses the essentials of marketing online.
  9. Living with the Internet: Here, you’ll get a good look at online shopping from a consumer’s standpoint.
  10. Internet Marketing Strategies: Learn how to take your marketing efforts online with this course.
  11. An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications: Get acquainted with e-commerce and marketing online by following this course.

Future & Trends In these courses, you’ll get a look at the latest in marketing, and find out what you can expect in the future.

  1. Mobile Marketing: Get information about this new method of marketing in this slideshow.
  2. The Shrinking Brand-Marketing in a Small World: Learn how to create a smaller focus for your marketing.
  3. New Marketing: Take a look at some of the new and current ways firms are spreading their marketing message.
  4. New B-to-B Research: Business Technology Marketing Trends: Check out this webinar to learn the latest in business technology marketing.
  5. The Past, Present & Future of Digital Marketing: Learn how to take your marketing digital and make the most of it.
  6. What’s Next in Marketing & Advertising: Check out this presentation to learn where marketing is headed.
  7. Marketing Innovation: See what’s new, exciting and innovative in marketing on this presentation.
  8. Youth Marketing: Make sure you’re covering the youth demographic through the knowledge you’ll gain from this presentation.
  9. Next Generation Social Marketing: Learn all about how to use social marketing and stay ahead of the curve.

Top 10 Free Math and Science Online Courses

Apr 15th, 2008

Thanks to the Internet, you can now attend classes from any location in the world. Online degrees are quickly gaining in popularity and stature. However, free classes are even better. While they don’t count toward your own degree, they offer high-quality lessons for zero tuition. In fact, big name universities like Yale and MIT are jumping on board with free online courses.

Below are the top 10 free math and science online courses you can take from anywhere:


  1. Calculus I: A basic introduction to the study of calculus.
  2. Calculus II: This class is a continuation of Calculus I.
  3. Calculus III: Complete your calculus education with this third installment.
  4. Single Variable Calculus: Instructed by MIT’s Professor Jason Starr, this course discusses differation and integration of functions of one variable.
  5. Linear Algebra: Yet another math course provided by the prestigious faculty at MIT.


  1. Fundamentals of Physics: Professor Ramamurti Shankar instructs this introductory Yale course.
  2. Quantum Mechanics: Learn all about the theory of relativity and other physics topics with this course.
  3. Introduction to Modern Physics: Einstein isn’t the only topic of discussion, though he is prominently featured.
  4. Principles of Chemical Science: With these lectures, Professors Ceyer and Drennan of MIT discuss the basics of chemical science.
  5. Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics: Professor Charles Bailyn of Yale instructs this astronomy course, which covers dark energy and black holes.

Even if you aren’t a math or science major, you may benefit from one of the courses above. They offer a rare glimpse inside some of the most prestigious college classrooms in the world.

Welcome to Accredited Degrees

Apr 14th, 2008

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