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Category: Informal learning


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Distance learning enrollment ticks up, though for-profits see declines

May 3, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The 2015 drop in enrollment at for-profit distance learning universities could be due in large part to the trouble of big-name institutions like the University of Phoenix. The Federal Trade Commission announced it had opened an investigation into potentially unscrupulous marketing […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

10 attributes of successful online students

May 1, 2017

Via: eCampus News

Recently, eCampus News posted an article about the latest online learning myths, one of which was “earning an online degree is easy.” Typically, only those online students who are self-motivated tend to succeed, but are there other more define-able characteristics that […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Interest in online learning programs rises in February

April 19, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The report’s conclusions about why inquiries into higher education have decreased could account for the drop in total, but the question remains as to why interest regarding online college courses increased despite the downward trend. Studies regarding student outcomes in […]


Educational Forms, Higher Education, Informal learning

How to Keep the Human Element in Online Classes

April 3, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

“Wow. I always thought my online instructors were computers.” An online student shared this comment with his instructor after receiving an email from her that included feedback on an assignment. This story, shared with me by the student’s instructor several […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

The top 20 accredited online colleges in the US

March 31, 2017

Via: eCampus News

Accrediting commissions are responsible for monitoring college programs, including: opportunities, coursework, and stability. Accreditation is an extremely important institutional recognition that indicates that a particular school/program has exceeded expectations set forth by national agencies. There are dozens of accrediting organizations […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Is Online Tutoring the Future of Personalized Learning?

March 29, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

In celebration of their daughter’s birth, Mark Zuckerberg recently announced he would be donating a significant portion of an approximated $45 billion to developing personalized learning. But the Zuckerbergs are not the only people putting money or effort towards developing […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Distance learning fills core gaps at rural school

March 24, 2017

Via: eSchool News

When the first day of school rolls around in August, Webster math teacher Lori Wagner won’t be heading back to the classroom. Instead, she’ll be heading to her basement. Wagner is one of nine new teachers hired by the Center […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Virtual schools expanding in spite of issues

March 17, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Though the new report points out disparities in teacher-to-student ratios — with traditional schools reported as having around 16 students per teacher, blended schools with 32.4 per teacher and virtual schools with 35 per teacher — that alone certainly isn’t […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

5 ways adaptive learning is evolving

March 15, 2017

Via: eCampus News

It’s changing the way faculty teach, building new features into technology products for institutions, and is slowly coming out of the test pilot bubble. These are just some of the ways adaptive learning has evolved for 2016. The evolution of […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

What Is Competency-Based Learning?

March 13, 2017

Via: TeachThought

Competency-based learning is an approach to education that focuses on the student’s demonstration of desired learning outcomes as central to the learning process. It is concerned chiefly with a student’s progression through curriculum at their own pace, depth, etc. As […]