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Growth of online education

The new trend in studying in college nowadays is attending classes and earn their degrees by embracing the flexibility, convenience and growing of online distance education. Almost all public institutions today in the United States offer some type of online assignments–either through entirely online programs or blended courses where students attend classroom lectures and take part in online class activities.

 Online education and distance learning has seen a trending rise in population over the last several years. Today, it is becoming more acceptable than ever as it allows students who don’t have a university nearby to still be able to enroll for classes and do the necessary reading, studying and homework to earn a degree online. The story is no different in other countries, such as the case where a student in the Maldives was an hour plane ride away from the nearest university. That university didn’t even offer the program he was looking to get into. Because the student didn’t want to take off any more time from school, as he had already done so for his bachelor’s and master’s degree, the Ph.D hopeful enrolled in Asia eUniversity, which will allow him to take the online courses he needs to earn a doctoral degree in education without having to take more time off from work, according to an article posted in The New York Times.

Learning institutions in Asia are just now looking for  expansion to their online programs in an effort to fill the demand for higher education in underserved areas. Eventhough many universities offered online courses for some time More students realize that they don’t necessarily need to move somewhere to attend a college, thanks to the help of internet capabilities. Universities all over the world have followed suit to offer online degrees in various concentrations and at various levels. There are two ways on how Asian schools have started incorporating elements of distance education into their existing curricula, it is by posting classroom material online and requiring students to take part in online discussions forums are just. Online education has long been a part of Asia’s higher education plan, but the number has grown very rapidly over the last few years, with China and India experiencing the most rapid growth.

 But some education experts disagree that offering online education isn’t always a answer for students who don’t have a college or university in their hometown. Some of the issues with online education, predominantly in rural areas of Asia, where Internet signals are weak and sometimes nonexistent. Some education experts in addition, argue that online universities face challenges such as competing with traditional universities that are more established and building credible reputations, as some schools may have questionable qualification. Still, online education is a great option for those that have the availability and means to be able to do so and students do not have to worry about getting in as there are no restrictions on enrollment figures. School officials for the Open University in Hong Kong …

Online Degrees Vs Traditional Degrees

Sloan Consortium, a group of organizations dedicated to quality online education, said in the seventh edition of its annual report on the state of online learning in the U.S. that online enrollments, which have been growing at a faster rate than the total higher education student population, are showing no signs of slowing.

The report stated that over 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall term of 2008 – an increase of 17 percent over the previous year and far exceeding the 1.2 percent growth in the overall higher education student population.

It is clear that online education is emerging as a popular choice for the new-age student. However, a debate is still raging over which is better – online degree programs or on-campus degrees. While there is no easy answer to this because which of the two alternatives work better for you depends to a large degree on your circumstances, let’s compare the two modes of education on some important parameters to get a clearer picture.

Accessibility

Online: One of the greatest breakthroughs of online education has been that it has made higher education accessible to many people, who are unable to attend a bricks and mortar school for a variety of reasons. Moreover, online students are not bound by any geographical limits. They can apply to any school of their choice as they are free to pursue an online program from anywhere.

Campus: Campus-based education still works within a fairly rigid structure. From location to lodging, everything needs to fall in place if you are considering traditional, classroom-based degree programs.

Validity

Online: “Diploma mills” are the biggest bane of online education. Diploma mills are fraudulent institutions that sell unaccredited degrees, which involve no serious academic study. It is, therefore, imperative that students check the credentials of a university offering online programs. Accredited online degrees are accepted as valid degrees by academicians as well as employers. There is no greater indicator of its validity than the availability of federal student aid to those enrolled in an eligible online degree program at an accredited Title IV-eligible institution.

Campus: Although there may be some fraudulent bricks and mortar schools, the prevalence of such schools is comparatively less than substandard or unaccredited online schools. However, even if you are attending campus-based programs, it’s good to have your tracks covered by checking the reputation and accreditation status of the school.

Acceptance

Online: Various research organizations have statistics to prove the growing acceptability of online degrees. Academic leaders as well as employers now acknowledge the legitimacy of online programs and most treat them at par with traditional degrees.

Campus: According to some experts, certain programs are less suited for online only schools. Campus-based learning is generally advisable for disciplines like engineering. Programs that require extensive practical and hands on training or involve great deal of laboratory work are better pursed at a bricks and mortar institute.

Quality

Online: This again ties back to the question of validity and …

Benefits of Online Nursing Education

Nursing is one of the many careers that you can choose if you like to associate yourself with the medical field. Besides being a very highly in demand job, this career is a satisfying and thoroughly rewarding on the humanitarian front. Registered nursing is one of the largest nursing fields. Registered nurses, (RN) assist physicians, manage patients in hospital, and also help in the line of treatment assist the patient at every step.

In the coming decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses required is expected to grow voluminously, increasing number of trained and qualified nurses are reaching retirement. RN is high in demand for being trained to require the demands of a health care institute.

For higher benefits a masters in the field f nursing is the best way to upgrade your post as well as improve your pay scale. If you have a basic nursing qualification or if you are a diploma holder and if you are already employed in a hospital, then the best option for you is to enroll into an online nursing education program. This way you can pursue your studies and aim for higher goal, and at the same time continue to contribute your service to patients. You can procure your graduation or post graduation in your own pace and time, without interfering your career by opting for an online nursing education program.

For those who hold a diploma in nursing, you can make use of opportunity available and join a bachelors program. You can study up to PhD too, if you desire. For those who like teaching can choose a tutor program in nursing. This field in nursing profession is very much in demand and loved by those who prefer off clinical job.

If you have decided to pursue nursing studies online, one element that needs to be remembered is choosing an accredited college or school. Since while of a search you may come across many accommodative, and highly flexible offers, at cheap money. Think twice, since, you are here to put both your present career, and future career as well as money and time at risk. The time and money you spend to acquire a degree, should be beneficial and valid. So a keener search and research is mandatory before enrolling into any online nursing education program.

Online education asks for a lot of motivation and systematization. With internet at your behest, the power of knowledge can be suctioned or absorbed in at every juncture at any point of time. Emails, chats, group discussions, virtual classroom, name it and you can experience all that you do in a regular college. You can even get a virtual demonstration of what you might have to undergo in a clinical experience study. Thus online education is not a simple question and answer study. It requires a dedication to undergo education and tuitions after job.

But the rewards are fulfilling and truly rewarding. You can enroll yourself in programs like nurse …

How to Successfully Complete your Online Degree Program

Online education has become so popular especially among working adults to earn as many degrees as they like to help bringing their career to next higher level without the need to quit their current job or interrupting their current lifestyle. The advantages of online education have made it the best option for you to pursue your career related degree online, but the question is: are you the right candidate to be an online student? Before you even consider pursuing your degree online, this is the first question you need to consider and here are some guides to help you find your answer.

Try to evaluate yourself whether you have mindsets or behaviors below:

1. You think pursuing a degree online is easy

Online education has advantages of flexibility to plan your learning schedule and convenient because you can attend the online classes from your comfort home. But, it does not as easy as you think because your need to manage your time between your work, family and study. In many time, you may lose focus on your study if you are too busy with your works or you are unable to mange your time probably to allocate enough time for your study. If you are in this situation, your priority on work and family may cause you to drop or delay your degree program.

If you decide to pursue your degree online, you must be prepared to face the challenge during the online learning process and be consistent to stay in focus on your online learning.

2. You have less self-motivation

Online education allows you to study at your own pace, which means that you must be self-motivated to plan your learning schedule and push yourself until your complete the whole program. If you are a kind of person that prefers motivation from other persons to push you to complete a certain task, then, you might be at risk of potentially unable to complete your online degree program.

If online degree program is your ultimate option, then your need to change your behavior meet online student characteristics, or you can get help from your family members especially your spouse as your mentor to motivate you along your online learning process.

3. You Prefer To Listen to the Lecture

In the traditional campus-based classes, when a lecturer is teaching, you are listening to it. If you are comfort to this learning environment, then you might have problem to adapt to new online learning media. Although, there are material in audio or video format, but most of online learning materials are still in text formats which require you to read it instead of listen to it. You must adapt to this learning environment if you want to success in your online learning.

4. You Prefer Face-To-Face Communication

Online chats and discussion forums are the key communication media for online learning. If you are not comfortable to discuss or ask questions through these media, then, you might have difficulties to convey your questions …

Algorythm of Microcycles – Technology for Beginners

Algorithm   of   Microcycles

      In pedagogical practice at the second period  of music education the considerable majority of pupils inevitably spend a lot of time and efforts to master by professional skills of playing music instrument and to perfect different methods of practical activity with music information. In  the process of  integrating the adopted  music information  from sheet a pupil  is confronted with great difficulties in perception  of study material , its synthesis and realization on an  instrument. A heavy study load  is the cause of emerging negative  emotions, lowers  child’s  interest to the music subject, and as a result of  that , the quality of knowledge worsens, the speed and efficiency of music teaching are restricted. It is necessary to find more effective ways and methods on teaching of children, to pay special attention not only to a certain kind of activity, but also to the nature of  formation of each skill separately.

       The pedagogic task at given period of teaching consists in that to give the intensive development to the natural gift of a child, rationally to realize his potential music possibilities  in special  psychosomatic action as a result. Speaking about the main task  in this direction  it is necessary to emphasize application of sequential alteration of  kind of mental activity of pupil.In this connection,and with the aim to distribute the appearing sum study load in child’s mental sphere on separate its components in according to their dynamic and kinetic characteristic features, the new technology of  music teaching  ” Algorithm  of Microcycles ” has been developed. The way of  perception of  music information through the brief episodic cycles is put in the base of this technology. Given methods allows a child to enter into practical lesson actively, to limit  fatigue in time , to master professional skills dynamically  and , as a result , to eliminate the negative attitude to study process.

                       Physiological  Basis

     The insistent necessity of alteration of pupil’s attention is dictated by peculiarities of physiology of the higher nervous  activity, namely  that, if  with appearing of more-less long-term existing  in the central nervous system of  the nidus of stagnant excitation (on extra monotonous mental activity ) , naturally, sings of  fatigue of the nerve cells-neurons are increased in the range of this nidus and work capacity of these neurons is decreased in the view of  lengthening period of remembering and reproducing of any information. If at the first symptoms of  fatigue and reducing of the pupils’ attention, sequentially to alter their attention to other kind of work, the stagnant excitation gradually  subsides, as other nervous centre of  brain  is excited already. The methods ” Algorithm of  Microcycles ”  consists of  five short episodic elements. The kind of   activity in each algorithm is solitary and distinctive from the next one in its nature of activity,thus applying step ( cyclic ) alteration of pupil’s attention , the capability of  the nervous centers to improve their physiological lability is increased and, as a result, motion of the following excitable …