Free relationship advice; who couldn't use that, right? And from an expert with a scientific perspective no less! Have you ever wondered what makes your significant other tick? Why you're attracted to the people you are? How to best nurture a relationship? Or how to get through a breakup? Dive deeper into the science of relationships with social psychology expert and CSU faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D., during this free online psychology cou rse.
Do you enjoy working with college students and are looking for a career where you can make an impact within their lives? Or maybe you’re a student affairs professional needing a brush up on some of the latest practices in the field? Exploring the Student Affairs in Higher Education Profession free online course is designed for both audiences. Discover foundations of the field, guiding theories, networking tips, and most importantly, how you can impact student success. The course also outlines next steps such as how to search for graduate programs and manage a successful job search.
Recent water issues, increasing populations worldwide, and variations in climate have impacted our water supply, creating questions and issues we’ve never been challenged with before. Take advantage of CSU’s rich water history and expertise in this free online course that offers an in-depth look at these issues guided by Colorado State University water faculty.
Massive Open Online Courses, popularly known as MOOCs, are noncredit, student-interaction-based programs that provide educational access to the public at no cost. They are typically less immersive than credit courses you’d find at a university, offering more generalized content that’s meant to provide you with a breadth of understanding across the subject matter. MOOCs feature instructor-driven content with a heavy emphasis on student participation. This student-to-student communication creates knowledge and discoveries that enrich the course with a social aspect and shared experiences.
When you enroll in a free online course, your level of participation is completely up to you as there are no formal grades. The programs are broken down into modules. You have the ability to move through every module to complete the course in full, or pick and choose which individual modules most apply to your goals, and complete only those.
Students who wish to be recognized for completing activities and other projects can receive a Statement of Accomplishment upon request based on a minimum level of competencies achieved.
Your student experience and interactions with instructors and fellow learners are more community-driven rather than assessment-driven as you would see in a typical college course. Free online classes open the doors to a new learning dynamic that offers remarkable collaborative and conversational opportunities for students from around the world to gather and discuss content.
Because of the social-based platform (connecting via social networks), students not only build community within the course, but are able to create groups outside of the course for opportunities to extend the conversation beyond the "classroom."
Anyone! That's the beauty of it—you don't have to be admitted to Colorado State University; you don't have to meet any prerequisites or have a certain GPA; and best of all, you don't have to pay a dime. The variety of student populations participating in MOOCs across the globe enriches the experience with perspectives from different backgrounds.
"We're proud that CSU provides students with an outstanding, competitive education, and our faculty is among the most productive in the country," said Colorado State President Tony Frank of CSU's recent U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges" rankings. View our recent rankings »
Colorado State University is regionally-accredited, which means the University carries the highest level of accreditation available in the United States.
As a land grant institution, CSU is dedicated to providing access to education. OnlinePlus expands this access to an entire population of students who cannot or choose not to come to campus by providing opportunities to connect with Colorado State's renowned faculty, research, and academic curricula. Learn more about what it means to be an online student at Colorado State »
"At CSU the student is the focus, and I think that's really hard to find, especially at larger universities. I think the university is really good at recognizing the importance of individuality within the degree program," shared Sasha Marsh, 2012 CSU OnlinePlus Graduate. Read this and more student success stories »