Sun. Apr 14th, 2024
Online Education: Promise, Pitfalls and Potential

I am a teacher and have been putting my classes online for almost 20 years. That said, there is a big difference between putting classes online and teaching online, and I am still learning about that difference. Keeping students engaged, enthused and on task, when you are teaching a class online, is much more difficult that doing so in a classroom. I created my first online classes about five years ago and now have free online classes on corporate finance, valuation and investment philosophies.
Corporate Finance: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/webcastcfonline.htm
Valuation: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/webcastvalonline.htm
Investment Philosophies: http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/webcastinvphil.htm
The problem with these classes is that while they deliver the content, there is no interaction, exams/quizzes or projects and thus no certification. Last semester, NYU decided to offer my valuation class as a certification class and this class comes with more interaction, testing and a certificate. That is the good news. The bad news is that you pay NYU prices. If you can afford those prices, here is the link to the Fall 2017 version of the Valuation certificate and an advance link to the Spring 2018 Pilot version of the corporate finance class.
Stern Valuation Certificate (Fall 2017): http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/online-certificate-courses/online-valuation-course
Stern Corporate Finance Certificate Pilot (Spring 2018): http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/online-certificate-courses/online-corporate-finance-course
If you cannot afford the price or you feel that it is not worth it, please try the free online classes instead.

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