Here, we want to help everyone learn, so we want to talk a little bit about us.
The world is changing in every which way. One thing that never falters is the human drive to learn.
Learning is as natural to us as walking, eating, and talking.
It's something we are taught to do, as funny as that sounds. Learning to learn is one of the first experiences we have as children.
If you continue on after high school to college or a job, you're also learning. It's with us every step of the way through life. Here at Direct Knowledge, learning is not just something we enjoy, it's a passion. The drive to push education forward is one that many undertake, but we try to do things a bit differently. Some websites stick to one particular type of content, or one intended audience.
Direct Knowledge isn't just for one type of learner. You might be 20 years into a career, wanting to brush up on topics fit for your line of work. You might even be a student entering college looking for a bit more clarity on a tough subject. Likewise, you may be an industry professional hoping to share what you know to make someone else's learning easier.
Whatever the reason you're here at Direct Knowledge, we're glad to have you. We want our mission to be the driving force behind your continued learning and exploration into knowledge.
Our mission is to be the preeminent source of information on professional topics. We aim to be helpful, insightful, and authoritative. Direct Knowledge believes the pursuit of truth and facts is a central tenet of human endeavor. Without this pursuit, humanity would not excel as it has since the dawn of civilization. Not only do we all wish to learn, but it serves as a connection between each and every one of us.
Our Commitment at Direct Knowledge
Education and a hunger for learning drive the constant development of content on Direct Knowledge, and it is our goal to share this knowledge with everyone. Through our high-quality content, we are able to connect readers with important knowledge that matters in a variety of disciplines.
There is not a single sort of person Direct Knowledge is meant for. You won't see the site cater to professionals more than students, or educators more than industry experts.
In fact, Direct Knowledge knows that all members of the greater educational community have a role to play. Students help push innovation as they learn from those already working in the professional world. Likewise, many students know online learning tools quite well. This helps push the discourse to a more modern place, and hopefully facilitates a smooth transition for traditional professionals and educators.
We offer a wide range of content in fields from the hard sciences to the social sciences, from art and history to medicine and nursing, and more. These are common fields of study in higher education, but also some of the most innovative fields for professionals. For that reason, we open our content up to both ends of the spectrum. For example, professors and former educators share their knowledge on Direct Knowledge, as do professionals working in their career. There are a number of ways to engage with knowledge, as well as share experience. Our readers can learn about their intended professions and grow into their chosen fields.
We aim to reach out directly to professionals to learn about their stories, ambitions, and insights.
Our Story is About Us
Created by professionals with the intent of helping others become professionals, Direct Knowledge began by simply pulling together the best articles and media it could find. The company was officially founded on November 10, 2017 by a professor who wanted to share his knowledge with anyone. With an academic background and a passion for professional and individual development, the Direct Knowledge mission started with one passion: grow knowledge and offer a comprehensive place to learn, discuss, and network.
Since then, Direct Knowledge has aimed to benefit everyone who visits in search of knowledge on a variety of topics. As more stories are shared, Direct Knowledge grows the platform of educational materials that can help budding professionals learn more about their interests. Even now, the site is full of great content to get newcomers on board with the top trends and tools in online learning.
Students and professionals both have roles to play in Direct Knowledge's community. If you are a student or professional, then you should explore the information below for tips on how to best use the site.
Information for Students at Direct Knowledge
There are a number of online resources students use to further their education. Like colleges, not all resources are created equal. In fact, there are a number of places in which students end up spending money and not getting a valuable return.
If you don't plan on purchasing anything, free resources can also be problematic. For starters, the quality of content online is so diverse that many don't know where to turn.
For that reason, we encourage students to take advantage of all that Direct Knowledge has to offer. Whether you are a student in University, someone who loves learning, or just curious about a topic or field of study, you have a place to learn here at Direct Knowledge. There are a ton of great things to do here on the site, so let's talk about a few of the best tools at your disposal.
For a lot of students, the perks of online learning make it a great way to study and explore new topics. Exploring could not be easier on Direct Knowledge. There are a number of ways to utilize Direct Knowledge, so we'll briefly overview all of the ways to engage with knowledge, community members, and the entire experience.
Why Online Learning at Direct Knowledge Works
Online learning is a key tool for a modern educational experience. In a lot of ways, online resources solve the problems of traditional education. Something crucial about us is the idea that online learning shouldn't make things harder. Because of that reason, we avoid some of the more annoying aspects of online resources.
For starters, not everything on Direct Knowledge is set to a cost.
For example, we feature numerous articles you can read for free. These articles are a great way to get introduced into topics that, if you choose to do so, feature paid electronic books and courses. The articles make it easy, and free, to get to know the sort of content with which you might want to engage.
Likewise, online learning shouldn't always be about fees and membership dues.
To be a member at Direct Knowledge, you don't have to pay a thing!
Making the account is also very easy and straightforward. For starters, all you need to do is click create account, and work on your profile. It's easy to fill in the information, and uploading a picture allows others to see who they are networking with. Once you have your account all ready, you can begin working intimately with all the great content on the site.
Articles at Direct Knowledge
As mentioned above, articles have an important role to play in Direct Knowledge and the website. Articles are not all created equal across the web. For example, a list-based article on top ways to get a good college experience might not be the most credible resource. Likewise, academic writing is a crucial element to whether or not a text is scholarly or not. Scholarly articles don't always have to come from journals or periodicals. It's a trope that many assume is true for all scholarly articles. In fact, the resources at Direct Knowledge are scholarly. How can that be? Well, the site focuses on getting content from professionals and professors who know their fields well.
Scholarly articles can come in the form of current events pieces, overviews on the history of a subject, or other non-journal structured articles. It's not to say that journal articles aren't useful; some articles on Direct Knowledge are written in a much more formal tone. It's just not the only way to engage with articles. As free resources, they're a key element to the website.
A great way to start using Direct Knowledge is to browse the articles on the site and see what peaks your interest.
More About Us – Courses and Books
There are paid, useful tools on Direct Knowledge past the free articles. Of course, books are a great way to deep dive into a subject. If you want to try to learn a new subject, a book might be a great way to get started. If there is a topic you like, pick up an e-book from Direct Knowledge and see what you might enjoy learning about. A bit more structure helps sometimes too, which is why there are also courses.
These courses are written as lesson plans for you to follow along with, like you would a class in college. These courses do not count for college credit. Nevertheless, you might want to take a course on Direct Knowledge to adequately prepare for a college course. Every book and course on Direct Knowledge is available for members to use as they see ideal.
Information for Professionals at Direct Knowledge
Up until now, this we've been discussing quite a bit about learning. Of course we all love to learn. But, what about those who work professionally and want to contribute to the content on Direct Knowledge? Whether its a course, a book, or an article, publishing your work to Direct Knowledge is something that benefits everyone. To start, let's talk about why it is that you might want to consider taking your content to Direct Knowledge.
More About Us as a Publishing Tool
In a lot of ways, professionals are always looking for a new outlet. Whether they want to share their content, beef up their resume, or connect in a new way to the community, Direct Knowledge is here to help.
Publishing an article at Direct Knowledge is a great way to start.
As a member and professional, you can write and publish on Direct Knowledge. Everything from the hard sciences to the humanities is covered on the site. For that reason, there are a number of industries and fields we want to hear from! Once you make an account, showing that you're either a working industry professional or an educator, you can begin posting content to the site. This is a great tool for students to get to read your content while also allowing you a place to post work.
Another great thing about Direct Knowledge is the ability to post courses and books. Curious about how that works? Let's talk about it!
Publish your Course or Book to Direct Knowledge
Courses and books are vital tools for students. However, they're also great tools for professionals as well! For example, nothing can help boost a resume quite like having a course or book on there. A piece of content like an online course or an e-book can really bolster what you have to offer in future job prospects.
Even if you don't plan on moving organizations any time soon, a raise might be in order if you're doing things such as publishing books and offering courses thanks to your expertise. The professional development possibilities on Direct Knowledge are vast, and courses and books are great ways to take full advantage.
Another essential tool is the classified ads on Direct Knowledge, which are well worth checking out for those looking to offer professional services, as well as get some extra help.
Utilize the Classifieds at Direct Knowledge
Anyone who has published work knows that the process is taxing. Not only do you need to muster up the content, but it's tough to edit and proofread every aspect of the piece. For that reason, many get help from coworkers or other members in their department. Unfortunately, it's not always the best option. For that reason, Direct Knowledge offers great resources via the classifieds.
Classified ads can be used and published by professional members of the Direct Knowledge online community. Let's say you need someone to help proofread your content before publishing your e-book. Well, there are people in the community who can help, for a fee.
Likewise, you can also offer your services.
It's a great way to make a little money using what you know best. Something we like to remind professionals about us is that we're here to help everyone. Classifieds are a great way to do that. You can get help on your projects, offer services to others, and ensure everyone has the resources to get their project done! When it comes to telling others about us, we like to really make it clear we're here to contribute a place for all to thrive in an educational setting.
Like What you Heard About Us? We Want to Hear from You!
Want to know more about us? Or, maybe you're ready to join right away! Either way, talk to us! We want to hear from you on the site, as well as see your thoughts and insights attached to articles and other site content.
To get started, it's easy: make a free account on Direct Knowledge today!
The Purpose of the Direct Knowledge Blog
At Direct Knowledge, our goal is to educate our readers. We strive to meet this goal using many different methods. In this article, we will discuss the Direct Knowledge blog. We want to highlight for you the purpose of our blog as well as all of the benefits the blog provides to you, the reader. It is our desire to show you how this blog is used to demonstrate to readers the full array of services and features that this site has to offer. In addition, Our blog also contains educational articles from experienced professionals on an array of topics.
Get to Know Direct Knowledge
Through our blog we hope that you get to know more about our site and our company. We hope that the articles you read here on the blog help you relate to us and our mission. We created Direct Knowledge for a specific purposes, to be your one-stop-shop, for educational content. Let's talk about how this blog helps us accomplish that goal.
The Human Presence Behind Direct Knowledge
The creators behind the scenes at Direct Knowledge want to make an online learning community. Our passion is to help facilitate the learning process for students and to enable professionals to share their knowledge with others. To meet our mission, we created our blog.
We will use our blog to enhance the visibility of our efforts to educate. Most importantly, our site intentionally focuses on providing educational content to the public. We want to share that content with both students and interested professionals.
Our blog will highlight the materials that we offer. Articles, books, and online courses available through our site provide individuals with the highest quality information for their education. Additionally, these materials are available for free or at very affordable prices.
We will also address important issues through our blog. Perhaps there is a level of concern rising in a particular field, like education. On our blog we will write about this issue and share the most updated information and best practices with you.
It is our hope that this blog will show to you the true nature of our site. Come and read our articles. Get to know us. We want you to be able to read our blog and make the decision to join the Direct Knowledge community.
Direct Knowledge as a Trusted Source of Educational Information
At Direct Knowledge, we greatly value your trust. Our promise to you is to only provide you with educational content of the highest quality. There are several steps we take to make this happen. First, we only allow professionals to join our site as content creators. We review all users who apply to join Direct Knowledge. We make sure that they have the background and expertise that they need in order to create content that is of great value and can be trusted by the reader. Second, we review all materials created by users before they're allowed to be published or sold on our site. As part of the approval process, we review the works submitted. We check everything from spelling and grammar to the accuracy of the information included. It is our promise to you that we will only bring you the best.
- Direct Knowledge Groups (Help You Organize)
- Direct Knowledge Members (Are Helpful)
- Contact Us (Let’s Start a Conservation)
- About Us (Read About Direct Knowledge)
The Direct Knowledge Blog Shows Readers How to Engage with Us
In addition to getting to know us, another main purpose of our blog is to show readers how to engage with us. Articles in our blog detail things such as how to create content, how to join our community, or how to become an affiliate.
How to Join the Direct Knowledge Community
Professionals and students are both welcome to join our community. At Direct Knowledge, our primary purpose is to be an educational source for readers. For instance, we will only allow qualified professionals and current students to join.
If you are a member of either of these two groups, please apply to join us today. After that, we will review your background to make sure that you meet our criteria. Unlike many other online communities, we are only focused on learning. For this reason, you will not find fictional content or content created strictly for entertainment.
If you want to learn, or share your knowledge, please use this opportunity to join Direct Knowledge today. After you've joined Direct Knowledge, you can use our blog to stay connected to the rest of the online learning community.
How to Stay Connected to the Direct Knowledge Community
After joining our community, you will see the value that we can provide to learners and to educators. You will then want to stay connected. Our blog allows readers to stay up to date on the most current educational information as well as any updates on our site.
Articles are created regularly to highlight new topics in educational fields, like applied sciences or humanities. Check out our blog to read the newest information in any of these fields.
Our blog also serves as a place for updates about our site. For this reason, articles posted in here describe different processes and services available on Direct Knowledge. For example, if you want to learn how to create a course online, you can read all about that here. On the other hand, if you're a student that wants to learn more about our online community, we have a post about that too.
Whether you're looking for information on becoming an affiliate and earning money or you want to self-publish your first e-book, we have articles for that. The Direct Knowledge blog can answer any question you may have about our site and the services we offer to you. Certainly, we hope that you will read it regularly.
The Direct Knowledge Blog Provides Information on All Services We Offer
Now that you understand the purpose of our blog, let's delve deeper into all of the services on our site. We will regularly highlight these services for our readers in our articles. As mentioned above, Direct Knowledge targets two specific audiences: experienced professionals and engaged students. What services are available for these groups? Let's examine similarities and differences below.
Direct Knowledge Services for Professionals
If you are a professional looking for a site that is focused on educational content, then you have come to the right place. Direct Knowledge offers services to professionals that include self-publishing, community collaboration, and classified ads.
Self-Publishing on Direct Knowledge
At Direct Knowledge, professionals can self-publish three different types of content. These are scholarly articles, e-books, and online courses. The process for each type of publication is a little different. In all cases, you need to apply to join our site and be accepted as a user before posting anything. All of these publications, and their processes, are explained right here on our blog.
For scholarly articles, professionals can publish them after being accepted on our site. You can regularly post articles on our site to help educate students and to receive acknowledgement for your expertise in a field. Another benefit to publishing an article is the waiving of the fee for creating a classified ad. We'll talk more about classified ads below. To publish an e-book, you must submit the completed work to our site for review. We will ensure the quality and accuracy of the book, then it will be made available for sale. The process is similar for online courses. In both cases, you must first apply and be accepted as a vendor. Most importantly, you'll need to agree to all of our terms.
Community Collaboration on Direct Knowledge
As a site that's focused on educational content, our users all join for that specific purpose. This allows for a sense of community centered around a common goal. For professionals on Direct Knowledge, there is no greater place to find peers that are willing to collaborate on projects. Through our site, you can join groups of common interest or share articles with peers. You will see updates in your news-feed about the activities of your colleagues. Likewise, articles from other experts will appear in our blog. Professionals on Direct Knowledge frequently work together to create new educational content. In order to make this process even easier, we've created a classified ads system.
Classified Ads on Direct Knowledge
Professionals can create classified ads to request or offer services. These ads help to facilitate the process of collaboration. The services available all focus around publication and creation of educational content. For example, you can request a co-author for an article or a book. You can also request video production services to create the video content you need to finish your online course. Similarly, you're also able to offer services to other professionals. If you're fluent in five languages and can offer translation services in all of them, do that here. If you publish an article for our blog here on direct knowledge, you can even include a link to your classified ad. And don't forget, if you publish an article on our site, we will waive the fee needed to create a classified ad.
Direct Knowledge Services for Students
If you are a student looking for a place to find educational content, Direct Knowledge is that place. If you are looking for articles, books, and courses that will supplement your university or college coursework, we have them. Check our blog regularly for updates to help you with your education. Our two areas of focus for students are online learning and online community.
Online Learning at Direct Knowledge
At Direct Knowledge, online learning is accomplished through three specific means. These are scholarly articles, e-books, and online courses.
Students have access to the articles on Direct Knowledge at all times, free of charge. Articles on our site meet the highest standards because we make sure they're only written by qualified experts. Also, every article on our site is intended for information and educational purposes only. For this reason, each article you read will be focused exclusively on increasing and supplementing your learning.
The e-books and online courses at Direct Knowledge strike an incredible balance between quality and cost. Unlike other sites, we offer a quality guarantee for the the content you purchase. We have thoroughly reviewed the writers/creators as well as the books and courses. The price of content on our site is exceptional given the quality of the work you're receiving. If you're already spending large amounts of money on your university or college courses, we know you'll appreciate these affordable prices. Professionals will frequently write articles for our blog that will highlight their new e-books or courses.
Online Community at Direct Knowledge
The online learning community at Direct Knowledge is truly unique. Other online communities that you can join do not exclusively focus on educational purposes. Here, you will only find community interactions that help to propel your learning.
For instance, you can join groups with other students who are studying the same subject as you. In this group, you can share articles, links to books, etc. This sense of community will make it easier than ever for you to share in the journey of learning with peers.
Another added benefit is the integration of all the services of our site into our online community. For example, the articles, books and online courses that can be accessed through our site are all created by professionals users of our site. That means, as a learner, you can have direct access to the professional that created your educational materials. You cannot get this level of unprecedented access with physical textbook authors. You can also interact with fellow students that have purchased the same online course as you from our site. In this way, you can share the experience of working your way through the material with someone else.
In conclusion, we continuously highlight the features of Direct Knowledge in our blog. Please check back regularly for new articles about educational topics and updates to our site. We hope to keep you engaged. Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Direct Knowledge community.
Why Form a Group on Direct Knowledge?
Groups on Direct Knowledge allow for professionals and students to collaborate together in an efficient and effective matter. By working together on Direct Knowledge, members can work closely with others who share similar interests and fields of study. Just like groups on other social media sites, you can utilize these private spaces to work with one another, ask questions, and collaborate on projects.
For students, groups can be like digital study clubs, allowing a space to ask one another questions and further elaborate on difficult subjects. For professors, these can be a good place to get ideas about test questions, lecture structure, or general input into teaching.
Professionals can also use groups to network and meet other professionals who might have tips and tricks regarding professional development or ways to bolster a resume. It's an effective way of taking individual goals and making them possible via digital learning support systems.
On Direct Knowledge, forming a group is easy. If one does not already exist, simply click ‘Create Group’ on the profile bar, and enter a name and description. From there, you can invite Direct Knowledge members to join. Each collective is closed to non-members. This way, everyone who is in the group can dictate what sort of rules might be set.
For example, professors may want to keep conversations within a professors-only collective confidential to keep things like test questions private. Students may also want to decide that a good rule to follow would be keeping on topic. Focusing discourse helps in avoiding any sort of distractions. If a member breaks rules set by the members themselves, they can be removed. To add to this, all members must also follow the Direct Knowledge code of conduct.
Get Organized Today
Groups are an effective way to closely collaborate with others who have a similar goal as you do.
For example, some members may form a group as they take on a new subject like calculus. Members might even invite someone who is a bit ahead in calculus for assistance and guidance. The trick to a good, effective group is a common goal. Setting a goal before making a group can help dictate a clear direction. It can also help decide who should be a member.
Groups can help individuals engage in the knowledge building process by providing support, assistance, and a collaborative place to learn. Direct Knowledge encourages everyone to find groups that help them in their personal goals as they pertain to knowledge and education.
For Students and Professionals
Any social media channel is going to need members to make it a great place to share information and knowledge. That’s why at Direct Knowledge we open our digital learning environment to all sorts of individuals.
Members of Direct Knowledge are students working towards their first degree, and even some who are working full time but wish to continue their studies. Direct Knowledge also has professionals looking to share their knowledge and insights with colleagues and peers, as well as students interested in working in their field.
Lastly, professors join Direct Knowledge to post courses and electronic books. They’re also here to get tips from other professors, and learn the best practices to manage a classroom.
The heart of Direct Knowledge is the members that contribute articles and conversations, as well as books and courses. If you’re interested in learning new things and strengthening your understanding of important subjects, then this is a place for you.
We have a number of individuals from all walks of life here in one place. The collection of people on Direct Knowledge helps to diversify what there is to read, explore, and learn.
Plus, joining is free and easy.
Should I Become a Member on Direct Knowledge?
A lot of people join social media sites for what they have to offer. At Direct Knowledge, joining allows you to become part of a community centered on learning. Instead of simply reading an article and taking the information, you can interact with the author here. Plus, others can ask questions and give their insights, leading to meaningful conversation. As a member, we do ask that you abide by our Code of Conduct, ensuring a safe, productive space for online learning. The goal is to allow everyone a place to contribute what they know to the greater Direct Knowledge community.
As a student, joining Direct Knowledge can get you the help you need to ace a few tough courses on your schedule. As a professional, you can connect with others who could lead you to your next successful career project. For professors, you can not only help students with their work and understanding, but also connect with other professors. Everyone can benefit from joining the community at Direct Knowledge.
If you’re looking to learn, collaborate, or interact with others, we’d love to have you join. Your next big step in your learning journey starts today, with the help of Direct Knowledge.
Online community has become a hot phrase in education and in our society at large over the last decade and a half. But what exactly is an online community? More specifically, what makes up an educational online community, also known as an online learning community? If you're new to the process, then what are the features and benefits of an online community? How does Direct Knowledge meet the needs of students who are looking for an educational online community? Read more down below to get the answers to these questions.
In this article, we will discuss four main points about online communities. We will show you how you can use Direct Knowledge to make new connections with other students and even with professionals. Here is the breakdown of the article contents:
What Is An Educational Online Community?
So what exactly is an educational online community? These communities, also known as online learning communities, are where online students connect with other online students. It is a place of reciprocal learning activities. An online community allows you to share new ideas and fresh perspectives. Likewise, you can benefit from these communities as they are focused on peer interaction and learning. Perhaps the very best word to sum up these online communities is engagement. Student engagement with each other, even more so than the educator, is the backbone of the idea of online educational communities.
According to the Colorado State University blog, “The concept of peer learning recognizes that students are an important source of knowledge in addition to faculty and course material.” Peer learning takes place through online discussion, shared activities, group-work and receiving feedback. Students are a source of knowledge for each other. Yes, they will learn from the instructor and from their textbooks, but a community cannot exist with out active student learning from peers.
An educational online community is a place where students can take the initiative in their own learning by sharing that experience with peers. Building this community is a step beyond simply having students taking a course together online. It is truly shaped by forming a sense of collaboration and shared responsibility for learning.
What's Different About An Online Learning Community?
In this sense, an online learning community moves away from the more traditional model of students simply receiving knowledge from an educator. These communities are not passive in nature. Rather they are active and created by students working together in an intentional way. Educators still have their place in this type of learning. They are needed to be the moderator. Likewise, educators are the guide and the true expert, offering suggestions and help throughout the whole process. But these communities, if they are to be successful ones, have a focus on student to student interaction.
Direct Knowledge Educational Platform
Direct Knowledge offers all of the features of a top-tier online community. However, the offerings of our site do not end there. We also offer articles, books and courses. We have created a truly unique, all-inclusive educational platform.
Four Key Components of Direct Knowledge's Educational Platform
- Articles (written by professionals)
- Books (affordable in many different subject areas)
- Courses (created by professionals at accessible prices)
- Online Community (multitude of features and benefits)
All articles on Direct Knowledge are written by experts and professionals and these articles are designed specifically for educational purposes. Above all, you have assurance that all writers for our site have backgrounds in the areas about which they are writing.
Unlike most sites or blogs, we verify that our writers are experts in their fields. We insist on high quality content. Direct Knowledge actively recruits experts to publish for us. It is an excellent opportunity for you to read articles from qualified professionals while giving these same professionals a platform to reach a large audience. It is truly a win for both the learner and the writer in this shared online community.
As also mentioned above, our articles are written intentionally for educational purposes. While it may be possible to learn by reading posts on other sites, that is often not the primary purpose of those posts. Certainly, these articles will inform you about topics and can even be used to supplement your college or university courses.
In addition to quality, we also offer variety in the articles on our site. You can find articles in a wide variety of subjects. Here are the following subject areas:
- Applied Sciences
- Veterinary Sciences
- Formal Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
Books available through Direct Knowledge are both affordable and of the highest quality. That is to say, there are a number of reasons why authors may choose to publish through Direct Knowledge. For example, one of the reasons can be that they are intending to write a very small or very focused work. On our site, that is to the direct benefit of the student. This flexibility allows authors to publish books that are specialized for what you, the student need, while also being affordable.
In fact, many of the books in our online store have been written by current or former professors from higher education. The authors are experts in the fields about which they write. The content you are receiving is being provided by some of the best in the business at what they do.
Books on Direct Knowledge are available for many different subjects. Some examples of these subjects are: Accounting, Chemistry, Education, Library Science, Philosophy, Sociology, and more.
You can find all of our books available in our Bookstore here.
Certainly, the online courses at Direct Knowledge are designed to supplement your learning. As a result, any students will purchase these courses to go along with the university or college courses that they are already taking. Our courses are affordable but of the highest quality. Likewise, the courses offered on Direct Knowledge are created by professionals. These individuals are experts in their fields.
To clarify, online learning has become increasingly popular over the last two decades. If you've looked into school, then you know online courses have moved to the front of online learning. For example, these courses can be offered through traditional colleges and universities. However, more and more each day, individual sites are allowing students to purchase content from them directly. Where Direct Knowledge differs from many of these other sites is because our authors are experts in the areas about which they are writing.
With the rise in online learning courses has come an increase in the sites offering them to students. What you will notice that is different about Direct Knowledge is our mix of quality and affordability. You can find online courses cheaper than they are on our site, but the quality is poor. On the other hand, you can find courses that offer quality, but the price will be exorbitant, frequently hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In conclusion, Direct Knowledge offers a true balance between quality and price.
Online Community Benefits
We have discussed online communities in great detail in this article. But what are the tangible benefits of belonging to an online community? If you're curious, then let's go through some of them below.
First and foremost, online communities help build a sense of engagement for students. A successful community allows for the students to take charge of their own learning. To sum up, they become interactive participants in the community and in their education.
Just look at this quote from an article on Inside Higher Ed,
“When you reflect on your…classes, the ones that you remember the most were the ones that involved relationships.. They were the ones that made you feel connected in some way to the instructor and you felt like you were part of a group in the class. That’s exactly what is important in an online class.”
If these relationships are important in any online class, then they are also vitally important in building an online community. Student engagement not only allows students to have a sense of belonging, but it also increases their success. Read this quote below from nwea.org,
“Research has historically indicated strong correlations between student engagement (typically defined as attention to the area of focus, active participation in learning, and time on task) and student achievement. These correlations remain strong for all levels of instruction, across all subject areas, and for varying instructional activities.”
Put simply, it has been shown for decades that strong engagement from students translates to better student achievement and success. To sum up, you want to be successful in your education, it is to your benefit to participate in an online community and truly become engaged with other learners.
Direct Knowledge offers these benefits and even more to you as you progress through your education. If you believe learning is a life-long process, then we'll be here to help you every step of the way.