For all current and former students, we maintain a secure Members Portal where members can meet for discussion, sharing of information, social interaction or for access to free and premium content. Whenever you purchase any of our courses, lectures or events, you automatically get a life-time membership in the Member Portal.
Also, any visitor to our public website is invited to join the Member Portal of our Connected Community free. Membership is free with registration.
The Member Portal is secure and access is via your user credentials:
The Member Portal anchors the greater Connected Community.
It is our intention to use the Connected Community as the "student union building" of our total online learning campus; a central meeting spot for current and former students, faculty, mentors and guests that contain high-quality content and live events.
The Member Portal provide several functions for our online institution.
The first experience all members will have with the Member Portal is upon log in. Whenever you perform a standard log in using the "Log In" link in the top left corner of every page in the site (for example), you will land into the Connected Community Entry Lobby page. Please note that you will automatically bypass the Entry Lobby page if the URL you specified takes you directly to a secure page.
The Connected Community Entry Lobby page of the Member Portal is a dynamic page that is linked to our user data base that contain all of the permissions for each user. The Entry Lobby will display each and every password protected space each user is entitled to enter. As a dynamic page drawn directly from our user data base, it is always current to the instant it is accessed or refreshed.
From the Entry Lobby page, you can simply click to enter and course, lecture, event or other community you have the right to enter.
The Member Portal of the Connected Community provides free content to any member of the Connected Community without additional registration.
We have populated the general-purpose space of the Member Portal within the Connected Community with its own free content that will be of interest to all of the members of the Connected Community. New content will be added weekly.
Free content includes:
Free content is open to all members of the Connected Community by the fact of simply being a member.
In addition to the free content in the Member Portal, the greater Connected Community contains a large amount of premium content. The Member Portal itself is the free central hub of a larger community of premium content.
Some premium content may not require additional fees but it may require additional registration in order to access its content Other premium content may require fees in addition to additional registration.
We have been created high-quality courses and then both Special-Interest Communities and Private Communities. These are necessary precursors for a healthy and vibrant Connected Community. Our courses and communities are well established and growing.