It’s likely that most universities will be conducting classes online in the fall. That doesn’t mean learning will suffer.
Research shows few differences in academic outcomes between online and face-to-face university courses. A professor who's been teaching online for years offers advice on good online courses.
Professors overseas can teach US students about perspectives in other countries.
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In a world beset by a global pandemic, colleges and universities may have to find a way for US students to study abroad without ever leaving American soil.
Educational institutions have long been concerned about the risk of being sued for copyright infringement, and a mass movement online introduces new issues.
University instructors should have more leeway in using copyrighted materials during the coronavirus pandemic.
Just as office workers need to be aware of cyber risks when setting up a home office, parents need to think about the increased exposure their children will face to cyber threats at home.
Chess websites abound for those interested in taking up the royal game.
Playing chess online offers a variety of ways for children to get good at the royal game, but it also comes with a few pitfalls. An expert in chess education provides some advice.
Breaking down big projects into smaller tasks helps.
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Organization is key for students to discover the motivation needed to complete their studies online at home, an expert on college coursework says.
How much data are you using when streaming lectures? What camera do you need? And what's a VPN? Here are some handy tips to be technologically prepared for your virtual university experience.
Slow or unreliable internet access is a reality for millions of Americans.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing people to study and work online. It's also sparked a need for news and information. That's a challenge for the 24 million Americans who lack broadband internet access.
It’s hard to make this shift on short notice.
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An online education expert explains the challenges schools will face as they go virtual.
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Educators in China and Australia are strengthening online learning systems to cope with travel restrictions. The effects could change the face of education.
Most students think they know how to use the internet to search for information, and teachers agree. But this isn't always the case.
Online education presents many conveniences but requires serious time management skills.
While online education may seem like a convenient way to earn a degree in the comfort of your own home or office, an expert warns of pitfalls that can seriously set a student behind.
More schools are plopping students in front of computer screens for ‘personalized learning.’ What are the drawbacks?
Throughout the nation, parents and students are pushing back against personalized learning. An expert on the different ways that students learn explains what's behind all the fuss.
You’d think that studying online would make it easier to cheat. But don’t jump to conclusions.
Online students tend to be older, which might explain why new data suggest they're less likely to cheat. But even with these data, the evidence is mixed.
A professor teaches an online class with students from around the world.
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Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
For many universities, working with private edtech companies could be the only way of keeping pace with the changing world of education.
Suzi Ailes, right, and Kris Smith study schoolwork for SusQ-Cyber Charter School in their home in Milton, Pennsylvania.
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What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
When online and offline learning experiences meet, magic can happen.
MOOCs are an opportunity for African universities to bring the continent's thinkers and theories to the world. They also have great benefits for full-time students to experience a flipped classroom.
Online learning is now a little wiser and more sustainable.
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How Massive Open Online Courses are maturing into useful tools.
“Office hours” in the age of online.
For the past twenty years, I’ve heard this question asked many times about online education. It might be tempting for enthusiasts to say “of course it is good,” but I see this as a kind of “trick question…