SPACS Offers its First Online Science Lab

Starting in Fall 2013, a fully online version of Astronomy 112, Introduction to the Solar System, will be available to students. Find out more in this video, or by clicking above.

Teaching vs Lecturing: A Disruptive Force in Online Education

A post from Eric Caballero, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing for Manhattan Prep on how online classes diminishes students’ learning experience. He points out how online campuses such as Khan Academy and educational talks such as those hosted by TED are successful but still have limits to how big of an audience they are able to reach and hold the attention of. MIT students were also surveyed for reason of ditching class. Results: (1) Poor Quality/Clarity of Lectures, (2) Lack of Relevant Examples, (3) Lecturer’s Inability to Engage/Entertain. Online education is said to only worsen these problems.

Thoughts on “State U Online”

Featuring a blog from the Dean of an educational institution about his thoughts of the “State U Online” report written by Rachel Fisherman (New America Foundation). He provides the downside and possible problems that could arise from the concept of an online educational system that enables students to take classes from multiple educational institutions due to the sense of community that most people feel.

Spring 2013 Distance Education Courses

Full list of Distance Education courses for the Spring 2013 semester.

“No Significant Difference” in Online Science Courses?

Colorado Community College System find no difference in outcomes between students who take science courses in-class and those who take them online.

SPACS Distance Education Courses

List of Spring 2013 Distance Education courses.

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    As the internet becomes more pervasive in our daily lives, methods of educations have also become controversial due to online …

  • Teaching vs Lecturing: A Disruptive Force in Online Education MIT Class Attendance

    A post from Eric Caballero, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing for Manhattan Prep on how online classes diminishes students’ learning experience. He points out how online campuses such as Khan Academy and educational talks such as those hosted by TED are successful but still have limits to how big of an audience they are able to reach and hold the attention of. MIT students were also surveyed for reason of ditching class. Results: (1) Poor Quality/Clarity of Lectures, (2) Lack of Relevant Examples, (3) Lecturer’s Inability to Engage/Entertain. Online education is said to only worsen these problems.

  • Thoughts on “State U Online” commcollegeonline

    Featuring a blog from the Dean of an educational institution about his thoughts of the “State U Online” report written by Rachel Fisherman (New America Foundation). He provides the downside and possible problems that could arise from the concept of an online educational system that enables students to take classes from multiple educational institutions due to the sense of community that most people feel.

  • “No Significant Difference” in Online Science Courses?

    Colorado Community College System find no difference in outcomes between students who take science courses in-class and those who take them online.