Online Learning

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Best is a resources for students seeking to determine college options.  The students and their families can check on online associate degrees, bachelors degrees, colleges by state, and also access answers for whyfinancing? and resources for success.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever.

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Guide to Online Schools provides free, thoroughly-researched information covering over 22,000 online degree programs from over 600 accredited schools. They provide a comprehensive list of accredited online colleges and universities which includes detailed degree and tuition information. Additionally, student review data is used to calculate a recommendation rate for each school so that prospective students can learn from the insights of other students. Users can filter the list by categories like most affordable and most recommended, and can also select colleges to compare side by side.

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This is a K-12 tuition-free learning opportunity on line.

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Public School at Home with Iowa Virtual Academy!

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Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

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The Facts and Figures About Online Learning

  • More than 6 million students are currently in online courses as part of their higher education program
  • Almost half of all students enrolled in online courses are educated exclusively through distance education
  • 85% of students think that online learning is the same or better than the traditional classroom experience

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Open Education Resources:  Check out Iowa ASCD's webpage for open education resources.

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CAPA, the global education network, recognizes that online learning is a robust and flexible educational tool that can enhance global education. CAPA is deeply committed to the benefits of student mobility and does not see online provision as a replacement for physical mobility, but as a pedagogy that can be harnessed to teaching and learning liberated from geographical restraints. Mobility of mind is at the heart of this academic agenda.

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The National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Online Teaching and Online Programs have been the benchmark for online programs, districts and state agencies since 2007.

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John R. Savery of the University of Akron shares the characteristics of great online instructors, who focus on being Visible, Organized, Compassionate, Analytical, and Leader-by-Example.

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This page was last updated: 11/29/23