Bright Spots Shine in Online Blended Learning

02/29/2012

A month has passed since the first-ever national Digital Learning Day. Given the excitement generated from teachers and others tuning in to the National Town Hall meeting and given today’s National Leadership Summit on Online Learning up on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. that iNAC
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Live and learn with distance learning

02/03/2012

Distance learning has come far since the days of late-night TV lectures. We speak to students who have turned their lives around from the comfort of their homes

Andrea Goldshaw gets up at 5am, studies for three hours and then goes to work. She is in the second year of a law c
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Online Education Experiments at the Margin

01/10/2012

Psst, you want to know what academics talk about these days? Not research. Not annoying students. Not even exceptional students. No, they talk about online education. And for economists like myself, they talk about it a lot.

The reason is that we economist academics know which
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Is Mandating Online Learning Good Policy?

12/07/2011

An increasing number of advocates for online learning have come out in favor of mandating that states require students take at least one college- or career-prep course online to earn a high school diploma. Digital Learning Now!, a national campaign chaired by former Governors Jeb Bush and
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More Than Six Million Students Learning Online, Study Finds

12/02/2011

For the past nine years the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group have taken a look at the state of online learning in the United States. The 2011 survey reveals that the number of students learning online has now surpassed six million, with nearly one-third of all stu
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Study: Online Education Continues Growth

11/11/2011

The number of college students enrolled in at least one online course increased for the ninth straight year, according to the Babson Survey Research Group's annual survey of more than 2,500 colleges and universities—including both nonprofit and for-profit institutions.

The stud
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A Thankful Online MBA Alum Gives Back

 10/05/2011

It isn’t unusual for an alumnus to give a gift to the college or university he or she graduated from. Lots of people do it. Far fewer online students, however, give back to their institutions. That makes me the exception that proves the rule.

A retired businessman from Ar
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Internet to Bring Down the Sky-High Cost of Higher Ed, Experts Say

09/03/2011

Call it better learning through technology -- and cheaper.

As college and university classrooms around the country fill with students facing mind-numbing tuition, free online classes are filling up too -- and their rising number threatens to destroy the current model that has
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30 percent of all college students take courses online

08/31/2011

A new report from Marketdata Enterprises Inc. finds enrollments in online education programs accounting for 30 percent of all post-secondary education enrollments - a number that is expected to grow. By 2015, the Marketdata study predicts that 37 percent of all post-secondary enrollments will be in o
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Distance learning

07/03/2011

It is clear that just as technology has changed, so many other facets of our lives, so too it is rapidly changing the experience that our children are having in school. Once the province of homeschoolers, distance learning – that is learning via computer – has entered the mainstream
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