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Potential Drop in Tuition Attracts Students to Online Courses

Student enrollment for online classes is steadily increasing. Is this because students prefer online studies? Or is lower cost the motivating factor? The Prospector, student news from University of Texas at El Paso, released an article viewing both sides of the spectrum. Institutions are just like any other business; they want to continually grow. Online […]

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Children on Campus? How Being a Parent Could Cost You an Education.

Recently, there has been uproar about a mother bringing her baby on campus to take an exam. The article stated that the student was asked to leave without taking the exam and with no make-up. Are college’s legally responsible to accommodate parents? Exams are vital to the learning process and cannot be avoided. Time and […]

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University Faculty Debates Long Term Value of MOOCs

Many professors, as well as students, have questioned the validity of online classes that are flooding into higher education. Professors are worried this transition will hinder students in their learning and degrade overall quality of diplomas. This is creating a barrier to the widespread adoption of MOOC delivered online courses by universities. The article, “Online […]

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Are You Receiving Quality Online Learning?

The key to analyzing quality in education is to understand set expectations required to assess a course’s significance. The Academic Partnerships (AP) organization took a step forward to do just that. They have recently published, “A Guide to Quality in Online Learning” touching on fundamental factors needed to identify if a course given online is […]

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Semester Online-A Different Kind of Online Learning

While MOOCs may be taking most of the spotlight right now, there is another program that is gaining attention across the United States before it even begins. Semester Online, created by 2U, brings together a number of prestigious colleges and universities across the nation to offer for-credit, online courses beginning in the Fall 2013. Offering […]

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Online Courses will Revolutionize Higher Education

Oh yeah? Says who? Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers said at the Bloomberg Washington Economic Summit, said the U.S. benefits from “the best higher education in the world” and “the most clever entrepreneurs.” A recent Bloomberg Government study concluded that the rise of online courses promises to revolutionize higher […]

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Colleges Ease Burden of Growth with Online Courses

Why are colleges turning to online courses to grow their student base? There are plenty of reasons. Here are a few: More students need access to content and want to graduate on time. Nearly half of all undergrads require remedial work prior to regular credit classes. This initial hurdle can lead to significant discouragement in […]

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University of Albany Students Cheat for Cash

Here at ProctorFree, we have seen reports of students paying others to take classes or complete assignments for them. There are cheating websites everywhere that are using this business model. Students could even use eLance or ODesk to find quality work at a low cost. Even more often, students use their friends and classmates to […]

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Online Enrollment Growth

Online Enrollment as a Percent of Total Enrollment: 2002-2011 | Create infographics

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Enrollment Surge Forces CPCC to request more space

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) continues to grow in student enrollments but the Community College is running out of real estate and space for students to attend classes. _______________ CPCC President Tony Zeiss will likely ask Mecklenburg County to grant a bond referendum for nearly $124 million to pay for CPCC’s top projects over the […]