Tag Archives: online education

Online learning is a friend, not a foe, of traditional education

Online learning is a friend, not a foe, of traditional education

When we reflect on that grand philosophical question, what is the purpose of higher education, there are many answers we could offer. Part of the answer, however, must be that it is to prepare students for the world beyond university and the realities of the workplace. To its credit, the UK government recently announced a […] … learn more→

Colleges struggle with belated attempt to make online ed legit

Colleges struggle with belated attempt to make online ed legit

Admin, addressing full time faculty: “We’re going to put more of our programs online, for more efficiency. I know we’re asking for a great deal of work from you, but you’ll be helping to build a great institution.” Admin, 6 months later: “Thank you for your hard work developing these courses. We’re going to hire […] … learn more→

Online education- read this if you are skeptical about it

Online education- read this if you are skeptical about it

The importance of higher education in our lives is undoubtedly high. To gain a respectable job, one must possess certain qualification certificates. Only if a person has well recognized certificates to back its higher educational skills, he can get a good job. This so called not only strengthens you with monetary support but also elevates […] … learn more→

MOOCs are dead, but why not online classes?

MOOCs are dead, but why not online classes?

For a solid 20 years of my career, I’ve dealt with admin drooling to “get into the online education market.” Every college, every university, has infinite interest in the hot fad of online education. From an admin’s point of view, online classes are great: minimal overhead and maximum profit. I actually thought there was something […] … learn more→

Online Ed = Bad for bad students

Online Ed = Bad for bad students

For decades, there’s been a constant push to bring coursework online. From an administrative point of view, online courses are wonderful: almost no overhead, a worldwide market, and possibly infinite class size. The big expense is you need an educator to run (note: I don’t use the word “teach”) the course, but you can use […] … learn more→

Can online education help refugees earn degrees?

When refugees want to enter higher education, they often lack the paperwork. To enroll in conventional universities, students need to submit the kind of documentation — like passports and previous education records — that many refugees do not have. And even when refugees are able to provide the required documentation, tuition is often out of […] … learn more→

Top 4 benefits of online education

Attending a traditional college or university comes with certain drawbacks, such as increases in tuition, costly textbooks, and competition for courses. This is why so many students are searching for alternative ways to access higher-level education. In the last few years, more students have recognized the benefits of taking online classes. Currently, there are more […] … learn more→

Attention and focus in the age of online education

This post is republished from earlier in 2014. I am a perfect example of the kind of unlearning and relearning that Professor Davidson discusses this week in her MOOC, “History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education.” As a Ph.D. candidate in classical studies, I am more comfortable researching and writing alone in a carrel, handling […] … learn more→

The one good thing about online, which beats even face-to-face

Unfortunately, online education, or its include-all moniker “online,” tends to be lined up against face-to-face or classroom instruction, as if the two were gunfighters. Even if in the minds of some one of the parties walks away the victor, that party has more than the usual shoulder or arm wound than that of the winner […] … learn more→

Online education must end

\”Our nearly 60 fully online doctoral programs include Marketing, Leadership, Reading and Literacy, ” –Yes, that is from an accredited school. Online education is major part of higher education today. It has been a huge source of money for institutions, especially private for-profit institutions that care nothing for education (i.e., slightly less than public institutions), […] … learn more→