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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.


Can You Cheat in an Online Class?
December 26th, 2012

can you cheat in an online college class?Plagiarism detection sites and software have been in the business of foiling academic cheating for quite some time. But when it comes to cheating in the online classroom, preventing dishonesty can get a bit trickier. Read on to get answers to six frequently asked questions about the hot-button issue of deception in online degrees.


Colleges Using Social Media to Improve Education
September 26th, 2012

colleges using social media to enhance learningSocial media is changing the way we learn in college, and online students are at the forefront of these changes.


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.


U.S. News’ First Online Degree Rankings Puts Schools on Honor Rolls
January 10th, 2012

With more than 6 million e-learners today, U.S. News is recognizing the importance of online learing that its first-ever ranking of online degree programs.

So, who’s No. 1?


Don’t Click These Homework & Research Help Websites!
December 12th, 2011

… Unless you want to earn an A, that is. :)