Archive for September, 2012

Another Round of Articles

September 25, 2012 Leave a comment

This article has some comments about what people think about online classes. 

This article goes more in depth about online vs traditional classes by using facts from a study.

A little bit of history of online classes can be found in this Forbes article.

An additional brief history of online classes.

There is a worry that online class growth has stayed the same over the last new years.

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Another Five Articles

September 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Here are a few more articles relating to online classes. 

Some people wonder if their credits will transfer from an online class to another college. This article has some tips for people who are thinking of making a transfer, and how to make sure you keep your credits. 

This article answers some questions about which credits can transfer and how someone could tell if they can transfer credits before they take the class. 

Here are a few more tips about ways to succeed in online classes.

Another article I found was this story from the Los Angeles Times, which make an interesting comparison of online classes and baby formula

This article offered a section about who should take online classes. It also has a list of common misconceptions about courses online.



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More Articles for Storify

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Continuing my search for information regarding online classes, I came across a site filled with facts about online learning. This article only gives facts about K-12 online classes, however it does show that the number of students taking classes online is on the rise. An additional advantage for online classes is that sometimes teachers or students can go off on tangents. This would cut down on class time, and for students on a time crunch, this would be a waste of time. This article also revels a study that shows, on average, students tend to score slightly higher in online classes compared to their classroom counterparts. Another article I found gave answers to questions regarding online degrees and benefits of online classes. This article from The New York Times argues that having to go to a physical classroom will create accountability for students.

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Storify Piece

September 11, 2012 Leave a comment

The Storify piece I have chosen to write about is the use of online classes for college students. Many students at IUSB and other schools have to drive to campus three or four days a week and may also work one or more jobs. This can cause serious stress over the course of the semester. I have decided to look up some advantages and disadvantages to online classes to see if they are worth taking from home.

This article from The New York Times talks about the increase in students taking online courses and how much that number is expected to grow in the coming years.

Another article I found which helpful had 10 advantages to taking online classes. One of the tips was that, generally, online classes cost less. Any college student I know would appreciate that.

There are also some disadvantages to online classes. A major problem with them this article pointed out was there is a lack of supervision, which does not work well with some students.

An additional disadvantage is discussed here. This article mentions the unique experience of seeing a debate form in the classroom, one that could lead to you understanding a different point of view.

I also read this article about the cost of online courses. It gave information and multiple comparisons of different programs and schools, along with the financial burden that comes with each.

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Linking Assignment

September 6, 2012 Leave a comment

For this assignment i have posted a link to my twitter which has the other part of this assignment.

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Welcome to my W315 blog!

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by!

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