Arizona State University (ASU) has teamed up with edX, massive open online course (MOOC) provider, to offer online courses which will be available for quite smaller amount of tuition fees. With multiple MOOCs available online through the collaboration, students can finish their freshman year online. These students have the benefit of applying in other universities which accept transfer credits to continue next years of their degree program.
This joint venture is named as Global Freshman Academy and various courses announced under this program include:
- Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe
- Human Origins
- Introduction to Solar Systems Astronomy
Around 24 disciplines are expected to be added as the part of this program for students within two years. An interesting feature of this program is that students have to pay their tuition fees only after completion of their freshman course online. Payment of tuition fees ASU can be done in person or through various modes of payment which include e-cheque, debit card, credit card and international wire transfer etc.
Some of the benefits of this online program to the students include:
- Students can learn the subjects at their own pace without following schedule of the classes.
- Various students belonging to low income group can participate in the program due to low prices of the tuition fees. Also, people from every age group can join these courses.
- Students can apply to other universities of their choice in second year after completion of freshman year from here.
- Working professionals can also go through these courses without affecting their job timings.
- As these online courses can be accessed through any part of the world, people residing in some remote areas of the globe can take benefit of the program through an internet connection.
- A regular classroom carries the pressure scoring better than classmates. This pressure is negligible when studying through this type of program. Students can also connect online with faculty to resolve their doubts.
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Students while learning online through these types of programs can also take support of some assignment writing service providers. One such popular brand is EssayCorp which helps in assignment completion of students by charging by fraction of price.
This upcoming concept is indeed going to modify the system of education around the world and will inspire other universities to also start these types of programs.