Distance Learning Discussed at MU

Distance Learning Discussed at MU

UM System President Mun Choi wants to increase the number of online courses and programs offered. The board of curators says more online classes are necessary for student flexibility. Curator David Steelman says the four campuses need to find a way to use distance learning so students can graduate on time. The board of curators’ task force will work on solving problems and removing boundaries from online courses among the four campuses. [“Source-timesofindia”]

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5 ways to stay motivated when you are distance learning

5 ways to stay motivated when you are distance learning

There are so many pros to studying remotely but you need a lot of motivation to make it work. Source: Shutterstock. Distance learning is on the rise. But with online learning comes a need for (plenty of) self-motivation. Learning from home comes with many great benefits. You have near-total flexibility over your working hours, you don’t have to change out of your pyjamas if you don’t want to, you can have snacks whenever you want and, more importantly, you can even pursue other ventures like work or travel. But it isn’t without it’s…

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MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

Mumbai University’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning Only 68,000 students enrolled in IDOL in 2017, down from 76,000 in 2016; result delays due to online assessment one reason. The University of Mumbai’s distance learning programme, IDOL (Institute of Distance and Open Learning), has witnessed a drop in its enrolment numbers, from 76,000 in 2016 to 68,000 in 2017 – a drop of nearly 11 per cent. This is the first time that the varsity has experienced such a reduction in enrolment. The figures for 2015 and 2016 had hovered…

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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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MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

Mumbai University’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning Only 68,000 students enrolled in IDOL in 2017, down from 76,000 in 2016; result delays due to online assessment one reason. The University of Mumbai’s distance learning programme, IDOL (Institute of Distance and Open Learning), has witnessed a drop in its enrolment numbers, from 76,000 in 2016 to 68,000 in 2017 – a drop of nearly 11 per cent. This is the first time that the varsity has experienced such a reduction in enrolment. The figures for 2015 and 2016 had hovered…

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10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

The Institute of Distance and e-Learning of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Kumasi Campus, has admitted 10,013 fresh students to pursue various under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. They are drawn from three regions – Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western. The acting Vice Chancellor, the Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, said the goal was to provide opportunity for everybody to access university education conveniently from their doorstep at manageable cost. Performing the matriculation ceremony in Kumasi, he said this was being done without sacrificing quality. He expressed discomfort with the practice where…

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Why I’ve got designs on distance learning

Why I’ve got designs on distance learning

n a rare burst of enthusiasm I have signed up for a ten-week Harvard University distance learning course in the history and theory of architecture. It requires a commitment of three to five hours a week and comprises videos, online tests, rudimentary design and some model-making. My reasoning is that I often commit that much time a week to watching a TV box set while sitting slumped on a settee with a bowl of crisps, so why not do something more worthwhile instead? Another motivation is the realisation, stronger with…

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More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

Bullying affects nearly one in three American schoolchildren in grades six through 10. SOURCE: WMTW Image BELFAST, Maine —Communities around Maine are getting more than $1 million in distance learning grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand opportunities for learning in rural areas. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants will help rural parts of Maine access new technology. A $440,000 portion of the grant will be used to help set up a distance learning network with two hubs in Belfast. Pingree says it will connect to 30…

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Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones today announced more than $1.1 million in USDA grants to support distance learning and telemedicine in Alabama. The grants are part of the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program. The grants will expand access to job training, educational and health care opportunities for rural communities. “These grants can help provide a lifeline to health care for Alabama’s rural communities,” Jones said. “By using cutting-edge technology like telemedicine, we can better serve some of our most vulnerable Alabamians and expand access to quality health care, no…

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NUC approves LASU open and distance learning and research institute

NUC approves LASU open and distance learning and research institute

THE National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved the establishment of the Lagos State University, LASU, Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute, ODLRI. The approval came after a recent visit by the universities’ regulatory body to assess facilities of the institute at the Main Campus of the University in Ojo. The ODLRI was established by the Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun-led administration to replace the now rested LASU External System, LASUES, and provide opportunity for millions of knowledge seekers who are desirous of pursuing their first degrees in the university, but…

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