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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Internet speeds continue to hamper Buchans distant education classes

10/03/2016

Just two weeks into the new school year, complaints over slow internet speeds are already at the forefront of discussion amongst students in Buchans.

Hannah Stacey, a Grade 12 student at Lakeside Academy, has been through this all before. Due to the school's small size and lack of resourc
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Pondi Varsity launches distance learning through mobile app

09/26/2016

Now taking up a distance education programme is just a touch away with the central Pondicherry University rolling out an App for direct delivery of courses such as MBA on mobile phones and laptops. 

Aimed at helping students and professionals in tier-II and III cities, the university has
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USDA Funds 18 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects in 16 States

09/19/2016

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in 18 projects in 16 states to use communications technology to expand access to health care, substance misuse treatment and advanced educational opportunities.

"These investments will help provide be
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ED issues proposed rules for higher ed distance learning programs

09/13/2016

The summer of 2016 has been remarkable in the world of higher education regulation. On May 13, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a joint Dear Colleague letter concerning civil rights protections for, and best practices regarding transgender indi
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Distance learning delivers Dutch education anywhere in the world

09/09/2016

The Netherlands is no longer the home base of you and your family; another part of the world is. How can you still ensure your child maintains the Dutch language and culture? Distance learning may be the answer.

You have left the Netherlands and relocated to another country, but want your c
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A Tablet-Based Distance Learning Program Reaches Its Way Into Jail

09/06/2016

States are cutting down education programs in prisons, just when they are needed most. Can technology fill the gap?

America has the highest prison rates of any nation in the world, but we do a poor job at providing opportunities for prisoners to turn their lives around using the time they
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Agora.io, Lingoland Team Up for Long-Distance Learning

08/22/2016

Agora.io enables developers to add high-definition voice and video calls into mobile and web apps through a simple but powerful software development kit (SDK).

Agora.io, which specializes in global, internet-based, real-time communications packages, said Aug. 19 that it has partnered with la
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Making the Grade: Gwinnetts cable TV system enhance

08/16/2016

One of the ways technology has reshaped learning for the better is by connecting students and teachers in a way that wasn’t possible in the days before the internet. Students in the Gwinnett system tap into that connection in a myriad of ways. The Broadcast and Distance Learning team, a grou
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2,300 airmen must take distance learning courses back-to-back

08/09/2016

Roughly 2,300 airmen are now having to take the Air Force's senior noncommissioned officer distance learning course almost immediately after finishing their previous NCO distance learning course.

Typically, airmen don't have to start the SNCO course until several years after the
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South Dakota is leveraging a statewide distance learning center to link students to core courses

08/05/2016

When the first day of school rolls around in August, Webster math teacher Lori Wagner won’t be heading back to the classroom.

Instead, she’ll be heading to her basement.

Wagner is one of nine new teachers hired by the Center for Statewide E-learning at Northern State U
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IGNOU distance learning comes closer home at LU

07/27/2016

Lucknow: Students of Lucknow University will have the option to pursue distance courses along with their regular courses on the university campus.

A regular study centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been established at Lucknow University.

The first academi
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