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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As Economy Wavers, Online Enrollments Climb

11/13/2008

Researchers who study online education tend to believe that the staggering growth in enrollments seen over the past several years can't continue apace forever. According to a study released Wednesday, they'll have to wait at least another year for the predicted flattening.

In fall 2007, the study reports, some 3.94
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Sharing Your Notes Online -- and Getting Paid for It

09/19/2008

Succeeding in college requires diligence -- regularly attending class, paying close attention, taking copious (and complete) notes. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make some pocket change on the side, just for being a good student?

There's no indication, alas, that colleges are considering rewarding their
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A Look at Online Orientations

04/08/2008

Community colleges are increasingly finding that many of the issues they deal with on a day-to-day basis -- retention and remedial education, to name two -- are just as present among the students they don't see as the ones who show up for class on campus.

That's because distance le
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Distance Ed Continues Rapid Growth at Community Colleges

04/07/2008

Community colleges reported an 18 percent increase in distance education enrollments in a 2007 survey released this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges, in Philadelphia.

The survey on community colleges and distance education is an annual proj
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Distance learning boosted

03/17/2008

These are good times for distance learning. The technology is better, applications are on the increase and even the global economic uncertainty seems to be helping the sector. Furthermore, the technique is likely to become even more popular when today’s teenagers – already familiar with multim
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