Adult learners have long thought that the only way you can get an education is in a classroom with a teacher, desks, and students. However, online learning has changed the way that many adults think.
Effective and successful learning can happen with a computer connection and a goal-oriented adult. It just takes a little different thinking to get over your pre-conceived ideas of online learning and to take that chance. What are some of the misconceptions that revolve around online learning and what are the truths to break the online learning misconceptions?
To a student earning their degree at many universities and colleges across the nation, the best idea may seem to be unobtainable. Although it’s true that schooling is expensive, a master’s degree in your field of study can help to greatly expand your options. To learn more about how Master’s Degree expands your options, read on.
Online studying can be lonely. For young students, who are used to living and working in large groups of their peers, it feels unnatural to study alone. For mature students, it is very difficult to navigate all that technology and find answer to all those questions. Fortunately, it feels like that only at the beginning. […]
Driven by big data, cloud computing, and bigger networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) is being touted as the next big thing in, well, every sector imaginable. Mobile devices already out number the population in the United States and they are expected to surpass the population of the world by the end of this year, with 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. According to a recent Harris/SAP survey, 90 percent of Internet-connected consumer devices will be connected to some kind of personal cloud by the end of 2013. That’s a lot of things and a lot of connections.
Hours upon hours of a teacher’s time can be consumed by planning and assessing student achievements. Assessing what and how a student is learning can be difficult for numerous reasons because multiple methods of testing come into play:
- Identifying what students know and understand about a topic;
- Identifying what needs to be reviewed;
- Summarizing what has been learned and ensuring that the concepts were understood correctly.
These three factors are the components of assessing and evaluating a student’s comprehension of different topics and teachers are utilizing test generator software as a resource.
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.