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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UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

UW distance learning program at LCCC to continue

CHEYENNE – Reorganizing of departments at the University of Wyoming does not mean its distance learning programs will be scaled back, officials said Friday. Contrarily, as the university moves forward with its strategic plan since the arrival of President Laurie Nichols, its leaders intend to increase its efforts to bring services to learners in all corners of the Cowboy State, said UW spokesman Chad Baldwin. [Source”cnbc”]

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Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

Tech college shocker: Punjab Technical University closes 4 of 9 institutes of technology

  PTU had opened the institutes in 2012-13. (HT File Photo) Diluting the previous Akali government’s initiative to promote technical education in remote areas by opening Punjab Institutes of Technology (PITs), IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU) on Wednesday decided to close four of the nine institutes due to “non-viability”. As per the notification issued by the PTU registrar, admissions to four PITs — at Amritsar, Khunnimajra in SAS Nagar and two at Dinanagar — have been discontinued with for the 2017-2018 session. Meanwhile, admissions are being carried out at the…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only way distance learning colleges can overcome these challenges is to meet them head on,” Nash writes, “which means making…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

lso: Institutes of Technology – just another Fake Policy? (click on the pictures to be taken to the stories) Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. 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…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. 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…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. 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…

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