First-year students should avoid online classes

First-year students should avoid online classes

I did not know what to expect when I signed up for two online classes entering my freshman year of college. While I had never had a class where all the lectures, assignments and projects were entirely done online with minimal instructor interaction, I was open to try a new way of learning. After three weeks of experiencing my first online classes, I want to warn all students, especially first-year ones, to be very wary of selecting an online course. It is best to avoid them altogether. Lectures are an…

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PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

The Digital India campaign has definitely widened the horizon of learning process in India. Taking inspiration from the success of the several start up model across the nation, education has taken new dimensions and have moved far beyond experimentation. It has simultaneously opened its doors to a new path that is skill based learning. Educational system nowadays, involves students, parents, books as well as technology, peer groups, teachers and entire education into the learning ecosystem. The Global Online Education Market is growing rapidly; primarily due to the rising demand for…

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FINALLY, AN ONLINE COURSE FOR ASPIRING FLYING CAR ENGINEERS

FINALLY, AN ONLINE COURSE FOR ASPIRING FLYING CAR ENGINEERS

IN THE PAST year, flying cars have gone from LOL, to maybe a real thing, to a booming industry raking in VC cash and churning out sweet renderings of an aerial future. The chance to trigger the next great transportation revolution has drawn in big companies, like Airbus and Uber, big names, like Google’s Larry Page, and naturally, a horde of startups. They all believe the proliferation of vertical takeoff and landing (or VTOL) aircraft, which combine the best features of helicopters and planes, can make traveling throughout and between cities not just faster, but maybe cheaper and…

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4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

Consider also updating close family and friends about your online program and new schedule. (Rawpixel/Getty Images) Even as thousands of students head back to college campuses nationwide, enrollment in online courses continues to grow. For students starting online courses, it’s important to set yourself up for success – particularly if you work full or part time and juggle other family and personal responsibilities. Get a head start by thinking through your personal and online course schedules, organizing your materials and identifying a solid support structure. [Learn how to assess online program course scheduling options.] Here are…

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Study Business Online: 5 Options Beyond an MBA Program

Study Business Online: 5 Options Beyond an MBA Program

Those interested in a specific areas of business, such as finance, can consider a graduate certificate or specialized M.S. degree. (YURI_ARCURS/GETTY IMAGES) An MBA isn’t the right move for everyone who wants to study business online. For James Spinelli, vice president at the financial services firm Great Valley Advisor Group, a master’s degree in finance made sense because that’s mainly what he focuses on at his job. To compare, an MBA generally explores business on a broader scale. “I’m not using this to try to shift out of what I’m doing into a new space,” says…

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EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

©Jacob Ammentorp Lund The days of whiteboards and ink cartridges are over. Developments in educational technology – or edtech – are revolutionizing the business school experience. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are in classrooms. Big data-crunching devices give students live feedback on their progress. And, with flexibility in high demand, more and more learning is being delivered online. In July 2016, the Online MBA offered by Birmingham Business School became the first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Its Online MSc International Business is set to follow suit. Today, online learning is increasingly seen as…

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Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

Online studies, off-campus sites drive growth of Saint Leo University

ST. LEO — When Arthur Kirk became president of what was then Saint Leo College in 1997, the school was on the brink of bankruptcy. Enrollment had dropped; deficits had climbed. Faculty salaries were depressed. It seemed that every roof on campus leaked. This was during the first heady months of the dot-com boom, and Kirk believed the Web could help solve Saint Leo’s financial woes. Saint Leo launched its online education program in the fall of 1998. The school pulled together $600,000 to create the Web infrastructure, cutting a…

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Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Though just over half of K–12 students have access to a one-to-one device program at school, 56 percent of students say they use more technology at home than in school. Perhaps this stat is a bit startling, but the new research from Project Tomorrow indicates that overall students are quite interested in exploring more self-directed learning at home, eSchoolNews reports. “Students have always self-directed some of their own learning, but with the explosion of mobile devices, 24/7 connectivity and digital resources, students are leaving adults behind as they explore subjects that interest them in the ways they…

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Foothill College joins statewide online course exchange

Foothill College joins statewide online course exchange

Foothill College, seen in an undated file photo, will take part in the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Course Exchange, allowing students from other community colleges to use some of its online courses. (Courtesy Foothill-De Anza Community College District) Foothill College has been selected for participation in the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Course Exchange, according to Foothill spokeswoman Vanessa Smith. The Course Exchange, facilitated by the Online Education Initiative, allows students at participating colleges to take certain online classes offered at Foothill. Students in the Course Exchange…

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July Online Recruitment Activity Registers 13% Growth Over Last Year: Report

July Online Recruitment Activity Registers 13% Growth Over Last Year: Report

Image for representation only. New Delhi: Online recruitment activities in the month of July registered the highest year-on-year growth rate of 13 percent, a report said in New Delhi on Friday. According to the Monster Employment Index, the banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) sectors continued to exhibit long-term growth chart with a 43 per cent rise over last year. However, demand in the sector moved up by a marginal one per cent month-on-month during the period under review. The report said the consumer goods, FMCG, food and packaged food sector…

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