Aug 31st

Shannen Doherty Wants YOU To Pursue An Online Education!

Shannen Doherty Wants YOU To Pursue An Online Education!
News from PerezHilton.com:

Hey Shannen! When you complete your online degree you should celebrate with some of Joey Fatone’s fireworks!

Check out the video (above) of Shannen Doherty doing her thing at her newest job: as a spokesperson for an online education service.

We’re not surprised that she would take this job AT ALL given the fact that the last time we heard from her she owed $ 93,507.18 to City National Bank.

Tell us the truth though, Shannen: Are you REALLY pursuing a Liberal Arts degree online???

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Aug 31st

Online Schooling Seeing Explosive Growth in Oklahoma

Online Schooling Seeing Explosive Growth in Oklahoma
News from Education Week News:

By Andrewa Eger, Tulsa World

From promotional radio and TV commercials and direct mailings aimed at parents to newspaper headlines and explosive enrollment growth, “virtual schools” and “virtual students” are this school year’s buzzwords in Oklahoma.

A Tulsa World analysis of state records shows that the number of Oklahoma public school students doing schoolwork through computer-based programs has increased nearly 400 percent over the last three years. The state’s most recent official count of virtual students for 2010-11 was 5,429.

“Everyone is trying to get their arms around the scope of what’s being offered and how fast it’s moving,” said Damon Gardenhire, the communications director for the Oklahoma Department of Education. “While this is something we think education as a whole should embrace, like anything else, it is something we should be taking a close look at in terms of quality and consistency. There is a lot of excitement and also a…………… continues on Education Week News
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Aug 30th

Students and staff adjust to eLearning changes

Students and staff adjust to eLearning changes
News from Northern Iowan:

A renovation behind the scenes is impacting students campus-wide as eLearning courses have officially changed from the old WebCT platform to Blackboard Learn 9.  

In 2005, WebCT was purchased by Blackboard.  During the past six years, Blackboard has been working to integrate the WebCT users and software into its existing platform. After June 30, 2012, support will no longer be offered for the WebCT program.  

The change itself has not been simple, acknowledged Jeffrey Ries, assistant applications administrator at the Information Technology Services office.

“This first semester is going to be growing pains for everyone,” Ries said.

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Aug 30th

Is online education as effective?

Is online education as effective?
News from ASU Herald:

Arkansas State University offers a variety of online courses as well as a slew of graduate-level degree programs and a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies, but are these degrees worth considering?

It depends.

For students seeking a degree or certification, online classes offer an affordable alternative to attending classes in the flesh. In fact, according to a business studies survey at ebusinessdegrees.org, 55 percent of organizations said if two candidates with similar work experience were applying for the same job, it wouldn’t matter whether their degrees were obtained online or through a traditional degree program. That being said, students actively pursuing an education should be wary of taking too many online courses.

Unfortunately, the benefits of Internet classes are also some of their major weaknesses. You don’t even have to get dressed in order to get your master of scien…………… continues on ASU Herald
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UT System approves $ 50 million investment to improve online education
News from UTA The Shorthorn:

The UT System Board of Regents authorized a $ 50 million investment Thursday to create a new Institute for Transformational Learning.

The institute will help UTA and other UT institutions keep up with changes in technology, find new delivery methods for education and increase learning outcomes — as well as reduce education costs, UT System spokesman Anthony DeBruyn said.

“That can be primarily achieved through distance education and online learning,” he said. “Technology is changing frequently, if not weekly, and this institute will be charged with following the

trends of innovations and learning and helping the institutions deploy delivery models for education.”

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Aug 29th

Pew: Public still skeptical about online learning

Pew: Public still skeptical about online learning
News from VatorNews:

This time last year, Bill Gates made the argument at the Techonomy conference that in five years, the highest quality education will be online.  Education, he insisted, needs to be less “place-based.”

Online education is a growing phenomenon, ranging from online institutions to less formal sites like Udemy, to education-based social networks like Grockit and Piazza, and so forth.  But many people still aren’t convinced that formal education on the Web is as effective as a classroom setting, according to a Pew study released Sunday evening, which found that only 29% of the public believes online classes offer the same value as an in-person class.

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Online Education Remains a Popular Option Among Students
News from U.S. News University:
According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, about 5.6 million students were enrolled in at least one online education class in the fall 2009 semester. This marked a 21% growth from the year before, compared to a 2% increase in overall higher education.

Today, students continue to turn to online education because web-based courses are often less expensive than their on-campus counterparts and give students the flexibility to pursue a degree on their own time, The New York Times reports.

Erin Larson, a mother of four children, recently took advantage of web-based classes when she decided to become a teacher. Paying about $ 3,000 per semester, Larson is currently earning a degree at Western Governors University, the Times…………… continues on U.S. News University
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Aug 28th

Online degrees find acceptance as universities jump onto the bandwagon

Online degrees find acceptance as universities jump onto the bandwagon
News from San Gabriel Valley Tribune:
For most students, waking up at 7 a.m., packing books and supplies, and making the trek to the classroom is a daily ritual that comes with the territory of going to college.

For students of Professor Brooke Howland’s USC courses, their educational routines call for something different.

Howland, an online teacher at USC, doesn’t meet her students in a classroom, but through a video chat.

Her students don’t deal with campus parking, drive from a sorority house or get assigned a seat. Some students even wake up in the wee hours of the morning, turn on their computer and go to class from an international locale across the globe.

Online degree programs at various universities – including a new online university at Azusa Pacific University – have attracted a new style of teacher and learner who often need more personal determination, can be anywhere, and have a relationship with technology that didn’t exist for previous generations.

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Aug 26th

Pupils ‘have accepted’ forms of e-learning as integral to their education

Pupils ‘have accepted’ forms of e-learning as integral to their education
News from Virtual College:

An expert in the use of computer technology in the education sector has claimed that pupils now view virtual learning environments provided through technology as an integral part of their learning experience.

Miles Berry, a senior lecturer in ICT education at the University of Roehampton, argued that thanks to forms of technology creating various e-learning environments, it has come to form the backbone of the modern way in which students learn.

“Students themselves have certainly accepted technology as an indispensable aid to their studies,” Mr Berry claimed, adding that IT is routinely used by young people as a way to communicate with others, to access and contribute to information and media as well as to explore ideas between themselves.

For teachers and schools more broadly, Mr Berry said the picture is less consistent. He commented: “There are still some in schools who perhaps don’t have the confidence to make th…………… continues on Virtual College
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Aug 25th

eLearners.com Offers Prospective Students the Opportunity to “Test Drive …

eLearners.com Offers Prospective Students the Opportunity to “Test Drive …
News from Einnews Portugal:

August 25, 2011

eLearners.com partners with TestDriveCollegeOnline.com to help students figure out if online education is a good fit.

August 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — eLearners.com today announced that it has partnered with TestDriveCollegeOnline.com to provide prospective students the opportunity to try an online college class for free. TestDriveCollegeOnline allows students to complete an online course at no cost and no obligation so that they may assess their readiness for online education before committing to an online college degree program or paying tuition. Earlier this year, a study from the Community College Research Center at Teachers College of Columbia University offered recommendations to improve the success of online students, which included assessing their readiness for online instruction.<…………… continues on Einnews Portugal
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Aug 24th

Snap! By Lectora Nominated for Award

Snap! By Lectora Nominated for Award
News from Chier Learning Officer:

Cincinnati — Aug. 23

ELearning! Media Group has named Snap! by Lectora as a finalist for the Best of ELearning! 2011 Awards. Nominated as Best Rapid e-Learning Tool, Snap! by Lectora was selected by industry professionals from the enterprise learning and workforce technology market.As the only reader’s choice awards in the industry, The Best of ELearning! Awards seek to formalize “word-of-mouth” referrals for those in the learning and workforce market. The winners will be announced at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on Sept. 28.Source: Trivantis Corp.

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Aug 24th

Online education doesn’t measure up

Online education doesn’t measure up
News from Minneapolis Star Tribune:

In just a few days, freshly scrubbed and anxious first-year students will come filing timidly into my 8 a.m. honors classroom for their first class in a ritual that impresses me more each year.

It is an event that will happen only once in their lives.

With a new school year about to unfold and breathtaking tuition bills arriving in the mail, this is the time of year to question — especially in the context of continuing near recession — whether what we spend on collegiate education is worth it.

Moreover, with technology becoming both more advanced and more affordable, the appeal of stay-at-home, online education rather than traditional dorm-and-classroom education beckons more than ever.

As a longtime professor of computer science who walks into class with an iPad tucked under his arm, I understand, better than most, technology’s unprecedented appeal in these tenuous times.

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