Research The traditional course management system isn't cutting it for schools trying to implement a student-centered learning model, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).
Online education in its various forms has been shaking up education for years. More than a decade ago, Arizona State University Online was one of the first online institutions to offer courses all over the world. It continues to lead the way in disruptive educational technologies, including the poster child of disruptive educational technology: the MOOC.
Colleges and universities are awash in data and under increased pressure to quantify and improve student outcomes. As a result, higher-education practitioners and policymakers have, in turn, welcomed the application of data science in higher education. Pernicious challenges, they hope, can be better understood by data scientists who can bring disparate data sources together to help tell better stories around student progression, challenges,and success.
Don't get me started on the higher education monster we have created in this country. Uhh...I guess that's already me getting started, so I have no choice but to continue. I have been saying for years that the time when a college degree was a must-have for a decent job is coming to an end.
An online petition urges Congress to provide $250 million to help schools and districts integrate computer science into the curriculum. In a letter sent to Congress, the authors note that technology is quickly changing society, and "participating in this world requires access to computer science in our schools."
Tech-Enhanced Learning Nearly half of all teachers - 48 percent - are using games in their instruction now, according to a new Speak Up research report released by Project Tomorrow. That's more than double the percentage from five years ago (23 percent). Things are not all positive for gaming, however.
CRK Murthy from Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, spoke about open learning and online courses. A vote of thanks was delivered by Rupinder Tewari, the son of late Major Jiwan Tewari. "MOOC would enhance the quality of education by offering learning through e-books, video, audio and virtual labs," he said.
When it comes to learning data science, there's no shortage of options available. You can pick up a book, read articles on the Web, or participate in a massively open online course (MOOC). Or, if you desire a more structured approach, you can take a six-month boot camps or even apply to a two-year degree programs. So which one should you choose?
Students like online classes due to their flexibility and convenience. But not all students do well in these courses; the statistics indicate that online classes have a much higher dropout rate compared to traditional face-to-face classes. The attrition rates in online courses tend to be 10 to 20 percent higher than in face-to-face classes.