College: Worth (And About) More Than Money

While discussing the focus of a book I’m writing about online education, my husband (who is not an academic) said that he “couldn’t imagine any Harvard professors ‘stooping’ to teaching online.” Paradoxically, that statement—with its indictment of online teaching as ‘less than’ — encapsulates both some myths and realities about higher education, generally, and online […]

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Chelsea Clinton: Internet Access Is Key To Gender Equality

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ON ISSUES FROM education and healthcare to discrimination and leadership, the status of women and girls worldwide has improved dramatically over the last two decades. The maternal mortality rate has dropped by half, and the number of boys and girls with access to primary education has nearly balanced out. But as a report compiled by […]

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7 Myths About Online Education

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By Terri Williams March 9, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. EDT Online education is becoming commonplace. About 5.3 million U.S. students took at least one online course in fall 2013, according to a recent study. Yet, while online education is growing in popularity, myths and misconceptions abound. Below, experts separate the fact from fiction. Myth 1: Online […]

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