Online Education Costs More, Not Less

Online Education Costs More, Not Less

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found. The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. And when additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms. The higher prices — what students pay — are connected to higher production costs, the survey…

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Fewer text books = less expense for students at SLCC

Fewer text books = less expense for students at SLCC

LAFAYETTE ­– There’s something missing from Dr. Mark LaRue’s English classes these days at South Louisiana Community College and students don’t seem to mind at all. LaRue, who teaches Rhetoric and Composition and Composition and Critical Thought, doesn’t require a textbook in his classes. Instead, he utilizes Open Educational Resources – free or minimally priced education materials – to supplement his instruction. “As an experienced instructor, I have accumulated over the years a wealth of resources of my own and from the influence of many texts,” he said. “With that…

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Army recruitment to get less taxing

Army recruitment to get less taxing

The chaotic Army recruitment rallies, where thousands of youngsters jostle to become soldiers, has for long been an integral part of Indian landscape. If a proposal under discussion in the Army headquarters is to fructify, Indian youth may find a more peaceful way to don the uniform. In the present system, participants go through physical and medical evaluation followed by a written examination. The Army is trying to reverse the procedure, in which the written examination would be conducted online at various locations nationwide and a smaller number would then…

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How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

Iwould like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, The Price of Admission. I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor. Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful. My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New…

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Is an algorithm any less racist than a human?

Is an algorithm any less racist than a human?

We would all like to fancy ourselves as eminently capable of impartiality, able to make decisions without prejudices – especially at work. Unfortunately, the reality is that human bias, both conscious and unconscious, can’t help but come into play when it comes to who gets jobs and how much money candidates get offered. Managers often gravitate to people most like themselves, make gender-based assumptions about skills or salaries, or reject candidates who have non-white names – to name just a few examples – even if they don’t mean to. There’s…

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Bore-out: like burnout, but much less exciting

Bore-out: like burnout, but much less exciting

call: Bore-out. Age: Meh. look: Umph. good enough, what’s occurring? Rien. Rien de rien. prevent it. tell me. A 44-12 months-old Frenchman, Frédéric Desnard, is taking his former employers – a fragrance corporation – to a tribunal due to the fact he claims they gave him “bore-out”. Qu’est-ce que c’est que ça when it’s at domestic? it’s miles while you are “mise en placard” – put in a cupboard, metaphorically, given only menial responsibilities and disadvantaged of all significant duty at work. Desnard says his bosses at Interparfums did this…

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