Most popular distance learning courses in 2018

Most popular distance learning courses in 2018

It’s said that distance learning is a viable and attractive option for thousands of South Africans. Photo: Pixabay. For illustration purposes. In 2018, five fields have emerged as the top distance learning choices among students who need to earn while they learn, upskill, or gain a qualification to complement their practical experience, says Barend van den Berg, MD of Oxbridge Academy. These include HR, Business and Supply Chain Management, Early Childhood Education, and technical skills development courses such as Occupational Health and Safety and Engineering. With our increasingly competitive job…

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Gain Skills in Online Courses Requiring Group Work

Gain Skills in Online Courses Requiring Group Work

Many careers today involve collaborating virtually with colleagues who may be located throughout the country or even internationally. To be successful, you will need to develop strong strategies to get the work done – and this can be challenging. Online courses may require students to complete projects virtually in groups, which can teach them critical skills for the fast-paced, rapidly changing, 24/7 global business world. Below are four areas where you can develop skills through group work in an online degree program. 1. Virtual collaboration: Online courses may require students to work together virtually using…

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Study: More Students Are Enrolling in Online Courses

Study: More Students Are Enrolling in Online Courses

Enrollment in online courses rose at a faster pace between fall 2015 and 2016 compared with the previous three years, yet students are increasingly choosing local online degree programs, according to the “Grade Increase” report released today by the Babson Survey Research Group. Based on federal data from more than 4,700 colleges and universities, more than 6.3 million students in the U.S. – most of whom were undergraduates – took at least one online course in fall 2016, a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year. This is the 14th consecutive year that…

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Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective includes Financial Engineering

Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective includes Financial Engineering

E-learning and online courses (the so called edtech) are booming, also in Africa. Often we talk about online courses in a more general manner, but here, we shall be focusing on the top Five Online Courses in Africa. Africa, continent, of the youth, aims at a skills gapbetween rich and poor. But online educationcan be one important tool to improve the access to higher education. Edtechbenefits of the rising access to mobile phones. Today we want to enlighten the online course subject in a more specific manner: Which are the most demanded online…

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Report: Degree-holders boosting tech resume with online courses, but rewards divided

Report: Degree-holders boosting tech resume with online courses, but rewards divided

According to Codecademy, 2017 might have been the year of re-education. New research from the online coding resource said more than half of its users this year hold a college degree, using their free time to boost their skill set by learning to code. About 55% of Codecademy’s users reported having some kind of college degree, showing that tech professionals are finding ways to expand their resume and stay relevant in a constantly changing field. “We’re hearing increasingly from people learning to code to get a leg up in their current…

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8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

The idea of continuing to learn new things after leaving school is an attractive one, but one that can seem daunting. Finding both the time and the proper resources to learn something new can prove difficult, and leave us with unsatisfied curiosity. Even if we find a class we might be interested in, the cost can be prohibitive. So, to help you curious cats out, we present 8 online classes from Yale you can take right now, at no cost. Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Who hasn’t looked up at…

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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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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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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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CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

When Serafin Mendez heard that thousands of students from the University of Puerto Rico wouldn’t be able to continue their education because of hurricane-related damage to the campus, he decided to do something. “We realized that the university needed to be part of the efforts to help some of these students — not because we are Puerto Ricans, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said Mendez, who’s a communications professor at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. He said about 25 students have expressed interest in transferring…

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