Category Archives: Online Learning

Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Pre-College Plan for Junior High Families In simplest terms, the value of education is at least threefold: the acquisition of knowledge; the access it provides to higher levels of the socio-economic spectrum; and the cash value of … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored” – More Ideas to Prevent Summer Slide

A promised, below are a few more ideas to prevent summer slide: Have your child get comfortable with online learning. Hire a tutor to teach your child, keep them on a schedule and hold them accountable for learning. Follow the … Continue reading

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SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on MOOCs From IESolutions

The development of MOOCs inaugurates an exciting and unprecedented moment in education. For the first time, we can really speak about global learning and global education in actual terms. The chance for leading scholars to reach and teach virtually anyone … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons To Attend a College (Instead of learning online via a MOOC!)

Being in a live classroom filled with bright learners from a variety of backgrounds is an incomparable setting to learn and grow.  Developing leadership skills in clubs and student organizations gets you ready for a career. Speaking and thinking skills … Continue reading

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MOOC MANIA

In the presence of MOOC mania, there are those who may speculate that the era of the residential college and university is on the wane. Massive open online courses (like Coursera, co-founded by two Stanford computer scientists which now has … Continue reading

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