Anyone/Anywhere/Any time —
Anyone, anywhere can take these courses anytime they’d like at their own pace. If you’d like a certificate of completion, you must have obtained the prerequisite education (this is stated on each course page) so we can feel confident that you would have the foundational knowledge needed to understand the course content. For example, for our Master’s in Public Health, you need to have a diploma for a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from a university.
A Student Enrolled in a University —
Individua students who receive pre-approval from their institution and academic supervisors may take courses from NextGenU.org without paying NextGenU.org and if approved receive credit from their educational institution. All details must be discussed with the student’s academic supervisors before academic credit will be given.
Educational Institutions and Learning Communities —
Educational institutions and learning communities may offer the NextGenU.org course directly. The NextGenU.org Team is happy to connect students and their academic supervisors within courses or allow learning communities to adopt the NextGenU.org resources for internal use. Many respected institutions around the world use this approach. NextGenU.org courses provide a baseline of excellence, and many learning communities enhance these courses with student facilitation.
A Faculty Member or Dean at a Traditional University —
Maybe you are a Professor or Dean at a School of Medicine and you want to teach your students pre-clinical and clinical sciences, but you can’t afford to hire another basic scientist or clinician. Or, your new faculty hire wants/needs to spend most of their time researching and/or seeing patients. A potential solution to this would be using NextGenU.org’s online materials to teach facts and create significant interactions with an international community of mentors and peers interested in the course topic. Additionally, a university could identify local mentors and peers to help students acquire and practice skills, with scarce faculty members made available to answer higher-level questions.
A practitioner who’d like to learn more —
You may need additional education or perhaps you’d like to grow professionally, but barriers like cost and time away from home and work always seem too high. NextGenU.org can allow you to train with a global community of peers. For those courses with a hands-on component, NGUO provides resources for you to interact with a mentor that agrees to work with you.
These are just our suggestions, but you might have different ideas or experiences. Please let us know how you use NextGenU.org (email firstname.lastname@example.org).