Classroom, eLearning

The number of “massive open online courses” or “MOOCs” continues to grow, led by Coursera with over 200 free courses offered by over 30 universities and almost 2.3 million students worldwide as of this writing. Also based in Palo Alto CA, Udacity claims over a million online students. Harvard’s and

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Khan Academy
Classroom, eLearning

The story of the Khan Academy: In 2006, Salman Khan, a hedge fund manager in New York, began tutoring his cousins in New Orleans in high school math by posting a few videos on YouTube for them to use.  Soon thereafter, Khan began to get fanmail and comments on his

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Education, News

In the 20th century several countries have had a higher rate of literacy than that of the United States. Among them is the Northern neighbor of Canada. Although the CIA World Fact Book now ranks Canada and the United States equally, it all depends upon the definition of the word

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Education, News

According to the book Cheating in School: What We Know And What We Can Do, the United States is in the midst of a scandal in their schools. No matter the level of education, cheating has reached epidemic levels. The authors sum up the situation accordingly, “Students from all segments

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edX online education
Classroom, eLearning

Finally there is an alternative to a high-priced residential college education: free online education. Fee-based online universities and free online courses have been around for a long time, but now it might be possible soon to get an entire college education at a significantly reduced price, if not for free.

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Financial Aid, Tuition

  Scholarship programs are offered from a wide variety of institutions, companies and associations. Following are a few example of what kind of scholarships are available: High School or School District Programs High schools may offer scholarships to their graduating students. If this is something you are interested in, you

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Classroom, eLearning

Online education has become a viable alternative to the traditional way of learning. All you need is motivation and access to the internet and you’ll be able to take classes to further your interests, satisfy professional requirements and even enroll in degree programs. Getting an education online has lots its

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Education, News

In this fast paced world, there tends to be a separation of the generations, in contrast to the direct interaction that once existed between family members of all ages. However, as fewer extended families live together, multi-generational families are declining. Today, single family units are common as divorce and other

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pros and cons list
Classroom, eLearningEducation, NewsStudents

Among 34 countries around the world, the United States has one of the shortest school years. The traditional school year in America is 180 days. South Korean children spend 220 days total in the classroom while Finland has a 190 day school year. Both educational systems rank higher than the

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Education, News

Native American students are at a disadvantage in the American education system. According to statistics, American Natives, including those in Alaska, comprise only 1% of the total enrollment. This figure has remained constant for the last decade. Early education approaches In the past, the entire concept of educating North American

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