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Harvard grad Matthew Fields finds success in online education with Stanford …
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A business he launched during his time at Harvard University has allowed Matthew Mugo Fields to fulfill a promise he made while a young immigrant student back in high school: to one day help other students better their educational opportunities, just as he was helped.
Fields left Harvard and Boston about a dozen years ago and now is a successful entrepreneur sitting on a number of education-focused ventures that have touched the lives of several hundred thousand students.
He began his foray into educational services with Rocket Learning, a tutoring company he co-founded with several others while a student at Harvard from 2000 to 2002. Rocket Learning won a Harvard Business School business plan competition, which gave the startup a boost to get going.
Rocket Learning evolved into the Rocket Group, a company with a number of different ventures under its wing focused on using technology and innovation to improve education and advance the field of online learning.
One business is GiftedandTalented.com, a website that offers online K-12 courses, expert tutors and information and…………… continues on BayStateBanner
HBCUs Should Implement Online Education With Caution
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This blog post is the first in a series that takes a look at online education at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).
Research on the current state of online education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) boldly claim HBCUs lag behind their national counterparts in the proliferation of online education. As a result, proponents of equal access and quality instruction may be led to believe HBCUs are neglecting the needs of their unique student populations by “lagging” behind larger, more resourced institutions.
But on the contrary, closer examination of student success at HBCUs shows that they are indeed addressing the needs of their students by introducing online programs at a modest pace.
Of the 106 total public and private HBCUs in the U.S., only 33 currently offer online degree programs according to the 2014 edition of the Digital Learning Lab. An even closer look at these data show that only 24 HBCUs offer online bachelor’s degree programs and a mere…………… continues on EdCentral
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