Tag: continuing education

MICA’s Jewelry Department Faces Imminent Closure

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Photo via mica.edu
Photo via mica.edu

As MICA continues to implement new programs centering on the business side of artistic practice and new media technologies (just to name a few), some of the school’s beloved departments are falling by the wayside. Case in point:  the university’s jewelry fabrication program, which is slated to close in the near future. (A petition opposing the program’s closure is available here.)

Step Right Up for Your Free Johns Hopkins Education

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When MIT started putting educational material — everything from lecture notes to exams to videotaped courses — online in 2001, they had an inkling that the project would end up being popular. What they didn’t expect was 100 million-plus visits and 2000 available courses over the next decade. Now open courseware is a fact of the higher education world, and Johns Hopkins is following suit by offering a host of free online classes specifically designed to take advantage of the online platform, and go way beyond shoddily videotaped lectures with muddy sound. Instead of lasting a full semester, most are 4-6 weeks long, and many involve projects, papers, or assignments to make sure you’re truly learning. In true Johns Hopkins form, many are medicine/health/science related. Intrigued? A list of the initial course offerings is below the jump:

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