With little warning University of Michigan kills its UX MicroMasters

University of Michigan UX Micromasters tombstone

Quietly, very quietly, the University of Michigan killed its User Experience Research and Design MicroMasters credential on Edx. The MicroMasters had 8 courses plus a final capstone course. The price was just over $1000. Upon successfully completing all the courses students had the option of applying to UM’s Masters of Science in Information (MSI). The MicroMasters gave students credit for about 25% of the MSI.


The UX MicroMasters lasted less than 2 years. Not only have students...

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Just how hard is getting in to UIUC’s (Coursera) iMBA?


Students have been able to earn an MBA online for more than two decades now. In the beginning most of the providers were for-profit and lesser known and lower tier universities. In the last decade more prominent universities such as the University of North Carolina have created online MBA programs.

Guy holding large tuition bill from UNC Kenan Flagler

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School played up their “eliteness” with the tag line “The Online MBA you probably can't get into”. The program costs about $124,000 so maybe...

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4 courses that answer "What is the EU?"

BREXIT has taken over the news and now some of you are thinking how can I learn more about Europe and the European Union. There has to be more to it than Belgian waffles, German beer, and Cristiano Ronaldo. We found some courses that can shed light on what is going on.

Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You
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By the name alone this course clearly is pro European Union. It covers the basic history and current version of the EU. More importantly for...

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Introducing CourseBuffet Minors!

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CourseBuffet is thrilled to announce CourseBuffet Minors! Minors are learning paths of 5-6 courses that will give you a solid understanding of an area of study. CourseBuffet Minors are modeled on academic minors found at top U.S. universities.

Thousands of you have already started on our CourseBuffet Degree Paths which replicate traditional bachelor’s degrees. Minors are a great option for those who just want to focus on key courses for a subject and may not need to follow a whole...

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Your feedback in action - CourseBuffet Classification modified

new classification

Our goal at CourseBuffet is for you to spend your time learning not searching for courses. That is why we have CourseBuffet classification. This means we assign a subject and number to every course similar to what is done at many leading universities. Courses that cover the same or similar material will have the same CourseBuffet subject and number. These similar courses are also grouped under a CourseBuffet Title. The classification enables you to know which courses are directly comparable....

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What you told us about your CourseBuffet experience

We recently sent out a survey to CourseBuffet users. I want to share a little of what we found. Before I do I will mention you can still take the survey. Here is your chance to tell us what works for you and how we could make CB better for you!

The first question we asked was do you find CourseBuffet search results relevant.

CourseBuffet search results survey


As you can see 1/3 of respondents found them very relevant, while most of the rest found them somewhat relevant. Seems we are doing a decent job when it comes to...

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Short answers to your questions about CourseBuffet

We have had a surge of interest and many of you have questions so we want to answer some of them here.

Q. What is the goal of CourseBuffet?

The goal of CourseBuffet is to help you find high quality courses, compare them easily, and form learning paths from the courses you pick.

Q. Can I get university credit or certificates from CourseBuffet?

At the moment we don’t offer credits or certificates but we are working on options like this.

Q. What is this CourseBuffet Classification System?...

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CourseBuffet Degree Paths!

We at CourseBuffet are thrilled to introduce CourseBuffet Degree Paths.

These are learning path that have requirements that are roughly equivalent to Bachelor’s degree at a US University. You populate the path with free MOOC/online courses. Now you get a full bachelor’s degree worth of learning for $0. We have a full FAQ here (you must login). Let’s see what the path looks like.

Degree Paths Pick

First you pick a path. At the moment we have Computer Science and Management.


Then we...

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What CourseBuffet Classification is and how it helps you

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The whole point of CourseBuffet is to organize free online college courses available in a way that you can see all your options quickly and get the most value from them. We organize courses with the CourseBuffet Classification System. This means we assign a subject and level to every course similar to what is done at many leading universities. Courses that cover the same or similar material will have the same CourseBuffet subject and number. This enables you to know which courses are...

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Summer time and the learning is easy...or at least free!

A lot of us are going to enjoy our summer vacations soon. Have you thought about sparing time
everyday to learn a new subject you always wanted to know more about?  This summer some stellar
MOOCs are being offered by the top universities. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your
knowledge or add a new skill to your resume. Check these five great courses we recommend.

For full list of courses, visit Happy Learning!
1) Enhance Your Career and...

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