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Published: July 12, 2013 | Category: Latest News

New survey highlights growth and challenges in distance education

In April 2013, the Instructional Technology Council (ITC) released it’s 2012 Distance Education Survey which highlighted numerous positives for distance learning. While the survey does highlight a slight decrease from previous years, distance learners still remain at the top of overall enrollment. The survey tracked data from fall 2011 to […]

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Published: July 3, 2013 | Category: Latest News

Addressing accessibility concerns in online education

Growing concerns and challenges continue to face online education programs across the United States. The upsurge in distance learning has many institutions struggling to meet the needs of disabled students. In traditional classroom learning environments, the institution’s disability office would arrange the necessary accommodations for learners. Online instruction now has […]

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Published: June 7, 2013 | Category: Latest News

Can high-speed Internet access increase graduation rates?

Despite ongoing scandals involving the IRS and phone records, President Barack Obama is touring the country touting online education. The president continued his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour with a stop in North Carolina this week and spoke at Mooresville Middle School about technology and digital learning. The president’s […]

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Published: May 23, 2013 | Category: Latest News

Can entire schools exist in the cloud?

Is there a better way of teaching by harnessing technology and encouraging collaboration? Dr. Sugata Mitra, the TED Prize winner in 2013, believes there is. Dr. Mitra was recently awarded $1 million to build his vision for a “school in the cloud.” The goal is to allow children a new […]

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