Some Things You Didn’t Know About Online Education

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Online education is becoming more popular among all age groups, but particularly with 18 – 25-year-olds. The number of younger students enrolling to study online doubled between 2012 and 2015, and has continued to grow ever since. It is thought there are two main reasons for this. The first is they do not have the expense or inconvenience of moving away from home, and the second is that because they can work at their own pace, some students can finish the course in a much shorter time than if they attended a bricks and mortar college or university. This results in them getting into the employment market sooner than they would otherwise have done.

Choice Of Study

Online programs offer a much wider choice of courses in many more fields than is generally thought. It does not matter if you want to complete an online accredited MBA program, study life sciences, do a course in education or any other one of many fields, there are online courses for most of them.

It has grown a great deal from the few online courses that were originally offered, and now there are many thousands of different options in all types of industries and professions.

Most Students Do Not Work

One of the selling points of online education has been that you can fit it in with any lifestyle. If you have a full-time job or a family to care for, you can complete your studies when you have time.

However, research shows that among the younger age groups, very few of the students work while they are completing their online courses. It seems they prefer to work at them full time, with many of them doing more hours than they would if they attended a physical college.

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Better Grades

Distance learning students tend to get better grades than those who have been taught face-to-face.  There is no apparent reason for this, and it should be pointed out that more students fail to complete online courses as well. It seems a pretty mixed bag of students who start these online courses but is good for the ones that do complete them with a better grade on their certificate.

The qualification certificate does not show how it was earned, so prospective employers do not know how the course was completed. Research among a variety of employers showed that they did not mind at all if the course had been completed online, and in fact, some saw it as a bonus that the student has been disciplined enough to complete their studies in this way.

Other Students And Tutors Can Be Contacted

There is no doubt that technology has played a large role in online education, as now students and tutors can all get together on the Internet to discuss issues with each other, and to help each other along. Many online students make friends from their programs, just as if they were attending a college or university.

Online education will continue to grow for several reasons. As well as the advantages for students, there are clear reasons why they are good for educational institutions as well. They can use smaller buildings, so they are less costly to run, and this, in turn, should help to reduce the fees they charge students. The lower their fees are the more students they will have, and some are saying it is a real possibility that one day, all education will be online.


Level Up in These Game Boy-Themed Air Jordan IVs

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Sneaker customizer Johnny Barry has unveiled his latest creation, a Game Boy-themed Nike Air Jordan IV. The sneaker features an all-white construction with Game Boy-inspired detailing on the heel and tongue.

Only 10 pairs were officially released for sale. The sneakers cost $1,350 and are all sold out as per Barry’s website.

The inspiration for this project is the year 1989, which brought with it the Nintendo Game Boy as well as the original Nike Air Jordan IV. The Game Boy ended up selling over 120 million units and the Air Jordan IV became one of the most iconic basketball shoes ever.

Check out images of the sneaker above and leave your thoughts in the comments.

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Here’s Every Piece From the Upcoming BAPE x Mitchell & Ness NBA Collab

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After getting a first look at the upcoming BAPE x Mitchell & Ness NBA collaboration, we can now take a look at every piece from the collection. As part of BAPE’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, the Japanese brand is partnering with Mitchell & Ness on a collection comprised of NBA-themed T-shirts, jerseys, shorts, and outerwear.

The collection is modelled by none other than LA-native Snoop Dogg and can be checked out in full below.

Featuring teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and more, each jersey is elevated with BAPE’s signature 1st camo motif, while also featuring the ape head logo prominently on the front.

Additionally, a limited edition Spalding basketball draped in the same aesthetic to finish off the collection.

The authentic jerseys will retail for $399, the swingman version of the jerseys for $199, the shorts for $179, the T-shirts $115, while the jacket costs a princely $319.

All items will be available at BAPE LA on Saturday, October 13th and at all A BATHING APE locations except BAPE Harajuku starting Saturday, October 20th

What do you think of the collaboration? Let us know in the comments below.

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Travis Scott Releases Deluxe Version of ‘Astroworld’ & a Mask

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Travis Scott is following up his highly-popular Astroworld with the release of a deluxe version of the album alongside more merchandise, including a golden mask.

The mask is available separately from the album. The physical deluxe album comes shipped in an eight-inch tall plastic head that looks a lot like the giant Travis Scott head that popped up in various locations ahead of the original release.

Although officially available on Travis Scott’s store, there is no indication as to what the difference is between the deluxe version and the regular version.

Both Travis Scott’s deluxe Astroworld album and mask are available now online and are priced at $95 and $50 respectively.

Check them out above before shopping them below.

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G-SHOCK Unveils a Transparent “Glacier Gold” DW-5035E

G-SHOCK has just unveiled a “Glacier Gold” colorway of its new DW-5035E timepiece. The new colorway is part of the brand’s 35-year anniversary, which has seen collaborations with the likes of BAPEGorillazPORTER, and kolor,

The DW-5035E is based on G-SHOCK’s original DW-5000 model, which has been redesigned for the 35-year celebrations. The timepiece’s transparent armband and case is a design cue not seen regularly on G-SHOCK watches, making this a very special colorway.

Tastefully contrasting the transparent resin are hits of gold on the face and hardware of the watch. The “Glacier Gold” DW-5035E is available now at select G-SHOCK retailers, as well as at G-SHOCK’s website directly.

The watch retails for €219 (approximately $255). Flip through the images above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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