Tag: education

Is It Really More Affordable to Earn an Online Degree Compared to a Traditional College Degree?

Your State School May Be Cheaper   US News and World Report recently compared 300 ranked colleges. They found in-state tuition to earn a bachelor’s degree on-campus averaged $243 per credit.

What Is Hybrid Learning and What Are the Advantages?

What Does a Hybrid Class Look Like?   Hybrid classes can take many forms: The instructor delivers a lecture in class. Students perform assignments online, post the results on message boards and discuss them remotely. The instructor posts a presentation online.

Overview of St. Petersburg College’s Online Vet Tech Programs

College Overview St. Petersburg College (SPC) was originally established in 1927 as a junior college and was part of St. Petersburg High School at one point. Since June 2001, when it became a four-year college, SPC has been ranked 3rd among the nation’s “Top 10 Tech-Savvy Community Colleges.” Today, this institution has a total enrollment …

Which Ivy League Schools Offer Online Learning Options?

A New Way to Breach the Ivy League   Students are turning to online schools in droves due to the ease of use, and lower cost to achieving a degree. Although a good many institutions of higher learning have begun offering distance education to prospective students, Ivy League colleges are still suspiciously absent for the …

Are MOOCs Failing Low-Income Users? The Problems MOOCs Fail to Solve

  This generation which is coming of age in an era of connectivity produced massive open online courses: free online college-level courses aimed at remote and underserved populations. MOOCs are intended to educate enrollees and provide them with the information and skills necessary to improve their lives and their communities. However, MOOCs have hit a …

What to Look for in an Online College? Making Sure your Online Program is Legitimate

  Online learning is a popular option for many adults who are not only looking to receive a college degree, but also for those wanting to update their job skills or even change careers altogether.

Engaging the Online Learner Towards a Lower Student Attrition Rate

High Attrition Rate Online education has been hailed as the answer to those with busy lives, who also recognize a need for the benefits an education can offer. At the same time, those attending college online are subject to some of the highest attrition rates in the educational field. A 2001 article by the MIT …

Distance Learning: Common Questions and Answers – Is It the Right Choice for You?

What Are Distance Learning Programs? Distance learning is the process by which an adult student may receive an education without actually physically setting foot inside a classroom.