Apple and the Education-Information Chasm

01/20/2012

Apple’s digital textbook venture, launched yesterday in New York, is just the latest attempt to bridge a yawning gulf between technology and learning. It’s still the beginning. The gulf is so large, it will take decades and thousands of experiments to cross. But we’ve begun, and things will move f
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Bertelsmann ventures into online education

01/16/2012

Bertelsmann is making its long-awaited foray into education as anchor-investor in a $100m fund that aims to form partnerships with universities and vocational schools to offer online study and other types of courses worldwide.

The German media group has pu
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MIT launches online learning initiative

12/19/2011

MIT today announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx.” MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will:

-organize and present course material to enable students to learn at their own pace


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M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All

12/21/2011

For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce
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Free Online Stanford Class On Tech Entrepreneurship (Begins January 2012)

12/06/2011

This January 2012, you can attend Stanford’s Technology Entrepreneurship class from the comfort of home, online! This class is for technology entrepreneurs and provides a combination of in-depth case studies and research on the entrepreneurial process. The professor is Chuck Eesley from Stanfor
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Codecademy: Next Frontier In Digital Education Movement

12/02/2011

Education is undergoing a dramatic wave of digital innovation that will make learning vastly different for students and curious adults over the next five to ten years. Many of the changes are coming from outside the system, recognized innovators like Sal Khan, a former hedge fund analyst whose 2,700 fre
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US: Online education growth dwarfs overall enrolment

11/20/2011

I am co-director of the Babson Survey Research Group which, for the last nine years, has published a survey of online education in the United States. It has yet to see any clear indication of an overall slowdown in the growth of online education but there are changes in the differential growth of progra
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Philippines: a lesson on education

11/11/2011

Free lunches for undernourished pupils, distance learning and subsidies for poor families are helping to keep children in school. Distance learning, free school meals and child-centred learning techniques in the Philippines are pushing the country closer to the goal of universal primary education.<
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MBA Admissions 2.0: Technology Makes Inroads

11/07/2011

Despite the brevity, the admissions committee could learn a lot from the applicants’ tweets, says Fine. “It helps them boil down their main selling points,” she adds. And MBA candidates could add links to separate Web pages, videos, and blogs that would inform the school even more about the pers
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A Secret Rule

11/04/2011

WASHINGTON -- Among the many new program integrity rules the U.S. Education Department issued a little over a year ago was one that went relatively unnoticed at the time: a rule that defines the “last date of attendance” for students who withdraw from online programs more stringently than in t
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Future Of Education Is Mobile, Social, and in the Cloud: Lessons from EduCause

10/25/2011

EduCause is the annual Woodstock of higher education. With a particular emphasis on “the intelligent use of information technology” in the robust arena of online education. Over 5.6 million people enrolled in at least one online course in 2009, according to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning
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Online language training now earns promotion points

10/21/2011

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 17, 2011) -- Soldiers can now earn up to 16 promotion points for completing language instruction with the Headstart2 language training program.

The Headstart2 software uses digitally animated characters involved in military scenarios to teach reading, writing,
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UK e-learning is 'most popular in Europe'

10/18/2011

Britain has the highest demand for online learning in the whole of Europe, according to one online resource. The e-learningcentre.co.uk, an information provider for those interested in learning online and members of the industry, suggested that the popularity of the UK's e-learning sector tops the mar
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Knewton Gets $33M For Online Learning In Colleges, K-12

10/13/2011

Online learning company Knewton wants to bring new technology to an industry that is often slow to make changes: education. Knewton has raised $33 million in Series D financing led by Founders Fund and strategic investor Pearson. Existing investors also participated including Accel Partners, Bessemer
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WASC Distance Education Policy Revised For 2011

 09/14/2011

The accrediting commission responsible for accrediting schools that offer degrees in the western United States recently revised its policy regarding distance education and correspondence. The policy revision reflects changes to federal regulatory requirements and the policy document includes best pr
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Education Minister of Jamaica emphasises importance of distance learning

06/29/2011

MIAMI — Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness says distance learning will be the choice of many more students to achieve tertiary level education in the future. On picture: Education Minister, Hon. Andrew Holness (fourth right), with Caribbean graduates of the distance learning programme
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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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