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Everblue Earns Accreditation for Continuing Education in Environmental Studies

Enviromental StudiesThe environmental education start-up has been granted accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Everblue, whose motto is “Building Earth’s Sustainable Workforce” offers continuing education certifications in a variety of green studies, including LEED certification training, Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications, Weatherization Training, Corporate Sustainability and Carbon Accounting. Previously, students who took these courses paid out of pocket, but with the new accreditation, the site can sell its services to large companies who wish to educate their employees on environmental topics, government veterans’ education programs and anyone using a government grant or loan to pay for their continuing education. Certification courses combine traditional classroom and online classes.

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Top Online Home School Programs

Home SchoolDid you know that there are about 125,000 schools across America? And not included in that count are home school programs offered online.

Here is a list of some of the country’s most reputable home school programs:

1. Laurel Springs is an accredited private distance learning school that was established more than 25 years ago to provide resources for home school families. They also have tutoring programs and tailored curricula for families living abroad.

2. iQ Academy offers a standards-based curriculum backed by supportive teachers, guidance counselors, staff and a learning coach.

3. K12 offers an individualized approach emphasizing students mastery of core concepts while offering more than 700 subject lessons, online seminars, training sessions, a mentorship program and parental community forums. Read the rest of this entry »

Online College Classes: No Easy Ride

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I’m delighted with the online education revolution.  Thanks to distance learning, more people are gaining access to a college education.  Going back to school has become much simpler than it used to be.

However, students who are taking online courses need to know that, as the Washington Post recently reported, online classes are not as easy as many people think they will be!

Here’s the problem: online courses are a new phenomenon, so people don’t know what to expect.  The online world is associated with fun, entertaining activities and social interaction.  Thus, when students log on to that first online course, sometimes they have misconceptions that these courses are going to be a breeze.  The lack of a teacher in the room also contributes to this sense of fun and freedom. Read the rest of this entry »


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