The Stavros Center for Economic Education of Florida State University (FSU) and Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship of Northern Michigan University have teamed up to offer this six-week, cutting-edge, online course in economics and personal finance. Developed by a team of master economic educators, this course is for students who would like to learn more about economics, wealth, and prosperity. This 16 module, multi-media course is understandable, easy to navigate, and focuses on what you really need to know about economics and personal finance.
Learning economics through short video clips, classic readings, podcasts, and innovative assignments makes learning the science of choice fun, exciting, and relevant. The “read, watch, listen, and do” approach is used to make learning both engaging and effective. The reading assignments are compact and the videos, podcasts, and assignments reinforce each other in a manner that ensures mastery of key learning objectives in economics and personal finance. Even if this is your first online course, you will find it informative and user-friendly.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.