Many families today are opting for online or virtual learning for their children as an alternative to public or private school because it’s not only convenient, but it also offers a more controlled learning environment.
Students of all ages seem to have shorter and shorter attention spans, especially online. One solution to short attention spans is Rapid Learning, an online format that divides learning into manageable bite-sized chunks.
If several of your top-choice schools have accepted you, how do you know which one to choose? Many students face this dilemma every year, but there are several points to consider before you sign with one college or university.
Earning a college diploma once landed most graduates with prestigious, high-paying jobs. The tables have turned, and those receiving four-year degrees (or higher) are now faced with the dilemma of mounting student loan debt without the jobs or funds to pay it off.
Many students find they need summer classes to catch up and graduate in time. However, with reduced school budgets all across the country, many schools end up slashing their summer education programs. The solution? Online summer classes.
Cheating in school has always been an issue with educators, whether it’s students copying answers for a test or buying a term paper written by someone else. Online classes present a whole new challenge in this field, meaning educators and administrators are getting creative.
Online classes offer many advantages to adult learners, one of the most important is their great flexibility. Self-paced classes go even further than that, allowing students to take as much time as they need to complete the work.
Online education is big business, which means unfortunately there are plenty of unscrupulous people out there looking to take advantage of unsuspecting customers. Before you pay money to take an online class, make sure the college is accredited, and that it meets other standard quality barometers.
Enrollment in online universities continues to rise, despite downsides such as limited interaction with professors and high dropout rates. However, instructors and educators and coming up with methods to humanize online education, making the learning experience more personable and personal.
Technology plays an ever-increasing role in classrooms, whether elementary, high school or college. Digital textbooks may seem inevitable for most students, but there are still many reasons why they are not as practical as print.
There is a new form of digital literacy being promoted in many middle schools and high schools: the idea of being a digital citizen. The idea is to teach students internet essentials: safety, privacy, plagiarism, cyberbullying and more. How are your digital skills? Could they use an update?
Mobile technology is becoming just as important to higher learning as the concept of education itself. The difference is mobile technology just may over shadow traditional learning tools as more colleges and universities shift to the 21st century learning environment.
The ever-rising cost of college weighs on the minds of students, parents and college administrators alike. Will the advent of some new free or low-cost forms of education help in lowering the overall costs of education? Although it is too soon to tell, some college officials say it is not likely.
Competency based degree programs allow students to earn college credit based on an assessment of their knowledge, not on credit hours. These programs can be a great way for students to learn at their own pace while saving money.
Many prestigious universities, including Syracuse University and Harvard, have online versions of their school. It may be easier to gain admittance to their extensions schools, but the education proves to be just as rigorous, with a lower price tag.
A number of colleges are offering online classes for college credit that are available to high school students. This is a great way for a student to earn college credit, get a jump-start on their education and save money in the process. Learn how it works.