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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Bulletproof Laptops for Studying on the Road

05/26/2010

There’s no need to take a break from your online college studies this summer, even if you’re kayaking through the Everglades or trekking the Sierra Madres. All you need is some kind of broadband access and one of these ultra-rugged laptops that are designed to take any kind of beating that you
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Will Your Online College Credits Be Accepted by Degree-Granting Colleges?

05/05/2010 

Are you thinking of taking college courses online? If so, you already know that online study is a time-efficient, cost-effective way to earn college credits. But how can you be sure that the credits you earn will be accepted if you decide to continue your studies in a degree-granting institution?


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Distance learning provided training for would-be nurses in remote regions

04/20/2010

Remote areas still need nurses – but how can they do their training? The Open University provides a way. Campbeltown, at the bottom of the Mull of Kintyre, is a very long way from most places. Around two and a half hours' drive from Glasgow, it's the nearest place providing nur
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Watertown campus offers life-like distance learning

02/01/2010

Distance learning has taken on a whole new meaning at Madison College-Watertown campus. A new technology is allowing teachers and students over 30 miles away seem as though they're physically in the same room.

On picture: Students at Madison College-W
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Distance learning, web courses growing at UI, ISU, UNI

01/31/2010

IOWA CITY — Enrollment in Web and on-site courses at locations off campus continue to dwarf Iowa Communications Network numbers in distance education at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University.

At the University of Northern Iowa, however, the ICN continues to be a popular dist
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UZ launches e-Learning to curb brain drain

01/18/2010

THE University of Zimbabwe has introduced a new online distance learning facility to enhance the training of high level manpower at affordable rates. The learning facility, which has state-of-the-art machinery worth over US$100 000, was acquired with the assistance of the African Development Bank and Afr
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Distance Learning Course in Radiation Oncology for Cancer Treatment

01/05/2010

A shortage of medical specialists for cancer treatment in developing countries is a driving force behind a new web-based educational course that could help change the health-care picture over time. The course - in the speciality of radiation oncology - is being spearheaded in the Asia and Pacific region th
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UCC Distance Learning Programme admits more students

12/23/2009

Cape Coast, Dec. 23, GNA - The University of Cape Coast (UCC's) Distance Learning Programme has admitted 7,444 students, the highest since its inception nine year ago, for the 2009/2010 academic year. The students, who were selected from over 10,000 applications, would undertake various d
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Online and in Exile

10/23/2009

In what some believe could be a landmark case in state oversight of online colleges, the Maryland Higher Education Commission this week barred the University of Maryland University College from offering an online doctoral program in community college administration to state residents, citing rules again
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U.S. Push for Free Online Courses

 06/29/2009

WASHINGTON -- Community colleges and high schools would receive federal funds to create free, online courses in a program that is in the final stages of being drafted by the Obama administration.

The program is part of a series of efforts to help community colleges reach more stud
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Distance learning: getting a group thing going

06/19/2009

Isolation can be a major challenge for students following distance MA Tesol courses, but universities in the UK are harnessing online communication tools that help participants to work collaboratively and develop a sense of group solidarity.

It might not be social networki
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New CEO for Online Education Company of New York Times

05/14/2009

Epsilen, the online education company of is today naming Jim Bowler as chief executive officer. Bowler joined Epsilen in January as an executive consultant working with the company’s board of directors. Prior to joining Epsilen, he was chief executive officer and president of two online entities: Cl
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Distance learning helps India address its voracious demand for managers

01/26/2009

In the middle of a class on retail and trade accounting, Ayyalusamy Kanagaraj pauses to quiz a student about gross sales and closing book inventory. Mr Kanagaraj is teaching this class from the elite Indian Institute of Management in Indore,
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The road to learning

12/13/2008

If you want to see the world and gain qualifications, why not study while you travel, says Julie Ferry. A typical day for Jannie Armstrong starts with a short walk to work. Nothing remarkable there, but his walk is through the streets of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. His office? The
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Increasing Access, the Online Way

10/30/2008

Rather than succumb to the national trends affecting college access, North Carolina decided to reverse them. Stung by declines in manufacturing, textiles and tobacco but emboldened by the possibilities of newer, skills-based industries in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, the state tried a novel approach
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Online Learning, Upscale (and Scaled Up)

09/12/2008

John Katzman has never aimed low. The first company he founded, the Princeton Review, went head on at the standardized testing industry and its assertion that the SAT and other exams couldn’t be “coached.” Hundreds of thousands of students (and hundreds of mill
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Teachers in pyjamas

05/22/2008

The advantages of learning by distance have long been recognised by students, but now new research among the people providing the training reveals that they too benefit from the flexibility and freedom.

Trainers imparting knowledge and skills to their students dressed only
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Many Uses for 'New York Times' Distance Ed Venture

04/09/2008

Instead of sifting through existing texts to find case studies suitable for his course, Matt Cookson decided to go straight to the source. In his Introduction to Public Relations class, which he teaches as an adjunct at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, he uses content
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Ball State School of Nursing helps prepare more RNs for Miller's Health Systems

02/21/2008

Who did Miller's Health Systems Inc. — a leading statewide provider of nursing homes and assisted living facilities — call to increase its number of registered nurses? Ball State University's School of Nursing.

Indiana, and the rest of the nation, is in the midst of a nu
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