MDU's distance learning centre fails to get UGC's approval

07/15/2015

With the new academic session set to begin in less than two weeks, the Maharshi Dayanand University's directorate of distance education has failed to get approval from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to continue its distance education programme for 2015-16.

Sources at the universit
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Distance Learning Reloaded

07/10/2015

The right mix of government and free market strategy can get distance learning to bridge that critical skill gap between graduates and jobs.

Distance learning using the internet, that allows students anywhere in the country to learn from the best teachers, is old news. We have he
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Distance Learning Aids Shift in Education, Training

07/07/2015

Advanced distance learning today crosses continents in the blink of an eye, offering multi-lingual classes to a new breed of students who prefer fingertip instructional technology over hours spent marooned at small desks in poorly ventilated brick-and-mortar classrooms.


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iDirect's Evolution Platform is Selected by Via Direta to Power Largest Distance-Learning Program in Brazil

06/30/2015

VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Via Direta Telecom, a subsidiary of TV and radio broadcast group Rede Tiradentes de Telecomunicações, has selected the iDirect Evolution® platform to enable the largest,
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Air Force Begins Distance Learning Course Notifications

06/24/2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Last week, the Air Force Personnel Center initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will noti
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Distance learning: keep your eyes open

06/22/2015

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked students and parents to be cautious while choosing higher educational institutions offering programmes through the open and distance learning (ODL) mode.

The move comes after the apex education regulator found that s
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DOCET releases new distance learning module

06/15/2015

The Directorate of Optometric Continuing Education (DOCET) has launched a new online learning module which expands on its Ageing eye series. The free educational tool covers Adapting the route – domiciliary eyecare and is accredited for optometrists, with three interactive CET poi
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Blended Online And Campus Learning Embraced As B-Schools Face Disruption

06/07/2015

The digital revolution in education is in full swing, spearheaded by online companies deploying technology that is disrupting the sector with courses on everything from data analytics to advanced accounting.  

Digitally focused education companies such as Coursera, the Mooc
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USDA Announces Funding Opportunity for Distance Learning & Telemedicine Projects

06/03/2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program, which provides increased access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas. 

“This p
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USDA offers distance learning funding

05/30/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program, which provides increased access to education, training and health care resources in rural ar
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Study: More students enroll in distance learning at Kansas colleges

05/22/2015

A new Board of Regents reports shows nearly half of Kansas students enrolled at higher learning institutions during the 2013-14 school year took at least one course from a distance.

Regents vice president of academic affairs Gary Alexander on Thursday presented the board
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Alberta Distance Learning Centre pilot project helps kids stay in school

05/11/2015

For many years, the education system in our country has missed the boat on what motivates kids to stay in school.

If older generations don’t want that boat to sink beneath them – because about 25 per cent of our young people fail to graduate from high school –
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Melton Center Opens Long-Distance MA in Jewish Education

05/07/2015

Melton Centre in Hebrew University in Jerusalem Announces Distance Learning M.A. In Jewish Education

The Melton Centre of Jewish Education from the prestigious Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel’s top ranking college, has announced a new distance learning Masters degree track.
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NVCC Top In Tech Among Community Colleges

05/04/2015

Northern Virginia Community College has been ranked No. 1 nationally in its enrollment group as the “most digital” large community college.

The Digital Community College awards, sponsored by the Center for Digital Education, evaluate how community colleges use
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Distance learning brings higher education to principals

04/28/2015

One Saturday a month, Subiaco Academy headmaster Matt Stengel and St. Joseph School principal Julie Rochester in Paris take a break from their work of running their schools to, well, go to class.

But this is not an ordinary classroom. Stengel and Rochester settle in at 9 a.m. for t
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ProctorU CEO: Online learning is coming back to campus

04/21/2015

One of the most-questioned aspects of online learning has always been the process of assessing students. Many critics have long held that it's easier for students in these programs to cheat on exams, especially if they're able to take them from home.

That's where servic
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Can this technology help solve the distance learning isolation issue?

04/14/2015

Best practices in using clickers to unite classroom locations into a one-class experience.

It’s a common problem facing universities with satellite campuses and distance learning options: How to keep students from feeling isolated from on-campus classrooms.

For example, in 20
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New York Distance Learning Association (NYDLA) Selects BirdEye as National Partner for Reputation Marketing

04/08/2015

NYDLA and USDLA offers BirdEye’s reputation marketing platform to leading universities and K-12 across the U.S.

BirdEye, a leader in reputation marketing, announced today its partnership with the New York Distance Learning Association (NYDLA), a leading association for distance le
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Beware! That online degree may not be valid in India

04/01/2015

Ever been tempted to take up an online degree course offered by a university in India? Those who have been taken in by advertisements of such courses in newspapers should be careful because education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) does not recognise any course offered sole
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Distance Learning Offers Higher Education from Across Globe

03/23/2015

NEW YORK, NY - With the global economy on the road to recovery, priorities are finally beginning to shift back to their pre-recession state: namely, a focus on higher education over the worry of financial burden. However, specialists report that the face of education has changed in rec
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Online and distance learning category: award winner and runners up

03/19/2015

This year’s winner, the University of Manchester’s physical chemistry Mooc, offers students the opportunity to use an online virtual laboratory.

Winner: University of Manchester

The university developed five massive open online courses (Moocs) in partnership with Coursera, as a way b
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An experiment in distance learning

03/15/2015

MIDDLEPORT — On a recent Wednesday morning at Royalton-Hartland High School, eight seniors sat scattered around a classroom usually used for teaching social studies, each with their own school-issued laptop. 

Within several minutes of the class beginning, the students started to
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Online learning: studying for an MBA in another continent

03/08/2015

Not many business degree classes will pass before students arrive at the subject of globalisation.

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Launch Of ELearning Platform Hailed

03/05/2015

From four students under a tree to more than 300 students today in classrooms, Ricardo Allen on Tuesday took the next step in education by launching a four-course eLearning platform called "MyLocker".

Speaking during the launch of One-on-One's online platform on Tuesday at t
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E-learning essential if India is to cash in on its demographic dividend

02/26/2015

The study suggests that e-learning looks set for a further boost in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration launching the “Digital India” campaign in an effort to bring rural India in to the digital age. The campaign’s targets include providing broadband connectivity to a qua
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South Africa's Western Cape invests in e-learning

02/23/2015

Premier Helen Zille and Education MEC Debbie Schafer outlined the details of the e- learning project the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is rolling out across the province.

"This is a very exciting initiative that has taken years of planning and has the potential to make
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Distance learning taps in to virtual reality technology

02/19/2015

Eddie Chauncy is no stranger to traditional universities – he already holds a degree in English literature from Cambridge. But 20 years after first graduating, when he realised that a knowledge of psychology would benefit his career as a business and finance trainer, he chose to study with the Op
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More Business Schools Tap Into Online Education And Smart Devices

02/09/2015

Online learning is powering a new digital age of business education. There has been a flurry of activity in the cyber space, with another group of business schools launching online MBA degrees.

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business in Virginia, US, launched its new all-digital degree
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Earn your BSc, MSc degrees from your bedroom, at your pace

02/02/2015

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has created another opportunity for students to pursue full university degrees with its fully-online Bachelors and Master’s Degree programs.

Organised through its Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), the university says the progr
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Academics: Pittsville students take AP class virtually

01/25/2015

PITTSVILLE — Advanced placement classes are common in today's high schools. The classes allow students to earn college credits, ultimately saving time and money on their future education.

Sometimes, though, class sizes are too small to warrant a full class.

That hasn't stopped st
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