When an industry suddenly changes, people start to panic — especially when that change is because of technology. Education is dealing with this right now. But is the panic about online education warranted?
You don’t need to be in a classroom any longer to educate yourself and get a degree. One reason online education is attractive is that it should be cheaper. Subtracting the buildings and campus while multiplying the reach of one teacher should equal savings for the student. Is this truly the case?
More online colleges seem to crop up every day. If they are so popular and successful, why aren’t more adults graduating from these for-profit institutions? Learn several factors to consider when deciding on the best approach for your education.
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.
Both kids and adults love games, and can learn through play. Conquering a video game, succeeding in sports or mastering chess are all examples of learning by action. Now some inventive people are bringing that gaming mindset into classrooms (virtual and traditional), with good results.
In August, 2013, the Glendale Unified School District hired Geo Listening to monitor the social media posts of 13,000 students attending eight middle and high schools. For $40,500, the firm will perform this task for the 2013-14 school year.
Education has changed and will never go back. To debate the pros and cons of mobile technology’s place in the modern classroom is at this point equivalent to debating electricity. The question is not “if” but rather “how” will students and teachers adapt to the new world.