Fueling online learning… relaciones aumento precio gasolina vs. aumento enseñanza online

Hoy os traemos, para este sábado sabadete unas cuentas lecturas sobre la relación entre el aumento del precio del combustible y el susodicho aumento de la enseñanza on line… En el año 2003 el precio en españa rondaba los 0,795 euros, 5 años después 1,220… A la derecha podéis ver el aumento del precio de la gasolina por galón en EEUU. Tendríamos que tener en cuenta también lo que ello puede conllevar para el equilibrio ecológico del planeta…todos salimos a las mismas horas para ir a los mismos sitios… a las universidades, escuelas, trabajos, … por qué esa agenda y ese manejo del tiempo? En fin, como veréis muchísimas cosas para plantearse… Podríamos repasar de Harry Pross en “La violencia de los símbolos sociales” la parte dedicada a la gestión del tiempo (que desgraciadamente no está en google books…).

1) As gas prices rise, virtual college gains popularity By JOHN AUSTIN en Star telegram

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Jenny Jopling, director of UT-Arlington’s Center for Distance Education, talks with Patrick Pluscht, director of UNT’s Center for Distributed Learning, by videoconference — one method of distance learning. Star-Telegram/Bruce Maxwell

There’s no reason high gas prices should keep you away from campus — at least not a virtual campus.

The increased availability of distance learning classes and programs means that students can earn degrees, including doctorates, without commuting to or living on campus. Or even being in Texas.

2) More students going online for college classes en sidelines.

3) Students take online classes to save gas en upi.com

4)Gas Prices Drive Students to Online Courses en Chronicle.com By JEFFREY R. YOUNG

For Christy LaBadie, a sophomore at Northampton Community College, the 30-minute drive from her home to the Bethlehem, Pa., campus has become a financial hardship now that gasoline prices have soared to more than $4 a gallon. So this semester she decided to take an online course to save herself the trip­—and the money.

5) Vint Cerf: High Oil Prices Could Help the Web Written by Josh Catone / en Read Write Web

While some of our European readers may snicker if I were to complain about having to pay $4.10/gallon to fill up my car’s gas tank, the fact is that across the world many people are feeling pressure at the pump. There are some who argue that the environmental benefits of high gas prices, which are changing our energy consumption habits for the better, outweigh the economic problems pricey fuel creates. But one unexpected benefit of rising fuel costs might be felt on the web, where high gas prices may help to drive adoption of web apps, says Google vice president Vinton Cerf, according to the AFP.

6) Online class enrollments jump with travel costs Do pros outweigh cons? BY ANGELA CAPUTO Staff writer en southtownstar.com

Katie Hirdler has had it with filling up her tank. With each fill-up costing $70, Hirdler is always looking for ways to avoid visiting the gas pump.

Hirdler traded in her truck for a Cadillac. She took a job as a nanny for a local family. And, despite being “not really that great with computers,” the 22-year-old freshman at Moraine Valley Community College decided to give online classes a try this summer.

7) Y por último, y no por ello menos importante, un blog dedicado exclusivamente al tema: Fueling Online Learning , con el subtítulo de Rising gas prices are “fueling” increased interest in online/blended learning among commuting students. En el encontraréis bastantes enlaces más sobre el tema. El blog lo escribe:
Ray Schroeder. Director of OTEL Professor Emeritus University of Illinois at Springfield

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