USDA offers funding for distance learning, telemedicine

01/15/2016

TEMPLE – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin has announced that the agency is accepting applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program, which provides increased access to education, training and health care resourc
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Live broadcasting app gives distance learning a connect

01/09/2016

CHENNAI: Distance learning just got a boost. YakSee, a start-up platform based in Silicon Valley, California, on Friday announced the launch in the country of an integrated live broadcasting app to help students and teachers share lesson plans online. YakSee is available on the Google Play store.


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Open courses: AIOU to adopt online learning system

01/04/2016

ISLAMABAD: The country’s largest distance learning institute plans to enhance share of online academic programmes.

“The objective is to facilitate thousands of students, particularly those living abroad,” said a spokesman of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).

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Grant helps fund distance learning center upgrade

12/22/2015

PLUM CITY -- The Plum City School District is one of six districts in this region to benefit from the recent award of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant.

Plum City’s share of the nearly $200,000 total in interactive video classroom equipment will be used toward the f
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Namibia: Distance Learning - Access to Education for All

12/18/2015

Education comes in many forms, but here in Namibia we all still aspire to attend some form of tertiary educational institution. Unam and Polytechnic of Namibia of course spring to mind. These institutions are however not the only road to an education. Especially for people that
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NMHU partners with Dine College on distance learning

12/12/2015

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – New Mexico Highlands University is using federal funds to expand opportunities for Native American students through a new distance-learning system.

The effort calls for the installation of new technology that will allow students at six Dine College locations in
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GV Expo Gets Boost from Drone Show, Distance Learning

12/02/2015

WASHINGTON — A cold, foggy morning in Washington got considerably brighter and warmer once attendees stepped inside the convention center for Government Video Expo 2015. Exhibitors and attendees alike said that the show was firing on all cylinders for them, and much of that can be
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Nigeria: Govt Committed to Subsidising Distance Learning - NOUN

11/23/2015

The Vice-Chancellor National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Ado Tenebe said the federal government has substantially subsidized various charges paid by students.

He said this was to encourage the development of the tertiary education and cushion the
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On National Rural Health Day, USDA Announces $23.4 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants for 75 Projects in 31 States

11/19/2015

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $23.4 million in 75 projects across 31 states and the Western Pacific to expand distance learning and telemedicine opportunities in rural areas.

"Rural communities often lack access to specialized medi
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Using Distance Learning To Set Agenda For Change

11/15/2015

The news that Senate has approved the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) graduates to take part in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme is uplifting as it has opened up new vistas for education in the country. Distance learning that was once discriminated against is now
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N. Korea launches new remote learning app

11/06/2015

North Korea has launched an online education system, complete with an accompanying cellphone app, according to the most recent issue of the monthly issued Pictorial Korea magazine.

The online learning tool was developed by the Kim Chaek University of Technology, and allows users wit
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Celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 9-13

11/01/2015

Webster University’s Online Learning Center (OLC) will celebrate National Distance Learning Week from November 9-13, in recognition of our online students and long history in distance education.

Please join us in the live events we will be hosting throughout the week.
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Distance Learning Becoming More Popular in Croatia

10/27/2015

Want to be an Oxford or Cambridge graduate from your own home? The rise of distance learning in Croatia.

Studying at Oxford from your own room? Why not? You can get a diploma from your own home, of course with a computer and a good internet connection. In order to study at
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Awards for excellence in open, distance and e-learning

10/17/2015

The African Virtual University, Nigerian higher education leader Olugbemiro Jegede and Russian academic Irina Smirnova were awarded major global awards related to open, distance and e-learning by the International Council for Open and Distance Education on Friday.

There
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Distance learning with a difference

10/15/2015

STUDENTS, both on and off campus, have been given a boost thanks to Evocca College's new blended learning centre.

The new floor was opened recently at the Bell St campus and provides current distance students with a physical location where they can gain face-to-face
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Self-defence training for distance learning students

10/07/2015

Delhi University has decided to extend its self-defence training for women to students from School of Open Learning.

The programme, which is being run in association with the Delhi Police, was so far being offered only to students from regular colleges.

“In orde
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Distance learning MCA not same as regular, says Punjab and Haryana HC

10/02/2015

CHANDIGARH: In a verdict that will have wide ramifications, especially against those running study centres facilitating gullible youths to obtain a degree in computer science, Punjab and Haryana high court has ruled that a degree in the subject obtained through distance mode could not be at
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More students gravitate toward distance learning at UND

09/25/2015

Distance learning and part-time enrollment continue to grow at UND, according to new figures from the university.

Official enrollment data released this week showed 78 percent of students were attending classes on campus.

Over the last five years, the percentage of all enrolled st
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Open and distance learning – Access and success

09/19/2015

As the world conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education approaches, ICDE President Tian Belawati – rector of Indonesia’s enormous open institution Universitas Terbuka – says that the twin messages of open, distance and flexible learning are “
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Result woes for DU’s Open Distance Learning (ODL) students

09/18/2015

Students of Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (SOL) are a worried lot. They were earlier concerned about late declaration of results by SOL which marred their chances to secure seats in regular courses results after admissions to major universities were over. Now, their
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Distance Learning Consortium will restore dual-credit classes

09/11/2015

The uproar over dual-credit courses for local high school students turned to praise at Thursday night's Wethersfield School Board meeting.

Area school superintendents have been at odds with Black Hawk College administrators in recent weeks over raising the qualific
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Qlik Launches New 24/7 Self-Service Distance Learning Platform

09/09/2015

Qlik® QLIK, +0.92% a leader in visual analytics, today announced Qlik® Continuous Classroom, a new 24/7 subscription-based, self-service learning platform for Qlik® Sense. With this supplemental offering to the Qlik® Education Services portfolio, Qlik now provides users with a new way
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Robots tighten gap in distance learning

08/30/2015

The business community and business schools might learn a thing or two from Christine Greenhow.

The assistant professor of counseling, educational psychology and special education at Michigan State University's College of Education is bringing the concept of telecommuting to the ac
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TV lessons plug the distance gap

08/24/2015

Twenty-four first-grade (Prathom 1) students swing their arms and dance rhythmically along to the Thai traditional song Kang Kao Kin Kluay during a recreational class at Baan Sri Ngam School in Sansai district, Chiang Mai.

Despite mimicking the moves made by a teacher on a TV screen
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University working on improving distance education programmes

08/20/2015

The Bharathidasan University will draw up a plan of action to improve the efficiency of its distance education programmes, its Vice-Chancellor V.M. Muthukumar said on Wednesday.

Inaugurating a nodal centre of the Centre for Distance Education (CDE) on the university’s city cam
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MMC disqualifies docs with distance learning degrees

08/15/2015

Professionals have spent nearly Rs 50 lakh for the specialisations; city's Ruby Hall Clinic, among others, allegedly doling out the illegal courses

As many as 600 doctors across the state, who chose to enhance their academic pedigree with distance learning courses offered by hospitals of
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Mobile Extends Reach, Potential of Distance Learning

08/07/2015

Distance education is increasingly becoming available to mobile users, both as an alternative and a compliment to structured learning. Some educators hope it could even level the global skills gap. But that remains a work in progress.

Open universities that offer M
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AIOU holds conference on improving distance learning system

08/02/2015

ISLAMABAD: To provide better educational facilities particularly in far-flung and less-developed regions, Allama Iqbal Open University on Saturday held a day-long regional directors’ conference in which it was decided to bring about structural changes in their overall administrative network
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Jamia offers more distance learning centres

07/26/2015

To keep pace with the popularity of the course, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has substantially increased the number of study centres under its distance education wing from this academic session. Admissions for the course will begin on Monday. “The number of study centres has been increased
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10+2/ graduation through distance learning? Not eligible to study law

07/21/2015

In an effort to “raise the bar” the Bar Council of India (BCI) has informed the Supreme Court , that it won't allow students who've completed higher education through distance learning (open universities)- to take admissions in law courses. BCI further stated that it would consider a candidat
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