Threats and opportunities for distance education

10/25/2010

Speaking at the IDOL & ICEM 2010 Joint Conference and Media Days in Turkey earlier this month, the President of the Commonwealth of Learning, Sir John Daniel, highlighted the importance of promoting quality, equity of access and sound regulatory systems in the face of a new wave of
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Adults Going Back to School and Others Favor Online Learning

10/19/2010

Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States 2009, a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group, proves the point that online education is becoming the instructional option of choice for a growing number of Americans.

“Online enrollments have continued
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The Birth of Distance Learning

10/10/2010

My children, I want to tell you a story from the dawn of time. We are talking about a time when a computer was as big as an elephant, when the Internet did not exist and when a mouse was something you didn’t want in your kitchen.

Yet even in those days of bearsk
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College in America is Just a Click Away

08/17/2010

We’re reaching out this morning to students around the globe who are interested in attending college in America. We have some good news for you . . .
Starting college in America is easier than ever before.

Here’s what you need to get started . . . and what you don’
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Higher Education In The Digital Age

08/12/2010

Last year one in four American college students took a course online. The market for online education is booming, and institutions of higher learning are reinventing themselves to accommodate student demand, offering online-only degree programs or opportunities to earn individual credit
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Home School for College Students?

08/01/2010

You probably know that homeschooling is a major trend in America. But you night not know just how prevalent it has become, or that about 3 percent of American children are going to school at home.

Here’s what a 2009 report from the U.S. Department of Education has to say
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7 Tips for Distance Learning

06/28/2010

The U.S. government defines distance education as "a formal education process in which the students and instructor are not in the same place." It may seem like just about any college course satisfies this definition, but this specifically is referring to online courses that you t
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Why More People Who Are Changing Careers Are Studying Online Too

 05/24/2010

“Students who took all or part of their class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction. Learning outcomes for students who engaged in online learning exceeded those of students receiving face-to-face instr
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8 Big Mistakes Online Students Make

05/20/2010

Teachers of online courses say students often fall victim to these common mistakes, which can cost them lots of money and hurt their academic records:

1. Not checking out the school. Since most employers and others colleges won't accept the credits,
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The Summer and Online Study . . . Perfect Together!

04/28/2010

In the coming weeks, we’ll be serving up a stream of posts about why the summer is such a great time to take college courses – both online and in the classroom. Today, let’s take a look at some reasons why summer is such a good time to sign up, log in, and start learning.

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