University of Derby Online Learning

University of Derby Online Learning

The University of Derby Online Learning is the thriving distance learning division of the University of Derby. Since 2001, the University of Derby has offered online distance learning to students who required more flexible study options. As demand for these popular online distance learning courses increased, they learned to tailor course content specifically for online delivery. And in 2011, based on the increasing success of their distance learning courses, they launched the University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). Academic rigour, pioneering techniques Today, their online distance learning degrees continue to match…

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Faculty, students share distance learning concerns

Faculty, students share distance learning concerns

As online learning possibilities continue to flourish, a new whitepaperindicates that many faculty members are concerned the approach will lead to less satisfactory learning outcomes for students, according to eCampus News, but institutions can combat this by being proactive and transparent about releasing outcome data. Educators are also worried that staff support for online learning will not be available, leaving professors to go it alone with unfamiliar technology and tools, and only 30% of surveyed faculty members felt their institution had a fair system for compensating educators for online instruction. Additionally,…

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Actis invests $275m in pan-African HE network

Actis invests $275m in pan-African HE network

The Honoris United Universities platform will offer on-campus and distance learning degrees from member universities including the largest private higher education provider in Morocco, Ecolé Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI), Université Centrale Group in Tunisia and the Management College of Southern Africa, a leading distance learning university. The platform currently serves 27,000 students but has aims to expand to 100,000 students as the network grows into west Africa, Luis Lopez, the newly appointed group CEO and former CEO of EMEA at Laureate International Universities, said. “Africa needs a healthy public…

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Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

Experts divided over ban on integrated coaching in Maharashtra

The education department’s decision to ban colleges from offering integrated courses from June 2018 has evoked mixed reactions from experts and coaching classes. While some lauded the move saying it would put an end to the ‘unhealthy’ nexus between colleges and coaching classes, others said compulsory attendance in colleges will add to the students’ stress. However, a few activists pointed out that the ban alone was insufficient and the decision must be backed with long-term solutions. “Integrated courses are illegal. Why should the government wait till next year to end…

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IGNOU to Institute Swaminarayan Chair to Start Vedic, Indic Studies

IGNOU to Institute Swaminarayan Chair to Start Vedic, Indic Studies

IGNOU to Institute Swaminarayan Chair to Start Vedic, Indic Studies The Constitution of the Chair is a part of the MoU signed between the university and BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The organisation will also start certificate, diploma and degree courses in Vedic Spiritual Traditions and Indic Studies in India and abroad. Vedas, Indian Hindu Scripture. (Photo by Education Images via Getty Images) New Delhi: India’s premier distance learning university, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), will soon constitute a Chair named after one of the most influential Hindu sects which have lakhs…

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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Commission (UGC) has asked all the institutions offering distance learning courses to seek fresh approval. The UGC (open and distancelearning) regulations, 2017, need to be complied in order to run the distance programs. According to UGC, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down in the 2017 regulations and hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval from it. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs for the academic year 2017-18. Such HEIs will be required to apply afresh in…

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New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

New distance learning rules: Universities need fresh approvals from UGC for programmes

Universities offering programmes through distance mode will now be regulated under the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Open and Distance Learning) Regulations, 2017, notified by the commission on Friday. The commission, through the regulations, has laid down the minimum standards of instruction for the grant of degree at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels through open and distance learning mode. According to officials, under the new regulations, students will also be allowed to take up to 20% of the total courses being offered in a particular programme in a semester through the…

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UGC distance learning rules from next year

UGC distance learning rules from next year

The UGC notified the ODL Regulations, 2017 in an official gazette on June 23. Many of the universities and other higher educational institutions, which had just got the UGC’s approval to their ODL programmes in May-June, found themselves in a catch-22 situation as the new regulations mandatorily required them to make a fresh application to get approval for their ODL courses. File photo × The University Grants Commission (UGC) has deferred implementation of regulations for open and distance learning (ODL) programmes to the 2018-19 academic session. This comes after it…

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Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

Nursing, Engineering may become part of distance learning courses

With the central government making changes to its distance education norms, technical courses like Engineering and Nursing are also likely to be available through distance mode. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently notified its new norms for distance education and institutes that have technical courses might be allowed to run if they make special arrangements for practical course work for students, sources in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, said. By making special arrangements, government means giving a couple of months time to the students to visit the institution…

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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

KOLHAPUR: University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the institutions offering distance learning courses to seek fresh approval. The UGC (open and distancelearning) regulations, 2017, need to be complied in order to run the distance programs. According to UGC, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down in the 2017 regulations and hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval from it. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs for the academic year 2017-18. Such HEIs will be required to apply afresh in…

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