Course Chart

This link will open a .pdf file showing all the course options at current “closed” PhD programs at four online schools.  Using this as a reference, and recommendations from others, I should be able to create a fairly good program outline from open courseware options for my Open PhD. At least that’s the plan…

Have a look and tell me what you think. Comparison Chart

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8 responses to “Course Chart

  1. Staci Held-Weaver

    December 2, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I am very interested in earning a PhD, but the cost is my barrier. I am very familiar with online education and the benefits. I am a High School Administrator and 5 year online instructor for the University of Phoenix. Please keep me posted as I would truly like to take the step into the doctoral program. This is a fantastic opportunity that I do not want to miss out on. Please keep me in the loop.

  2. Thomas Steele-Maley

    January 18, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Very interesting, Lisa. I am in a traditional program for the rest of this year and then considering my options as I cannot cobble together an individualized program that suits my interests and needs. I follow George and Stephen already but would be interested in you creating a hashtag just for #openphd ! I would love to join such a community of learners. If there are other areas of networking on this topic please do let me know!

    • Lisa

      January 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Hi Thomas,

      #openphd already exists 🙂 There are others like me out there. If you read through my Year One Review post, I name a few there, and I know there are others out “there”. It is a slowly growing idea, and each person’s path is somewhat different. Perhaps I need to start a page listing those who have contacted me and are starting their journey. You’ve given me a great idea! Stay in touch and let me know when your #Openphd journey begins!

  3. Fred

    August 30, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I would like to know how the Phd degree can be validated for employment purposes. I would like to have some help in starting my dissertation of which topic I have some ideas. I already have 21 credits towards a doctoral degee program. I already took all the research courses and started preparing a dissertation proposal. I would like to take the other courses through open courseware. But I intend to start preparing the dissertation proposal while I am taking the other courses. I would like to know if someone has done this experimentt before i.e completing the program and getting the degree by this method.. The experience can be great for personal enrichment but I would like to know how to benefit from it for employment.

  4. Steven Bianucci

    August 20, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Please refer me to additional Open PhD. resources, and let me know about other newsletters, etc., that would be useful as I explore the dimensions and mechanics of Open PhD. Very much appreciated.
    Steven Bianucci

    • Lisa

      August 20, 2010 at 8:12 pm


      The quickest way to find things is to go on Twitter and use the hashtags #oer, #ocw, #opened, and #opentextbook. Then start following the big leaders in the field like @downes and @siemens.


  5. Parag Shah

    July 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I am doing something similar with computer science. I am using a wiki and blogs with other online tools.

    Do check out:

  6. Dennis

    May 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    This is a great idea. Me too I am really interested to gain PhD but I cannot afford to go to a regular programme even those online PhDs it is still quite expensive and there are so many units to finish plus research. A traditional PhD will take about 4 to 5 years of full time study to be able to finish all those credit units required plus the research part. It will be great to gain a PhD by studying specific subject topic and doing a research to come out or to answer the gaps in that field and through 2 or 3 publications in a refereed journals will be the basis for awarding the degree will be great.


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