|Eric Michel Ministries International an Independent United Methodist Chaplaincy, Quebec Canada. Tel: 819.215.9525
|Eric Michel Ministries International
Seminary And Bible Academy Affiliate With The Great Courses Offer:
NB: These courses are not part of the EMMI Footsteps of Jesus Seminary and Bible Academy nor Harvestime Bible Academy
The Great Courses Plus is a series of college-level video courses produced and distributed by The Teaching Company, a Chantilly, Virginia company
via mobile, tablet, computer as streaming media.
The series differ from most online learning platforms in that they are produced for enrichment purposes only and offered without schedules, homework
exams, or certificates.
The company was founded in 1990 by Thomas M. Rollins, former Chief Counsel of the United States
Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Rollins had been inspired by a 10-hour videotaped
lecture series he watched while at Harvard Law School, and began recruiting top professors and experts
based almost entirely on customer feedback. As of 2016, the company offers over 550 courses ranging
in length from six lectures to over ninety lectures in several subject categories: business, economics,
fine arts, music, ancient and medieval history, modern history, literature and English language, philosophy
and intellectual history, religion, science, mathematics, social sciences, professional development and
better living. This latter category includes a range of topics such as health & wellness, food & wine,
photography, drawing, travel, parenting, chess, mindfulness, tai chi, and yoga. In 2015, the company
began offering its video courses as part of an unlimited subscription streaming service called The Great
Most series are developed for adult lifelong learners; there is also a series for high school students.
Courses are not verbatim recordings of college lectures, but rather are developed by The Teaching
Company in conjunction with the professor to fit the chosen medium. Professors must first pass
auditions that are screened by The Great Courses' customers. Video versions of courses include
graphics and green screen effects. Courses also include supplemental "guidebooks" prepared by the
professor with outlines of the individual lectures, recommended reading lists, general bibliographies,
and questions to consider. Full printed transcripts are also available.
In 2012, the company produced the first of several cooking courses in partnership with The Culinary
Institute of America, and announced an expansion of that partnership in 2013. In 2014, the company
announced a partnership with The National Geographic Society to jointly produce courses on
photography and expedition travel, and a ten-year partnership with The Smithsonian to produce new
courses on History, Science, Travel and the Arts.
Courses are available for online video and audio streaming or may be accessed in many formats
including CD, DVD, audio and video downloads, digital streaming, and verbatim transcript books.
The company also offers more than 400 audio versions of The Great Courses to Audible.com subscribers
and has made its first video titles available to Netflix subscribers.
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Photo: English: The Great Courses Plus is a subscription video on demand service offered by The Teaching Company.
Date 28 September 2015
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