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As you may have already heard, two Knollop providers have taken another exciting step! Congrats Coursera and edX!
Coursera and edX, the two largest providers of massive open online courses, are inching closer to offering degree programs, although the courses so far carry no academic credit.
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"'The territory is so new here,' Mr. Gosling, a tenured professor, said the next morning. 'Are we essentially televising a class or are we trying to make a kind of educational TV show?' The answer, he said, is probably somewhere in between . . ."
This year taking Introduction to Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin can be done online and in real time, even if you aren't a U.T. student.
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"Agriculture is a hard thing," [18-year-old Mateo] Sixtos says. "It's 10 hours every day under the sun, and it's very difficult because your back is hurting all day." But Mateo now has a scholarship in the inaugural class of a three-year, intensive bachelor's degree program in computer science and information technology, called CSIT-In-3.
In the largely Hispanic Salinas Valley, high school students are more likely to imagine a future in agriculture than high-tech. A new program is trying to change that by helping young people who would have been working in the fields earn a bachelor's degree in three years.
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From the Smithsonian, ten things scientists have learned about learning this year, including : numbers, singing in Hungarian, flipped classrooms, talking with your hands, and more!
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"Buried in the archives of America's public and academic libraries are historical treasures — old papers, photos and records — that flesh out a detailed picture of our past. This spring, a program launched that aims to put all that great stuff in one place: the Digital Public Library of America."
Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years, but the materials can be hard to find. Enter the Digital Public Library of America. Worried that Google has an outsized hand in digitizing books, the DPLA is combining, on one site, the digital collections of libraries nationwide — free.
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What makes a good review? How did we pick the winners for our Review-Writing Contest? Find out what and how in our newest blog post!
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"But how would you learn to code if you can't even read? How could 3-year-olds begin to learn the basics of computer programming? That was the question swirling around the head of startup entrepreneur Dan Shapiro while playing with his twin kids one afternoon."
Robot Turtles is a tabletop board game that teaches children as young as 3 years old the fundamentals of computer programming. Entrepreneur Dan Shapiro came up with the idea while playing with his kids, and took a leave of absence from Google to get the game into production.
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Knollop has a shiny new website! HUNDREDS OF NEW COURSES, better searching--and completely rewired! Check out our blog to learn all the details.
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Yesterday Prof. Loudon Stearns' course at Coursera came to an end. Did you take this course? We'd love to hear what you thought! Log in with your Facebook account on the page below and jot us a line or two!
With the recent introduction of high-quality-low-cost software and hardware, the tools of music production are now available to the masses. Albums are made in bedrooms as well as studios. On the surface this is liberating. Anyone can make an album for the low cost of a couple pieces of gear and a software package. But, if you dig deeper, you will find that it is not so easy. Producing music requires knowledge, dedication, and creativity.    Knowl...
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"The three top US-based MOOCs — Coursera, Udacity and EdX — now have a huge percentage of Indian students. The biggest of these Coursera — it has 4.3 million students from across the world — says it is 'astounded and humbled' by the interest shown by Indians."
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“This is the first deliberate and thoughtful attempt to apply education technology to bringing instruction to scale. It could be epoch-making. If it really works, it could begin the process of lowering the cost of education, and lowering barriers for millions of Americans.”
-S. James Gates, part of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
The master's degree offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology through massive open online courses has the potential to disrupt higher education.
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Knollop is your portal to online learning!

To this end, we provide reviews of all the best and worst online courses written by the best reviewers in the world (that's you!). So you can tell if a course is too detailed or too boring or even too interesting before you take it. 

We also want to enable learners to connect with each other to share the love and their common interests. 

It's our dream that this site helps promote online education and learning in general, as we are huge fans of both. Let us know what you think!