More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

More women than men sign up for Mumbai university’s distance learning courses

The University of Mumbai’s (MU’s) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) is an exception among higher education institutes as it has more women than men on its rolls. Of 76,495 students enrolled at the institute, 45,559 or 60% are women. In the past eight years, the percentage of female students has steadily been increasing from 52% in 2008-09. The female students outnumber men by a wide margin in most of the post-graduation courses offered at IDOL, including MA (Education), MSc (Mathematics), MCom and MA. They are in majority even…

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Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board: Lecturer Recruitment In Polytechnic Colleges

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board: Lecturer Recruitment In Polytechnic Colleges

NEW DELHI: Teachers Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu has released job notification for recruitment to the post of Lecturers (Engineering/ Non-Engineering) in government polytechnic colleges under Tamil Nadu Educational Service. Interested candidates shall have to submit their application through online mode only. The recruitment process will be held against a total of 1058 vacancies. The last date for submission of application is 7 July 2017. Candidates will be selected on the basis of written examination which is scheduled to be held on 13 August 2017. ‘30% Women reservation will be provided…

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Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

India’s coaching centres sell dreams to millions of young students, often claiming sureshot formulas to crack the country’s tough medical or engineering exams. Many of them also deliver on their promise. But the cut-throat nature of the business played out in a bizarre manner on Thursday with two institutes laying claim to the top ten rank holders in the MBBS entrance exams conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The results were declared at around 2 am on Thursday. AIIMS does not declare a list of toppers….

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ICT in Higher Education Taking Learning Process to the Next Level

ICT in Higher Education Taking Learning Process to the Next Level

With Class 12th results out, students and parents have been searching for suitable colleges. High on their list are educational institutions which are innovative and offer programmes which impart skills that are in high demand in the job market. To meet this growing demand, Indian educational institutions have been quick to adopt Information and Communications Technology (ICT), taking the teaching-learning process at universities and colleges to the next level, observes Priyanka Sharma of Elets News Network (ENN). It has been estimated that in the next 10 years, more than 50…

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Distance learning and business success

Distance learning and business success

When it comes to career development, the flexibility, one-to-one support and financial benefits of distance learning make it an increasingly compelling option for SMEs, says Sandra Quinn-Smith, owner of ATB Accounting Training for Business. For those of us who, frankly, couldn’t wait to leave school, the idea of signing up to further training later in life is not exactly tempting. The thought of going back into the classroom and sitting listening to a teacher all day – however imaginative the lesson – is a big turn-off for many. Not only…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program,(www.rd.usda.gov) which provides funds to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. The USDA posted an announcement about the available grants in the May 16 Federal Register.(www.gpo.gov) According to that announcement, eligible applicants — specifically, incorporated organizations or partnerships; other legal entities, including private for-profit or nonprofit corporations; state and local governments; federally recognized Indian tribes or tribal organizations; and consortia comprising these eligible…

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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Distance learning program booms at MSU

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.   Evan Hawkins, Distance Education program coordinator at MSU, shared that statistic, along with many others involving distance learning, with Starkville Rotarians Monday at Starkville Country Club.   Hawkins said the national demographic for students taking classes online across the U.S. are individuals between 25 and 50 years old, with many working full-time or managing a family.   More settled students may have good jobs or families but may want to finish their education, according to Hawkins.  …

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New AU eSchool transforms officer distance learning PME

New AU eSchool transforms officer distance learning PME

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — As a direct result of a massive 10-year transformational effort to revitalize officer professional military education distance learning programs, Air University formally stood up the eSchool of Graduate PME here on June 1, 2017. The Air Force officer PME hierarchy is built of basic, intermediate and senior developmental education programs, and their distance learning tracks all now comprise the eSchool of Graduate PME. The Air University commander at the time of the initial transformation plan in 2007, retired Gen. Stephen Lorenz, emphasized the importance…

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