SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education in Rajasthan’s Churu district and the Allahabad Agricultural Institute in Uttar Pradesh. The Times of India reported that a fourth, Vinayaka Mission Research Foundation…

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Online Learning: Combining An MBA With Family

Online Learning: Combining An MBA With Family

Harriet Jeckells is six months into Birmingham Business School’s Online MBA—the world’s first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Three months in, she gave birth to her first child. Harriet also works full-time as a marketing director in the publishing industry in the UK. When considering MBA programs, the flexibility of a truly online MBA program was key. “I wanted a highly-relevant degree to support my professional future irrespective of the path my career takes in the years to come,” she explains. “It was absolutely vital that it would fit…

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Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

Get varsity status for open, distance learning courses: UGC to institutes

The University Grant Commission (UGC) has asked 12 institutions to get the status of a university to continue offering online and distance learning courses from 2018. According to a notification issued on Tuesday called “UGC (open and distance learning) regulations 2017, (first amendment)”, the standalone institutions can offer courses till 2017-18 the way they have been. However, thereafter, they have to get affiliated to a university, or get the status of a deemed university to continue offering the courses. If they fail to comply, the commission will not give any…

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DNV GL cooperation with Regional Maritime University in Ghana on distance learning

DNV GL cooperation with Regional Maritime University in Ghana on distance learning

Distance Learning is en vogue – for a good reason. Requirements of modern working methods with teams often distributed around the globe cannot be met with traditional classroom training approaches. Assorted web-based e-Learning approaches can meet the requirements offering learning “anytime, anywhere” and extend or replace the traditional classroom training approaches. Now the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra/Ghana has partnered with DNV GL to meet its distance learning demand, starting with a first pilot project in August 2017. The Regional Maritime University (RMU) which was upgraded into a university…

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MP backs distance learning at TAFE

MP backs distance learning at TAFE

There’s to be an increase in the number of courses available at the TAFE in Glen Innes in the upcoming term and into the new year. What’s called a Connected Learning Centre means colleges in Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Quirindi and Coonabarabran will be able to share specialist resources like a particular teacher who is expert in a particular field. Local MP, Adam Marshall, said the introduction of distance learning via video links and other technological improvements was an “absolute game-changer” for the way people in this area were educated. He added:  “By…

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Psychiatric games

Psychiatric games

+ More than 100 teenage suicides all over the world from the Blue Whale Challenge, including several in India, show the dark side of the digital age. Immersive technologies like virtual and augmented reality have the power to hypnotise youngsters, transporting them to an alternate universe where taking one’s life is nothing but a game. Online challenges like Blue Whale and Pokemon are compelling due to several reasons. Players operate from behind a cover of secrecy and anonymity. They lose themselves in the virtual world and are disconnected from the…

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Government launches special course to train teachers

Government launches special course to train teachers

he Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Tuesday launched a diploma course in Elementary Education to train teachers across the country for teaching students up to Class 8. The Ministry intends to train all such teachers with minimum qualifications by 2019, as per the amended Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2017. The online or distance learning course, having a duration of one year and six months, has been designed with the help of National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) and so far about 15,00,000 teachers…

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PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

PM Modi’s Focus on Digital India Has Merged Technology and Education, Global Online Education Market Booms

The Digital India campaign has definitely widened the horizon of learning process in India. Taking inspiration from the success of the several start up model across the nation, education has taken new dimensions and have moved far beyond experimentation. It has simultaneously opened its doors to a new path that is skill based learning. Educational system nowadays, involves students, parents, books as well as technology, peer groups, teachers and entire education into the learning ecosystem. The Global Online Education Market is growing rapidly; primarily due to the rising demand for…

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THREE MONTHS ON, MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE YET TO BEGIN

THREE MONTHS ON, MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE YET TO BEGIN

With the academic calendar at the University of Mumbai already reeling under pressure owing to the mess onscreen assessment left in its wake, admission for first-year programmes at the varsity’s distance learning institute are yet to commence even though the Class XII results were declared months ago.The Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) usually commences its first year courses in the month of June every year.”I have been visiting the Kalina campus in order to enquire about the date but there is no clarity,” said a 25-year-old who wants…

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Doctor Sparks joins UH Board of Regents

Doctor Sparks joins UH Board of Regents

Students at Kauai Community College can count on new support for academic issues. The University of Hawaii Board of Regents elected Norma Doctor Sparks of Kauai to replace outgoing regent David Iha. “I am excited to represent Kauai on the University Of Hawaii Board Of Regents,” Doctor Sparks said. “I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the Board of Regents. I believe that I have the experience, knowledge and creativity to address the complex issues that concern the regents today.” Doctor Sparks is co-founder and president of Families First…

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