Stanford faculty collaborate to improve online education

06/28/2011

Professors are building new software to simplify lecture recording, host course material online, spark discussion among students and teachers and share Stanford courses. Others are testing these new tools in the classroom.

BY MELISSAE FELLET

Several Stanford faculty members are working tog
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First online MBA programme worldwide with focus on Renewable Energy

06/24/2011

GERMANY, BERLIN. Students can apply now for the Distance Learning Programme "MBA Renewables". In October 2011 the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, in cooperation with the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), will start a new Master of Business Administration (MBA). The “MBA Renewables” will b
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College’s Center for Distance Learning to Graduate Nearly 1,000

06/09/2011

SUNY Empire State College Graduates More Than 3,000 Across New York State

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – June 6, 2011) – SUNY Empire State College’s Center for Distance Learning will recognize 970 candidates at its graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Saratoga Springs City Cente
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Government works for distance learning implementation

05/17/2011

Angola, Luanda. The Angolan Government has been working for the implementation of distance learning in the country, soon, the minister of Education, Mpinda Simão, has announced. The initiative will start from conception of a national policy that meets this demand, said the minister, who was speaking at
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8 Celebrities Who Went to College Online

 05/03/2011

Everybody’s busy. If you’re trying to juggle family and career, there are only so many hours in a day, regardless of where you work. This really presents a problem if you decide to go back to school, because now you have to add yet ONE MORE thing to your already overloaded day.

Which is wh
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Zimbabwe: Public Libraries Aid Universities

05/02/2011

After achieving independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has made tremendous progress in many fields. In 1980, there was only one university, the University of Zimbabwe, whereas today there are twelve. This is no mean feat.

Is there such progress in providing, library and information services specif
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Utah State University to construct new building for distance learning

04/07/2011

Construction of a new Regional Campuses and Distance Education building on Utah State University’s Logan campus is scheduled to start early spring. The new building will house RCDE offices and state-of-the-art distance education classrooms. A formal groundbreaking is planned for May 2011. The estim
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GULF STATES: Virtual universities on the rise

04/03/2011

E-universities are proliferating in the Gulf States with a number of new projects aimed at improved technology transfer, narrowing the digital divide and facilitating access to knowledge.

Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to set up an electronic university in partnership with international
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Distance learning: In a first, surgery streamed live over the Internet

03/23/2011

RAWALPINDI: For the first time in Pakistan, an interactive surgery was broadcast over the internet to help educate surgeons and surgical students from various medical colleges and hospitals across the country.

The workshop on “Advanced Upper GI Laparoscopic Surgery” was broadcast liv
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Online Education, With a Low-Cost Twist

03/21/2011

As a military wife, Michelle Mills got used to the itinerant lifestyle but could never quite accept the fact that she hadn't finished her college degree. Over the past decade or so, Mills, a 34-year-old mother of two, sank $30,000 into college coursework, earning more than 100 credits at three different
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Disabled people get learning boost

03/19/2011

SHANGHAI Open University yesterday launched a special faculty for the disabled to meet their educational needs. The newly launched faculty will be mainly based on distance-learning technology, but face-to-face instruction is also available at the university.

The disabled have limited access to
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Education Meets 'World Of Warcraft'

03/08/2011

Teachers on college campuses across the country are using gaming techniques to turn classrooms into interactive experiences. Here, Yisrael Shapiro, a freelance writer and recent graduate of the Medill School of Journalism Master’s program at Northwestern University, investigates their methods —
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Grant for Distance Learning removes classroom walls

02/19/2011

Jefferson, Brandon, Evansville and Osakis high schools will share in a $333,008 federal grant to upgrade interactive video technology equipment used in Distance Learning. During a news conference at Osakis High School last Thursday, Colleen Landkamer, state director of USDA Rural Development, awarded a
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High School 2.0

01/20/2011

On picture: A studio interview with Stuart Baker, coordinator of TUSD's only online school, and parent Edward Kile. The state legislature's new proposed budget, released last Friday puts education on the chopping block, with anticipated cuts up to $83.7 million.

Changes in funding may
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Six predictions for education in 2011

01/13/2011

As 2011 dawns, expect to see the rate of innovation in education increase. The weak economy that has bogged down the United States for the past two years will continue to lift the online learning innovations to new heights in both K-12 and postsecondary education.

Here are six trends and pred
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Open University celebrates 40 years on-air

01/03/2011

The Open University is today celebrating the 40th anniversary of the broadcast of its first educational lecture on BBC television. Since the ground-breaking transmission aired on BBC Two on January 3rd 1971 there have been more than 7,000 television and 4,000 radio transmissions as part of the
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Duke Invites Cisco to Show 'N' Tell With Telepresence and New Toys

12/17/2010

Should universities be suspicious of software giants bearing gifts?

Duke University has announced that it's adopting Cisco's Quad enterprise collaboration platform for use by its executive MBA students. The software offers some cool features like automatic transcription, enhanced search, and a
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UMW geography professor teaches classes from South Africa

12/13/2010

On the return trip from a recent visit to South Africa, Donald Rallis missed a connecting flight to Washington, D.C., yet still managed to teach his classes - from a hotel room at London’s Heathrow Airport. On picture: Donald Rallis in South Africa

The associate professor of geography is no stran
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Teaching Online Professors ... Online

11/10/2010

Will colleges and universities buy online courses designed to train the instructors who teach online courses? Pearson, the education and media conglomerate, is betting on it. The company will announce today a plan to sell courses aimed at preparing professors to teach online.

As more
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Online Education's New Campus: Thunderbird

11/08/2010

In what would be an unusual public-private partnership, Thunderbird School of Global Management seeks private capital to help it launch a new online executive-education program

Online education has been gathering momentum for some time. Enrollment in for-profit degree programs is growing, a
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Online Colleges Target Veterans

11/04/2010

Keith Melvin, a disabled and decorated Iraq War veteran, wanted to go to a traditional college until a recruiter for the online, for-profit Kaplan University began courting him. She assured him, he said, that he could trust Kaplan because it's owned by Washington Post Co. (Read More...

Online Learning and the Military: PERFECT Together

10/21/2010

Military Education Benefits and Online Learning PERFECT Together

We just spent some time poking around a terrific Website for veterans and current members of the armed services. It’s Military.Com, and it’s jam-packed with practical articles and forums for current
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UEW opens five more distance learning centres

10/17/2010

Winneba (C/R) Oct. 17 GNA - The University of Education, Winneba, (UEW) has opened five new Distance Learning Centres at Sogokope, Obuasi, Techiman, Assin Foso and Tarkwa to enhance the programme.

This brings to 18 the number of study centres opened by the university nation wide.

Th
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Questions for Jose Ferreira

09/01/2010

JOSE FERREIRA is the CEO and founder of Knewton, an online learning start-up which offers customised preparatory courses for standardised tests such as the SATs, GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), or LSAT (Law School Admissions Test). To broaden its appeal, the company has recently teamed up
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Bill Gates: Internet Learning Poised to Outpace "Place-Based" Colleges

08/12/2010

“Place-based” colleges are losing importance. Internet learning is posed for remarkable growth. Those are the views that Bill Gates expressed on August 9th when he spoke at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe. You can read about his talk in a recent article in The Chronicle of High
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Educational Apps for Distance Learners

08/03/2010

If you’re a distance learner with a smartphone, you just got smarter. Here are some cool new apps that can make you a better student.

Bing – Microsoft’s attempt to beat Google in the “know anything anywhere” wars, Bing is ultra-useful for finding info on just about a
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Can Online Learning End America’s Dropout Crisis?

07/26/2010

Please take a moment to visit DropOutNation.net, a website launched in 2005 by journalist RiShawn Biddle. You’ll find your visit informative, troubling – but inspiring too, because Biddle is doing remarkable things to keep young Americans from dropping out of high school. 

Here are
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iCollege? Governor Pawlenty, We’re Already There

06/27/2010

“Do you really think that in 20 years, somebody is going to put on their backpack, drive a half hour to the University of Minnesota from the suburbs, haul their Keister across campus, and listen to some boring person drone on about Econ 101 or . . . is there another way to deliver the service other tha
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Opensource Education: Why MIT, Yale and Big Players Are Giving Away Course Content for Free

06/17/2010

In what could be the biggest educational give-away in history, a growing number of colleges and universities are making their course content available for free online. If you poke around the Internet, here is some of the free content you will discover .  . . 

The Massachusetts Instit
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E-Book Readers Bomb on College Campuses

06/10/2010

Hopes were high last fall when the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle DX was distributed to a group of students at seven universities around the country in a classroom pilot program for the electronic reader. With students able to download class materials and textbooks easily onto the slender 10.2-ounce device, many
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