Sep 2nd

Preparing Your Busy Life for Modern Online Education

Preparing Your Busy Life for Modern Online EducationNews from Tech Cocktail:
It’s that time of year again. Summer has nearly run its course, and a more scholarly schedule is on the horizon. Kids all over the world are being sent off to school. In regards to pursuing an education, so are their parents. There’s no shame in going back to college at any age. Society has become more and more accepting of all generations trying to further their lives through education.
With the modernization of higher education, online courses have definitely changed […] Continue Reading…

Aug 22nd

More Nevada students choose an online education

More Nevada students choose an online educationNews from KLAS-TV:

By Patranya Bhoolsuwan | pbhoolsuwan@8newsnow.com, Mark Mutchler

Published 08/20 2015 04:03PM
Updated 08/20 2015 06:02PM

LAS VEGAS
More Nevada parents are going the non-traditional route when it comes to the education of their children.
Online classes are becoming more popular and virtual schools are expanding their programs to meet the needs of students.
One online school that has seen significant growth in recent years is the Nevada Connections Academy.
The school has been around since 2008 and has continually added programs.
The love of learning has always come easy […] Continue Reading…

Aug 19th

Rogers School District exploring online education

Rogers School District exploring online educationNews from Arkansas Online:
ROGERS — School officials are exploring launching an online program for high school students next year.
Administrators will survey students within the next few weeks to gauge how many are interested in such a program. Cris Carter, chief information officer, told the School Board at its meeting Tuesday officials have done extensive research on options for implementing a virtual school.
Robert Moore, assistant superintendent for secondary curriculum and instruction, is in charge of working with different virtual school providers to understand those options.
“We […] Continue Reading…

Aug 18th

Online education can isolate students, professors

Online education can isolate students, professorsNews from Central Florida Future:Deanna Ferrante, Central Florida Future 9:38 p.m. EDT August 18, 2015

University of Florida recently started an online program for freshman called PaCE.(Photo: Getty Images/Pixland)

When you have a question in a class or you don’t understand something, what do you do? You raise your hand. You approach your professor after class.
But what if your professor couldn’t see your hand? What if you couldn’t walk to the front of the classroom to receive immediate answers?
This, I feel, is the real problem with […] Continue Reading…

Aug 17th

HSU offers Extended Education & eLearning courses

HSU offers Extended Education & eLearning coursesNews from Eureka Times Standard:
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Beginning Italian: Offered by HSU’s College of eLearning & Extended Education on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 17-Nov. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. This course, taught by Elenora Gire, will teach useful, simple, idiomatic expressions for practical situations. The fee is $ 380. To register, call 826-3731 or visit www.humboldt.edu/extended.
Introduction to Holistic Medicine: Offered by HSU’s College of eLearning & Extended Education on Wednesdays, Aug. 26-Oct. 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. In this course taught by John Yamas and Melissa Berg, […] Continue Reading…

Aug 15th

Does Hillary Think Online Education Is The Same As For-Profit Education?

Does Hillary Think Online Education Is The Same As For-Profit Education?News from Daily Caller:

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The wording of Hillary Clinton’s recently-announced plan for reforming American higher education is raising questions about whether Clinton really knows that much about the issue.
In her campaign’s write-up of her proposed “New College Compact,” released Monday, Clinton declares firmly that “We must bring integrity to online learning and will not tolerate programs that fall short.” (RELATED: Get To Know Hillary’s $ 350 Billion College Plan)
As was first pointed out by Inside Higher Ed, Clinton’s wording implies […] Continue Reading…

Aug 14th

For The 3rd Year In A Row, Inspired eLearning Named To Inc. Magazine’s Coveted …

For The 3rd Year In A Row, Inspired eLearning Named To Inc. Magazine’s Coveted …News from MarketWatch:
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Inc. Magazine unveiled its coveted Inc. 5000 and for the third year in a row Inspired eLearning made the list. The recently announced 2015 list ranked Inspired eLearning at #3781.  The 34th annual Inc. 5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, […] Continue Reading…

Aug 13th

College of the Canyons hosts Saudi educators as part of eLearning Program

College of the Canyons hosts Saudi educators as part of eLearning ProgramNews from Santa Clarita Valley Signal:

Earlier this summer College of the Canyons hosted a group of nine female educators from the National Center for eLearning and Distance Education in Saudi Arabia as part of a year-long, comprehensive eLearning Pioneers Program.
The visit was the result of an ongoing partnership between College of the Canyons and the worldwide Open Education Consortium.
During the five-day visit to the college, which ran July 27-31, the group took part in an educational program built […] Continue Reading…

Apr 21st

US working with Champlain College for online education

US working with Champlain College for online educationNews from CT Post:
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The federal government is working with Vermont’s Champlain College to provide online educational and training opportunities to millions of federal civilian employees and their dependents at up to 70 percent off the regular cost, officials said Monday.
The partnership between the federal Office of Personnel Management and the Burlington-based Champlain is the second such agreement between the U.S. government and a school that offers online education and training to help ensure the f…………… […] Continue Reading…

Apr 19th

Online hunter education connects in Washington

Online hunter education connects in WashingtonNews from The Spokesman Review:
Washington’s online hunter education course is on the verge of becoming more popular than the classroom version that’s been a hunting requirement since 1957.
Of the 16,678 people who registered in the state’s hunter ed program last year, 51 percent took the traditional classroom course and 49 percent took the online course that debuted in 2009. 
“Public demand for the online class is increasing every year,” said David Whipple, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Division manager.
Successfully passing a hunter education course is […] Continue Reading…