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Education Articles

 

Doctors of Deception: Diploma Mills


Were your parents disappointed when you didn’t become a doctor or a lawyer? Well, you can make it up to them by buying degrees in these or any other professional field, without doing a lick of course work. Read on to see how bad the problem of fake degrees and online diploma mills really is...

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Free College Textbooks? Yes!

Tuition and fees inflict most of the pain of college costs, but the price of textbooks is especially galling to students and parents. Textbooks are notoriously expensive, and often are useful for only one semester. But a consortium of educators is making high-quality college textbooks available in free, open-source forms. Here's where to find them...

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Computers in the Classroom: Good or Bad?

Tech companies have been pouring their products into K-12 schools for nearly 20 years now. The colorful clamshell iBook and the equally gaudy iMac kicked off the invasion in 1999. The state of Maine has spent $200 million since 2000 to put a laptop in the hands of every student. Minnesota schools, likewise, have ensured that every student has access to a modern computer at school, and in many school districts kids get take-home laptops and tablets. But is it working? Read on...

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[PRIVACY] Is Google Spying On Students?

Educational technology, or “ed tech,” has taken over American classrooms as thoroughly as Burmese pythons have taken over the Florida Everglades. With the overwhelming invasion of laptops, Chromebooks, cloud-based and desktop apps has come a host of new concerns about student privacy and just what early exposure to technology does to kids.

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Are All Online Colleges Accredited?

A reader asks: 'Are online colleges and universities accredited in the the same manner as campus-based schools? I'm planning get my Master's degree, so I'm looking into various online college courses. Should I be concerned about the reputation of online schools, even if they're associated with a well-known university? I'd hate to do all that work, only to find out my diploma is worthless. How can I find out if an online college is accredited?

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Best Chromebooks for Back-to-School

There are few students who can legitimately claim they need a full-blown desktop or laptop computer. That's because inexpensive, lightweight Chromebooks are just about ideal for both scholarly and extracurricular activities. Here's a roundup of Chromebooks you should consider…

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What is Google Classroom?

Google Apps for Education is a suite of apps tailored for school administration and teachers’ needs. Within this suite is Google Classroom, where students and now parents get involved with the Google ecosphere. Here's how it works...

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Online Schools For Kids and Adults

Distance learning, or “online schools” is one of the fastest-growing and most useful applications of the Internet for school-age children and adults pursuing continuing education. No matter what your situation or preferred learning mode, there is probably an online school that can accommodate your needs. Read on...

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More Online College Courses

Massively Open Online Classes (MOOCs) is the latest buzzword for online college classes. Demand for them (both free and paid) is taking off exponentially. Students, educators, and investors are flocking to MOOCs these days. Market research firm VisionGain estimates MOOC revenues of $1.5 billion worldwide in 2015. Here are some of the latest innovations in online learning...

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Free Photography Classes Online

A reader asks: 'I want to learn more about photography, but I don't have the time or money to take classes at the local community college. Are there any free photography courses online that I can explore at my own pace?' Well, yes! Read on...

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MOOCs: Free College Classes for Fun and Profit

Going back to college used to be a daunting ambition for working adults, but today it’s as easy, free, and just a few clicks away. So-called “Massively Open Online Classes” (MOOCs) presented by top universities provide opportunities to learn at your own pace, in your style, from wherever you happen to be, free of cost. Read on to learn what you can learn!

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HOWTO: Get Free College Textbooks

Tution and fees inflict most of the pain of college costs, but the price of textbooks is especially galling to students and parents. Textbooks are notoriously expensive, and often are useful for only one semester. But a consortium of educators is making high-quality college textbooks available in free, open-source forms. Here's where to find them...

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Online College or Campus Learning?

These days, earning a college degree online is an option as readily available as traditional, on-campus living and learning. So what's the better choice? There are many pros and cons of online college. Here's a guide to deciding...

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Academic Discounts On Software and Tech Gear

A reader asks: 'I am headed back to school in September, so I need a new laptop and some software for my first year at college. Of course money is tight, so I'm looking for any student discounts I can find. What the best places to look for discounted prices on software and computer gear for students?'

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How to Get Free College Textbooks

Tution and fees inflict most of the pain of college costs, but the price of textbooks is especially galling to students and parents. Textbooks are notoriously expensive, and often are useful for only one semester. But a consortium of educators is making high-quality textbooks available in free, open-source forms. Here's where to find them...

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Are Online Universities Accredited?

A reader asks: 'Are online colleges and universities accredited in the the same manner as campus-based schools? I'm planning get my Master's degree, so I'm looking into various online college courses. Should I be concerned about the reputation of online schools, even if they're associated with a well-known university? I'd hate to do all that work, only to find out my diploma is worthless. How can I find out if an online college is accredited?

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Free Online College Courses - Part Three

If you've read my previous articles about top colleges that offer free online courses, I've got a whole new world of online learning for you. But instead of focusing on specific colleges and their online learning options, I've got three 'online educational ecosystems' that promise to make college-level learning easier to find, more enjoyable, and more directly focused on learning the skills that today's employers are seeking...

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How to Learn Almost Anything For Free

Back in 2004, Salman Khan just wanted to help his 13 year-old niece learn math. Today, he has his sights set on helping anyone learn anything, for free. Bill Gates and Google supporting the effort, too. The Khan Academy has video tutorials covering Math, Science, History, Finance and many other subjects. You can even find test prep for college entrance exams such as the SAT and GMAT. Read on to learn more about this excellent online learning resource...

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Don't Fall For Online Financial Aid Scams

For students looking to find grants, loans, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid, there are many resources available online. Unfortunately, some of them are scams. Here is what you need to know in order to avoid losing money in a financial aid scam, or even having your identity stolen...

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Online High School Education

Completing a high school education is the first step towards college enrollment and career advancement. Some students are better served by online high school education for a number of reasons. Work schedules, distance from local schools, physical disabilities, and social issues may be factors in considering an online high school education. Here's where to look, and some scams to avoid...

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Online Homeschool Classes

My husband and I are considering homeschooling for our two children. I'm a college grad, but don't feel qualified to teach every subject. Are there any online homeschool classes my children can take to supplement the material I will be teaching?

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Which Online Colleges Are Scams?

I've decided that I need to complete my college degree, in order to improve my chances at getting a better job. I can't attend college full time, so I'm looking into online college options. Can you give me some tips on how to avoid the scams and find the real deal?

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History of the Internet

The history of computing and the story of how the Internet came to be are fascinating subjects to me. After doing some reading and research on early computers and Internet history, I've put together some excellent links that you can explore to learn more at your leisure...

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Free Online Photography Classes

I want to learn more about photography, but I don't have the time or money to take classes at the local community college. Are there any free photography courses online that I can explore at my own pace?

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Free Online College Courses - Part Deux

My previous article about universities that offer free online college courses had readers calling for more. So here are another ten institutions that offer free online college courses. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, a web browser, and the will to learn...

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Hosting a Webinar

A webinar (web-based seminar) is an effective way to present an idea, or pitch a product or service to a large, geographically dispersed audience. Using software, a webinar hosting service and the Internet, you can put together a multimedia, interactive presentation that anyone, anywhere, can participate in. Here are some tips for putting together a webinar...

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University of Phoenix Online Degrees

When I search online for a job, career training, or any related subject I always find advertisements for the University of Phoenix and its online degree programs. Is UoP a real college or a diploma mill? Will an online degree improve my odds of getting hired as much as a traditional degree earned in a classroom?

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Video Game Design Schools

I really have a passion for art and video gaming, and would love to someday have a career as a video game designer. Is this a good career choice, and what schools offer this type of degree?

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What is Cyber Schooling?

Cyber schooling - or distance learning as educators call it formally - is an increasingly popular educational model at all levels. Learn more about cyber schooling, virtual academies and other online schooling options for K-12 students, high school, college and beyond...

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Online College Or Campus College?

Nowadays, earning a degree online is an option as readily available as traditional, on-campus living and learning. So what's the better choice? There are many pros and cons of online college. Here's a guide to deciding...

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Financial Aid for Online College

Taking classes from an online college is an increasingly popular way of getting a degree. But there's some confusion about whether online students qualify for financial aid. Here's the scoop on getting financial aid, grants and scholarships for online college...

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Free Online College Courses

What's the deal with online college courses... how can they be offered for free? Is there some catch involved, and will I get actual college credit if I take free online college classes?

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Gems and Minerals

I'm interested in learning about precious gems. But most of the sites I see are just online jewelry stores. Can you recommend any sites where I can get high quality information on gems and minerals?

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Get Your Tech Fix

There's so much happening with computers and technology. How do you keep up with all the latest cool stuff without getting information overload?

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Top Ten Sites for Homeschoolers

I've read your articles about the best sites for public school students. But my children are young and I'm considering home schooling for them. Can you recommend any sites with good resources for homeschooling families?

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Top Ten Sites for College Students

Are you a high school student thinking about college... cramming for the SAT, looking for the right school? A parent looking for financial aid info? Or maybe you're just starting your first year college at college, and looking for some tips on surviving the rigors of academia. Here are some websites I've picked that will provide solid anaswers...

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Top 10 Sites for Students

It’s back-to-school time again... parents breathe a sigh of relief and students groan under the load of spiffy new backpacks. Of course you want to help you child succeed in school, so here are some sites that will inspire kids to learn, help them with homework, and provide a little fun when the work is done.

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Top Ten Sites for Teachers

Back to school time seems to sneak up on us each year, but with the assistance of the Internet it is easier than ever for teachers to formulate lesson plans or spice up the ones they already have.

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Weird Science

I love science, especially offbeat and weird science. During my Internet travels I've come across some amazing resources-- some informative, some strange, but all of them fascinating. Here then, are my top picks in the Weird Science category...

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School and College Directory

Is there a simple directory or search engine for locating schools in a particular city or state?

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