Universiteplus is an online learning platform that features quality education from leading Turkish universities aimed towards Turkish and English speaking learners. The courses are self-paced, free, and have the opportunity to earn a certificate for a reasonable 69TL.
As the first Turkish MOOC platform, Universiteplus has three main goals – to provide Turkey (and the world) with free, unique and vital opportunities to revolutionize education, to support the best Turkish professors by giving them a platform from which to teach, and to take advantage of international interest in regional affairs to share Turkey‘s own story.
Keep watching for more courses, new professors and new universities participating in Universiteplus as they are on the look out for the best and brightest!
Taught by leading Turkish professors with tenure at prestigious universities around the world, the courses consist of video lectures, projects, learning activities and final exams. There are also forums to participate within. Designed to work around your busy schedule, courses are self-paced and available at any time – it is easy to access on your smartphone and other devices.
Universiteplus offers a great profile page for each user. You can share a little about yourself – your interests, where you are from, and ways in which people can contact you – such as LinkedIn. You can easily see who is in each class by checking under Participants to contact a coursemate offsite (to follow on Twitter for example)
A Wide Selection of Courses
Universiteplus has a great assortment of courses – these are just a sampling of the courses available. While these 3 are in English, there are many more in Turkish. This will be exciting news for our friends in Istanbul, Samsun, and Ankara!
This “Career Counseling” course will explore the basic principles and concepts involved in the career development as well as college and career decision making processes of individuals. It will focus on reconsideration of the roles & responsibilities of career counselors & clients in individual & group counseling. Participants will gain knowledge of occupational-educational information & vocational testing that is applied to the process of career counseling.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
The purpose of ‘introduction to entrepreneurship’ course is to help you begin the process of developing a set of skills and competencies focused on entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, innovation, and small business management. This course is about dreaming and pursuing those entrepreneurial dreams. This course will challenge you to think and act boldly, and to break with conventional thinking when it comes to the realities of the marketplace and your own business ideas. Introduction to entrepreneurship will equip you with basic skills and tools that will allow you to effectively pursue your entrepreneurial dreams. Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Occasionalism East and West
Philosophy, History, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies majors can take this course. Occasionalism is commonly understood as a theory that ascribes all causal power to God on the one hand and treats cause-effect relations in nature as occasions indicating the manner of divine creation on the other. This doctrine was formulated first by the Muslim scholars in the 10th century, i.e. the Ash’arites and Maturidites. It was transmitted to Europe via the works of Averroes and Moses Maimonides in the 13th century. In the 17th century, it reappeared among the Cartesian philosophers, famously in the work of Nicolas Malebranche. Many philosophers in the 17th and 18th centuries seriously took this theory into account, responded to it and to a certain extent influenced by it. In this course, we will examine wider philosophical dimensions of occasionalism both theoretically and from a historical point of view. Some questions that will be addressed are as follows: What is the relationship between occasionalism and monism (or pantheism)?
Make sure to check out the course finder to see the full selection of courses from Universiteplus – and remember to update your Accredible Learner’s Profile to reflect the new courses you’ve selected!