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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Invest in your skills through distance learning

04/15/2009

Learning new skills and gaining qualifications will not only make you more attractive to a prospective employer - they'll also make you more valuable to an existing employer, writes Maggie Mallon Fears that unemployment rates are to hit three million this year have prompted the government
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Rise in Distance Enrollments

04/06/2009

PHOENIX -- Community colleges continue to see increases in distance education enrollments, according to a report released at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges here. A national survey of colleges by the Instructional Technology Council, an affiliate of the community c
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MBA basics: Choosing distance learning can be a lifestyle decision

03/13/2009

Perhaps your work involves travel and you need the flexibility to study when and where you like; perhaps you can neither afford the time nor cost of tuition fees, along with (unpaid) time off work to attend a full-time or part-time MBA. Or, you live, say, in Ukraine, but want an American MBA when no s
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MBA Learners Go the Distance

12/28/2008

A troubled economy bolsters growth in online business programs. Denny Basham, who lives in Colorado and is a systems engineer for a software company, is studying for his MBA like many others in this weakening economy. But, like a growing number of these students, Basham hasn't quit his job and moved to earn his degree. He's doin
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