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CourseBuffet Makes Finding the Right MOOC Easier

Let’s talk MOOCs! As someone who could have stayed in college forever (purely for the pursuit of knowledge, lest you get any other ideas), I am a hardcore advocate of Multiple Open Online Courses. However, the playing field is pretty well saturated by now, and the offerings can get a little overwhelming. Also, if I’m any example of your average MOOC-er (is that a thing? It’s a thing now) there’s probably a fairly high dropout rate. I’ve been known to sign up for a course, sit through the first couple lessons, quickly realize it was nothing like what I was expecting and lose interest.

Cleveland based CourseBuffet is one of a few MOOC aggregators out there, yet they say they do it better. They find and aggregate courses from over seventeen platforms and over two hundred universities. They organize classes based on subject matter and use their own classification system to give users a clearer idea of what they’re signing up for.  According to the website:

“We examine every single course and classify it using the CourseBuffet classification system. We show you the approximate level a course would be at a traditional university and which courses are roughly equivalent. This allows you to easily compare courses and know which order to take them.”

In the process of building this platform, the founders have learned some lessons of their own. Co-founder Bruce Bolton says that one of the hardest lessons they’ve had to learn is to reach out and form relationships with their competitors. He mentions one competitor in particular that he wishes they had reached out to, as this competitor ultimately shut down and CourseBuffet could have benefited from some of their assets.

Another lesson Bruce has learned personally, is to focus on one task at a time, and that it’s okay to delegate tasks to teammates.

“There are so many challenges to tackle but taking them on all at the same time can lead to sub optimal resolutions. Drill down to what challenges you personally must deal with and decide which can be taken on by other teammates. Trust in others that they can do it.”

Their ultimate goal is to create the gold standard for online higher education course listings. Down the line, they also want to enable students to take free (or steeply discounted) courses for real college credit. It would eventually (hopefully) dramatically lower the cost of online education across the board.

Online CPA Course – Get Accounting Training Today

There are many different career paths that people can take in life. It used to be that people either went to college, learned a trade, or began working in entry level positions and worked their way up. Today, there are many different ways to get to the top of the career ladder, including vocational training and trade programs for a variety of careers that might have previously required an actual college degree or had no real education attached to them. Taking a CPA course will allow you to learn about accounting whether you are just getting started or whether you are brushing up on your knowledge with continuing education courses.

You can get accounting training today, from the comfort of home through the availability of the online CPA course options that are out there. There are so many different advantages that the internet has brought along, but the ability to learn online at your own pace is probably one of the better ones. You can take courses online in your own time and whenever you can fit them in rather than having to worry about taking CPA courses at someone else’s calling. If you would rather have the experience of classroom training, you can choose that as well. It’s all about finding what works for you.

Finding a CPA course isn’t hard. It doesn’t get difficult until you get to the part where you actually have to choose which course or program is best for your needs. With so many great ones out there to choose from, it’s only a matter of time before you begin to feel overwhelmed with all of your choices. Nothing is more important than getting the best education, though, so please choose wisely. If you’re looking for a new career in these tough economic times, the CPA course can give you exactly what you need much more quickly than a typical college education would. For people who have been laid off and need a new job fast, this is a great way to get it.

You need to pay attention in your CPA course, even if you take it online. There is no limit to what you can do with online courses like this, but you have to be motivated and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed with these programs. Don’t sell yourself short and make sure that you do whatever it takes to make the most of your career, including taking an online CPA course if it is necessary.

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