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Published: Friday, 28 September 2012
Webinar “Benchmark Survey on the Best Practices for Implementing Online Learning Programs”

Implementing online learning can be a complex process, and a smooth implementation is critical for success. MDR Education Market Research recently conducted a survey of over 220 educators at all levels on the most critical success factors for implementing credit recovery, online courses, and full time programs. A webinar showcasing the survey results was held on the 20th of September 2012.

Published: Thursday, 26 July 2012
Canadian study into online learning

A recent article in Contact North reports on the main outcomes of a key Canadian study into online learning.  It showed that Ontario had over 20,000 online courses available from its colleges and universities and that these generated some 485,619 registrations, making Ontario Canada’s leader in online learning. The data also revealed that colleges lead universities in the proportion of their courses available online (23% versus 7%), indicating what the opportunities are for expanding the sector’s online learning provision. Colleges also lead in terms of the number of programs with 20% of college programs available online compared to 6% of university programs.

Published: Monday, 27 February 2012
Online Learning may become a requirement in US State of Georgia

Kristina Torres  writing in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week reported on a move in the US State of Georgia to make online learning a requirement for graduation in schools, despite objections from some lawmakers who said it chipped away at local control. She describes the new bill which starting next year would require school systems to allow all students access to online instruction from kindergarten to 12th grade. She goes on to describe how ninth-grade students starting in 2014 would have to take at least one online course before graduation, according to this new bill which would also require schools to give all end-of-course assessments online starting in 2015. Read the full article here.

Published: Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Article extols the value of online learning for gifted students in the US

Katie Ash writing in Education Week this week, describes the value and impact online learning can have for gifted students who can move ahead independently to reach their own learning goals with the help of well designed online learning opportunities.

Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Figuring out the cost of online learning

The debate around the actual cost of online learning, its impact on and benefits for different types of educational institutions and teaching situations is as ever-present as the discussion surrounding possible existence of extraterrestrial life forms or trying to find any underlying logic behind stock market fluctuations.

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