N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

N.D. rural schools expand class offerings through online courses

Step into a classroom during sixth period at Wolford Public School and there are 11 students taking nine courses online. About six years ago, the small, rural district — with an enrollment of 42 students — lacked course offerings, and Wolford Superintendent Larry Zavada said he longed for more academic rigor and accountability. The district was limited due to finances, and good teachers were hard to come by, according to Zavada. So, he tried something new: online classes. Now, students in Wolford are taking an array of online courses through the…

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Ryan School murder case: CBI questions Class 11 student, no evidence against bus conductor

Ryan School murder case: CBI questions Class 11 student, no evidence against bus conductor

Demonstrators protest outside Ryan International School in Gurgaon as they demand action against the school. File photo: PTI New Delhi: A Class 11 student who allegedly wanted the parent-teacher meeting and exams to be postponed has been apprehended in connection with the killing of a seven-year-old boy in Gurgaon’s Ryan International School, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Wednesday. In a sensational twist to the case, the high school student, who is about 16 years old, was apprehended late last night for allegedly killing his junior inside the school,…

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Martin Scorsese to Teach His First-Ever Online Filmmaking Class

Martin Scorsese to Teach His First-Ever Online Filmmaking Class

  CREDIT: JIM SMEAL/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is launching an internet-based course in making movies — his first foray into e-learning. The Oscar-winning director will debut the class in early 2018 through online-education startup MasterClass. The class costs $90 for unlimited access to more than 20 video lessons; pre-enrollment is available starting Friday at masterclass.com/ms. In the course, Scorsese will deconstruct his films and provide insights into how he approaches filmmaking, including lessons on storytelling, editing and working with actors. The MasterClass course will include a downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental material. In…

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Centre issues rules for 20 ‘World Class Institutes’

Centre issues rules for 20 ‘World Class Institutes’

The Centre has notified regulations and guidelines for the establishment of 10 Institutes of Eminence in the public sector and another 10 in the private sector. These higher educational institutions are to be set up as a distinct category of the deemed universities and would be given greater academic, administrative and financial autonomy to enable them to earn the ‘world-class’ status in quality and standards. “There is a felt need to create a distinct category of deemed-to-be universities called Institutions of Eminence Deemed-to-be Universities, which shall be regulated differently from…

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20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

20 world class research varsities to be called ‘Indian institutes of eminence,’ will come up soon: Javadekar

New Delhi Human resource development minister Prakash Javdaekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and would soon get the go-ahead. “The guidelines are ready. The proposal is in final shape and I am very hopeful and very sure that this proposal will get the final nod in this (monsoon session),” Javadekar said in Lok Sabha in response to a question during Question Hour. The question came from Trinamool Congress leader Sugata Bose who wanted details of the government’s…

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I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

Bill Bergman taught digital marketing to students at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. Here, he writes about the unexpected result of an experiment in teaching:  Bill Bergman. (Kevin Schindler/Kevin Schindler Art and Design) I feel especially close to the 20 undergraduate students who just completed my five-week summer session marketing class. This close bond wasn’t a result of the usual experiences that bring students and their instructors together, like individual office meetings or vibrant classroom discussions. The closeness was created digitally, because this was a class delivered…

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20 world class research institutes to come up in India

20 world class research institutes to come up in India

“The government has decided to establish 20 world class institutions across the country to encourage the young talent and promote innovation in science and technology,”  said HRD Minister Prakash Jadadekar . 20 world class research institutes to come up in India In order to promote research and innovation in India, the BJP-led government has recently decided to set up 20 world class institutes in India. This announcement was made Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar at recent event held at Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Here’s what Prakash Jadadekar…

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CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Results 2017 released at cbseresults.nic.in: Delhi’s pass percentage falls by over 13 per cent

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Results 2017 released at cbseresults.nic.in: Delhi’s pass percentage falls by over 13 per cent

CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Results 2017 released at cbseresults.nic.in: Delhi’s pass percentage falls by over 13 per cent The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the class 10 results on its official website, cbse.nic.in Delhi’s pass percentage is dipped by over 13 per cent. CBSE Class 10 Board Exam Results 2017 released at cbseresults.nic.in: Delhi’s pass percentage falls by over 13 per cent did not even know basics of subject The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the class 10 results on its official website,…

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Raksha Gopal, CBSE Class 12 Topper With 99.6%, Reveals Career Goals

Raksha Gopal, CBSE Class 12 Topper With 99.6%, Reveals Career Goals

CBSE Board Class 12th Result Declared: Raksha Gopal Tops Scoring 99.6% NEW DELHI: HIGHLIGHTS “Want to do political science honours,” Raksha Gopal Bhumi Sawant De scored 99.4%; Aditya Jain came third with 99.2% CBSE today announced the class 12 results As the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE announced the results for Class 12 today, there was much cheer at the home of Raksha Gopal in Delhi’s suburb Noida. The Amity International School, Noida, student has topped this year’s class 12 examinations with an astonishing 99.6 per cent. “My…

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Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges

Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges

  Like many of you, I’m in a moment of rapid transition, with spring semester grades barely posted and summer classes already underway. For students who are motivated by their graduation pace, funding, or other needs, summer classes are a great way to move forward: when I was an undergraduate I regularly embraced the format. As a faculty member I have more mixed feelings, particularly with the rising popularity of online summer classes. This summer I’m revisiting a difficult format that I’ve only taught once before: the online-only, six-week accelerated…

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