Monthly Archives: December 2011

MIT expands free online course offerings

By Lillian Williams Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced that it will launch a new online learning program called “MITx.” This represents an addition to a growing list of online learning sites designed to offer education free of charge to persons across … Continue reading

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Do online schools benefit their target audiences?

Here’s an excerpt from a December 12, 2011, article by Stephanie Saul in the New York Times.  It offers a different perspective about online, for-profit K-12 schools. No doubt there will be many more investigations into the nature, motives and effectiveness of this … Continue reading

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NCES Study Shows Growth in Online Enrollments

A survey by the National Center for Education Statistics confirms that online learning is gaining ground in public school districts across the United States. Conducted in the 2010-2011 academic year, the survey found a significant increase in enrollments for online courses, … Continue reading

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