Online Learning Standards & Clearing House
- Topic 1
What is Online Learning?
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The Quality DilemmaMore and more institutions are offering online coursework. Some offer entire graduate and undergraduate degree programs online! As this option becomes more prevelant and popular, students will need to assess the quality of online programs before enrolling in them. Their employers, many of whom offer tuition reimbursement and salary track advancement, will also struggle with this dilemma.
Researchers—and learners—suggest that online course quality is multifaceted, and involves multiple roles:
How do you know when each of those roles is providing their very best?
- Topic 3
K-12 Online LearningIs your district introducing online learning? If so, you've come to the right place.
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Higher EducationPost-secondary online courses are now offered by established brick-and-mortar colleges and universities, and by schools that only offer online coursework alone. Check out the lists below to start your search for online programs.
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Portrait of the Online LearnerAs many early pioneers in online learning have discovered, this format is not for everyone. Certain kinds of learners will feel uneasy in an online setting; others feel that they were made for this kind of learning. Which are you? Do you know?
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Portrait of the Online TeacherGreat teaching is great teaching, whether online or face-to-face. With good training and a major paradigm shift, classroom teachers can make the shift to the online setting, and make a difference at a distance.
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Topic 7Tools and Emerging Technologies
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Topic 8Informal Learning and Open Courseware