Are online colleges improving the quality of education they provide? Are more of their students completing four years of study and graduating? And are online colleges becoming fully viable options for students who, due to factors such as having children or being employed, want to complete all their coursework online? Read more
Are you a high school student who is interested in becoming an engineer? Or do you know a student who is interested in majoring in engineering in college?
If so, there are lots of online opportunities to learn what engineering classes are like. Visit the links below to take a seat in a virtual engineering classroom. Read more
When deciding what courses they should be offering, colleges often use a simple process of subtraction . . .
The skills workers need
- – minus the skills their college teaches
- = equals the skills they should be teaching, but are not
We watched a segment on the evening news last week that showed a group of students who were gathered in their high school’s college counseling office, happily logging in and discovering all the wonderful schools where they had just been accepted.
There were whoops and shouts. They all looked happy, except for two students in the back of the room, away from the computer. They looked glum. Could it just be that they, unlike the cheering students, had just gotten bad news about their college prospects? It could be. One thing for sure was that the news segment wasn’t focusing on students who had been rejected. Read more
Are you thinking about becoming a surgeon? Do you know any students who are?
If so, you should know about Live from Surgery, a unique learning experience that lets students observe surgical operations remotely, and in 3D, no less. The program is currently being offered by the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, where students can sit in a comfortable modern theater and get a close look at operations as they are happening. As an extra bonus, surgeons talk to students about the surgery before and after it takes place and – when appropriate – while the procedure is taking place. Read more
A decade ago, most students were utilizing online courses to complete one or two courses that they needed to complete their degrees at colleges they were attending. But now a new study completed by the Babson Survey Research Group has found that college students are using online courses in new and different ways. The study explored the use of online courses at more than 4,700 colleges and universities. Read more