Tag Archives: online learning

Five benefits of online learning

Besides a brief window just after high school graduation, many adults never have the opportunity to pursue higher education. The responsibilities of life take over soon afterward, and bills, jobs and families leave little time for homework. The advent of online education, however, has provided willing students of all ages with another option. Armed with […] … learn more→

Professors and online learning

Inside Higher Education recently published a survey about faculty views on online education. I was curious about its findings. My interest surged after reading the related article by Steve Kolowich — who noted that for professors “the rise of online education excites them more than it frightens them.” According to the survey’s composite data, I […] … learn more→

Open sesame! Taking university education to the world via the web

The word “open” has grown educational wings over the past decade. From the British Open University, which enrolled its first students in 1971, the concept has expanded to mean various ways of relaxing the traditional barriers to entry, study and success in higher education. So what does it mean to be open? There are four […] … learn more→

Making online learning work

The world of online learning has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade. In fact, some students are able to complete entire degree programs online, opening up more choices of schools for many. A lot of focus is put on how students can succeed in online classes, but how do instructors ensure that […] … learn more→