The Great Courses Plus is one of the top 10 mobile apps of the summer

The Great Courses Plus, the online streaming service featuring original content for the whole family, was featured among the 10 best mobile apps for this summer in Proto.io. Members of The Great Courses Plus get unlimited access to more than 8,000 lectures online via connected television or mobile devices for a monthly subscription fee.

“The Great Courses Plus is a dream come true for parents hoping to keep their kids busy over the summer,” says Angelica Valentine at Prot.io. Kids can choose topics that sound interesting to them and you can be assured their brains aren’t resting dormant for weeks on end. It’s a win-win for everyone, in our book.”

Read the full article: 10 best mobile apps for this summer. (Prot.io)

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

How a freelance writer found her zen through The Great Courses

At 57, Nancy Durham decided it was time to go back to school–but not exactly. She had heard her husband and his friends rave about online courses so she decided to give them a try. In doing so, she found The Great Courses, a provider of online courses for personal growth which has gained 125,000 subscribers since 2015. She registered for a 24-part video lecture series on mindful meditation, with interactive exercises, taught by a mostly suit-jacketed Harvard professor of religious studies.

“In the video series, the Great Courses instructor spoke with the warm, folksy optimism of Garrison Keillor and came across as the ideal mindfulness Sherpa. His voice and initial presentation — he likened his own life to a movie he couldn’t enjoy due to the ongoing background commentary — sold me,” said Durham.

Read the full article: A+ for E-Learning (AARP)

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

Professor delves into mystery and suspense fiction through The Great Courses

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David Schmid, associate professor of English at the State University of New York’s University at Buffalo, will host an online chat on Nov. 9 about a new course he’s presenting on mystery and suspense fiction for The Great Courses, a recorded library of non-credit, college-level lectures designed for lifelong learners. His course, The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction, is a collection of 36 half-hour lectures.

“If you look at the long history of mystery and suspense fiction, you will see a genre that is constantly willing to reinvent itself, to go back to square one and re-examine the things it’s based on, yet at the same time there continues to be this interest in the world around us and trying to make that world fit into some sort of pattern that tells us, despite how it sometimes appears, that the world is an ordered, comprehensible place,” he says.

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Schmid to explore mystery and suspense fiction for The Great Courses (UBNow)

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

The Great Courses featured as lifelong learning favorite

The Everygirl’s Elle Harikleia recently published an article that expresses the personal and professional advantages of being in a constant state of lifelong learning. The Great Courses was recognized as one of the top e-platforms available. The Great Courses are uniquely crafted for lifelong learners, with engaging, immersive learning experiences you can’t get in a lecture hall.

“There are too many awesome e-learning platforms to count, but one of our favorites is the The Great Courses. Bonus points if you talk a friend or partner into joining you to tackle a new topic together!”

Read the full article: Why Lifelong Learning Is Key to Becoming Your Best Self (The Everygirl)

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October 14th, 2016|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , , |