[responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] How can Internet help students who do not have access to vast libraries? Most of the time when the word studying comes up, many students believe that they will have to be buried deep within books. However, with the advancement in information technology, this notion now does not hold true. There are […]
You are probably aware that the role of technology and its use in the current and in the future education system in linked and will be more interconnected in future. In the 21-st century, an increasing number of teachers are using different classroom technologies like smart boards, tablet computers, smartphones, projectors, digital videos, and games […]
Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, a not-for-profit online education provider, shares his thoughts on what the educational landscape will look like in 50 years. By 2060, he predicts three major shifts in education: a change to the classroom model, a change to the credential model and a change in the role of the instructor.
Education and knowledge are simply what they are. Either you know it or you don’t and in real life, where you acquire knowledge often doesn’t matter so long as you get the job done. There has been a drastic change in the pattern of education over the last few decades. Moreover, after the prolific use of the Internet, online education practice is also on the boom. There are many Education websites which provide some quality data for students. Students all over the world use these notes and educational data, to learn what they cannot in their school. Nowadays these websites also have interactive flash pages to make the students understand the topic easily and more effectively. They also upload videos, so that some topics which are a bit complicated can be made to understand quickly.
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:
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.
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.
In this increasingly ”connected world”, obtaining free education online is actually a relatively simple thing to do.
If you do not have Internet at home, you can go to your local library and use one of their freely available computers.
The best online college offer free classes, and you can make use of the top gratis audio book and podcast resources. Most of those are available in the library, though strict time limits of computer usage time, that could be used to go through some of the lessons available online.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better, by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone: student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 30 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg […]
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