Choosing to obtain a post-secondary education is one of the best decisions that you can make regarding your future; earning a college degree can change your life. The variety of available education options can make choosing a university a difficult decision. But today, more students than ever are finding than an online university is their best fit. Enrolling in an online university can help you earn a degree that will qualify you to advance your career and look forward to a successful future.
Education reform is taking a front seat in Indiana with Gov. Mitch Daniels. Similar to the Q comp program in Minnesota, Daniels has proposed “linking teacher pay to student performance,” with the added benefit of awarding students a scholarship if they finish high school a year early. The controversial aspect to the reform, however, is Daniel’s proposal to open state funds to help parents defray the cost of sending their children to private school. This would be the ultimate “true school choice plan” and one that has been opposed by public educators for years.
Three Rivers College, the community college of southeast Missouri, will now offer a full online degree program to students who desire the convenience of taking online courses. Steven Lewis, an instructor at TRCC noticed that many students enrolled at the college took one or two online courses in addition to the classes they attended at the ground school. Online courses are often more convenient and allow students to complete a full course load while managing other activities or a job.
California needs to expand its online education programs in order to continue offering quality education to students throughout the state, a new report suggests. California’s higher education system has suffered recently due to “growing demand, limited infrastructure, and diminishing funds for state-supported higher education.”
Amidst recent controversy over recruiting practices and poor job placement, for-profit education institutions have begun to recruit non-profit administrators in an effort to influence what can be a predatory, misleading admissions culture. The intent is to demonstrate to Washington and critics in general that there are many positive similarities between for- and non-profit schools, and that for-profits offer accessibility and opportunity to students who may be unable to enter a traditional non-profit.
Alright, maybe not “cool,” but certainly receiving lots of attention in “traditional education circles.” ELEARNSPACE, a popular e-learning blog, recently wrote about some new online learning advances including a new online degree program that is being offered by UC Berkeley.
Tom Moore, CEO of Education Corporation of America, a company that owns and operates online schools throughout the United States, recently defended the online, for-profit education sector from its U.S.D.E dissidents. Moore’s company operates the network of Virginia College career schools and he thinks that the U.S.D.E. and other critics are wrong in their recent assertions of online and career school inadequacy.