Category: Informal learning

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The perils (and benefits) of social media peer pressure

May 31, 2017

Via: Kelly Redmond

Many of the parents and educators can picture in their mind some utopian times when the adults supervising children and teenagers (and taking care of their education) could claim to be familiar with the young ones’ friends, and by consequence […]

Educational Forms, Informal learning

Higher ed institutions foregoing OPMs in distance learning to unbundle options

May 8, 2017

Via: Education Dive

As the online higher ed market matures and makes greater flexibility possible especially for continuing ed students, colleges and universities are learning much the same lessons that their K-12 counterparts have learned in recent years with classroom tech: Simply putting […]

Educational Forms, Informal learning

Major shift in online learning sees pedagogy in driver’s seat

May 4, 2017

Via: eCampus News

There is a significant shift occurring in online learning—one that puts students and pedagogy into the driver’s seat, and colleges and universities seeking new ways to increase enrollment and revenue. One barrier for colleges to capture this revenue has been […]

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 […]