Education Portal Academy's Free Courses Lead to Low-Cost College Credit
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Education-Portal.com has launched Education Portal Academy, which has free courses and the lowest-cost path to college credit and reached 77,000 students in its first month. This marks Education-Portal.com's boldest effort yet to increase education accessibility.
Education Portal Academy launched with 103 video lessons for Psychology 101. Recently, college-level lessons in biology, calculus, algebra, English literature and Western civilization were added to its offerings. There are now more than 200 lessons on Education Portal Academy and many more lessons and subjects are in development.
Expert instructors have created these original and fun video lessons and assessments. Lessons are highly modular and designed for independent learners to self-navigate through the course and learn just what they need. Each course is designed to help students pass the College Board's College-Level Examination Program, or CLEP exam, and earn the lowest-cost college credit. Most CLEP exams award credit for a semester-course and cost just $77 - much cheaper than the $600 the College Board says a typical college course costs.
Education Portal Academy video lessons are already being used as supplemental materials for educators, independent learners and traditional students. Ivette Alvarez, a teacher at St. Brendan High School, has been using 2-3 psychology videos for each unit she covers. "They are a nice intro to the chapter. I love that the videos are less than ten minutes long."
"Education Portal Academy is taking free education to another level. It's the first ever free resource geared towards earning credit," said Education-Portal.com President Ben Wilson. "This is only the beginning for Education Portal Academy. We're creating new courses at a relentless pace."
Education-Portal.com is committed to making education accessible. In the past, the site has broken down barriers to education faced by its 4+ million monthly visitors by providing accurate information about degree and career paths and funding scholarships and other programs. Education Portal Academy takes this mission one step further by providing free instruction for students across the world. For more information, visit Education-Portal.com.
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