Category: Discussions & Debates

Students and the Online Education Experience

Any educational arena would be nothing without the enrollment and involvement of interested students. The motivations, actions, and trends of students guide the future direction of the institution. Check out this infographic from the Online Learning Consortium about what factors are…

How to Use Wikipedia for Research

Wikipedia is a massive and website and it utilized for research across the world. However, since it can be easily edited, it is not safe to use as an academic citation. Click here to learn how students can use it as a safe and academically sound research tool.

Why Visuals are Vital [INFOGRAPHIC]

Online education has drastically evolved over time. What began as simple correspondence courses has developed into a rich, interactive learning experience which has completely reformed the world of education. While early online courses were largely text based, today’s technology opens the…

The Rise of Adaptive eLearning

Adaptive eLearning seeks to blend personalized instruction with computer targeting capabilities in order to teach individual students better on a large scale. Learn how this education method emerged and where it might be headed in the future.

MUSIC Model of Motivation

All educators know that it is important to motivate students. No matter how exciting or necessary the material, students must be motivated to learn, study, and achieve. Dr. Brett Jones, a professor of education at Virginia Tech, has studied what…

The Power of Online Learners

Online students are often misunderstood. Their classes are just as challenging as traditional ones and take a great amount of will and strength to complete.

Check out this infographic to learn why online learner stereotypes are false and to discover the great things which online learners achieve.

Success Rates of Online vs. Offline College Students [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Are online students just as successful as students learning in traditional classrooms?

The answer might not match with what you’d intuitively think.

According to this infographic from eLearningInfographics.com, the average online student tests in the 59th percentile, whereas the average classroom student tests lower – in the 50th percentile.

Aside from test scores, online college students also save in the financial realm: The average total cost of a traditional degree is a whopping $85,000, whereas the average total cost of an online degree is only about $30,000.

Check out the infographic below for some more interesting facts and stats.