World Mentoring Academy (WMA)

     Is a non-profit educational project offering massive open online courses MOOC. The organization was founded in April 2010 as Mybandisthebest.com and changed to World Mentoring Academy in June 2010 by American engineer Michael Williams "HomelessEducator" a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. With the stated mission of "Providing open education to the World", WMA offers free access to a collection of more than 20,000 online lectures from over 840 university & educational courses, teaching K-12, Trade School, undergraduate & graduate courses.

History

In 2010, World Mentoring Academy began using an open community Learning Management System (LMS) using available open courseware(OCW) materials from over 100 universities and educational institutions.

Courses

World Mentoring Academy's courses offers progress tracking, practice exercises, textbooks (Public Domain, where possible), and a variety of other tools for educators and students.The WMA website provides free access to a variety of online courses, including Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, Foreign Languages, performance art, sports, and vocational. Each course includes a syllabus, video lectures, assignments, and testing. Of the 840 courses WMA currently offers, over 200 courses align with Credit-by-Exam (The College Board "AP/CLEP", Fed Gov. "DSST", NYU-SCPS programs, et al).

Course description & reviews for World Mentoring Academy

Educational Resources

The major components of WMA include, Embeded videos from over 100 universities and educational sources licensed under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA). Automated testing, Peer-to-Peer tutoring through course forums, Chat, Skype, G+ Hangouts, etc.]. Textbooks and resources linked to Public Domain & Amazon.com. College & Career guidance. Academic, Performing Arts, and Sport Competitions. Courses available 24/7. Courses available in 64 languages through YouTube "CC" and text translate browser support.

Educational vision

References

  1. World Mentoring Academy formally Mybandisthebest.com info
  2. NY Times "Advice for Middle-Age Seekers of MOOCs, Part 2"
  3. OC Register "Homeless by choice; educator to the world"
  4. Alexa Internet
  5. Learning languages ​​through MOOCs
  6. Students rate Foreign Language courses
  7. NGO Inveneo 3rd World College initiative
  8. "Discover innovative companies" by Crunchbase
  9. NY Times "Answers for Middle-Aged Seekers of MOOCs, Part 1"
  10. "Get The Smartest College Degree Ever..One With NO DEBT" Interview by Matthew Lesko
  11. LANGUAGE FAMILIARIZATION Dept of Navy
  12. Getting a Networking Job For Dummies By Peter H. Gregory, Bill Hughes

External links

* World Mentoring Academy Homepage

* World Mentoring Academy Facebook

* Founder's Vlog YouTube

* World Mentoring Academy on Twitter