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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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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