Ruling cracks down on rogue distance or open courses

11/11/2017

The Supreme Court of India has dealt a serious blow to deemed universities granting degrees that are delivered by distance or correspondence learning without first obtaining mandatory permission from the statutory bodies.

In a judgment on 3 November, the apex court judged that the inst
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Distance learning: Five qualities student teachers need to succeed

11/06/2017

International bodies, politicians, policymakers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the quality of a country’s teachers is an indicator of its developmental level.

Distance education is often viewed as a way to s
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Open and distance Education: The Solution to Access

11/02/2017

THERE is definitely no gainsaying the fact that the world is gravitating toward Open and Distance Education (ODE) which has become a viable access to tertiary education. Inadequate access for the teeming populace, young and old, even across social strata, seeking tertiary education is a great
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This new program allows Michigan students to learn from science professionals

10/25/2017

On a recent school day, 30 fourth graders watched a swirling tornado of fire materialize many miles away. The students in Jeanelle Wonders' Adrian, Mich. classroom were among the first in the state to experience a new program designed to bring informal learning programs to all 83 Michigan counties.
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E-Learning Market to hit US$200 Billion by 2024

10/23/2017

eLearning Market share will be valued USD 200 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. A major factor contributing to the high growth of the e-learning market is the rising shift towards flexible education solutions in the corporate and the acad
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Self-discipline at core of successful distance learning

10/19/2017

Classroom walls have disappeared; borders have dissolved. As the education industry goes increasingly online, students can study almost anything from almost anywhere.

Despite the wealth of opportunity and unparalleled flexibility, distance learning isn’t for everyone. The most co
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Distance Learning And Telehealth

10/09/2017

The Distance Learning and Telehealth (DLT) Program provides financial assistance to encourage and improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies to be used by stu
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MP backs distance learning at TAFE

10/04/2017

There’s to be an increase in the number of courses available at the TAFE in Glen Innes in the upcoming term and into the new year.

What’s called a Connected Learning Centre means colleges in Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Quirindi and Coonabarabran will be able to share specialis
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Public Health distance learning with a difference at Tulane University

09/25/2017

As a working professional in public health, you’ll understand the crucial importance of the field and the impact it can have on people’s everyday lives.

What is not so obvious is that public health is protects the health of populations, prevents injury, illness and disease
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UGC extends application deadline for Open and Distance Learning courses

09/20/2017

Kolhapur: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the application deadline for Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses. The last date for submitting applications for academic year begining from July 2018 has been extended from September 23 to October 31.

In a
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Three months on, MU's distance learning course yet to begin

09/17/2017

With the academic calendar at the University of Mumbai already reeling under pressure owing to the mess onscreen assessment left in its wake, admission for first-year programmes at the varsity's distance learning institute are yet to commence even though the Class XII results were declared mont
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University of Leicester introduces two new Distance Learning Programmes

09/09/2017

The University of Leicester, in its quest to offer flexible study opportunities within a structured and supportive framework in Ghana, has introduced two more courses to its Distance Learning portfolio in Ghana.

The new programmes, MSc. International Education and PG Cert. Learning Techno
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Online classes take teaching from stage to screen

09/05/2017

University and college students will soon be back in their classrooms. However, more and more students now study online, rather than in a classroom. This is both positive and worrisome. I know, as earlier this summer I taught my first online university course.

Online edu
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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

08/27/2017

Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career.

Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilit
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Hundreds of students to be affected after ban on Indian varsity’s courses

08/22/2017

Dubai: The higher education dreams of hundreds of Indian students including office-goers in the UAE will be affected after a university from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu has been barred from conducting distance learning centres.

The Madras High Court in Chennai ordered Bharathiar
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First batch of distance learning teachers ready to start in Moray classrooms

08/14/2017

The first group of Moray teachers who trained through a distance learning scheme will start in the area’s classrooms this month.

The DLite programme, which is an 18-month course run by Aberdeen University, was completed by six newly-qualified teachers in the area.

Th
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Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

08/09/2017

CAPE CANAVERAL - A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology examining remote clinical neuroscience education shows that distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals.

Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, founder of Carrick Institute an
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Benefits of distance learning are immense

08/04/2017

THERE are many people who wish to move up the educational ladder, but due to certain constraints in their day-to-day commitments they are unable to do so.

While for some it is because of limitations with regard to finances, others face hurdles at their workplaces, as some employers can
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France Ambassador calls for promotion of French learning

07/29/2017

Mr Francois Pujolas, France Ambassador to Ghana, has called for the promotion of French language teaching and learning in Ghana.

He applauded Ghana Government’s vision to popularize French among the Ghanaian society, to introduce it from the primary level of education and to co
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New Distance Learning Director, Bill Knapp

07/23/2017

Bill Knapp, of Big Rapids, was hired as the Director of Distance Learning on June 19.

Knapp’s experience with Distance Learning dates back to 1997 when he was the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Ferris State University.

In 2010, Knapp transitioned to Lake
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UGC defers implementation of ODL regulations from this year

07/18/2017

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has deferred implementation of its regulations for open and distance learning (ODL) programmes from this year.

Issuing a fresh notification, the higher education regulator has said the UGC (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017 will become effe
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Faculty, students share distance learning concerns

07/06/2017

As online learning possibilities continue to flourish, a new whitepaper indicates that many faculty members are concerned the approach will lead to less satisfactory learning outcomes for students, according to eCampus News, but institutions can combat this by being proactiv
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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

07/02/2017

KOLHAPUR: University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the institutions offering distance learning courses to seek fresh approval.

The UGC (open and distance learning) regulations, 2017, need to be complied in order to run the distance programs.

According to UGC, minimum standar
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Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

06/28/2017

On Friday, the higher education funding and regulating agency, the University Grants Commission, notified new rules for open and distance learning programmes in India.

These courses that deliver printed, recorded or online learning material to students so that they can st
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New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

06/24/2017

Universities offering programmes through distance mode will now be regulated under the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017, notified by the commission on Friday.

The commission, through the regulations, has laid down the minimum standards
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More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

06/19/2017

Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. But many of them leave their courses mid-way.

The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men
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Western New Mexico University Transforms Distance Learning with Mediasite Join

06/12/2017

With multiple rural satellite campuses for a distributed student body -- including a high percentage of non-traditional students -- Western New Mexico University relies heavily on video and web conferencing for instruction. Using Mediasite Join by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) the trusted
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Distance learning program booms at MSU

06/06/2017

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student. 

Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club. 

Hawk
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Ivy Tech Touts Distance Education Ranking

06/05/2017

INDIANAPOLIS -A distance education research group ranks Ivy Tech Community College as the top community college in the United States with students taking at least one distance education course. Digital Learning Compass ranks the school in the top 15 overall in its 2017 Distance Education Enrollmen
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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

05/25/2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants.

The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural
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