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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USDA accepting applications for distance learning and telemedicine funding

05/19/2017

Huron, S.D. — USDA Rural Development Acting Undersecretary Roger Glendenning has announced that the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is accepting applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The Notice of Solicitation of Applications (N
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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

05/12/2017

Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. 

IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. 

In the fi
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North lags behind in distance learning

05/10/2017

Students’ enrolment figures at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) reveal that northern states trail behind their southern peers in Open and Distance Learning (ODL).

Admission document seen by Daily Trust shows that seven southern states of Delta, Imo, Ogun, Edo, Anamb
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Distance learning enrollment ticks up, though for-profits see declines

05/02/2017

Distance learning continues to grow, with more than six million higher ed students taking at least one distance education course in 2015, according to a report from Digital Learning Compass.

The report found growth at non-profit institutions occurred at a rate
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Distance learning to reach 50 lakh by 2025, says VC of IGNOU

04/29/2017

HYDERABAD: Students of open digital learning of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) would reach to 50 lakh by 2025 from the current 30 lakh students, university vice chancellor Prof Ravindra Kumar said on Friday.

The university would add about 100 new courses in the next couple
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Call for Nominations In Distance Learning Programs on Islamic Banking and Finance

04/20/2017

AlHuda CIBE is a well-established name in Islamic Banking and Finance market focusing on Awareness, Education, Training, Promotion, Advisory and Publications on Islamic Banking and Finance around the globe from last ten years to serve the Islamic Banking and Finance. 

We offer follow
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City Hall greeter runs 'distance learning' program on Maine islands

04/18/2017

NEWBURYPORT – In an age of multi-tasking, William Shuttleworth might take the cake.

Shuttleworth volunteers as a part-time volunteer host at City Hall, and his professional commitment is as superintendent of schools for the islands of Monhegan and Matinicus, off the coast of
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What should IIT-aspirants expect from distance learning programme?

04/12/2017

Even while studying in grade 9 and 10, most of the students start contemplating their dreams and career aspirations. This is the time when they begin to take ownership of choosing the right career path to fulfil their dreams. Engineering  still continue to be the most sought after career choices
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Distance Education: Where To Pursue Courses In Distance Mode In India

04/06/2017

NEW DELHI:  There are two major modes of learning in India. One is classroom learning, where students attend regular classes at colleges and university departments. The other is distance learning, where students learn through correspondence. There are many distance universities in India which
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Distance-learning lion taming course being offered by Frome company

04/01/2017

A bizarre new distance learning course is launching in Frome today offering locals the chance to be educated in the art of lion taming.

The Blackford Centre is launching its newest course today (April 1) - Lion Taming for Pleasure and Profit.

The home-study organisation says
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Distance Learning : UNESCO, JICA, AIOU target dropouts

03/24/2017

ISLAMABAD: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNICEF and AIOU have agreed to deepen their collaborative partnership to bring dropout students in the educational net through non-formal education (NFE). A consultative workshop was organised by AIOU Department of
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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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