Are online classes and course work worth it?

Are online classes and course work worth it?

Students, like myself, choose online or hybrid classes for their simplicity, easy time management and the guaranteed passing grade. Other hybrid classes, such as math, require online aspects of teaching. In the math class I’m currently taking, my professor’s exact words were, “It’s like you don’t even need me here, I’m just talking out of the textbook.” This results, from my personal experience, in you not showing up to class because the professor doesn’t take attendance, so you eventually end up slacking and failing the course. Thirty percent of my…

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10 Online Bachelor’s Programs With Small Classes

10 Online Bachelor’s Programs With Small Classes

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search. For online students, interaction with classmates can be challenging given their distance from campus – and each other. But…

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New FYJC admission schedule delays classes by 5 days in Maharashtra

New FYJC admission schedule delays classes by 5 days in Maharashtra

The state’ school education department revised the schedule for online admissions to first year junior college (FYJC) on Thursday evening, which was the last day to submit applications. While the FYJC classes will now begin on August 9, five days later than previously scheduled, the general and first merit lists will be declared on July 4 and 10. Directorate of secondary education, Pune, released the new schedule after it gave students, who could not apply for admissions as the website kept crashing last week, two more days to fill applications,…

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Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know

From Advanced Placement courses offered by state-run virtual schools to credit recovery classes delivered via third-party software, supplemental online education courses have exploded in K-12 education. To help policymakers, administrators, educators, parents, and students make sense of it all, Education Week published an overview explaining the many varieties of online classes now available to K-12 students. It’s part of our new special report on the state of classroom technology, which you can read here. For those who want to dig deeper, here are the reports and research studies that have…

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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

There’s a widely circulated YouTube video you may have seen called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” To spoof the strange, stilted dynamics of conference calls, it replicates them in a face-to-face setting. Participants stiffly announce their names at the door of a meeting room, are suddenly interrupted by bizarre background noises, and find themselves inexplicably locked out of a room they were just in. If you haven’t watched it, do. You’ll recognize the familiar awkwardness of virtual meetings, where the rhythm of conversational interaction is thrown wildly askew by…

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Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Keeping alive a language and culture that were on the verge of dying is critical, and making Cherokee language classes available online has successfully contributed to the effort, said B.J. Foreman, multi-media director for the Cherokee Nation. The online classes are available to the public free of charge, Foreman said; an internet connection and free online registration at www.cherokee.org is all that is needed to access the classes. The classes can be located by clicking “Language Classes” under “Quick Links” on the left side of the website. As part of…

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10 Online Bachelor’s Programs With Small Classes

10 Online Bachelor’s Programs With Small Classes

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search. For online students, interaction with classmates can be challenging given their distance from…

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9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. ShutterStock Graduating from college can be a roller coaster of emotions. Between landing your first job, finding an apartment, and managing your finances, the first few months of adulthood have a steep learning curve. To help streamline the transition from college life to real life, we rounded up nine skills every recent graduate should master and corresponding online classes for each. Now through May 26, you…

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A look into online classes at OCC

A look into online classes at OCC

From real estate to anthropology, Orange Coast College offers a wide array of classes online as an alternative to the traditional classroom environment. For students who are stay-at-home parents, have conflicting work schedules or lack reliable transportation, online classes offer a flexibility many traditional classes do not, film history professor William Hall said. According to data from Joe Milunas, a Blackboard system administrator, a total of 4,138 students were enrolled in OCC’s Canvas selection of 174 online courses during the 2016 Fall semester and 9,998 students are enrolled in the…

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Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington state after protests on the progressive campus attracted national attention – and threats. The Evergreen State College in Olympia announced on its website that it reopened its campus as of 3 p.m. Monday. Administrators didn’t immediately provide further explanation. The college had been closed for the third consecutive weekday Monday. Officials said police were reviewing new “external threat information” received over the weekend. FILE – In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 file photo, hundreds of students at…

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