GUEST COMMENTARY: Online learning is virtual success

04/03/2016

Earlier this year, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released an alarming figure. More than 750,000 Indiana residents, or about 22 percent of the state’s working-age adults, have attended some college, but, due to various circumstances, quit before completing their degrees.


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Distance Education Allows Students An Alternative Means Of Education

03/30/2016

Distance education is becoming increasingly popular in many campuses across the country as an unconventional means of education. As students live more mobile and unpredictable lives, deciding to spend a semester on campus has become challenging.

To defin
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Provost honored for work in distance learning

03/22/2016

The Texas Distance Learning Association will honor Justin Louder, assistant vice provost for Texas Tech, for his work in advancing distance learning from March 28 through March 31 in San Antonio.

The TxDLA is the leading Texas association for distance learning, according
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Vanderbilt U Hosts Conference on Distance Learning for Less Common Languages

03/16/2016

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN is hosting a workshop on distance learning for rarely taught languages. The event takes place on March 17 and 18 and is sponsored by the Centers for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt, the University of Utah and the Consortium of Latin American Stud
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Maldives begins workshop on distance learning

03/13/2016

Ministry of Education commenced Sunday a two-day workshop to increase the number of distance learning students.

Held jointly with the Commonwealth of Learning, 36 tertiary educators participated in the workshop titled “Validation of National Policy on Open and Distance”.


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Wisconsin distance learning law will bridge education accessibility gap

03/07/2016

Using the new technology as a platform, a newly signed law looks to make education more accessible for all with internet access in Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker signed the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Law, co-sponsored by Rep. Joan Ballweg, R-Mark
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Carlyle and Vinci Partners Buy Distance Learning Company Uniasselvi

03/01/2016

Asset management firms The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) and Vinci Partners have acquired distance learning company Uniasselvi. The target was previously owned by Kroton Educacional, a private education company based in Brazil.

Carlyle and Brazilian firm Vinci Partners
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Distance Learning: Continuous Improvement Part 2

02/24/2016

Continuous Improvement (CI) is the critical process of continually analyzing the performance of some aspect of operations, and then applying changes intended to improve that performance. This is the second in a series of articles intended to introduce practical tips for using CI to
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US: Distance learning enrolments up despite for-profit drop

02/15/2016

More than one in four students in the US was enrolled on at least one distance learning course in 2014, new research by the Babson Survey Research Group has shown. This marks a 13th consecutive year of enrolment growth, but the research also shows that bucking the trend, the for-prof
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Shidler airs distance learning business programs commercial

02/11/2016

A new commercial featuring the Shidler College of Business’ Distance Learning Executive MBA and Master of Human Resource Management programs has begun airing on the Neighbor Islands and Oʻahu.

Both programs allow working professionals to pursue a graduate degree, while contin
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Ghana Starts Africa's First High-tech Interactive Distance Learning

02/05/2016

There are no computers, TVs or smartphones in many schools in rural Ghana.

In the classroom, teachers talk while students listen. There's very little engagement and virtually no interaction, because many teachers themselves were not formally trained.

The private, nonprofit Vark
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The Open University at 45: What can we learn from Britain's distance education pioneer?

02/01/2016

Forty-five years ago, when Britain’s Open University (OU) began broadcasting its first lectures over BBC television and radio, there were many reasons to discount its importance. For one thing, the concept of providing higher education at a distance wasn’t new: the first correspondenc
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Pilot distance learning programme rolled out

01/28/2016

Forty basic schools in the Eastern Region are benefiting from an interactive distance learning programme which is intended to make teaching and learning more interactive and child centered.

The project which is being piloted in the selected schools uses a satellite to transmit a
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Valdosta State earns top ranking for distance learning

01/17/2016

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University is one of the best colleges and universities in the nation when it comes to distance education, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Online Programs rankings released last week.

This is the fifth year U.S. News and World R
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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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