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  • Welcome to our presentation on distance learning in the U.S. This program is designed for Russian students and teachers interested in online courses with American schools and is brought to you by the Bilateral Presidential Commission and EducationUSA. I'm Kimberly Williams and I have partnered with EducationUSA ad visor, Tatyana Babkina to develop two learning modules entitled Live in Russia, Study in the U.S. The first part is simply an explanation of why students are moving to online learning and the second part, explained in Russian, by Tatyana with English text offers guidance on the application process should you decide to take an online course from Russia.So lets begin.
  • First of all, lets look at what Distance learning is. In short, Distance education is a type of formal learning in which students and instructors are in different places.
  • And its become quite popular in the states with nearly 12 million post-secondary students in the United States take some or all of their classes online right now.
  • And its not just university students. Young children from Kindergarten to Grade 12 now take classes online too.
  • According to the Sloan Consortium, more than half of all American students will take online courses by 2014
  • Well, there are a number of reasons but I’ll start by letting this video presentation by blackboard explain it.
  • So as you can see, students seek online courses because they are convenient
  • You can access your lectures at 2:00 a.m. or any other time that works for you
  • You can work anywhere where you have an internet connection.
  • And its easier than ever with new technology.
  • E-courses have come a long way and there are many new tools that make learning interactive from podcasts and video lectures to online quizzes and assignment uploads.
  • Plus, The degree you earn is the exact same regardless of whether you attend class in person or online.
  • Russian students can also take American e-courses from anywhere in the world and there are other benefits……
  • Courses are self paced so students who do not speak English as well as a native have more time to read and process material. Just like now. If there is something you do not understand, you are free to stop, pause, and replay as much as you need to.
  • And the same applies to Russian students who do speak English well but perhaps need more time to learn new or technical terms.
  • And lets not forget that, Many American colleges offer ESL (English as a Second Language) courses, which include links to specialized library materials and access to English speakers.
  • English is recognized as a universally-accepted language uniting specialists in ongoing collaboration and research. So learning your subject at an English-speaking institution connects you to contacts from around the world.
  • And there are more options
  • Russian students can complete two year degrees with community colleges online for a reduced cost and then transfer to a four year university.
  • FLEX students can take a year of online courses while waiting for their 2-year visa restrictions to expire and then transfer those credits to a university before completing a degree in the U.S.
  • IT and International Relations students will gain access to corporate partners in the States, which opens doors to internships and job opportunities.
  • Many American colleges offer free career placement services to students and alumni so you will have the chance to work with a career counselor who will help you create a resume and look for jobs.
  • Plus, many universities offer professional programs and community courses that can count towards professional development.
  • So there are lots of options with distance learning. You can earn a degree, enroll in shorter programs for professional development, or access free e-courses for your own personal enrichment. And you can learn more about all of these option by speaking with your EductionUSA advisor or by clicking on the links to online schools inside the Distance Education in the U.S. e-course.
  • In this presentation, we’re also going to see a short video on the ways EducationUSA can help you.
  • But don’t forget
  • That there are virtual options too.
  • So please visit these sites for more information (pause).
  • Live in Russia, Study in the U.S.

    1. 1. Distance Learning Programs<br />Study Abroad While Living in Russia<br />
    2. 2. Distance Learning Programs<br />Distance education is a type of formal learning in which students and instructors are in different places.<br />
    3. 3. Distance Learning Programs<br />Nearly 12 million post-secondary students in the United States take some or all of their classes online right now.<br />
    4. 4. Distance Learning Programs<br />Nationwide, an estimated 1.03 million students at the K-12 level took an online course in 2007-8.<br />
    5. 5. Distance Learning Programs<br />By 2014, more than half of all American university students will take courses online. <br />
    6. 6. WHY?<br />
    7. 7. Online courses are convenient<br />
    8. 8. They offer <br />24 Hour Access<br />
    9. 9. Distance Learning Programs<br />Students can complete their education from anywhere in the world.<br />
    10. 10. New eReaders, tablets, and phones support online education.<br />
    11. 11. E-courses are <br />highly interactive. <br />
    12. 12. Distance Learning Programs<br />The degree you earn is the exact same regardless of whether you attend class in person or online.<br />
    13. 13. and Russian students?<br />
    14. 14. Distance Learning Programs<br />Russian students can also take American <br />e-courses from anywhere in the world and there are other benefits……<br />
    15. 15. Distance Learning Programs<br />Courses are self paced so students who do not speak English as well as a native have more time to read and process material.<br />
    16. 16. Distance Learning Programs<br />Russian students also have more time to review less familiar subjects or subjects that require a technical vocabulary. <br />
    17. 17. Distance Learning Programs<br />Many American colleges offer ESL <br />(English as a Second Language) courses, <br />which include links to specialized library materials and access to English speakers.<br />
    18. 18. Distance Learning Programs<br />English is recognized as a universally-accepted language uniting specialists in ongoing collaboration and research. Studying at an American university allows you to make contacts from around the world. <br />
    19. 19. Distance Learning Programs<br />And there are more options<br />And there are more options!<br />
    20. 20. Distance Learning Programs<br />Russian students can complete two year degrees with community colleges online for a reduced cost and then transfer to a four year university.<br />
    21. 21. Distance Learning Programs<br />FLEX students can take a year of online courses while waiting for their 2-year visa restrictions to expire and then transfer those credits to a university before completing a degree in the U.S.<br />
    22. 22. Distance Learning Programs<br />IT and International Relations students will gain access to corporate partners in the States, which opens doors to internships and job opportunities.<br />
    23. 23. Distance Learning Programs<br />Many American colleges offer free career placement services to students and alumni to include job searches and resume workshops.<br />
    24. 24. Distance Learning Programs<br />Plus, many universities offer professional programs and community courses that can count towards professional development. <br />
    25. 25. Distance Learning Programs<br />There are many options and your EducationUSA Advisor can guide you through the process.<br />
    26. 26. Distance Learning Programs<br />Watch the upcoming video to see how EduactionUSA can help you. <br />
    27. 27. But don’t forget<br />
    28. 28. Distance Learning Programs<br />There are virtual options too!<br />
    29. 29. Distance Learning Programs<br />visit<br />http://www.ac-ekb.info/education.html<br />http://www.useic.ru/<br />or the virtual consulting office at<br />http://www.vco-edusa.net/<br />
    30. 30. This presentation is brought to you by<br />This presentation is brought to you by<br />

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