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Online Learning Research Shows How Listening to a Lecture Isn’t Much Better Than Watching TV
March 7th, 2013

why it won't be hazardous to your brain if you miss in-person lectures in online learningThe advantages of interactive learning over passive lecture experiences have been well-documented through the years, but I would have thought academic lectures were at least a step up from Snooki’s antics on “Jersey Shore.” Not so much.


Best Online Degrees in 2013: What the Rankings Say
February 1st, 2013

online degree rankingsWe are a rankings- and ratings-obsessed nation. Nielsen ratings help determine which TV shows stay on the air, and the ratings that reviewers post online help us decide which products to purchase.

Higher education is certainly no stranger to the rankings universe – U.S. News & World Report has been ranking colleges since 1983. But this is only the second year that the news magazine has ranked online education programs.

Nearly 860 online education programs (up more than 20 percent from the 2012 list) were evaluated by U.S. News for 2013. Only degree-granting programs that met the federal standard of 100 percent online course delivery were evaluated – no blended learning here. As U.S. News has stated from the start, it is ranking programs, not schools. Also note that the rankings make no distinction between nonprofit and for-profit schools’ programs.


Technology Issues Add to College Stress — Surprised?
November 7th, 2012

Halloween has passed, but here’s a horror story college students often face: The paper or project that you’ve spend hours on suddenly disappears from your computer screen. You immediately try to bring it back, trying hard to resist throwing your laptop across the room.


College Admissions in the Facebook Age
October 23rd, 2012

college admissions in the facebook ageSchools are using social media more often these days to get the word out about why their colleges and universities stand out and to connect alumni with prospective students. They’re no longer scared of social media, but embracing everything it has to offer, especially in promoting their programs to students like you.


Can You Get a Job With an Online Degree?
June 25th, 2012

can you get a job with an online degree?Online education has come a long way since the turn of the century. But for many people schooling online, there is still a concern about getting a job upon graduation. Why?


Education-focused Tech Ventures Getting A+ from Investors
March 28th, 2012

Online learning isn’t just providing opportunities for you to go back to college and earn your degree.

There are ample opportunities for start-up technology companies focusing on education to have their big break, and what they’re offering could benefit students, too.


Variety of Scholarships Available to Learn Online
March 14th, 2012

Learning online can be more flexible and affordable, but it still may mean a financial sacrifice for you to be an online student.

As you evaluate costs, don’t rule out the option of scholarships, with some scholarships being geared toward online learners.


Tax Time To-Know: About Half of College Students Receive Tax Credits
February 16th, 2012

It’s that time of year, when you get to rekindle your love for the IRS. And while thinking about doing your taxes make many folks cringe, being a student can pay off during tax time, thanks to federal tax credits and deductions for college.