Finding Community in Distance Education

Written by Jim Norrena

At Indiana Wesleyan University Online, a Christian-based institution,repparttar type of distance that’s most important to their students is not measured in miles. Instead, students enroll inrepparttar 145779 program to gainrepparttar 145780 benefits of a quality education in a community of individuals who are allowedrepparttar 145781 opportunity to incorporate a faith-based worldview. IWU supports a self-described “world changer” initiative -- a commitment to preparing students “to be agents of change on a global scale through virtual community.”

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Homeschool, is it the solution?

Written by Will T

Do you have children in school - or are you planning for it soon?

Have you asked yourself if public schools are really doing all they can to improve your child and educate him or her forrepparttar real world?

Do you try to stifle desires to send them to private schools because ofrepparttar 145666 cost orrepparttar 145667 perceived 'elitist' mentality?

Have you ever had a day arrive when your child comes home worn out, agitated and frustrated and thought to yourself "I'd love to keep my child home and teach him myself - if only I hadrepparttar 145668 time."

Now, maybe you can. Here are some ofrepparttar 145669 options.


Yes, private schools are sought byrepparttar 145670 wealthiest and most privileged of society. Although some would likely debaterepparttar 145671 benefits of private schooling over public schooling most parents probably have consideredrepparttar 145672 option and would jump atrepparttar 145673 opportunity to give private schooling to their children if it appeared.

Unfortunately, for most families, private schooling is simply not a reality. At a cost of $7000 and upwards,repparttar 145674 ability to afford such education is beyond their means. Religious affiliated schools are less expensive, but still not an option for many families with a of cost several thousands per year.


Traditional home schooling whererepparttar 145675 parent isrepparttar 145676 supervisor ofrepparttar 145677 child's work is another option. With fantastic resources and helpful teachers to assist, it has been a form of education that can berepparttar 145678 answer to parents who wantrepparttar 145679 one-on-one education that public schools cannot provide.

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