Tag: Education

Peer-Reviewed Online Education from IECA

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Article from Geosynthetica.net: By Laura Clark – Did you know that all of IECA’s online education and webinars are peer-reviewed? IECA is constantly striving to improve and grow its educational offerings. All courses, whether live or in person, are peer-reviewed for technical accuracy, relevance, and usefulness to attendees. The Professional Development Committee (PDC) offers balanced [...]

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Harvard grad Matthew Fields finds success in online education with Stanford …

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Article from BayStateBanner: A business he launched during his time at Harvard University has allowed Matthew Mugo Fields to fulfill a promise he made while a young immigrant student back in high school: to one day help other students better their educational opportunities, just as he was helped. Fields left Harvard and Boston about a [...]

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Combining online and in-person education improves learning– Anant Agarwal

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Article from Daily News & Analysis: A distinguished computer architecture scientist and professor of electrical engineering at MIT, Anant Agarwal, heads edX, a non-profit, collaborative open-source platform offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). edX boasts of 30 lakh online learners, of which 4 lakh are from India. Edited excerpts of an e-mail interview with Prof [...]

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Report: Online education failing students

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Article from WKZO: Thursday, February 05, 2015 8:20 p.m. EST Backlit keyboard is reflected in screen of Apple Macbook Pro notebook computer in Warsaw February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel LANSING (WKZO) — A new report finds that the more classes a high school student takes on-line the less successful they are academically. It is particularly [...]

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Is online education right for you?

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Article from KIMT 3: AUSTIN, Minn. – It can be a convenient way to learn, but challenging at the same time, so there are some things to consider before signing up for online courses. Riverland Community College says about one-third of their credits offered are being taken online. Some degrees are even offered completely online. [...]

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OSU graduate school recognized in 2015 Best Online Education Program rankings

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Article from Edmond Sun: STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University’s online MBA program and the graduate business programs offered online through the Watson Graduate School of Management were recognized this week as among the nation’s best. The OSU online MBA program was selected No. 41 and the graduate business programs (excluding the MBA) were ranked 46th [...]

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Pinto: Online learning can never fully replace a university education

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Article from Daily Northwestern: Yoni Pinto, ColumnistJanuary 6, 2015 • Lynda.com says it’s an “online learning company that helps anyone learn … skills to achieve personal and professional goals.” Udemy calls itself the “world’s online learning marketplace,” with more than 22,000 courses and 5 million students. Khan Academy offers more than 5,500 videos about topics [...]

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Crime and Mismanagement and the Realities of Gambling and Online Education

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Article from Governing: Much of the attention to the states’ management of fiscal matters tends to go to the major expenditures like pensions and health care. But there are all sorts of smaller pockets of cash that add up to big money — and which are often managed badly. An excellent example of this is [...]

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New Online Education Credit Transfer Program Can Facilitate Degree Completion

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Article from U.S. News University: American Council on Education launches online education credit transfer program. A new initiative from the American Council on Education (ACE) could make it easier for low-income and adult students to complete their degrees. More than 31 million Americans have some college education but no degree, according to the organization, and [...]

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Coursera’s Plan for Online Education: Expansion in China

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Article from Businessweek: Daphne Koller is used to responding to skeptics about the value of online education. As a professor of computer science at Stanford, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award recipient, and a co-founder of Coursera—one of the leading companies offering massive open online courses, or MOOCs—she remains a strong proponent of the format. If 2012 [...]

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