Finding Community in Distance Education

Written by Jim Norrena

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An IWUOnline administration representative recently describedrepparttar essential traits that a new-to-online learning student should possess as including “discipline, determination and endurance, though not necessarily in that order.”

Such traits allow students to balance themselves, embracingrepparttar 145779 freedom distance learning provides while avoiding falling behind. The discipline ensures projects are completed;repparttar 145780 determination lets adults juggle their professional responsibilities with their academic ones while remaining focused on their goals and not giving up; andrepparttar 145781 endurance providesrepparttar 145782 ability to successfully meetrepparttar 145783 demanding coursework, even when life doesn’t yield torepparttar 145784 added pressure.

Even students who possess allrepparttar 145785 discipline, determination, and endurance inrepparttar 145786 world could be at risk of failing if they had to face their challenges alone. Students do not learn in an isolated bubble; they learn by surrounding themselves with others, they learn from their peers, their professors, from like-minded individuals and from their polar opposites.

In short, students learn best when they are part of a community, and that’s exactly what IWUOnline offers ─ a tightly knit community that overcomes geographical distances to forge spiritual and academic bonds.

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Homeschool, is it the solution?

Written by Will T

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Home schooling has beenrepparttar basis of society for thousands of years - long before schools came about. However, in today's society it can be difficult for parent's to maintainrepparttar 145666 supervision of assignments that is needed for home schooling. This may become even more of an issue as a child gets intorepparttar 145667 higher grades and parents are unfamiliar withrepparttar 145668 curriculum or are working and do not have as much time to assist them.


A new addition to education,repparttar 145669 internet is now providingrepparttar 145670 ability for parents to give their child an enhanced curriculum, control over education, and online support. This will all cost much less than private school at an average cost of $900 per year.

Older children can benefit from online teachers who are able to superviserepparttar 145671 work - a huge benefit for working or single parents. Many accredited Internet schools offer similar courses to those available in private schools.

Joel Turtel, who isrepparttar 145672 author of "Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children," says that busy working parents can give their kids a quality, low-cost education at home usingrepparttar 145673 Internet. “K-12th grade Internet schools can take most ofrepparttar 145674 homeschooling burden off parent's backs.”

Perhaps this isrepparttar 145675 answer you've been looking for. This directory site was provided as an encouragement to help people push the extra mile. We provide latest news and updated articles on education.

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