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What to Do to Get an Athletic Scholarship This Year?


 
Despite the widespread misbelief, colleges are not solely interested in providing sports scholarships to students performing on the field or court at the highest level. Students, who genuinely love their sport and can boast good skills, might expect to win athletic scholarships as well.

However, the truth is, the phone rings to offer someone a scholarship only if they are the most prominent sportsmen. As for the rest, they have to try harder and invest a little more to get what…

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Is Online Learning Your Call?


 
Online learning is in many ways more beneficial than the traditional classroom instruction. To start with, it is much more flexible and convenient allowing us to get new knowledge and skills from the very comforts of our home. Long gone are the days when we had to wake up early in the morning and drag ourselves to school or college feeling exhausted and craving for some sleep. It is now enough to be online at the time when the class is about to start.

Besides, and many experts…

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Educational Trend We Are To Expect In 2013


 
Last year we saw many changes taking place in our education system. Thus, there were numerous STEM education initiatives, designed to promote students’ interest in STEM and encourage them to pursue careers in these fields; new common standards, remodeled school weeks and increased popularity of online and digitally-enhanced learning.

These and other changes were caused by two main underlying factors, which are advances in educational technology and nationwide emphasis on college…

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Wackiest College Courses to Take This Year


 
Philosophy, history, art, medicine, political science – these are the courses traditionally offered in most universities and colleges around the country. However, not everyone knows that some schools choose to go beyond the traditional scope of disciplines and offer their students to take unique, awkward, queer and funny classes you would never expect to find in college.

Here are some most unexpected and odd classes that, however, enjoy great popularity and attract dozens of…

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Tips On How to Help Your Child Improve Their Chances for College Admission

Completing college applications can be a very challenging process that requires a student to show a great deal of concentration, hard work and attentiveness. Although parents are usually sidelined when it comes to preparing college applications, there are a number of ways they can be of assistance to their college-bound students.

Here are tips on how parents can help their child prepare for college applications:

  • Creating a resume is a vital part of any college application process…

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Applying For A Scholarship: Get Organized Now

With college tuition costs skyrocketing, applying for scholarships might be the only way for students and their parents to avoid being burdened with student loan debt for years and years. There is very little chance one can get rid of a student loan, either governmentally or privately issued, normally that would take years and pains to be forgiven a debt through bankruptcy.

Many students believe they will find a well-paying job after graduation and easily pay off their student…

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Online Education: How It All Began

Have you ever thought about how old online education really is? It is commonly referred to as a relatively new phenomenon that is still in the process of its making. But the truth be told, many elements of today’s Internet-based online learning environment are rooted in the late 50s and early 60s of the XX century long before the word ‘Internet’ became part of our vocabulary.

In this regard it is interesting to look at some individuals who contributed to making the Internet so popular…

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Digital Literacy: Teaching Kids to Use Search Engines Right

Being able to effectively conduct online research work is an essential skill that every schooler is required to master. The Internet is an enormous resource of information and help however finding what you really want or need is not always a simple task especially for kids who are easily distracted by different factors.

Knowing how to use hyperlinks or post a comment on Twitter is not the same as being able to conduct research work online. It requires a person to see the difference…

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Project-based Learning Triggers Creativity in Students at Jasper Place High School

The U.S. school education system is designed to address students’ most important academic, physical social and emotional needs. The system’s objective is to raise educated and self-contained individuals to live and thrive in a modern rapidly-globalizing world. It aims to prepare our children to live in a democratic country, ruled by democratic leaders and abide by democratic laws. But is the U.S. educational system democratic enough to do that?

Let’s see: we expect our students to be…

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Global Collaboration Inspires Children to Learn Better

 

It is amazing how the Internet has changed our world, removing all political and geographic borders, distances and socio-economic barriers, bringing all sorts of people together. The Internet has also made it possible for people to work, study, travel and recreate without leaving the comfort of one’s home.  It has made our world more consolidated, enabling people to make a change to the life of others.

Speaking about education, the Internet has brought along many new unique…

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