I often hear people bashing the use of Power Point in teaching, and in get it to some degree. I remember teachers in high school who literally just read slides word for word, and expected me to copy them word for word, and that was terrible. But how much can one rely on Power Point before it starts becoming a problem, or a sign of a bad educator?
This working paper discusses a survey in the USA on alternative credentials - that is, alternatives to the undergraduate degree. Things like online classes, professional certifications, the Udacity Nanodegree, and so on.
It finds alternative credentials are currently looked on fairly favorably. Favorability is expected to decline in the short run and perhaps reverse in the longer run. Education consumers are advised to take a "both-not-either" approach.
I royally fucked up this semester, I didn't use my time wisely i procrastinated entirely to much. I straight up missed some assignments. Even accidentally missed a mid term in an 8 week course bc I was checking as often as I needed to. My highest grade was a 67 and I'm disappointed in myself, but I'm not going to let it stop me. I'm going up to the college on Thursday and will be registering for next fall. I will not let me get in the way of me.
I am 37 years old and recently decided to get my High School Diploma. After this is done, I will be getting my college degree at WGU. I wanted to post this after reading a bunch of posts/comment that basically said they dont exist or they are a scam. I am finishing through the "Adult fast track program" at Excel High School. Just to get it out there, I am not involved with the school, aside from being a student. The program is great. So far it has been a mix of reading and video lessons. The teachers are incredibly helpful and respond quickly to any questions you may have. Oh, I forgot to mention that it is a go at your own pace model. The school is reasonably priced at $100 a month. There is one little catch, You have to wait 2 months from the time you begin the classes to take the final. So all said and done, if you haul ass, you could be done in 2-4 months. Taking the final is not a requirement to move on to the next class, you can take it once the 2 months are up. For example, I started about 6 weeks ago and in 2 weeks ill have 16 finals to take lol. Every class is split into "modules" and each "module" has a quiz. The program is not pass/fail, it is graded. I was scepticle of the school and did my own research. I figured i would contact admissions at a few Universities and see if it was a legit diploma. Being from Colorado and currently live in Minnesota, I checked C.U Boulder first, followed by the University of Minnesota and Wgu. All said that my diploma would be fully honored. I apologize for the lengthy post, but i hope it is helpful to anyone looking to do get their diploma and get their life on track. If anyone has any questions please ask. Oh, here is a link https://www.excelhighschool.com/fast_track.php
I’m in desperate need of some serious advice. I’m 23 and I’ve been out of education since the 6th grade. My linguistic and mathematics skills are nonexistent. All other subjects are equally as bad but those are the two I’d prefer to focus on the most. I heavily rely on things like Google and auto-correct. I’ve only gotten this far by osmosis. I’ve been looking into the possibility of doing a GED program at a community college near me but I’m worried that it wouldn’t be comprehensive enough or the placement test taken prior to it won’t properly evaluate my needs. Another part I’m worried about is wasting the precious time I have by focusing on the wrong decision. I've been recommended Khan Academy as a possible avenue, which I assume I would use as a tool to re-familiarize myself through the entire middle-school period, but I'm unsure.
I am 18 (19 in June) and I want to go back into full time education as I never finished my A levels. I am worried that I wont be able to do a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic Science as I will be 19 by the time Id start.