Understanding accreditation and its role in today’s online education

Understanding accreditation and its role in today’s online education
Understanding accreditation and its role in today’s online education   Accreditation is an entire process through which government regulatory authorities access, analyze, scrutinize and approve educational institutions in many terms. From appropriate educational quality standards up to ensuring these institutes’ ethical and lawful recognition, these accreditation authorities play an essential role in the overall management of today’s educational trends. We will critically explore accreditation and its complexities in the following research once we are done with the concept of online education and how it is intercepted. Now, let us concisely enlighten the role of modern day technology on businesses and industries. Global industries that widely vary from mass manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods up to the services sector industry more specifically the field of education, all have come across significant changes in terms of how they have coped up with the modern day technology where no one could ever deny the invincible power of the internet and here comes online education. Similarly, global businesses and their corporate culture also adapted to the new dynamics of technology where transforming into a fully paperless environment is something that clearly signifies the role of Information technology and modern day computing. Let us now get to know and develop an understanding of what is online education and how it actually intercepted. Online education is one of the biggest examples that show how dramatically mankind have adapted technology and invented ways of using it in order to bring as much convenience as possible. Following today’s global population one can possibly understand the various consequences and complexity that people face in their educational path. From time constraints up to prioritizing work above all matters, people have indefinite reasons to claim specialized, technology oriented and well-structured educational platforms that are capable of setting them apart from these sort of real-time constraints and here the platform of online universities, institutions, online certifications and accreditation bodies and the entire industry dealt within. Online Universities and institutions offering higher academic qualifications, diplomas and specialized certifications intercepted and act just like the traditionally accepted brick and mortar educational institutes for higher education. It is just that these institutes mostly exist only on the global internet though their intelligent websites. These universities have brought dramatic change and revolutionized the entire perception of the different ways of learning and education on a global scale. By offering a complete digital environment where students can access their teachers, class notes and even exams as per their convenience and are interactively able to access and manage all of their study material though the provided best in class digital portal. Now, let us come back to the concept and role of accreditation in online education. It is indeed obvious that if we have several pros then on the other hand, we do have some cons as well. We all are also aware of professional diploma mills, that not just exists on the internet but also, working professionally and in a well-managed way, but all that you got from them merely counts in your overall career path as a fruitful product just because they do not comply and present valid accreditation by a well-recognized accreditation body that is responsible to scrutinize these institutes quality standards and legal compliance. This is exactly where the role of accreditation bodies becomes more essential as it is a big slum. If we specifically talk about the United States, there are six regional accreditation regulatory authorities for colleges and universities as follows;
  • Northwest Commission of Schools and Colleges
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Moreover, there are certain third party accreditation organizations as shown in the list below that also provides accreditation to several colleges and universities but, these third party accreditation organizations are also critically accredited by the governmental accreditation regulatory authorities. Famous Third Party Accreditation Organizations;
  • AADP – American Association of Drug less Practitioners
  • AAHEA – American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation
  • AAMA – American Alternative Medical Association
  • International Accreditation Organization
  • AHP – Association for Humanistic Psychology
The list might go on based on both types of these third party organizations in terms of being valid and forged, but all you need to do before enrolling yourself with any online college or university is to refer to the above listed official accreditation bodies and get an insight from their about where would you head upon with the online institute in your case and how much credible it is. We can expand our area of interest and we can easily dig deeper into the debate but, considering yourself as the primary prospect of the chosen online institute, you must do a thorough online research, try accessing as many websites as you can, reach out to the accreditation experts and I’m sure you will definitely get at least a brief idea of where you are about to step in and would be really fruitful for you or not. Followed by indefinite issues in the field of education, I will keep leading my initiative of educating people and developing their knowledge about the latest trends and issues in modern day education. I think I have provided a basic and concise insight upon the understanding accreditation and its vital role in today’s online education but I hope that I will keep myself connected with the community in terms of accreditation with greater and in-depth insights.
Author: Betty Parker is an experienced and qualified associate counselor at the online university www.pcu.edu. With years of experience in the field of online education, Betty Parker has emerged with a dedicated initiative towards educating and expanding his knowledge to individuals who seek guidance and expert opinions on online education.
 

Top college degrees in science today

Top college degrees in science today
Top college degrees in science today   Science degrees are always a popular choice for students in college. Having said this, I think that now is a better time than ever, to pursue an academic degree in one of many different fields offered online and on campus. New developments in the environment and in the world of business, have opened the doors to rewarding and lucrative new careers. One of the concerns of future college students (and their parents) is finding a discipline that they not only enjoy, but that will create long term employment prospects. Not only do some of the hottest jobs on the market require science-related skills, but these are the jobs that will be necessary and relevant for years to come. Because “science” covers such a broad area, and because some institutions of learning are more noted for particular offerings than others, what are the best science programs out there for your time and money?

Environmental science

As a fairly new discipline, the environmental science combines elements of physical and biological sciences, in order to study various environments helping making corrections within environments and public policy. Graduates in this field may do anything from practicing law, to acting as a consultant for a major corporation, working for a government to combat environmental woes, or teaching. Environmental scientists can expect salaries ranging from $61,000-$90,000 per year. However, before earning all that money, you’ll need to earn that degree. Community colleges offer environmental programs, four year studies and graduate program. Some of the United States’ best environmental science programs can be found at small liberal arts colleges. Pomona College in Claremont, California near Los Angles has what is considered to be the nation’s best environmental science program. Known as “Environmental Analysis”, this program offers students classes in community activism, environmental education, and urban agriculture. Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, offers two tracks within its programs. Its Environmental Science track, focuses on the physiology and chemistry of living things, while those majoring in Environmental Studies focus on a broader spectrum, including law and philosophy. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) located in Syracuse, New York, offers classes with topics dealing with environmental challenges, and global needs for sustainable living.

Computer Science

Computer science has been around a lot longer than you might think, but like environmental science, it really hasn’t come into its own until the last few decades. Computer scientists deal with the development and practical applications of everything related to computers. Degree holders from this studies, have a wide range of career possibilities. NASA, the military, game designers, and the auto industry are among the few, where the employers are looking for computer scientists. Computer scientists can expect to earn between $57,000-$152,000 annually. Almost all institutions of higher learning, offer a computer science program, and the best in the United States are internationally ranked, as well. Leading on the America’s list are Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Stanford University in Stanford, California. Programs offered by these schools include programming, languages, artificial intelligence and physics and mathematics. I have mentioned just a couple of the possibilities offered when pursuing a degree and career in science. Students shouldn’t forget that many classes available online and through other methods of distance learning are great way of getting ahead. Many science degree holders of various types are applying their knowledge to business, as the makers of ASEA Science cellular regeneration products are doing. So, with so many options for pursuing a degree in science that will lead to an exciting career, potential students do not lack for possibilities in considering this field.   Author: Brooke Chaplan

e-learning v.s. hybrid

e-learning v.s. hybrid hybrid or e-learning, or maybe blended… difficult to decide!! Probably a lot of you are wandering whether the wave of online courses and education will benefit your future and what is the best possible way to use them. Here is an explanation of three type of learning: 1. Web-enhanced courses Face-to-face courses have a presence in the learning management system and Blackboard. They have web accessible materials: syllabus, readings, discussion questions, quizzes, etc., add the face-to-face class experience and are nice ways to web-enhance your course for students. Continue reading “e-learning v.s. hybrid”

Online education – your best option

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Online education - your best option Thankfully more and more people are able to pursue a path in higher education in modern times, allowing them to develop their skills and knowledge and follow a career path that is best suited to them.  Undergoing a course at a conventional education institute has many benefits of its own, but it can often be inconvenient for people who do not want to relocate to a new place or if they have pressing work commitments.  Conventional education courses require you to physically visit the campus at certain times every week, something that people with regular jobs they need to support themselves cannot do.  Online education allows you to progress on your course without actually having to be in a certain location at specific times. There are also many other excellent benefits to online education courses, which are explored in more detail below. Continue reading “Online education – your best option”

New things to be learned every day

New things to be learned every day Since there are a lot of things to be learned in the world, you could begin your path to increase your knowledge right now, by reading a book, learning a new phrase, taking a course, enroll to online learning or get a degree. The determination is what it counts. The amount of knowledge possible to be learnt is literally endless. This fact should not discourage you and just because you will never learn everything there is to know, does not mean that you should not make an effort to be getting an education from life, at all times. Continue reading “New things to be learned every day”

How to succeed in online learning?

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The idea behind online learning is quite simple – to enable more people to learn for less money. The mission of empowering students of all ages is a noble one, but however it is not always easy to fulfill it. Online learning is difficult for many and you have to really want to do it. The determination is not the only parameter of success. Distance learning requires big time commitment and you have to know exactly what you are going to get out of any online program before starting if you want to succeed. Knowing some of the challenges, you might want to hear about the benefits of e-learning. (The info graph can help you understand the benefits and positive sides of the e-learning Digital learning) How to succeed in online learning? Continue reading “How to succeed in online learning?”

Is the Internet threatening formal education?

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Is the Internet threatening formal education? The Internet is often touted as a great source of knowledge and information, not to mention its social benefits. There are two sides to every issue, however, and the Internet also has some drawbacks. It’s hard to deny that the Internet is having a profound effect on modern education, and not always in a positive way. How can it be bad for students to have instant access to more information than can be stored in an entire traditional library? There are a few points worth considering. Continue reading “Is the Internet threatening formal education?”

Online learning benefits the environment

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ASHFORD-UNIVERSITY-ONLINE-LEARNING It is a know fact that online students have the flexibility to log in and complete their coursework at any time from virtually any place. By customizing their schedules and pace to accommodate work, family, lifestyle and other considerations they save time and energy by taking courses online. The students realize that the cost savings associated with commuting, such as bus fare or gasoline, parking, vehicle wear and tear, as well as time away from work, child care and various other expenses also contribute to the environment print. Online learning benefits the environment: consider the energy consumption associated with on-campus classes, meetings and study groups! Environmental impacts vary from electricity to lighting, heating and cooling campus facilities to the use of consumables, such as traditional textbooks and other paper products. United Kingdom’s Design Innovation Group found out in their study that producing and providing online educational courses consumes up to 90 percent less energy and produces 85 percent less in the way of CO2 emissions per student than comparable on-campus courses. Out of 79,000 plus students who attend Ashford University, approximately 99 percent are enrolled in online classes – the world is their classroom and they’re making the world a greener place. Ashford University’s academic offerings, specifically in environmental studies, prepare students for increasingly popular green-collar careers in private, non-profit and government sectors. “Online higher education is innovative and forward-thinking,” says Dr. Adam Selhorst, who chairs the environmental studies department at Ashford University. “It conserves resources and reduces education’s carbon footprint on our environment.” About Ashford University Ashford University is one of the leading defers of the modern college experience, by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community, where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. The University has practical and progressive associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University motto is : where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu

Exercise your mind with e-learning

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mind-exercises Every New Year, we are given a clean slate upon which to draw a brand new future. With the New Year’s resolution to exercise your body, it is the right time to consider exercising your mind. Now is the perfect time to continue your education! Of course the big question is, how do you fit it into your already insanely busy schedule? If you have ever hesitated to pursue further education because you couldn’t handle the rigors of a traditional campus, e-learning is perfect for you. Whether you are a handy man ready to take on a new career, a mid-level boomer ready for another challenge, or just somebody who loves to learn, online education can give you the boost you need. Online education, also known as distance learning and e-learning, is rapidly gaining popularity as a convenient, efficient and often lower-cost way to improve your mind, your life and your career opportunities. There are opportunities available for almost everyone: no matter if you are seeking a college degree, a career change, or a new trade, there are a multitude of choices being offered by numerous schools. Some are well-known brick and mortar institutions offering off-site, distance learning or “limited residence requirements” programs to meet every student’s need, plus there are numerous accredited online education programs that meet the criteria for financial ad. Searching the right online education program for you, your child, or your company might be a lengthy, time-consuming process as there are many things to consider – study, finances, and of course, which school to attend.  What is important is to make sure that your chosen distance education program is accredited by the appropriate agencies, so that insures a better chance at financial aid, as well as better opportunities after graduation. Make this a 2013 a year to remember with new attitudes and new goals! Online education can help you improve your self-worth, net-worth and your overall well being.
 

The future of e-learning

We can hardly predict the future events with accuracy, but in e-learning we have several guiding principles that can show the realistic development scenarios of online education trends. Have a look at the overview below and leave your comments:
The Future of E-Learning  

What do distance learning institutions need to improve further?

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What do distance learning institutions need to improve further? It goes without saying that online education is the future of gaining all the needed knowledge, for every nationality, every social group of people and for everyone’s budget. The benefits from distance learning are well known: ease of access, time stretch studies upon one’s needs, low or no fees, convenience of learning everywhere and at any time. However, online students have to be aware of the following challenges: Continue reading “What do distance learning institutions need to improve further?”

Distance learning opinions

Distance learning opinions

Here are some very interesting articles about latest online education developments, opinions about experts in online educations and practitioners of distance learning: Recent changes in education system  
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Get an online college education now!

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Get an online college education now! The new revolution in education has been taking place in the last 20 years. This process has been intensified with the massive utilization of Internet, even though its beginnings are also interesting overview.(Short history of distance learning) The distance learning offers the possibility to be able to turn back the clock, so to speak, and get that degree and job you have always dreamed of. Continue reading “Get an online college education now!”

Get a degree with a busy schedule

If someone has told you twenty years ago that you would be able to seat at home, in front of a computer and get the degree you wanted, it is very unlikely that you would have not believed it. Amazingly, the world has changed since then and the people learning from a computer to earn a degree and even work from home is now a reality. Here is a an overview of some of the most popular online degrees being earned. Continue reading “Get a degree with a busy schedule”

Education leads to freedom-continue learning

Great scholarship opportunities for students in 2016
Great scholarship opportunities for students in 2016   There are many things in life that I care about, but there are also a few things that I get passionate about enough, to write about to people I don’t know. One of the things that I just can not talk enough about is education as I believe that everyone who lives in the Western countries needs to understand the absolute privilege and value of education. I became passionate about education when I lived close to a family growing up their children and was not able to afford having their. I had no idea of the reasons why or even the legal ramifications of the situation. I just know that they did not go and that they never learned how to read or write. I remember feeling really sad about this, because I didn’t understand why I got to attend school and learn all these things when they couldn’t. And sad because I knew somehow that their lives would be very different than mine because they did not have the opportunity for an education. Continue reading “Education leads to freedom-continue learning”

4 facts on online colleges: The process of enrolling

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books Selecting online courses or college is getting more popular in our days. The procedure of enrolling at one of these courses is simple and straight forward. Students are requested to apply to one of the college’s degree programs, after researching the best accredited institution. Once accepted into an online program, students are asked to sign up for appropriate courses. Upon this, follows the registration process at the chosen course. When the students are accepted into the program, the real work begins. Continue reading “4 facts on online colleges: The process of enrolling”

Why would you choose online course for a teenager?

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teenager-studying Online studies are getting more interesting for younger population. There are several things you should consider when deciding why to recommend online course to a teenager. 1. Accessibility: The young generations just love to be around the latest technologies. They have their little and big chats, games and different staff they exchange among themselves: music files, movies, some interesting funny (or not so funny) stories and photos…the list goes endlessly. While they are already familiar with the manner of using the technology itself, why don’t you make them try some of the online courses that will increase their knowledge on the current subject they have at school. These are some of the links where you can find convenient colleges for your teenagers: Continue reading “Why would you choose online course for a teenager?”

Online students’ habits

As you already know, one of the most valued aspects of online learning is that you can do it at home, in your local coffee shop, library and just about anywhere you want. Working students, parents, schoolars and active-duty military worldwide, can benefit from this particular characteristics of the online learning. Having this in mind Allied schools” has surveyed around 70 of their students, asking them questions about their study habits. It is not a big sample to generalize, but the results are pretty much interesting and go for the general online students. Continue reading “Online students’ habits”

Online business education courses

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business-education An education in business can be extremely beneficial. There are many opportunities in the business world and having the proper education is essential in order to compete. Online training courses offer a great way to achieve a degree in business from the comfort of the home. In addition, Internet courses offer the convenience of being able to complete the course during any available free time in any location. Business Education Courses Business education courses are perfect for anyone. These courses can be implemented into any type of work environment that a person may be in. There are courses in areas like management that will help a person develop skills in effective communication, motivating team members, and managing the company correctly. Other online courses that should be considered are leadership courses, sales training, accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, business planning, and strategy planning. There are many other types of courses that can be found on the Internet, as well. When considering an online business course, it is important to choose the courses based on the skills needed for the particular job you have or are interested in. Individuals who want to move up in the company, will want to take management and leaderships courses to hone their skills, so they are better equipped to achieve promotions. What do Online Courses consist of? Many online training courses are very similar to attending courses at a university. The difference is that a person does not actually attend classes, but rather logs into an account to access the information from the course. There is information to read and projects to do. Typically, there is a forum for the student to ask questions. There are quizzes and tests available in these online courses as well. The main benefit of an online course is that a person will be able to complete the assignments during their spare time. Typically, an Internet course can be completed much faster as there are no classes to attend. Overall, education is extremely important for everybody who wants to further improve themselves in the field of business. There are many online courses available that can help an individual achieve their goals, but what you have to have in mind is that these courses will take time and effort, and should not be taken for granted. There might be a financial investment necessary to be made. What is worth to remember is that these courses are well worth the above, as they will help a person achieve success in the long run. Author: Katherine Flowers does research and analysis for CCIQ on trends and technology affecting various concepts of business networking and practices in Brisbane.
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4 tips to find the best online university

4 tips to find the best online university   Online degree programs are in a growing trend and are in conjunction with the high demand of the online education. In this sense getting a university degree online has become a practical reality for people who cannot spare the time and commitment, just to go back to regular university for earning a degree. It might be confusing and hard for you to make a decision on so many online degree program choices, but although it is a hard decision, making the right choice that will suit your schedule, your learning style, as well as your education goal is of prime importance in your future educational endeavors. Continue reading “4 tips to find the best online university”

The first social learning network

The first social learning network Finally the educators got their first social learning network! The Career College Lounge is the first social learning network dedicated to career college professionals, that has attracted over 40,000 members from faculty, management and staff of private sector colleges and universities who look to social learning to enhance work performance, institutional effectiveness and student outcomes. Continue reading “The first social learning network”

Are you online education person?

Are you online education person?

We live in the information age, growing accustomed to information at the speed of light that the prospect of not having immediate access to countless numbers of facts and figures with a single click of a few buttons for many of us is simply disconcerting. For these reasons, it only makes sense that there are many people around the world that are embracing the idea of online learning and educational opportunities, with every ounce of enthusiasm they can muster. You have to aware that there are equal numbers of people around the world who are trying desperately to hold on to traditional methods of dealing with certain things. Some people actually still play solitaire with a real deck of playing cards, not on screen. For people who feel that the information age has left them behind to some degree, the chances are quite good that online learning may not be the best available option. Below are few questions which can help you decide whether or not you would truly benefit by taking some of the many online courses offered in today’s information age of learning. Continue reading “Are you online education person?”

The pillars of distance education in India

distance-education-cloudThe bright future of distance education in India seems to be bright and getting even better. With more professionals and students opting for distance mode to pursue the postgraduate degree on account of saving time and money, it helps to know about the best distance education centers of the country.

Ever since its introduction in the country , the e-learning has spawned an endless number of debates and discussions questioning its utility. Every aspirant who decides to take up distance education is faced with questions like does the degree holds relevance for employers or do other universities recognize a degree earned through distance learning. The truth is that the distances education is a specialized mode of learning, meant for those who owing to some reason, or other couldn’t climb the rope of regular classroom education. It does have less recognition than the regular form, but considering the advantages it offers, distance learning is more than just a compensation for its shortcomings.

Moreover, it is nothing but unfair to compare distance education on the same platform as all regular courses. Both have their own sets of benefits and limitations. While in traditional schools, you can interact with your tutor in person, and collaborate with your classmates in various community activities. Distance education offers you the ability to learn at your pace, place and comfort without spending huge sums of money. The concept of distance learning sometimes referred to correspondence learning which was introduced for students, who due to some concerns were not able to attend regular classes. Instead of leaving such candidates devoid of any opportunity to pursue higher education, distance education serves them by providing them with an option to pursuing higher education either from the comfort of their homes (online mode) or at weekends without having to leave their jobs.

Without digging the dirt of which option is better of the two, as it means starting a never ending debate, it would be fair to discuss the top education institutes that offer courses in open mode. It is a matter of great relief and pride that India has a lot of good distance education options, as it is a direct reflection of the evolution of our education system since the pre-independence era. The institutes discussed have been unanimously accepted as the best by experts. All of the above educational institutes are known for their excellence and expertise in delivering top quality education through distance mode. All of these colleges have created new benchmarks of success with their class leading teaching methodology and excellent facilities. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi: Undoubtedly the most dominant authority in the field of distance education, the “People’s University” was established in 1985 by an act of parliament called IGNOU Act 1985. INR 20 Billion were poured into the making of this huge academic institution, and what resulted was the largest university in the world in terms of student intake, with a mind-boggling 3,500,000 students enrolling themselves for different courses. Apart from fulfilling its objective of providing education through distance and open mode, the university is especially dedicated towards the betterment of the underprivileged section of society, in its overall mission of strengthening the human resource of India through education. The university defines the standard of distance education in India and plays host to Secretariats of the SAARC Consortium on Open and Distance Learning. Serving approximately 3.5 million students globally, IGNOU has centers in 40 countries including most of the gulf countries like Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and others. The university functions through its 21 schools and a network of 59 regional centers, 2600 study centers, and 52 centers on foreign shores. Another statistic that would give a perspective of the institute’s importance is that nearly 20% of students who enroll for higher education in India do it through IGNOU. Amity School of Distance Learning, Amity University: ASoDL is a product of the foresightedness of its founders who predicted that the next generation of learning belonged to distance mode of education. The distance learning programs of ASODL are specifically designed for those who aspire to soar high in their professional lives but are blocked by a lack of time to join a regular classroom course. Whether it is the world-class education in management or short-term courses in niche subjects like Cyber Security, Amity’s range of courses is simply unmatched. The study material has been designed keeping in mind the strict time constraints that a professional worker experiences. It is self-explanatory and interactive in nature, requiring only a part of one’s leisure or weekend time to effectively learn the topic. The Amity School of Distance Learning enjoys the confidence of thousands of students and industry leaders owing to its excellent quality of course material, delivery methodology, student support service, and faculty. The institute has been ranked as number one in distance mode and offers a diverse array of courses right from Masters degree in Business Administration, Masters of Science, to one year PG Diploma Program in Materials Management, Financial Management, to Executive Program and Certificate Course in Carbon Finance. The fees of courses are one of the lowest and taking admission also requires no special entrance test or eligibility conditions. Sikkim Manipal University, Distance Education: A result of collaboration between Government of Sikkim and Manipal Education, this unique government-private initiative has been instrumental in providing high-quality education to students in this region. Established in 1995, the distance education school of SMU is approved by UGC and recognized by DEC (Distance Education Council). It is ranked as the third best distance education provider in the country. Author’s Bio: Saurabh Tyagi is an expert writer having an interest in diverse topics like education, technology, career, top part time MBA colleges, PGDM colleges, engineering colleges and Web 2.0. He is a social media enthusiast and a self-confessed gadget freak, who loves to follow the latest happenings in the tech world.  

10 Reasons online school is better for your future

10 Reasons online school is better for your future If you are thinking about taking college classes to better your future, but aren’t sure you have the time, you should probably consider enrolling to online courses. Taking online classes will ensure your success in the future, as you can study on your own time at your own pace. They also prepare you for jobs that are becoming more and more web-based dependent. So, getting your degree online as opposed to a traditional campus is just better. Here are ten reasons why: Continue reading “10 Reasons online school is better for your future”

Online education financial plan

Online education financial plan Upgrading your skills and knowledge is always a good thing to do. The more knowledge you acquire, the better off you can be in life. It’s all about learning more, getting better skills, upgrading your knowledge. You are more desirable to companies if you obtain higher quality education or if you have extraordinary unique skills. Besides this, there are other reasons to acquire knowledge. The skills you can get from the online education courses , lectures, university degrees can help you in everyday life. If you have stable Internet connection and a computer, you are on a good way to fulfill these wishes. However, there are cases when you can not get the desired knowledge , but you will need to spend the money you saved for “rainy days”. Continue reading “Online education financial plan”

Dos and dont’s for online learners

  Online Learning is becoming more valuable and more convenient way to achieve your educational goals. Regardless of the fact whether it comes in the form of an online video, online course, online degree or online vocational training, it is becoming more explored by the educators and the students. Before you plunge into online learning you should consider the following dos and dont’s. It does not matter if you are an online learner or you are looking to become one, this easy to follow, informative, educational, and fun infographic is for you! It can help you decide better if you are online learning person, can you become one or are you going to stick to the traditional paths of learning.
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Blended learning intro

Blended learning is a formal education program, where student learns at least in part of the curriculum through online delivery of content and instruction, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. Face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities, that offers opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment, as two major benefits of this approach. Schools with blended learning models may choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.The terms “blended”, “hybrid”, “technology-mediated instruction”, “web-enhanced instruction” or “mixed-mode instruction” are all used interchangeably in current research literature meaning the same. You can also see: What is blended learning? This infographic can also be of interest:Blended Learning – A Disruptive Innovation
Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation
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Adult continuing education can improve their well being

Adult continuing education can improve their well being Adult continuing education is very practical and easy going. Seniors students have several advantages over children: better memory (truly!), experience and fewer distractions 1. Better memory Doctors thought that you could not grow new brain cells, so as old cells died you became more stupid? –Wrong. They now know that the more adult continuing the education, the more new brain cells you get. You can even delay Alzheimer’s disease by keeping your brain active and continue learning. But then you will say – old people keep forgetting things! That is a fact, because what you remember best are startling, new, shocking and thrilling things. To an old person it is a case of “been there, done that” – so there is nothing new or shocking. Continue reading “Adult continuing education can improve their well being”

Is online education right for you?

Is online education right for you? Most probably the greatest benefit of online education is the incredible convenience that it offers: you can do your schoolwork and studying based on your schedule, no more 8:00 a.m. classes, no more 4-hour lectures. This has huge implications for students who have jobs, a family to take care of, or both. So, instead of trying to juggle your classes around a 9-to-5 job or your son’s soccer practice, distance learning gives you the flexibility to take your classes when you can fit them in. Earning a degree through online education brings many advantages, but still you may not suit for this type of education mode. If you want to check if the e-learning is not right for you or not, go through the following points below: Continue reading “Is online education right for you?”

Evaluation of the costs of e-learning

Evaluation of the costs of e-learning To give more learning opportunities to its students, when a college or university decides to establish online educational programs, you will definitely ask the questions: How can we evaluate its planning costs? When you get the answer of this specific question, it naturally follows other different questions, which include: Does an online learning cause more work for teachers? Is online learning much more costly than traditional learning environment? What investments are required to get education online? and few other questions in this sense. Continue reading “Evaluation of the costs of e-learning”

Building business with LMS

Building business with LMS E-learning field advances with giant strides: according to Global Industry Analysts (GIA), e-learning market is expected to reach $168.8 billion by 2018. More and more companies are contributing to online learning field by implementing e-learning strategies, integrating components and tools for employee training and e-commerce practice. E-learning, in comparison with regular education methods, allows cutting costs and provides anytime/anywhere learning by means of Learning Management Systems (LMS) usage. Continue reading “Building business with LMS”

The benefits of distance learning courses

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The benefits of distance learning courses What is distance learning? Online learning is the ideal method of study for a wide range of individuals, of all ages, who would like to gain a qualification. Distance learning has a number of advantages over the traditional learning environment. Distance learning allows students to study at a pace convenient to you. So what are the advantages? There are a wide range of positives as to why people should study online. It is becoming an increasingly popular method of study. For many people it is a more suitable way of gaining an education, over more traditional methods of learning. Below are some of the benefits that come with distance learning: Continue reading “The benefits of distance learning courses”

5 Cheap ways to get started with learning

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5 Cheap ways to get started with learning

Are you interested in science, but not sure how to get started learning more about the subject? Some emerging scientists are put off, worried that the costs associated with the genre might become crippling. However, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of your thirst for science without having to break the bank. Here are five ways to maximize learning on the cheap. Continue reading “5 Cheap ways to get started with learning”

5 Alternatives for gaining knowledge

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5 Alternatives for gaining knowledge

Although you might know that traditional schooling is one of the more popular ways of learning, there is always a chance that going to class just isn’t for you. This doesn’t mean that you should stop trying to learn or that there aren’t other opportunities out there for you to try, however. In fact, you can try these five alternative options for gaining useful and valuable knowledge. Continue reading “5 Alternatives for gaining knowledge”

E-learning moves ahead

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E-learning moves ahead

One of the most successful methods for educating people today is e-learning. Throughout the world, people are using e-learning to acquire new skills, languages and even lifesaving techniques. Careers are being built with e-learning as thousands of students receive degrees from universities and technical colleges via online study. E-learning uses a variety of different media for disseminating educational material, including DVD’s, CD-ROM’s, virtual learning environments, websites or webinars. Online Study The concept of online study was introduced in the early 1960’s in California and was used to teach math and reading to young children in elementary schools. As computer technology raced ahead, e-learning took on a more extensive role in education and by the 1990’s, with the advent of the World Wide Web teachers began using emerging technologies to create course websites along with simple sets of instructions for its students. This was the beginning of university correspondence courses Over the next few decades, e-learning took over classroom study in almost every area of education. Finance and investments jumped on the e-learning bandwagon when brokers realized that with the ease of trading online, traders should become more knowledgeable about financial markets. They began offering short online trading tips on their websites and these became very popular with their account holders. There are many online tutorials offered today to both novice and experienced traders. As many investors abandon the stock markets due to their lackluster performances, they are moving over to other financial instruments, some of which are unfamiliar to them. Before undertaking to trade in these new investment vehicles, they feel they must re-educate themselves as quickly as possible. E-learning or online classes suits their needs perfectly.

Benefits

Sitting at your laptop in a relaxed environment is one of the benefits of online study. No need to attend formal classes. Your hours are your own and you can ‘tune’ into your class whenever you wish. You can repeat the lesson as often as you need and many e-learning courses offer quizzes so you can test your knowledge before moving on to the next subject. This flexibility allows you to continue working at your place of employment while learning a new career from home. When researching which online financial course to take, the first thing to explore is the backgrounds of the people who developed the software package. Experienced traders and longtime brokers are in the best position to offer a professional course with accurate and up-to-date material. Savvy computer programmers have tremendous ability these days to create quality courses using a variety of media such as animated videos, interactive question-and-answer sessions and immediate responses to queries by the students. Make sure you choose one that covers the material you need. Online education can be quite expensive, with tuitions as high as $2000. However, there are many online educational seminars which are offered to the public free of charge. Some of these are available on broker websites and are provided to registered account holders. Others are run by free financial services that have no connection to any one particular brokerage firm. FXAcademy, for example, is a recently launched independent Forex tutorial with over 28 lessons ranging from the basics to more advanced subjects. As technology moves ahead, online education will continue to explore new horizons. How far this will go is anyone’s guess. Will we be able to reach right into the computer and join the instructor as he points to the white board? Or will we find ourselves standing in the chief’s kitchen as we work together to cook up that delicious soufflé? Anything can happen. Stay tuned. Cina Coren is a contributing editor to dailyforex.com and a free lance blogger.

What is wrong with online learning?

What is wrong with online learning? When it’s time for students to head off to college, it may be as simple as heading to the next room and sitting down at the computer. With the explosion of online learning opportunities on the Internet, many students are opting for this form of distance learning. It appeals to adults who are looking for a new direction in life and for young people who have other obligations that make a traditional campus impractical. Learning from a remote location isn’t a new concept. Years ago, it began with correspondence schools as students earned their degree through the mail. Eventually, radio and television got in on the act. However, it is the computer age that has truly made online learning blossom. Online learning means easy access to learning Many people are jumping on the opportunity to take classes online. It’s even happening at the grade school and high school levels as students choose home schooling. They have flexibility in their schedules and more options when it comes to classes. Many feel that they get more individualized instruction as well. For college students, online classes are more affordable than the traditional campus. Students are not restricted to taking classes at a certain time and place. They can get on their laptop no matter where they are and take a course. It might be midnight or four in the morning. For the parent who is trying to juggle work and family, taking classes online may be the only practical way to earn a degree. There are also more choices when it comes to courses that are offered on the Internet. Students can type in any subject area of interest and a list of course offerings is at their fingertips. What’s wrong with online learning? As students jump on the bandwagon of online learning, they need to take heed. First, it’s important to make sure the school is legitimate. Also, it will take dedication in order to complete studies at home. It is much easier to become distracted when students do not need to face a professor on a regular basis in the classroom. Also, take into consideration that many people still want human contact. Source: www.nonprofitcollegesonline.com
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5 Great alternatives to dropping out of university

5 Great alternatives to dropping out of university University is underway in a lot of parts of the country and though the vast majority of students will be enjoying their courses, the honest truth is that some may not be. If you’ve come to a point where you’re thinking about dropping out of university then it’s best to take some time to consider some alternatives. Dropping out is a big decision and can impact on your life for a long time still, specifically if you don’t have a good alternative in mind. So, let’s take a look at the other options that you have in mind that will make things a lot easier in the long term. Continue reading “5 Great alternatives to dropping out of university”

What is good and what is bed education practice?

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What is good and what is bed education practice? Online education is transitioning as time passes and more and more people are finding it a beneficial avenue to enhance and expand one’s education. This is because online education is more in tune with the needs of those who have other commitments such as jobs, homes and families. The ability to seek out and receive an online education at your convenience is truly what has prompted the surge in offerings and thus one who is exploring online options needs to understand how to best compare and vet all of those offerings out there so the right program is chosen from the start.

Review are key

One first and crucial step in better understanding whether an online educational program is right for you or not is to read about the thoughts and opinions others have in regards to the program itself. The best reviews are those located at independent sites, are unedited and have a first-hand look in to the program, classes and other criteria of the program itself. Though one needs to take both overtly good and bad experiences with a grain of salt, you will be able to get a good feel for how others view the program and thus help determine if the option is right for you.

Courses and classes that matter

A different way to access an online education outlet is to look through the offerings. This is crucial because if the program is one that is meant for you and you have very specific educational needs; you will want to ensure the classes and courses offered are those that will be beneficial to you in the long run. This means that if you are seeking to expand your education in the field of business and the one educational outlet you look at only offers classes in culinary arts; that would not be the right place for you and your educational needs.

Recognition and acceptance

Though more and more employers and even traditional educational institutions are becoming more accepting of online based and acquired education, hesitation still exists and thus you need to explore this stigma. You will want to narrow down your list of online options and then make a few calls or inquiries to employers and other colleges to ask their opinion about the programs you are considering. This manual and hand on approach truly can yield great information and potentially save you time and money when you get down to the heart of the matter and determine which offerings are considered good or bad by those whose opinions truly do matter. A little legwork and due diligence on your part can make a big difference when it comes to choosing the right program for your own personal and professional goals. Knowing the right online education to partake in is a fascinating journey; however, it is one that deserves time, attention and thought before proceeding so that you choose the right place and make sure it is one that is recognized, accepted, trusted and respected. Author: Today’s guest post was contributed by John Monts, blogger for www.2-Year-Degree.com. John is currently a student at UC Davis, studying Political Science and Economics.
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Make your family take your studies seriously

Make your family take your studies seriously One of the most attractive features of online learning for many people is that it is done in the comfort of their home, in their pajama, any time of day or night. But, this great advantage is at the same time one the biggest challenge online learners’ experience. How can you convince your family that, just because you are at home, it does not mean that you can do the laundry, take dog for a walk, fix the leaking faucet and thousands of other chores that have to be done daily. One of the first tasks in your online learning life is to create your own school environment, which will convince both yourself and your family or roommates that when you study, you are not available for anything else. They should just pretend that you are not there. Continue reading “Make your family take your studies seriously”