Sunday, February 12, 2017

Online courses: your passport to a new career - Helen Lock, the Guardian

Online study is booming and technical innovation in the field has allowed universities to offer more unusual and specialist courses than ever before. So, if you fancy delving into the mysterious world of art crime, becoming a skilled food technologist, or even becoming a space scientist, you can – without even leaving the house. Donna Yates, who teaches the University of Glasgow’s online postgraduate certificate in antiquities trafficking and art crime, which launched in 2016, has been pleased with the format so far. “Online courses attract some amazing, high-quality and diverse students – students who can’t travel all the way to Glasgow but are totally engaged with the topic,” she says.

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