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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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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Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Thirteen senior fish farm staff from five salmon farming companies have enrolled in the NAFC’s new professional development programme in Aquaculture Management. The 13, including seven from Shetland salmon farms and six from elsewhere in Scotland, are the first to enrol in NAFC Marine Centre UHI’s new degree-level Technical Apprenticeship in Aquaculture Management. This programme is the first of its kind in the UK and has been developed by the NAFC in response to demand from Scottish fish farming companies to enable experienced staff to gain a qualification in senior management while…

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Take strict action against illegal distance study centres, HC tells state

Take strict action against illegal distance study centres, HC tells state

The Gujarat High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed the state to strike down upon distance study centres that are being run without requisite permission from the state or local universities. The high court was of the opinion that it is the state’s responsibility to protect the interest of the students. The second division bench of justice MR Shah and justice BN Karia were hearing an appeal moved in 2016 by 12 aspiring candidates for the post of Vidhya Sahayaks. The qualification of the candidates, who had completed their MSc degree…

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Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new studypublished in Frontiers in Neurology examining remote clinical neuroscience education shows that distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, founder of Carrick Institute and his team at Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge, Harvard Medical School’sHarvard Macy and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institutes, conducted a randomized controlled trial of contemporary medical education. The research demonstrates methods and practice of teaching clinical neurology remotely, which has resulted in doctors demonstrating successfully improved diagnostic and treatment skills….

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Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

Doctors and Distance Learning: Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new study published in Frontiers in Neurology examining remote clinical neuroscience education shows that distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. New study finds that the Carrick Institute model of distance learning has the same outcomes as classroom learning for training healthcare professionals. [Randomized Controlled Study of a Remote Flipped Classroom Neuro-otology Curriculum, Frontiers in Neurology, 2017] Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, founder of Carrick Institute and his team at Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge, Harvard Medical School’s Harvard…

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Benefits of distance learning are immense

Benefits of distance learning are immense

THERE are many people who wish to move up the educational ladder, but due to certain constraints in their day-to-day commitments they are unable to do so. While for some it is because of limitations with regard to finances, others face hurdles at their workplaces, as some employers cannot just allow their staff to go for further studies in colleges or universities, whether within or outside the country. But distance learning offers great opportunities to such individuals. They do not need to be physically present at an institution that offers…

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Faculty, students share distance learning concerns

Faculty, students share distance learning concerns

As online learning possibilities continue to flourish, a new whitepaperindicates that many faculty members are concerned the approach will lead to less satisfactory learning outcomes for students, according to eCampus News, but institutions can combat this by being proactive and transparent about releasing outcome data. Educators are also worried that staff support for online learning will not be available, leaving professors to go it alone with unfamiliar technology and tools, and only 30% of surveyed faculty members felt their institution had a fair system for compensating educators for online instruction. Additionally,…

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Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Colleges need fresh approval for distance learning courses: UGC

Commission (UGC) has asked all the institutions offering distance learning courses to seek fresh approval. The UGC (open and distancelearning) regulations, 2017, need to be complied in order to run the distance programs. According to UGC, minimum standards of instructions have been laid down in the 2017 regulations and hence the institutes offering distance learning courses, need to take fresh approval from it. Higher educational institutions (HEIs) approved for 2017-18 have been permitted to offer approved open and distance learning programs for the academic year 2017-18. Such HEIs will be required to apply afresh in…

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