Textbooks no more?

(Photo courtesy of Davis) The Florida State Board of Education is pushing schools to drop traditional, hard back text books in favor of fully using digital textbooks by 2014.  In the long run, this will be a money saver for the state. Digital textbooks often cost 50 percent or more, less than the printed and … Continue reading

a few good reasons to learn online

We discussed the benefits of online learning before here and here. However, the list goes on. Here are a few great points from Mashable, who argued their case for the virtual classroom a couple of weeks ago. Online education doesn’t have to suck. Universities have limited physical space. Education can change the world. Global understanding is … Continue reading

providing for the Wireless Generation

Wireless Generation, a technology-based education company, is a visionary company looking towards the future. This innovative company provides tools, systems, software and more for to help teachers “teach smarter.” Their technology works with a student, analyzes their learning habits and skills and adapts to the student’s individual needs. This technology can benefit all students. Sometimes … Continue reading

Grad students turning to online education

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) recently released their 2010 application trends report. Among some fairly insignificant numbers, like a 1.8 percent decrease in full-time MBA program application volume, one number did stick out: a majority of online MBA programs received an increase in applications this year. As you can see , more online MBA programs received … Continue reading

With online learning, education never stops

In the past, we’ve discussed the benefits of technology in the world of education. There still remain the skeptics, who are unsure if students can receive reap the same educational benefits the classroom provides. Online learning is certainly no replacement for one-on-one learning in person, but instead of battling it out between traditional classroom learning … Continue reading

How can online education be engaging?

Currently, there are skeptics concerned with whether or not online education is engaging enough for children. I’m here to set the record straight, because I have personally taken courses online from my college. There is definitely a degree of responsiblity that comes along with taking an online course. But was it less engaging? No, for me it … Continue reading

Is online learning better than a traditional classroom?

SRI International conducted a study over 12 years to see the effects of online education compared to that of a classroom. The study found “on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.The Department of Education found that, on average, students doing some or all of the course online would … Continue reading