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Most effective online tools for students

Most effective online tools for students

We are so fortunate to live in a time where we have access to many amazing online tools. These tools are specifically created to help students perform their best. It does not have to be difficult to achieve high score anymore. It is great that students are trying to achieve competitive scores and shows commitment […]

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Reasons to consider MOOCs

Reasons to consider MOOCs

Reasons to consider MOOCs
Many high school students are now considering the option of taking MOOCs, which is an abbreviated form of Massive Open Online Course, where a platform is given to the students, teaching assistants and professors online to interact, as well as access the resources and content made available for free to them to reuse, as well as reproduce. There are many reasons why the high school students need to take these courses.
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5 predictions on the e-learning evolution

5 predictions on the e-learning evolution

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Learning is on a path of change. The traditional learning methods that we are more acquainted with is becoming bulky, slow, expensive and less effective if we compare it with the new methods that are emerging and might one day completely replace it. The emergence of e-learning has drastically changed the scenario of education. Read more

5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore

5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore

5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore
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Most of the traditional educational institutes have been facing troubles in the form of course shortage and budget cuts, which have made a large number of students look for the alternative solutions rather than striving for traditional colleges or university for getting higher education. It might be quite surprising for you to know that, so far, more than 3 million people have got themselves enrolled on different online places for getting full fledge degrees programs. In addition to this, you might also find it quite surprising that at least 6 million other people have also taken different courses through online learning institutes.
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5 online education advantages

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A larger number of people is being involved in logging into massive open online courses (MOOCs) and following courses of their interest for free from the top universities worldwide. This is just one way of the distance learning manner of reshaping the way institutions offer learning services.

Michael B. Horn, Co-founder and Executive Director of Innosight Institute, specializes in disruption of online education and on November 8, 2012 has had his presentation at Educause 2012 conference in Denver. The Education Dive audience was able to hear his talk about the changes that are currently underway in the new models in higher education. Horn did not stop at higher ed and he also address how MOOCs will influence high schools.
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100 days and 100 hours free online mini MBA program

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MyBskool has partnered with the Madras Management Association (MMA) and is offering a 100 day 100 hours free online mini MBA program. The content has been co-created in partnership with IIM Ranchi and has been hosted on myBskool.com’s Social Learning Platform. This program is used by students at IIM Ranchi, IMT – Ghaziabad other B-Schools.

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Coursera and Chegg: Edu Resources Empowered

Coursera and Chegg: Edu Resources Empowered
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How can a large online education provider increase its resources even more, you might wonder?

Well, the answer came on the 8 May 2013 when Chegg, the student hub, announced a new strategic partnership with Coursera, the leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that will provide digital content, like eTextbooks and other supplemental tools to students taking Coursera courses online.
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Top 7 education technology topics in 2013

 

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The new disruptions from online learning platforms, got the universities “taken by surprise” thanks to Coursera and edX. The problem of the students’ debt and increasing costs are no longer a big issue, trending to become a thing of the past (years will pass until this issues is really no longer an issue, but things are moving in this direction).

Some of the signs showing the movements in the education sphere are :University of Texas and Columbia University chose new partners or University of Virginia is temporary ousting and reinstating President Teresa Sullivan. This year put a spotlight on a number of terms that educators should be familiar with by now and should be working on improving further.

These are the top 7 ed technologies that played significant role in 2012 and will be even more important in 2013:
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Future studies will be different from today

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It is very much likely that the future students will be faced with an entirely different set of choices than they do have today. College or career straight after high school graduation, will not be the only paths in front of them.

The four-to-six-year commitment to a highly esteemed institution will not be the fastest way to a fruitful career or a rich network.

Considering the fact that the online education is quickly gaining the momentum, as well as the increased emergence of massive online courses (MOOCs) higher education is shaken to its core. Its value, its status, its cost is also changing. The fact how young people envision their education is changing their < future development and choices.
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How do MOOCs work?

How do MOOCs work?

The main characteristics of the MOOC can be categorized in the following manner: – informal setting learning via Internet for free or low fees – all materials presented can be shared by everyone, whenever needed – variety of assignments to be chosen from all professional disciplines – no enrollment needed, self-discipline is a key to successful learning – no language barriers considering the online translation tools – development of digital skills and networking. MOOCs are present at edX, the nonprofit start-up from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that recorded 370,000 students its first official courses this fall.

Coursera has reached more than 1.7 million and is less than 2 years in use MOOCs have been online for a few years as collaborative technical learning events, but this is the year when everyone wants in. Top universities are partnering with Coursera at a furious pace. It now offers courses from 33 of the biggest names in post-secondary education, including Princeton, Brown, Columbia and Duke. Google unleashed a MOOC-building online tool, and Stanford unveiled Class2Go with two courses.

Traditional online courses can charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors, whereas MOOCs  are generally free, credit-less, solid and massive. Anyone with an Internet connection can enroll and the faculty can’t possibly respond to students’ individually. Classmates may count on one another in study groups organized in their towns, in online forums or for grading work.
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