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Jason D. Baker

Pros and Cons of Attending a Christian College

Pros and Cons of Attending a Christian College

John Mark Reynolds wrote an insightful post at the Patheos Philosophical Fragments blog entitled Why You Should Attend a Christian College – And Why You Should Not. Reynolds, a professor at Biola University and a graduate of both Christian and secular institutions, offers five reasons to attend a Christian college, three reasons not to, and a number of questions that a prospective student should ask before choosing a college, regardless of type.

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Jason D. Baker

Online Learning Student Satisfaction

In the latest issue of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), is "A predictive study of student satisfaction in online education programs."  In this research the authors used regression analysis to determine that "learner-instructor interaction, learner-content interaction, and Internet self-efficacy were good predictors of student satisfaction while interactions among students and self-regulated learning did not contribute to student satisfaction."

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Sarah Askins

Online Education and the University of California System

Across the nation, state university systems are making necessary budget cuts which means many students may not have access to certain courses. The University of California system officials reached an agreement that online education would help reduce spending and open up space for students in the most popular courses. According to an article in The San Jose Mercury News, the UC system will offer students online courses developed by the faculty in the freshmen and sophomore level courses. While the undergraduate students are interested in this possibility, the faculty and some graduate students are not.

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Online Learning and Video Tutoring

With a new school year beginning for many students, teachers are looking for new ways to incorporate technology and online learning programs into their lesson plans. These teachers know that the lecture based learning does not always engage students especially in the areas of Math and Science. For many students, the classroom lecture and homework system does not address their learning needs. According to the Fort Worth Journal and Gazette, the Khan Academy, which specializes in video tutorials, offers teachers a free tool to help students engage with the material.

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Sarah Askins

Online Education: Changing the System or Conforming to It?

With the increasing popularity of online education, several states have or will soon require all high school graduates to take an online course. This innovative pedagogical tool can accommodate various learning styles, incorporate new technology media in the virtual classroom, and allow students to work at their own pace. The question remains: can online education really change the educational system if it operates under the same course and pedagogical objectives? According to an article in the Huffington Post, Andrew K. Miller voices this concern that online education may simply repeat the mistakes of the current education system.

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