Latest online students Stories

2010-11-18 17:33:25

No cohesion, community spirit, trust or interaction? No problem College students participating in a new study on online courses said they felt less connected and had a smaller sense of classroom community than those who took the same classes in person "“ but that didnt keep online students from performing just as well as their in-person counterparts. The study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln gauged students' perception and performance in three undergraduate science courses that...

2010-10-05 15:26:00

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey taken by the Department of Education, enrollment in online educational programs is still showing a substantial increase and is having a dramatic effect on education in general. The Department of Education statistics say that in 2007 12.2 million students were enrolled in online programs with an expected increase of up to 18 million by 2012. For comparison purposes, according to Sloan Consortium's 2005 annual review,...

2009-01-16 15:31:00

Commencement Speaker Scott McNealy Champions WGU's Online Approach for Delivering Affordable, Workforce-Ready Educational Programs SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does a struggling economy limit the opportunity to go to college? Not for the more than 600 men and women who will graduate from online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) (http://www.wgu.edu/) on Saturday, January 24. More than 80 percent have earned fully accredited bachelor's or master's degrees...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.