Facts About Online Schooling

Obtaining an education online can be beneficial to students if it is not abused. Students must learn to maintain their own schedules in order to meet deadlines. Online education is not the best form of education for all students. If students are known to procrastinate and leave tasks unfinished, online learning may actually hinder their education. However, online classes provide flexible time schedules for students who do not have time to attend classes.

Types

There are many different types of online education. The most popular form of online learning centers around a college education, although high school classes are also available online. This allows high school students to obtain their diploma while attending online classes. Some online schools provide students with a laptop computer so that they have a way of getting their work done.
Significance

Students who dropped out of high school years ago had very little options for continuing their education other than obtaining a G.E.D. However, the introduction of online high school programs now allows students to get back on track and obtain their high school diploma with ease. A high school diploma is very important for an individual’s future. According to Online Education Facts, there have been numerous studies conducted which show that the average salaries of individuals with a high school diploma are much greater than those who do not possess a diploma.

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The Advantages of Virtual School

  • Virtual schools, also known as cyberschools, are schools that are conducted entirely on the Internet, so that students may attend from any location with online access. While there are many advantages to attending a virtual school, students should be sure to choose one that is accredited so they receive quality instruction.

Location

  • Transportation can be expensive and often is the deciding factor on whether or not a potential student attends a certain school. By attending a virtual school, all students need is a place with reliable Internet access. This means students are free to work from home, at the library, or any place of their choosing. Students who enjoy traveling can attend classes regularly with a laptop and wireless Internet card that will allow them to go to school from any location.

Flexibility

  • Virtual schools offer more flexibility for students who aren’t able to commit to a regular school schedule. Students have more power to set and change their school schedule, and have many options to continue their education, no matter what their work and personal life schedules might look like.

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Online High School

Online high schools are becoming more and more popular. Whether students need to study from home to catch up on credits, tend to health concerns, or balance school with work (such as acting), virtual high schools can be a great choice for teens.Read more….

 

 

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The Keys to E-Learning Success

The ability to measure cost effectiveness in education, and convince parents and educators that it’s in their best interest, will determine the future of online education, according to a paper authored by the American Enterprise Institute’s Frederick M. Hess.

The paper is the first of a six-installment series tackling K-12 virtual education issues that was commissioned by the Washington-based Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education think tank with a self-stated mission of devoting itself to parent educational choice.

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The Wave of the Future

Online teaching will continue to become more important in solving some of the major problems of education. This type of education is not for every learner or teacher. However, it provides another choice that can help relieve some of the inequalities in education. While it is not likely that online education will ever completely replace the traditional classroom, quality education over the Internet will continue to grow and develop until it is a viable alternative for all students.

While online learning is the wave of the future, it is not equally available to all students. Some schools and districts feel threatened by online schools because they see them taking funding and teachers. As a result, schools actually discourage their students from taking online courses.

Crowded Schools and Teacher Shortages

School crowding is a nationwide epidemic. Many school districts do not have the money to keep up with growing populations of students and just cannot afford to build enough schools. Consequently, schools become overcrowded. Some turn to solutions like double sessions — half the student body goes to school in the morning and half in the afternoon — but this situation is not in anyone’s best interest.

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Get Your High School Diploma Online

A growing number of teenagers are earning their high school diplomas through the internet. Distance learning is often a great option for students who need to stay home for health reasons, desire to work at their own pace, find themselves unable to concentrate on their work in the traditional setting, or need to schedule their learning around a career (such as acting). Finding an online high school can be a challenge; many schools make big claims but few live up to their promises. Parents generally have two options for their children: private online schools or public online schools. Private online schools function much like traditional private schools, while public schools must follow national and state regulations. read more…

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Regional Accreditation for Online Schools

Make Sure Your School is Accredited by the Right Association

 

When selecting a distance learning college, your best bet is to choose an online school accredited by one of the six regional accreditors. These regional agencies are recognized by both the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). They are the same regional accreditors that grant most brick-and-mortar public and private universities their accreditation.

To determine whether or not an online school is regionally accredited, find out which state the online program is operating from. Then look to see what regional agency grants accreditation to schools in that state. The following six regional accreditation agencies are recognized as legitimate accreditors:

 

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