4 Expectations for Online Education in 2018

4 Expectations for Online Education in 2018

As more students seek flexible alternatives to traditional, on-campus courses, online education continues to evolve. Among other trends, 2017 saw the proliferation of smaller credentials beyond online degrees, rising online course enrollment at nonprofit universities and the use of big data to track student performance. And there’s plenty more in store for 2018, experts say. Here are four trends in online higher education that prospective students should watch this year. 1. Continued overall enrollment growth: The number of U.S. students who enrolled in at least one online course rose by 5.6 percent between fall 2015…

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4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

While it’s tempting to stream your favorite show in your down time, reading a helpful book instead can give you the tools you need to actually achieve your goals. Billionaires such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Elon Musk credit much of their success to reading and learning. As Tesla and SpaceX founder Musk recently told Rolling Stone, “I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.” Here are four reads that will help you make 2018 a year you accomplish something meaningful in your work life: 1. “Believe It to Achieve It” by Brian…

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When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

Anyone with a case of wanderlust knows the feeling of coming home from a vacation feeling refreshed and inspired. These four women took that feeling and turned it into a new career. Here, we hear the stories of the trips that changed their lives — and get some advice for how you can also transform your career through an amazing travel experience. Photo courtesy of Billy Huys Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, with one of her company’s signature throws in the background. WHO: Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, which designs eco-friendly knit throws inspired by beautiful places…

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UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

The Supreme court had asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to hold tests for students whose degrees will be suspended by January 15, 2018. The engineering degrees of four deemed varsities which offer the course through the long-distance mode have been suspended. The University Grants Commission (UGC) followed the Supreme Court’s order to suspend the degrees after a prior decision to retrain universities from continuing any distance learning course from 2018-19 without prior approval. “AICTE Regulations, do apply to deemed to be universities and the four varsities were…

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4 Ways Your Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

4 Ways Your Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

We all know that millennials love a good side hustle—to fuel both their passions and wallets. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 44% of 25-34 year olds and 39% of 18-24 year olds have a side hustle to supplement their daily 9 to 5. While some may argue that adding on responsibilities might detract from success at work, if managed properly, there is also significant potential for career advancement. When we start a business or passion project, we are often put into positions outside of our comfort zones. We can be challenged…

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4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

4 Steps to Get Organized for Online Courses

Consider also updating close family and friends about your online program and new schedule. (Rawpixel/Getty Images) Even as thousands of students head back to college campuses nationwide, enrollment in online courses continues to grow. For students starting online courses, it’s important to set yourself up for success – particularly if you work full or part time and juggle other family and personal responsibilities. Get a head start by thinking through your personal and online course schedules, organizing your materials and identifying a solid support structure. [Learn how to assess online program course scheduling options.] Here are…

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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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JIPMER MBBS admissions 2017: Registration begins, entrance test on June 4

JIPMER MBBS admissions 2017: Registration begins, entrance test on June 4

The online registration process for admissions into MBBS programme of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry (JIPMER) began on Monday. The Common entrance test will be held on June 4 for selecting 200 candidates, out of which 150 will be admitted at the prestigious institute at Puducherry and 50 at the JIPMER, Karaikal. Interested candidates can apply for the exam until 5pm on May 3, 2017 by going to the official website of the JIPMER. Click here to apply. Click here for online application user interface…

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4 Reasons Online Learning Works Well for Working Adults

4 Reasons Online Learning Works Well for Working Adults

Online education is transforming the way students learn. One 2016 survey found that online undergraduate students are an average of 29 years old and online graduate students are an average of 33, reflecting both the popularity and effectiveness of online programs to help adults meet educational and career goals. Online education is well-suited to older students often balancing education with work, family and other obligations. [Discover a week in the life of a working online MBA student.] Here are four reasons online education works well for working adults. 1. Course…

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4 Dangers of Cheating Services for Online Courses

4 Dangers of Cheating Services for Online Courses

I remember a middle school history teacher stepping out of my classroom during an exam. It remained quiet for the first minute. But before long, students began peaking at crib notes, glancing at each other’s tests and eventually whispering back and forth. It’s human nature. It’s not difficult to imagine the many ways online students might cheat – and all the smart reasons not to do it. Without the watchful eye of a professor or proctor, many online students might be tempted to have a friend take their exam or…

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