Millions of students are now pursuing their higher education degrees and certifications through online colleges and universities. Traditionally, these were once viewed somewhat negatively since many […]
The Apple iPad is seen as being an extremely effective platform to integrate with online education technology platforms and Apple eve offers student pricing. The iPad itself is a lightweight, easily transportable and mobile computing platform with integrated 3G and Wi-Fi.
Students the world over have come to recognize that they have long been ripped off by the textbook publishing establishment to which the higher education system panders. Thus, the cost of college textbooks has increased geometrically compared to regular inflation and colleges and universities are partly to blame. Higher education institutions regularly require the “most recent” editions of textbooks that the publishing houses have simply reworked by changing the page count, adding some useless fluff, and perhaps re-organizing the chapters
Online education is now expanding beyond the boutique and into the realm of mainstream. A recent article in Reuters noted that some 6.1 million students have now enrolled in some type of online program in the US alone. By far it seems that the most popular online degree programs are MBA programs and companies such as 2tor are leading the way in allowing traditional colleges and universities to hit the ground running as it were