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SR Education Group Launches OnlineU.org
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SR Education Group is proud to announce the launch of our free online resource comparing all U.S. online degrees on quality and affordability in 12 disciplines. OnlineU.org helps students avoid high student debt while making better-informed choices about pursuing higher education online.

November 13, 2013

Fixing What Is Not Broken
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A recent string of setbacks for one of the leading providers of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and a series of re-validations of the enduring value of bachelor's degrees has us wondering if MOOCs may fix things that weren't broken to begin with. More broadly, if efforts to improve education target things that never stopped working, will they do more harm than good?

Since the large-scale launch of MOOCs last year, much of the excitement around them has been driven by their potential to revolutionize education and thereby solve many of the challenges facing higher ed, namely the perceived diminution of the value of a degree in today's economy and the increased cost of getting a degree. While no one can say for sure exactly how MOOCs will evolve or what role they will play, Michael Horn and Clayton Christensen recently described the potential in a Wired op-ed as follows:

May 8, 2013

Guide to Online Schools 2013 Online College Rankings Released
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We are proud to announce that today, our flagship site, Guide to Online Schools, released its fourth annual list of the Top Online Colleges and universities in the nation.

Each year, we want to help highlight superb institutions by releasing the best online colleges overall, the most military- friendly colleges, and the top non-profit online colleges. This year, Guide to Online Schools went one step further.

January 10, 2013

Applying MOOCs to the College Experience
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By now, many in the education sphere are aware of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). With The New York Times calling this “The Year of the MOOC” in a recent article, and even our own coverage of the “Five Free Online Courses (MOOCs) to Help Your Career” in October, it’s safe to say that MOOCs are at the forefront of education discussions. These courses have made high-quality learning opportunities available to the global population, as well as U.S. students who are unable to attend a traditional college. While this increased opportunity for underserved populations to access education is a great step, these classes do not yet provide students with the credentials that would make them truly valuable. But this could soon change.

December 4, 2012

How to Choose the Right Online Education Program
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Choosing the right online college and degree can be extremely difficult. With hundreds of institutions and programs currently operating online, it is easy to get bogged down by the seemingly endless amount of research you must conduct in order to make an informed decision. This may be one of the most important decisions that you make in your lifetime, and SR Education Group’s GuideToOnlineSchools.com can help guide your way.



November 12, 2012

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