UNL is looking to expand distance learning programs

10/13/2014

In his Oct. 2 State of the University Address, Chancellor Harvey Perlman made a point to address the future of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s online classes.

Perlman announced that two UNL administrators will co-chair a dean’s council focused on attracting new distance learnin
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EDUCATION: The Centre for Distance Learning & Innovation

10/06/2014

Young, aspiring musicians in small and remote communities across the province face different challenges than those of their metropolitan peers when it comes to learning their craft. Like many other school subjects, small class sizes in smaller, more remote communities make specialized teachers rare. Th
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WCCCD opens center for distance learning

10/02/2014

There's room at Wayne County Community College District Mary Ellen Stempfle - University Center for more students to pursue a certification, associate's degree or acquire credits toward a bachelor's degree.

With the opening of its newest building at a Sept. 19 ribbon cutting, the C
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Online learning startup Udacity secures $35 million funding

09/25/2014

Udacity, an online education startup, revealed that it has raised $35 million in funding, which CEO Sebastian Thrun is looking to use to further expand the company's online education services.

Thrun is aiming to improve the technical training that big companies need to administer to their e
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homeTutor - a distance learning program from Apple Strength Business partners

09/25/2014

From left - Lasantha Cooray - Project Director, Roshantha Munasinghe - First Member, General Manager of Catholic Private Schools, Rev. Fr. Ranjith Madurawala, Noel Godfred - Proprietor Apple Strength BP, Isuru Udayanga & Sahan Promod is also present in this picture

During this  era, using th
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Distance-learning classes set to start at 15,000 small schools

09/16/2014

CONCERNS HAVE been raised over some students' ability to keep pace with lessons as the Education Ministry prepares to launch distance-learning classes at 15,523 small schools.

During his visit to Suphan Buri's Wat Then Plai School, which has held distance learning via satellite for thre
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Online learning: the UK’s scepticism is holding it back

09/07/2014

The UK has a long tradition of online learning, but regulation and a shift in attitudes are needed to stay top on the international stage.

Online learning is still seen as the poor relation in the UK – but it’s time for attitudes to change. As the student cap is lifted,
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Texas Leads Nation In Online Education

09/02/2014

Texas ranked number one due to a variety of factors, including the state's earning potential, low unemployment rate, and high job growth, according to Valley News Live. The study additionally reported that Texas-based Bachelor's degree holders have the highest median income in the country. 


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Saudi Arabia gets MOOC’d up

09/02/2014

Saudi leaders may not want women to drive, but they do want them to use massive open online courses (MOOCs). But Saudi Arabia’s embrace of MOOCs as a bandage for failures in its own educational system may be premature.

On July 15, edX, a nonprofit MOOC provider based in Cambridge, Massach
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E-learning Co. Pluralsight Raises $135M in Record Round for Utah

08/27/2014

In the largest-ever venture financing round for a Utah company, online technology education company Pluralsight LLC has raised $135 million.

Aaron Skonnard, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, said the company seeks to “democratize tech education” and ensure that tech professio
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E-Learning Is Becoming More Popular With Small Businesses

08/25/2014

E-learning is fast becoming more viable, accessible from platforms like Asapy and affordable to small businesses. An initial investment in e-learning tapers off over time. For example, a three-year employee training program will typically recoup itself after the first year.

Whatever th
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HP LIFE e-Learning Helps Students on Route to SkillsUSA Gold Medal Win

08/25/2014

At HP, we are igniting a passion for entrepreneurship among students at community colleges throughout the United States. Through our collaboration with NAACE (National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship), we are helping instructors from both rural and urban schools integrate HP LIFE e-Learning
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USQ extends pact with Toowoomba FlexiSchool

08/13/2014

A renewed partnership between the University of Southern Queensland and Toowoomba FlexiSchool will continue to create education opportunities for students in the region.

Vice-chancellor professor Jan Thomas says the plan is a perfect example of how the Toowoomba community works toget
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What Business Schools Don’t Get About MOOCs

08/11/2014

There’s trouble in business-education paradise.

Recent news stories have described significant dissension at Harvard Business School about MOOCs (massive open online courses).  For the uninitiated, MOOCs are courses that are taught over the internet, and which are usually open to all comers.
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Can Universities Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?

08/11/2014

John R. Barker paces the front of the lecture hall, gesturing at slides with a laser pointer and explaining to a room full of undergraduates how scientists use data to make predictions about global climate change.

At the moment Mr. Barker, a professor of atmospheric science at th
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MIT to mainstream MOOCs

08/11/2014

TOP-rated US university Massachusetts Institute of Technology has flagged it is considering certifying and charging for its massive open online courses.

The move signals a major shift in the global competition among the world’s best universities. in a strong signal spread of online education is
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All Things in Modulation

08/07/2014

Massive open online courses will return to the University of Wisconsin at Madison next year -- or something that looks like them will, anyway. Having reviewed the results from its first round of MOOCs, the institution will offer new courses that are shorter, cover fewer topics and target Wisco
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Land a Spot in a Top Online Master's in Education Program

07/25/2014

Demonstrating time management skills can give you a leg up in the admissions process, officials say.

Getting a graduate education degree online can give education professionals the chance to earn a helpful credential while keeping their day jobs. 

But flexibility may not be the
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Avoid These Tech Mistakes as an Online Student

07/25/2014

Online students should never fail to back up their data, experts say.

Michelle Hook Dewey jokes that when she started her online master’s degree with the University of Illinois in 2011, all of her homework was organized in paper folders.

These days, Dewey, who is now the referenc
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Decipher the True Cost of Your Online Degree

07/18/2014

Online students are often confused about the cost of their degree, a study shows. 

Deciding what to study is challenging enough for many online students. Yet after they settle on a degree, another hurdle awaits: finding out just how much it will cost. 

Online students are generall
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A Question of Quality

07/15/2014

If students in a face-to-face course emailed their provost with concerns that their professor had stopped lecturing, chances are that someone -- a department head or an administrator -- would intervene. But what if the students were scattered across different countries and time zones in a not-fo
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MOOC dropouts – What we learn from students who leave

07/11/2014

Over the past few decades, online learning platforms have been well known for the richer types of learner interaction data they bring to the researcher's table than face-to-face instruction. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, bring two additional dimensions: scale and learner diversity
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Which problems could MOOCs solve, and how?

07/11/2014

The phenomenon of the massive open online course – MOOC – has made more people aware of what online learning might do for a much larger group of students than higher education currently serves.

There has been a lot of speculation about what they might mean for the future of education, univers
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Launch of the RHEDI-UWN web community

07/10/2014

The Programme on Research, Higher Education, Development and Innovation – RHEDI – has launched an online community site in partnership with University World News. 

The RHEDI programme has a distinguished history that traces back to 2001. It started in UNESCO, continued at the OECD and is now built o
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Teaching With Tech Across Borders

07/09/2014

For his world regional geography class at Allegheny College last fall, Eric Pallant arranged for his students to videoconference with a class at Forman Christian College, an English-medium institution in Pakistan. It was Pallant's second such experience teaching a “globally connected” course: the
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Principles of Learning

06/26/2014

After working for twelve years as an elementary school teacher, an instructor in higher education, and a facilitator for professional development workshops, I felt comfortable with instructional design — until I started working on a massive open online course (MOOC) for HarvardX.

As part of the team that created th
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Coursmos Pulls In Further $530k To Grow Its Bite-Sized E-Learning Platform

06/25/2014

Bite-size e-learning platform Coursmos, which reckons there’s room to squeeze a little learning into busy digital users’ lives by breaking study topics down into small, easily digested video chunks, has closed a new round of funding — topping up the seed money that saw it through to launch last year.

The
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EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning

06/21/2014

“We hope to democratize and reimagine education so that anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her social status or income, can access education,” explained Anant Agarwal, president of edX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses online. In a
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Will a degree made up of Moocs ever be worth the paper it's written on?

06/12/2014

Even if the heady attention of one-to-one tutorials is the stuff of Oxbridge dreams for most, personal attention from tutors who challenge students' thinking in small seminar groups is often cited as critical to the quality of learning in higher education, and integral to the value of a degree.

Now clos
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2U's CEO talks hitting 10,000 students and the state of online learning

06/10/2014

Wednesday was a momentous occasion for 2U, the cloud-based, software-as-a-service online learning platform that has become the darling of the online learning world. The company hit its 10,000th student -- and lest anyone forget, banners around its suburban Washington offices
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