MU SUMMARILY FLUNKED US IN SOCIOLOGY: MA STUDENTS

MU SUMMARILY FLUNKED US IN SOCIOLOGY: MA STUDENTS

The problems of students at the University of Mumbai refused to subside as several of them pursuing a Master of Arts course at its distance learning centre (IDOL) complained of being summarily flunked in their Sociology paper. The students claim that out of a batch of 100, only 11managed to clear the exam with a score that hovered around 40, which is the passing score. “Not a single student has scored above 50 even though we got first class in our undergraduate course; there is no response from the authorities….

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Take strict action against illegal distance study centres, HC tells state

Take strict action against illegal distance study centres, HC tells state

The Gujarat High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed the state to strike down upon distance study centres that are being run without requisite permission from the state or local universities. The high court was of the opinion that it is the state’s responsibility to protect the interest of the students. The second division bench of justice MR Shah and justice BN Karia were hearing an appeal moved in 2016 by 12 aspiring candidates for the post of Vidhya Sahayaks. The qualification of the candidates, who had completed their MSc degree…

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Centre asked to ensure funds forr SSK, MSK

Centre asked to ensure funds forr SSK, MSK

Kolkata, Sep 5 (PTI) West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee today said the state government has written to the Centre for ensuring funds for the state-run Shishu Shiksha Kendra (SSK) and Madhyamik Shiksha Kendra (MSK) so that vacancies of teachers can be filled up. “As part of our initiative to fill up the vacancies in SSKs and MSKs all over the state, we have written to the Centre to ensure proper fund flow. We will also impart distance learning training to all teachers in MSK, SSK centres,”…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

©Jacob Ammentorp Lund The days of whiteboards and ink cartridges are over. Developments in educational technology – or edtech – are revolutionizing the business school experience. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are in classrooms. Big data-crunching devices give students live feedback on their progress. And, with flexibility in high demand, more and more learning is being delivered online. In July 2016, the Online MBA offered by Birmingham Business School became the first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Its Online MSc International Business is set to follow suit. Today, online learning is increasingly seen as…

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Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new studypublished in Frontiers in Neurology examining remote clinical neuroscience education shows that distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, founder of Carrick Institute and his team at Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge, Harvard Medical School’sHarvard Macy and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institutes, conducted a randomized controlled trial of contemporary medical education. The research demonstrates methods and practice of teaching clinical neurology remotely, which has resulted in doctors demonstrating successfully improved diagnostic and treatment skills….

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Kroton sees no relief in Brazil distance-learning defaults

Kroton sees no relief in Brazil distance-learning defaults

  SAO PAULO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The number of Brazilian distance-learning students in arrears on their tuition fees or loans is not showing signs of abating yet, reflecting record unemployment and declining household income, executives at Kroton Educacional SA said on Friday. However, defaults in the campus-learning segment are showing signs of improvement, executives led by Chief Executive Officer Rodrigo Galindo said during a conference call to discuss second-quarter results. Profit at Kroton, Brazil’s largest for-profit education firm, came in at 644.9 million reais ($203.1 million), beating forecasts. (Reporting…

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Ignou to train 11,884 Tripura government teachers

Ignou to train 11,884 Tripura government teachers

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will train 11,884 elementary level teachers in Tripura under its two-year diploma programme in elementary education through the open and distance learning mode. Ignou’s School of Education (SOE) signed a memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with the government of Tripura to professionally train these teachers. The MoC, which will be renewed for three years, was signed by the director of Tripura’s State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) and Ignou’s registrar (admin) in New Delhi. Ignou will conduct the training for only those…

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Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology examining remote clinical neuroscience education shows that distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. New study finds that the Carrick Institute model of distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. [Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum, Frontiers in Neurology, 2017] Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, founder of Carrick Institute and his team at Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge, Harvard Medical School’s Harvard…

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