MyEducationPath Lunches the Directory of Paths to Get Alternative Higher Education with MOOCs

Published: Thu Feb 28 2013 announced today the release of MOOC Paths directory tool. The directory lists education paths to achieve knowledges level alternative to college degree using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and other online courses.

The MOOC Paths was created as part of education portal to support new trends in higher education. Because count of MOOCs grows every day there is some disorder in browsing MOOCs resources and offers. It is very difficult for potential students to find correct path in MOOCs learning to achieve a specified skills. aims to help to solve this problem.

The Paths directory is based on MOOCs directory containing more 6500 courses from above 20 providers. Paths are created as free copy of a college program of study. Every college course is replaced with alternative course from the MOOCs directory. If a course has many alternatives then all are listed and a student can choose what alternative to learn before he starts following a path. A path should allow to get BA or MA level education with having K12 school education as a base.

First paths are created by staff. But in future they expects the service users will create own paths and share in the directory. So there will be different paths for same professions and students can choose what path to follow.

Main users of the tool are young people who want to get higher education but are not able to pay or live in countries where higher education is not accessible for all. Such young people can get alternative higher education using MOOCs and the MOOCs Paths directory will help to choose the correct way.

The directory is located at . It can be effectively used together with other features of the service like: My Path - the tool to track own education with MOOCs, My Education Passport - the tool to publish own education history.

About helps navigate in e-Learning sources and MOOCs. We systematize information about MOOC education and online courses. Our users can find MOOCs, online courses, share comments and reviews. Our mission is to help people to build a personal education path using free or cheap online courses as alternative to traditional higher education. We help to find free alternatives to expensive college/university courses.

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