According to this meta analysis of online education studies that been release by this U.S. Department of Education that those students of online setting or so called hybrid courses are doing better than to learners who have just receive a face to face educational instruction. These results might be contradictory to its common perceptions but it did not surprise to its staff in the UNM’s New Media and even Extended Learning of this Extended University. Based on the research that been published in 1996 to 2008 the analysis had suggested that this advantage about online and hybrid educational courses came from this additional learning time, opportunities for this collaboration, and materials. Debby Knotts who is the NMEL director stated that this online courses provides learners several opportunities for commitment due to the mere fact that they are quite available just around this clock.
The UNM’s first online courses had just appeared just more than this decade ago. Aside of that, UNM also offers some hybrid courses that combines with an online and even classroom educational instruction and web enhance courses for classroom based educational courses that can supplement with this Internet tools. Last season, this classes includes of 132 online, 1,779 web enhance and 31 hybrid. This NMEL staff had already provided an educational course design and some technical support towards their educators and learners. They can also be working with their departments in order to make sure that these online degree courses are quite available just within this reasonable time frame of completing its degree. In this classroom setting, educators are employing varieties of techniques in order to increase learner’s commitment. This is quite the same with virtual classroom where in good teaching is considered good teaching whenever it will happens according to the multimedia service manager who teaches in college educational learning.
Educators does need of keeping this environment in mind set. Since, during the time that learners are physically present in this same room it will be quite easier for them to feel connected already. With that, instructors must be able to work even harder in order to foster this community online that will intentionally build interaction among the learners and as well to its educators. This suggestion was been backed up through the U.S. Department of Education analysis findings that this active, reflective, and interactive learning techniques are quite effective online rather than in lectures. Knotts stated that while supporting the instructors incorporating their best practices, the course designers are quite aware that each courses are unique. Since, this NMEL are able to provide tools that will allow faculty in order to interact with their fellow learners in real time setting that includes audio or even video chatting. In which, the learner can be able to virtually rise over their hand and even ask some questions in this audio interface. It’s been estimated that almost half of online courses are now using some kind of real time tool of interaction. Some other tools are the inclusion of online quizzing with an automated grading entry, wikis, text chat, blogs, podcast, even time or an event released content. Knotts stated that these online courses can also be considered as an effective recruitment and even retention tool that attracts working and even long distance learners and keep the students those who will be leaving the state before completion of their degrees. Since, it’s quite exciting to support them finish education career development in UNM.
A lot of opportunities are open for students worldwide. Learning and teaching English has been gaining popularity and open to anybody able to speak the language fluently. You can find work from anywhere in the world when you have a teaching degree in English or its equivalent credibility and degree programs. For those who want to teach English abroad, there are basically two options, teaching English in private language schools or teaching English in International schools.
Teaching English in International Schools are usually in elementary, middle and high schools for kids whose families are in another foreign country. International schools are offered in American curriculum, British curriculum and others. In most international schools world wide, the common language of instruction is English although most students have English as just their second or third language. Therefore, teachers who can teach the English language to these students are highly in demand. The same qualifications are needed to be able to teach English abroad in international schools as it is in private language schools. The challenge lies in being able to compete with people who have outstanding teaching credentials. There is more than 4000 international schools world wide promising large number of vacant positions each year.
On the other hand, teaching positions in private institutions are easier to secure compared to international institutions. You just need to be able to speak fluent in English and a supporting certificate from Trinity or CELTA. While some language schools just hire native English speakers without any ESL qualification, they are likely to be not as reputable as other schools that actually require certain appropriate qualifications. Working in private institutions can be rewarding. You’ll probably have a combination of classes or private lessons. However, teaching abroad in international schools is better and highly recommended. It is because international schools pay better and offer more benefits than in private schools. Some benefits include annual flights, medical insurance, accommodation allowance and free tuition for your kids. Also, it follows the regular school year, unlike private language schools where you’ll have 3-4 weeks holiday in a contract of 12 months.
Today the State Department Education have statically released the numbers of high school graduates of 2009 from the Class of Oconee and to Pickens counties that surpasses to its state and towards national composite average for this ACT college entrance examination. Its also indicated that the South Carolina public high school graduates have achieve a composite scores for 19.7 with an 18.9 English, about 19.9 in Math and 19.7 each for this reading and science field. These 19.7 composite scores towards this public high school graduates will remain unchanged from this year ago. However, this high school graduates of Oconee County’s Class of 2009 have already achieve a 21.3 composite score with an score of 20.7 of English field, 21.5 in Math field, about 21.4 in reading and 21.0 in science field. Meanwhile the Pickens county’s in 2009 class have already achieve a composite score that is 22.6 with its individual scoring of 22.4, in English field of 22.2, about 22.2 in Math while 22.9 in Reading and about 22.3 in Science field.
Its been considered that this ACT is one of the predominant college entrance examination in the United States while this College Board’s SAT entirely dominates some other half. Since, this ACT is just a test of curriculum bases and even classroom achievement. Meanwhile, the SAT is implied as learning test that will measure of how learners think based on its experiences that is both in and even out of its classroom settings. The entire South Carolina colleges and universities will accepts either of the two the ACT or SAT that scores for its admission. The Oconee County District Superintendent is quite pleased for the education program district performance especially that it ranked ninth among its states 85 educational learning institutes and as a result this district wide science scoring was considered as the 11th best of its state. With that, the School District of Oconee country have already met or even exceeded to its national average in the field of Math, Reading, English, Science, and to its Composite scoring with its scores that increase the school district learners in the field of Math and Science.
Meanwhile, the Seneca high school and Walhalla high school also exceeded in their state and towards the national average in the entire subject areas while this Tamassee Salem high have also exceeded in their state and to its national average in field of English. It’s been estimated that about 238 Oconee country learners took this ACT this year. Daniel, Easley, and Pickens also exceeded on its state and national average and only liberty school got below on its state average. It’s quite clear already that Pickens County Superintendent Henry Hunt is quite indicative of its strong instructional high schools program. This result is just an effect of quality instructions that educators or teachers provided that resulted of gaining students achievement.
Upon going back top school and finding out that they would not have much time in going its traditional campus as a result to some heavy workloads for additional family chores and even considering online learning. When going back to this educational learning and finding out that there will be no much time in going this traditional educational learning institutes due to the inset of its web and for that online learning can just become as one of its easiest way in order to cope up the busy schedules that they got that includes the working mothers, fathers, those individuals who are joining college studies or just even staying home with their family, executives, busy athletes, the community workers and even to some military personnel.
It’s been noted that online learning is not only confined to college since there are also already high school education programs that been offered that caters several young individuals in order to cater several people who have not yet earning their high schools diploma. With that, all the aspect that been needed is to entirely connect its school district or surfing the net for its institutional offers that includes class session. It’s been reported through the Statesman Journal that this online classes are just one of the hit with their learners for Salem and Oregon. With that, Salem Keizer district will be piloted this project SK online for debuting it on summer this 1999. Since, then this concept was entirely been spread on its nation wide.
The only concern of is the need of having a well organize system in order to be able to tackle or discuss about having an online schools class program considering to the mere fact that this nine week course and even weekly assignments will have an average of three to four. The syllabus is just a jam packed with their readings and even looks heavy on their online classes. These learners will be spending several times for computer posting towards their answers, assignments, and even comments for its particular time. As a result of failing this submit assignments on its due dates, they will deducted about 10% for its daily late assignment and after this fourth day this late assignment will be no longer be accepted by their instructor.
Comparing to this traditional approach of educational learning, there is nothing to compare upon according to the Indiana University. According to Dr. Curtis that stopping of comparing to this face to face blended learning can be good since there are two different strategies upon learning it. Since, this online learning got its own merit that is quite similar to the traditional approach. There are several things to consider upon however in this online learning, its not just entirely computer, and inclusion of assignments, feedbacks but several more. Although, it will not be an easy chances that there will be several options to take upon since it’s quite easier to state it rather than doing it. So, it’s very much important to take ready on it. Although, the San Jose and even Milpitas residents may be entirely wanting to consider going it through online setting since its quite worth it.
Its been known that one of the common concern in the education field system in United States is the drop out rate of learners especially high schools individuals due to several reasons that includes lack of financial support or resources upon foregoing the educational program, lack of support from their families, got several obligations that been manage or involvement of some personal concerns. But the bottom line of this concern is to address on how to resolve and deal with it properly through gathering several solutions on it. One of the mere actions in order to deal it properly is to have a formal session in order to get through the ideas or opinions of others and be able to discuss it as a group. One of the aspects that can be done is the formal summit that will be happening this September. The upcoming educational summit will just be the first step in order to address or even provide resolution for several school communities who are experiencing drop outs and decrease of their enrollees or learners.
With that, the Indiana educators and their school leaders are now be able to meet this coming September in order to gain an effort for fighting what this state officials will be called or known as its high school dropout epidemic. Since, the Indiana Department of Education had already stated that there are only about three to four Indiana learners who will be entering this ninth grade that will be graduating within these four years. Tony Bennett stated that the summit will start this September 25 in Indianapolis will start on statewide movement in order to reach for about 90% gradation rate this coming 2012.
Those parents, community activist, businesses and some other people are invited to attend in this upcoming summit. After this upcoming meeting, representatives from the entire countries will be submitting these plans in regards to the dropout prevent projects in their respective educational school student community resources. Hopefully, the common concerns of high school drop outs will be gradually be resolve through the different solutions that will be tackling in the educational system summit.