Online Education's Great Unknowns

10/22/2009

Distance learning has broken into the mainstream of higher education. But at the campus level, many colleges still know precious little about how best to organize online programs, whether those programs are profitable, and how they compare to face-to-face instruction in terms of
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Distance learning gives you a new start

10/13/2009

Online courses can open up a new career, whether you've lost your job, or just want a more meaningful life.

When Keith Adams left school at 15 without any qualifications to join the RAF, he didn't imagine that half a century later he would be logging into a "virtual class
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Evaluating Online Applicants

09/29/2009

BALTIMORE -- When Debra Von Bargen sits down to write the counselor evaluations for the students she advises about college options, she typically has never met any of them. That doesn't mean she doesn't know their academic strengths and personalities. But as counselor at the Stanford Uni
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What's an Online MBA Worth?

09/14/2009

You've seen the ads in pop-up windows and in the borders around your e-mail inbox: "Earn an MBA online for $7,000, no GMAT required!" If you've ever been tempted to apply for an online MBA or hire someone who had one, come-ons like these are enough to squelch the urge on the spot.

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Going For Distance

08/31/2009

Online education is no longer a peripheral phenomenon at public universities, but many academic administrators are still treating it that way.

So says a comprehensive study released today by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Sloan Nation
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Online Learning, at a Pace

08/05/2009

As the demand for online education grows, so does the number of companies that brand themselves as simple and effective teachers. Among the latest is SpacedEd.com, a Web site based on research developed by a professor at Harvard Medical School.

Launched in May, SpacedEd allows u
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Online and Interpersonal

07/17/2009

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- It may seem paradoxical, but educational technology as a supplement to face-to-face learning could personalize the educational experience. That is, at least according to a presentation on student assessment and feedback here at the Blackboard annual conference T
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The Evidence on Online Education

06/29/2009

WASHINGTON -- Online learning has definite advantages over face-to-face instruction when it comes to teaching and learning, according to a new meta-analysis released Friday by the U.S. Department of Education.

The study found that students who took all or part of their instruction online
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The Distance Ed Tipping Point

05/26/2009

AUSTIN, TEX. -- As colleges moved into distance education, many questions were raised about how they could serve this new group of students. And colleges responded, with new ideas about online learning resources, academic advising online and so forth.

But what abo
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Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

05/18/2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money.

While distance education ove
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