Getting an online degree through distance learning is an option that has become possible because of the increased availability of the Internet throughout the world. However, what are the actual benefits and disadvantages of distance education or online school?
Potential Benefits: The most compelling reasons for trying to get an online degree are time and money. With an online course, you can enroll in a class, do assignments on the Internet, and even communicate with classmates in chatrooms or on bulletin boards. Technology has even reached the point where students can interact with other students and the teacher through high-quality webconferencing. All of these activities can be done from the comfort of your home or laptop: any time, any place.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Derek Amato, from Denver, Colorado, is just one of 30 people in the entire world suffering from Acquired Savant Syndrome, where people display profound abilities after suffering head trauma.
After years of failed jobs and homelessness, the 40-year-old is now enjoying a career in music and can play eight instruments - despite never having a lesson in his life.
He has now recounted the startling moment he felt drawn to a friend's piano after the October 2006 accident and immediately began playing.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The 45-year-old woman from Bedford, Virginia eats 1.5 kilograms of stones weekly, report from Dailymail. She suffers from the disease Pica – the habit of eating non-edible objects. For her lifetime until now she had eaten around 1400 kilograms of stones. Every time she is depressed, Teresa reaches for her “tranquilizer”.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
He was taking part in a protest to mark the anniversary of a wave of demonstrations against the high cost of living and other social issues
TV cameras and photographers have captured the dramatic moment an Israeli protester set himself on fire during a rally.
Buried beneath the floor of a convent in Florence, Italy they've found a skeleton they believe belonged to Lisa Gherardini, the model who posed for Leonardo's da Vinci's mysterious masterpiece.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The three-year-old suffers from an undiagnosed condition which causes her feet to grow at an alarmingly rapid rate.
They are constantly swollen and heavy and make moving around for the child, who lives in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province of China, extremely difficult.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Sony’s $220 million reboot The Amazing Spider-Man debuted atop the box office with $65 million over its first weekend and a big $140 million in its first six days. The 3-D blockbuster played in 4,138 theaters and earned a $15,708 per theater average over the Friday-to-Sunday period. Of that $140 million, $14.3 million came from IMAX screens. Worldwide, the tentpole has already earned $341.2 million after two weekends of international release.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The judge ruled that HTC had not infringed four technologies that Apple had claimed as its own.
He said Apple's slide-to-unlock feature was an "obvious" development in the light of a similar function on an earlier Swedish handset.
Apple has also cited the patent in disputes against firms using Google's Android system software.
Phoenix police were called to a pizza restaurant Tuesday night after witnesses say they saw 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete pour beer from a pitcher into her son's cup and then the child drank some of it.