Coronavirus in Polk: Distance learning starts this week

03/29/2020

Distance learning begins this week at Polk County Public Schools. Parents will be able to pick up electronic devices from schools, as instructed by administrators, beginning Wednesday.

BARTOW — Polk County Public Schools continue to gear up for distance learnin
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The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

03/25/2020

For 6-year-old Sadie Hernandez, the first day of online school started at her round, wooden kitchen table in Jacksonville, Fla. She turned on an iPad and started talking to her first grade teacher, Robin Nelson.

"Are you ready to do this online stuff?" h
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When will school reopen? No date in sight, and schools struggling to put learning online

03/18/2020

With at least 70% of America's schools shutting down and a chorus of prominent voices calling to close the rest, millions of parents entered a strange new reality this week: attempting to manage their children's education from the confines of home.

The new landscape of remot
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42,000 teachers pass UAE distance learning course

03/14/2020

Dubai: More than 42,000 teachers in the UAE and beyond have qualified a distance learning programme as the country temporarily shifts all teaching online.

The announcement, made on Sunday, came a week before an unprecedented transition to distance learning begins
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As coronavirus concerns rise in US, colleges look online for continuity

03/03/2020

Schools are planning for a short-term disruption in campus-based classes, but ed tech firms say their questions highlight a bigger trend.

As U.S. colleges consider how the global coronavirus outbreak could affect their campuses, some are asking about how they could sh
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Coronavirus Forces Universities Online

02/26/2020

After celebrating the Lunar New Year earlier this month, thousands of students at U.S. universities in China have resumed classes. But the campuses are eerily quiet, and classrooms remain empty. That's because classes have moved online in the wake of the coronavirus.

T
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Coronavirus quarantine could spark an online learning boom

02/23/2020

The spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 is a public health emergency with economic and social ramifications in China and across the world. While the impacts on business are well documented, education is also facing the largest disruption in recent memory.
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India Opens the Door Wide for Online Learning

02/17/2020

The government of India is for the first time allowing universities to offer fully online degrees -- a change that could reshape education delivery in the country while blowing open the door to a previously limited market for U.S.-based online education services companies. Read More...

Pilot Training Next, Air Force ROTC partner for distance learning instruction

02/10/2020

Pilot Training Next helped make Air Force ROTC history while pushing the limits of technology and training during their recent partnership with Clarkson University, Jan. 24.

For the first time ever, Air Force ROTC cadets with Detachment 536 at Clarkson University in
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China’s schools embrace online learning as new virus forces students to stay at home

02/05/2020

Like most senior high school students in China, 18-year-old Xu Yuting had planned to resume her studies earlier this year to prepare for upcoming college entrance exams. However, the spread of the new virus from China over the Lunar New Year holiday break has meant the postp
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New guidelines aim to ensure quality of distance learning

02/03/2020

Institutions offering open and distance learning in Tanzania are expected to adhere to a new set of rules mapped out in the latest edition of the Handbook for Standards and Guidelines for University Education in Tanzania.

Aimed largely at ensuring the quality
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Online Education and the War Against Remote Work

01/28/2020

"About a quarter of workers at U.S. companies now dial into meetings, consult with clients and do a multitude of other tasks from their laptops at home, as employers seek to cut real estate costs and keep their staffs content in a red-hot job market.

The federa
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What is e-learning and why does it have some Ontario teachers concerned?

01/23/2020

In the wake of rolling education strikes across Ontario, one of the sticking points for high school teachers is mandatory e-learning and many are saying it is not practical or suited for all students.

“A lot of students struggle with (e-learning) … they get frus
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LSBF re-imagines distance learning through VR

01/17/2020

London School of Business and Finance has announced it is offering all of its online postgraduate students a new way to gain public speaking skills via virtual reality headsets. So far, hundreds of headsets have been sent to students all around the world, including Germany, N
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Pan African University launches e-learning arm

01/11/2020

The open, distance and e-learning (ODeL) arm of the Pan African University (PAU), which will offer free, accredited online courses to African students, was officially launched in December in Yaoundé, Cameroon, enabling millions of Africans of all ages to benefit from li
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ESSEC business school embraces real-time distance learning with weConnect

01/07/2020

At its Executive Education Campus in Paris, the world-renowned business school ESSEC has just installed Barco’s weConnect virtual classroom, which will enable them to provide business courses to professionals around the world. The pioneering move by ESSEC reflects the growing need
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Missoula’s Inspired Classroom aids teachers through distance learning

01/02/2020

Educators Kathleen Dent and Alli DePuy know how to plug into school classrooms in the most immediate, modern way: via live video conferencing and online virtual learning.

Add some social, wildlife or outdoors lessons, and fun challenges into the mix, and kids are re
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Robot-facilitated distance learning for W. Kansas rural students

12/28/2019

MANHATTAN — Robots will bring more learning opportunities to rural schools in Kansas, thanks to a national grant to be awarded to the Rural Education Center in the Kansas State University College of Education.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announc
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Maroun kindergartners participate in distance learning activity

12/20/2019

PHOENIX - Michael A. Maroun Elementary kindergartners recently put their reading, writing and communications skills to the test during a videoconference with students in Ohio.

The distance learning connection, facilitated through CiTi BOCES, paired students in Pat Mc
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Montgomery County to get more broadband through U.S.D.A. program

12/14/2019

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was in southwest Iowa on Thursday afternoon to announce more than $6.4 million in grants and loans to expand broadband service in rural Iowa.

Stanton-based Farmers Mutual Telephone Company has a goal of 100-percent fiber optic covera
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Online Enrollments Grow, but Pace Slows

12/11/2019

The proportion of all enrolled college students who took at least one online class continues to rise, edging up to 34.7 percent in fall 2018 from 33.1 percent the previous year. The rate of increase appears to be slowing ever so slightly, although online education remains th
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Mid-America Christian University awarded STEM distance learning grant to benefit three rural Oklahoma school districts

12/06/2019

Mid-America Christian University has been awarded a $242,714 grant by the United States Department of Agriculture to benefit STEM education in three rural Oklahoma school districts.

The grant is a part of the MACU’s Access to Online Math an
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CiTi BOCES Awarded USDA RUS Grant to Expand Distance Learning

11/27/2019

MEXICO — The Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi), also known as Oswego County BOCES, has been awarded a USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant.

The RUS grant for distance learning provides the opportunity to incorporate interactive videoconfer
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USDA awards more than $354,000 for STEM distance learning program in rural Colorado

11/21/2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a grant of $354,653 on Wednesday to the Fremont County Economic Development Corporation, one of many made through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine program.

“Distance learning and telemedicine make it easier f
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USDA approves grants for Distance Learning and Telemedicine projects in North Dakota

11/17/2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development (RD) awarded grants totaling $604,841 for two distance learning and telemedicine projects in North Dakota.

The Southeast Region Career an
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Rift Over State Reciprocity Rules

11/07/2019

Regulating universities that operate across state lines is contentious and complicated. So it was considered a remarkable achievement when a panel of negotiators selected by the U.S. Department of Education reached consensus on new distance education rules earlier this year
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Mississippi State Online celebrates National Distance Learning Week

11/01/2019

Mississippi State Online is celebrating student successes, as well as the achievements and growth of its online education programs during National Distance Learning Week today through Nov. 8.

“National Distance Learning Week is an opportunity to celebrate our on
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Global Distance Learning Market 2019-2023 | 9% CAGR Projection over the Next Five Years | Technavio

2019/10/29

The distance learning market size is expected to post a CAGR of over 9% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

The increasing number of distance learning enrolments for higher education is o
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ED Publishes Final State Authorization for Distance Education Rule

2019/10/23

The Department of Education published its final state authorization for distance education regulations in the Federal Register, available here. The rule draws on the 2016 version of the state authorization regulations, ordered into effect by a federal court decision in May of
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Farmak takes environmental education online with EcoSchool at ecoschool.com.ua

10/19/2019

Every student from the 6th through 11th grade can register on the distance learning platform and participate in the EcoSchool project.

The objective of the EcoSchool project is to bring together the youth around ecological values, promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle
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