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Professors set prices for the online courses

Professors set prices for the online courses
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Most of the time professors do not worry about what price point a course will sell at, or what amenities might attract a student to pick one course over another.

However, the recently created new online platform, Professor Direct, lets instructors determine: how much they will charge for a courses, how much time they want to devote to services like office hours, online tutorials, and responding to students’ e-mails.
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What is CLEP?

What is CLEP?
The abbreviation of College Level Examination Program or CLEP is a program of exams offered by the College Board, a not-for-profit Examination Board in the United States, formed back in the nineteenth century. The College Board manages standardized tests, such as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, ACCUPLACER, and the subject-specific SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement tests.

CLEP offers the opportunities to the students of any age to demonstrate the college-level achievements in a series of tests. There are approximately 2,900 colleges and universities that grant college credits and/or advanced standing for CLEP tests or exams. A credit is a unit that gives weighting to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course.

CLEP tests facilitate the US students in high schools or universities to earn credits for the successful completion of each course, for each academic term. The state or the institution sets a minimum number of credits required to graduate.

You have to be aware that there are various patterns of credits, which include one per course, one per hour/week in class, one per hour/week devoted to the course (including homework), etc.
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Reasons to consider MOOCs

MOOCs in traditional education

Massive open online courses have begun to be integrated into traditional colleges — by making them eligible for transfer credits, and by putting them to use in introductory and remedial courses. The American Council on Education, and Coursera announced a pilot project to determine whether some free online courses are similar enough to traditional college […]

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5 Top ways to deal with semester tough times

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Normally, there are a number of events when students have difficult issues in their academic semesters. In order to live a successful academic life students have to become “a-dig-deeper” to bring out the solution of every problem.

Fortunately there are some approaches that are best to cope with all issues that stop students to grow. If you’re a college or university student who is surrounded with a number of academic issues, then you’re reading the right content. Read the information shared in this article about the 5 top ways to deal with semester tough times and explore the best ways to deal with them.
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1,000,000 Free online CLEP Prep Courses

1,000,000 Free online CLEP Prep Courses

Education portal offers free video courses to help students prepare for exams, that will earn them college credit. They have reached a million students in its first year of operation.

The portal is organized by selecting:
– degree
– school
– career or
– course
with a comprehensive number of items in each of the four categories.
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