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Online Classes: Are They Cheaper?

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Many students consider online college courses because of the price. While some online colleges are cheap, virtual learning isn't always cost-effective.



Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Distance Learning

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

There are two primary types of virtual courses: synchronous distance learning and asynchronous distance learning. Knowing the difference between these two terms will help you choose a distance learning program that works for your schedule.



Here's a List of All Regionally Accredited...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

All online colleges in this directory are regionally accredited, the most widely accepted form of accreditation in the United States.



10 Ways to Be a Successful Online Student

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Successful online students have a few things in common. If you want to ace your assignments, thrive in classroom discussions, and overcome the challenges of virtual learning, give these ten tips a try.



Is Distance Learning Right for You?

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Before you sign up to take online classes, check to see if you have the habits of highly successful distance learners.



What You Need to Know About Online Education

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Online education is often preferred by professionals, parents, and students who need a flexible school schedule. This article will help you understand the basics of online education, recognize its benefits and drawbacks, and choose an online education program that fits your needs.



What You Need to Know about Distance Learning...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Interested in enrolling your son or daughter in an online charter school? Here are the answers to the most common questions about distance learning through charter schools.



List of Free Online Public Schools for...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Tennessee offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Check out this list of no-cost online public schools, online charter schools, and other government-funded programs currently serving elementary and high school students in Tennessee.



List of Free Online Public Schools for Alabama...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Alabama offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Below is a list of no-cost online charter schools and other public schools currently serving elementary and high school students in Alabama.



3 Diploma Programs that Turn Test Scores and...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

If you have demonstrable knowledge and life experience, you can earn a diploma by enrolling in a nontraditional credit program. Three regionally accredited schools offer students the chance to bypass months or even years of study by demonstrating what they already know.



5 Free Online Public Schools for Texas Students

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

A list of no-cost online public schools, online charter schools, and other government-funded programs for elementary and high school students in Texas.



7 Bad Reasons to Enroll in an Online College

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Thinking about enrolling in an online college? You might want to think again. Online education can be great for a lot of students, but you'll have a bad time if you start attending with the wrong reasons in mind.



Free Online Public Schools for Wisconsin...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Wisconsin offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Check out this list of no-cost online public schools, online charter schools, and other government-funded programs currently serving elementary and high school students in Wisconsin.



5 Ways to Stay Motivated

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

many students find it easy to become distracted and discouraged in their work. Don’t let this happen to you – plan ways for yourself to stay motivated before you’re tempted to stray from your books. Use these five motivational tips to stay on task.



6 Sure Ways to Get Your Degree Faster

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Having a degree sooner may mean making a larger salary, finding new career opportunities, and having more time to do what you want.



Online College for Grownups: How to Finish Your...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

If you're an adult learner with past college experience but no degree, you may be able to complete your studies by enrolling in an online school. Many online colleges cater to professional adult students wanting to transfer previous credits and earn a degree in less time than the traditional 4-year program.



Ivy League MOOCs - Free Massively Open Online...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Find out how to take no-cost Massively Open Online Classes (MOOCs) from an ivy league university: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, UPenn, or Yale.



Here's How to Get Your High School Diploma Online

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

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).



e-Learning Basics

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

e-Learning, or electronic learning, is any type of educational instruction that occurs through the internet. Whenever you watch a training video online, participate in an academic discussion board, or enroll in a virtual class, you’re engaged in e-learning.



What to Do if Your Online Professor Isn’t...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Some online professors simply don't know what they're doing. Check out these steps to find out how to deal with a problematic professor.



10 New Years Resolutions for Online Students

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Start the New Year off right by resolving to succeed in distance learning studies. These 10 goals can help.



Free Online Public Schools for North Carolina...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

North Carolina offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Check out this list of no-cost online public schools, online charter schools, and other government-funded programs currently serving elementary and high school students in North Carolina.



List of Free Online Public Schools for Idaho...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Idaho offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Check out this list of no-cost online public schools, online charter schools, and other government-funded programs currently serving elementary and high school students in Idaho.



List of Free Online Public Schools for Kentucky...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Kentucky offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Check out this list of no-cost online public schools, online charter schools, and other government-funded programs currently serving elementary and high school students in Kentucky.



Does Your State Offer Free Online Public School?

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

This state-by-state list of online public school programs includes statewide online schools, online charter schools, and online private schools.



How to Check an Online School's Accreditation...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

If you have the right tools, you can check any school's accreditation status in less than a minute. Here's how to ensure you aren't wasting your money.



High School Diploma vs GED: What's the...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

Take a look at the hard facts about a GED or high school diploma before deciding how to complete your high school education.



How to Quit College and Drop Classes With...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

If you need to drop out, don't just stop showing up to your scheduled classes. Instead, follow these steps so you don't ruin your chance to return.



John Hopkins University OpenCourseWare

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

John Hopkins University offers dozens of free health-related courses as a part of its OpenCourseWare collection. Students can use OpenCourseWare material such as syllabi, lecture notes, and reading schedules to study topics such as nutrition and mental health.



Free Online Public Schools for California...

2016-12-04T11:04:24Z

California offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Check out this list of no-cost online public schools, online charter schools, and other government-funded programs currently serving elementary and high school students in California.