No distance education for PhD degrees anymore: UGC

03/21/2017

Degrees granted for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) programs done through distance education will not be recognised, said the University Grants Commission (UGC) in a circular.

The circular said only full-time and part time programs will be treated as degrees.
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Distance learning technology offers a bright future for higher ed capacity

03/17/2017

Duke University and San Jose State University are two institutions which have broadened research and teaching capacity through distance communication technology. Video conferencing has allowed both schools to expose students to professional development opportunities and outreac
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Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning

03/10/2017

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is empowering students to experiment, test, develop, analyze and reconfigure crash sites and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using virtual reality technology. 

The Embry-Riddle Virtual Crash and Virtual Ae
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As distance learning nears

03/05/2017

In April 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched the MIT Open Course Ware (OCW) initiative, its initial foray into distance and e-learning. Under OCW, MIT initially published course materials for a few dozen courses online, expanding into the hundreds including videos of in
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Virtual Labs Shaping The Next Wave Of Distance Learning

03/02/2017

JACKSONVILLE -- Joe Solsona, President & CEO of U2Cloud announced several new cloud services specifically tailored to the Education industry.  U2Clouds' Virtual Lab (Vlab) solution consists of customized pay-as-you-go cloud services including Desktop-as-a-Services, Software-as-a
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Free counselling for distance learning students at Mumbai University

02/16/2017

WORKING PROFESSIONALS and part-time students who have taken up distance learning courses at the University of Mumbai can now avail of free psychological counselling from the university.

Extending its counselling services to off-campus students and university staff, the applied
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Marked increase in distance learning

02/12/2017

Many people have neither the time nor patience to do things the “traditional” way and distance learning has sufficiently come of age for it to be viewed as a viable, quality alternative to full-time, contact study.

Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance lear
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Mumbai University’s distance learning institute launches mobile application

02/09/2017

The University of Mumbai’s (MU) Institute of Distance Learning (IDOL) has launched a mobile application for its 77,000 students.

The app, named ‘YOOVA’ , will keep the students updated about admission, examination and results. It will make study material available to students on thei
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Distance Learning Bridges the Digital Divide in Higher Education

02/02/2017

Digital equity has long been a hot topic for K–12 schools. But small, rural colleges and universities have also had to tackle the issue to ensure their students enjoy the same resources and opportunities as students in urban locations and large institutions.

In Anderson, S.C., Forrest
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In A First, IIM Ahmedabad Launches 2-Year Distance Learning Course

01/27/2017

The Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Monday launched a two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (e-PGP) through distance learning using satellite-based education technology.

The course, the first by an IIM, will cost Rs. 17 lakh and is aimed at working execut
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Expanding education: Why distance learning is called Alaska’s wave of the future

01/23/2017

In Alaska, post-secondary education can come at a higher-than-usual price — especially for people hailing from rural parts of the state. Besides the usual expenses, students face the steep cost of travel: Flying from a remote West Coast or Bristol Bay community to a university in Anchorag
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Golden age for distance learning as tech changes face of sector

01/17/2017

Prospective students are increasingly opting for distance learning as a first choice, with the sector experiencing strong growth as a result of its harnessing of technological advancements.

“Educational technology has taken the distance and isolation out of distance education and, as
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Kyrgyz university, AIOU to set up distance learning institute

01/11/2017

Islamabad: International University of Kyrgyzstan (IUK) and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will establish a joint distance learning institute for the benefit of their students and academic staff.

The decision to this effect was taken during the meeting held here on Tuesday between the vis
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Internet Makes Jewish Conversion More Accessible for Some, Non-kosher for Others

01/06/2017

One woman's story highlights the wonders of 'online conversions' but is a proper conversion really possible through a screen?

The morning of her conversion, Diana Sewell was so nervous she “was running around like a headless chicken” in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9
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Rowan College at Burlington County student wins National Distance Learning Week Scholarship

01/03/2017

George N. Togba Jr., 28, of Burlington City, sees Rowan College at Burlington County’s online classes as an essential part of his success.

He is the winner of RCBC’s Distance Learning scholarship, which the college and the RCBC Foundation, awarded in recognition of National
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Liberian Native Wins Rowan College At Burlington County's Distance Learning Scholarship

12/23/2016

George N. Togba Jr., 28, of Burlington City, sees Rowan College at Burlington County’s online classes as an essential part of his success.

He is the winner of Rowan College at Burlington College’s Distance Learning scholarship, which the college and the RCBC Foundation, a
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Kroton-Estácio spinoff opposed by Brazil education groups

12/20/2016

Three education groups have formally opposed Estácio Participacoes SA's plan to spin off distance-learning operations to win approval for a takeover by Kroton Educacional SA in Brazil's largest education industry merger.

Fenep, an entity representing about 5 million private-sec
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International moot: ‘Distance learning improves access to education’

12/19/2016

ISLAMABAD: Distance and e-learning can help make higher education more accessible for the youth, who otherwise miss out on higher studies, especially women.

“We would have to improve our literacy rate, while access to education in the country must be easy,” said International Islamic
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NUI Galway offers MSc in biomedical science via distance learning/modular

12/08/2016

The MSc in biomedical science (via distance learning/modular ) is ideal for those interested earning a master’s degree while remaining in employment. Developed for working graduates of engineering, technology, or science who wish to upskill or change career direction, this flexible pr
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MLA College Wins ‘Best Online Distance Learning Programme' Award

12/05/2016

MLA College has won the Gold award for the ‘Best Online Distance Learning Programme’ at the Learning Technologies Awards 2016 in London for its submission ‘Delivering degrees to seafarers without internet’. The panel of independent academics judging the submission were impressed with
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Long-distance learning bond

11/30/2016

During just 10 days this summer, two groups of students from opposite sides of the earth learned more about each other’s cultures while studying science together than they otherwise might have learned during their entire time in school.

One was a group of nine middle school and three high
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Boeing Agrees to License Data To CPaT For Use In Distance Learning Courses

11/21/2016

CPaT Global, LLC (CPaT), the world's leading provider of distance learning courses for the airline and aviation industries, is excited to announce that it has entered into a license agreement with The Boeing Company. This contract allows CPaT to use Boeing technical data to develop and provide co
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Students appreciate flexibility of distance learning

11/11/2016

Allison Pillwein, a 23-year-old Niagara College student, is a fan of online learning. Currently in her first year of a social service worker program, Ms. Pillwein likes that many of her lecture courses are online hybrids – meaning that part of the delivery is online and part is face-
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Mark courses under distance learning: UGC

11/05/2016

NEW DELHI: A "guideline" from the University Grants Commission tells universities to state if a course was delivered through distance learning on all documents issued, including the degree.

Issued on October 31, the direction has angered officials, teachers and students at Delhi University's S
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CTC to commemorate National Distance Learning Week

11/02/2016

Central Texas College will commemorate National Distance Learning Week, which runs from Nov. 7 to 10, with a variety of online activities to engage students and potential online users. During the week, the public is invited to learn how distance education can help achieve educational g
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Hancks Named Interim Director of School of Distance Learning, International Studies and Outreach

10/31/2016

MACOMB, IL--Jeff Hancks, Florence and Lillian Baxter Snyder Professor of Regional and Icarian Studies and coordinator of Archives and Special Collections in Western Illinois University's Malpass Library, has been named interim director of Western Illinois University's School of Dis
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Pioneer in Distance Learning Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Commitment to Build Brick and Mortar School through Pencils of Promise

10/24/2016

Laurel Springs School (LSS) – a fully accredited private online school – announced today that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary by committing to build a brick and mortar school through Pencils of Promise (PoP), a nonprofit organization that builds schools and increases educational opport
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Five campuses in UP to suspend distance learning

10/19/2016

Lucknow: India's higher education regulator has de-recognised 21 off-campus educational institutions across the country. Distance education imparted by Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia and TERI University, Karnataka's Mangalore University and Kuvempu University and five UP universities, includi
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Distance Learning and How It Helps You Achieve More

10/15/2016

We’re seeing a positive trend of Haitians pursuing better careers and higher educations in recent years. The economy is supporting this new trend. It is also among the reasons why there are more Haitian workers across the United States, filling important positions in various fields a
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Lucknow University begins distance learning through IGNOU, 500 register for 25 courses

10/07/2016

LUCKNOW: After discontinuing the distance learning education in 2011, Lucknow University on Thursday got a regular study centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The centre was inaugurated by university vice-chancellor SB Nimse. The distance learning programme at LU was first int
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