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Environmental Awareness Take Over Online Learning

February 05,2010 by: Casey Lockwell

With the rising trend in environmental awareness, “green” programs today are quickly gaining popularity both in business and education. University courses on environmental science and social awareness are becoming top choices for young students. Added with the enhancements caused by technology, innovative ways of taking care of the environment are now available. Today, even online degree programs are now offering “green” inspired programs to bring environmental awareness to online learners. Just last year, the Green Mountain College in Vermont produced its first batch of graduates with an online master’s degree in sustainable business. Since then, the College was able to … (more) February 5, 2010

Online Learning Enrollees Boom

February 05,2010 by: Casey Lockwell

A number of research studies today say that discrimination against receiving a degree online is now a thing of the past. Unlike how it was a few years back when receiving a degree online was far less impressive than finishing off a degree from an actual brick and mortar school, online degrees are starting to be perceived with the same prestige level as a degree obtained from a physical university. This fact can be proven by the continuous growth in the number of enrollees in online universities. University of Massachusetts Amherst chief academic officer and associate vice president, Barbara A. … (more) February 5, 2010

Online Masters Degree in Information Security Now Available in Georgia

February 05,2010 by: Casey Lockwell

Georgia takes online education to a whole new level as Georgia Tech’s College of Computing opens its new Master of Science in Information Security degree especially designed to be finished online. The new online distance learning format in master’s degree serves as a flexible and convenient option for information security professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills or desire further education than what an industry certification can do. Georgia Tech Information Security Center director and School of Computer Science professor, Mustaque Ahamad, said that the growing sophistication of cyber space security threats calls for the groups that both … (more) February 5, 2010

Online Education Expands in Exponential Proportions

February 05,2010 by: Casey Lockwell

Studies have proven that the online tertiary education continues to expand in exponential proportions. According to a recent count, more than 4.5 million college students are now taking at least one course thru the internet. This figure means that more than 1 out of every 4 college students is enrolled in an online course. This figure also marks a 17% increase in online students since 2007. Babson College Survey Research Group co-director, Jeff Seaman, said that the overall growth in online education is now estimated to be at 90%, primarily from traditional colleges and universities that are expanding their course … (more) February 5, 2010

New Arizona Law to Expand Online Learning

February 05,2010 by: Casey Lockwell

In the State of Arizona, a new law is set to expand online learning by allowing charter schools and all districts to offer K-12 classes over the Internet. However, aside from this, lawmakers are also hopeful that such a move would not only help students, but qualify the state to receive additional federal funds for education. Last year’s figures reveal that there were more than 26,000 students who took K-12 online classes. At least a million more are expected to figuratively join this flock as all of Arizona’s 500 charter schools and 227 districts were given the go-signal to offer … (more) February 5, 2010