Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide to offer free online UAS course for new users

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Key concepts related to unmanned aerospace systems (UAS) / recreational drones will be covered during a free online course being offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide in January.

The massive open online course (MOOC), “Unmanned Aerospace Systems (UAS) – Key Concepts for New Users,” runs from Jan. 11 to 24. Registration opens Dec. 8.

The increasing popularity of UAS / recreational drones has created new safety challenges within the National Airspace System (NAS). Led by Embry-Riddle Worldwide faculty, the MOOC will address airspace issues – along with UAS basics, UAS operating environment and the do’s and don’ts of UAS / recreational drone operations.

MOOCs are another way Embry-Riddle Worldwide provides flexible instruction to students around the world. These courses let students work on assignments based on their own schedules and offer an online learning platform that encourages student interaction through discussion boards and social media platforms such as Twitter.

To learn more about the MOOC at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, visit http://worldwide.erau.edu/degrees-programs/free-online-courses/index.html.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence.Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.; online; and through the Worldwide Campus’ network of education facilities in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit worldwide.erau.edu, follow us on Twitter (@ERAUworldwide) andwww.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleWorldwide, and find expert videos at http://www.YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.