Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Founder Grant Aldrich Answers Questions  about OnlineDegree. com, stay-at-home parents can go back to school for free.  All from home, on their own schedule, no pressure or entrance exams.  They could literally be changing diapers and saving thousands on tuition towards a degree...meaning, they no longer have to wait for kids to be out of the house.

It's truly disruptive.  By understanding the predicament that parents have, it's obvious that the current educational system doesn't address their needs.  We're changing that.

Why?

Two years ago, my then pregnant wife, Ravit, said to me, "Nobody makes it easy for parents to go back to college...don't they understand we're busy and trying to save money?" My wife's frustration was a big reason why I founded our startup. As a stay-at-home mom, she didn't have time to get another degree. Yet, she wanted to learn a new career to work from home. If parents want to rejoin the workforce after spending years at home raising children, how do they get the careers and degrees to stay competitive? Money is tight, schedules are unpredictable, and there is never enough time.

Who Are We?

OnlineDegree.com is a team of startup veterans, leading academics and PhDs (from NYU, West Virginia University, Georgetown, etc). We’ve been working for over 2 years to make higher education more affordable and accessible for everyone. It’s been an incredible adventure to combat entrenched roadblocks and norms.

How it Works

Students take as many college-level courses as they’d like on Psychology, Robotics, Computer Programming, Marketing, Criminal Justice and many many more…free. We’ve then partnered with accredited universities across the country so students can receive college credit for the courses they’ve taken (there are pathways to receive credit at over 1,400 schools in total throughout the US.)

Our courses are:
Online and Available 24/7 - No class schedules, no fixed times, and completely self-paced.
Easy to Get Started- No applications, No entrance exams, and most importantly, No tuition.
Interesting and Top Notch- Our professors are experts in their respective fields with PhDs and advanced degrees. The courses are incredibly interesting.
Recommended for over 44 units of college credit to over 1,400 universities and colleges

Why Is This So Disruptive?

Stay-at-home parents can now start their path back to school while still changing diapers at home with the kids…regardless of their finances or busy schedules. They can test drive different courses and subjects on their own schedule, be better prepared for college-level coursework at a university, and receive college credits toward their degree. Given the often intimidating, inflexible and costly nature of applying to a typical community college or 4-year, we’re more like “wading” into the pool rather than forcing everyone to jump in.

How Have We Made It Free?

We will always be 100% free to students…we're not going to compromise on that. We’re exploring a marketplace for tutoring, Patreon, Kickstarter, university sponsorships, private grants, and many other avenues. We are bold enough to look outside of the traditional tuition paradigm, there are all kinds of ways to keep the lights on without charging students or sacrificing educational quality.

Bridging the Gap:

By just understanding the predicament that parents have, I realized how poorly the current system addresses their needs...and the needs of millions of other people just like them. OnlineDegree. com changes that...not only is it easy to get started, courses are available 24/7 at their own pace, and could save them thousands of dollars in money and time.

Pre-enrollment is happening right now.

I received complimentary press access. 

Only One Life by Jackie Green Review

Only One Life: How a Woman's Every Day Shapes an Eternal Legacy
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Life keeps us running so fast and frenzied that we often lose sight of each day’s holy potential. Yet as a woman loved and called by God, your ordinary everyday matters more than you could possibly imagine. 

Your choices today shape the legacy you leave for future generations. You are part of a story that has existed long before you and will long outlast you. And you can play a unique and irreplaceable role.

In Only One Life, mother-and-daughter team Jackie Green and Lauren McAfee invite you to join the company of women God is using to change the world. Through vivid portraits of women of the Bible, women of history, and women shaping the world today, you will discover how God multiplies seemingly small daily offerings of faithfulness. Come and see your own story reflected in the lives of women such as:


Mary Magdalene, the first witness to Jesus’s resurrection.
Catherine Booth, an early apologist for women’s rights and co-founder of the Salvation Army.
Christine Caine, a contemporary speaker and human rights activist
And other ordinary women who have done extraordinary things, including Harriet Tubman, Queen Esther, Lottie Moon, and Joni Eareckson Tada.
Building a legacy through your “only one life” is not a calling for the elite few. It is a calling for you—as a woman with unique capacity to shape the future through your faith, family, gifts, and leadership. Only One Life will encourage and empower you to develop grit, grace, and the long view—able to change your world forever—starting today. 

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review -  You get the point of view of the author but it references women of the Bible as a key to giving you almost a structure for upcoming moments in life.   It is faith based and I feel like if you are connected more so to God and interested in the Bible as well as have strong beliefs, this will be a good book to examine and take from.