ICT in Higher Education Taking Learning Process to the Next Level

ICT in Higher Education Taking Learning Process to the Next Level

With Class 12th results out, students and parents have been searching for suitable colleges. High on their list are educational institutions which are innovative and offer programmes which impart skills that are in high demand in the job market. To meet this growing demand, Indian educational institutions have been quick to adopt Information and Communications Technology (ICT), taking the teaching-learning process at universities and colleges to the next level, observes Priyanka Sharma of Elets News Network (ENN). It has been estimated that in the next 10 years, more than 50…

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Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

New Delhi: To enable institutions of higher education in the country achieve financial autonomy, fund more research and improve infrastructure, the Union government on Thursday signed an agreement with Canara Bank to set up a non-banking financial company (NBFC). Called the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA), the joint venture between the human resource development (HRD) ministry and the bank will start lending to institutions from May-June. “This the beginning of a new initiative to address the growing demand of finance for the higher education sector,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said….

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Change Higher Education Financing To Reduce Risk For Students

Change Higher Education Financing To Reduce Risk For Students

My favorite course in law school wasn’t with a typical law professor. Food and Drug Law was taught by the former General Counsel of the FDA. He had a volcanic temper that we assumed was the byproduct of years of dealing with bureaucrats. In class, he abided neither tardiness nor squeamishness; the first topic was food sanitation and its flip side: adulteration. We learned about butter with chicken feathers and baby food chock full o’ cockroach fragments. We waltzed through classic cases like United States v. 184 Barrels Dried Whole…

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Distance Learning Bridges the Digital Divide in Higher Education

Distance Learning Bridges the Digital Divide in Higher Education

Digital equity has long been a hot topic for K–12 schools. But small, rural colleges and universities have also had to tackle the issue to ensure their students enjoy the same resources and opportunities as students in urban locations and large institutions. In Anderson, S.C., Forrest College attracts students from rural areas as far as an hour’s drive away. In the past, if students couldn’t make it to campus because of transportation issues or a sick child, they missed out on class. But now, distance-learning solutions enable them to attend…

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Tanzania: Special Diplomas On Higher Education Students’ Loan Board Roll

Tanzania: Special Diplomas On Higher Education Students’ Loan Board Roll

Dodoma — Students pursuing diploma courses in line with national priority areas will soon start receiving educational loans following the scheduled amendments of the Higher Education Students’ Loan Board (HESLB) Act contained in the Written Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) No. 4 Bill of 2016. The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, told members of the Parliamentary Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee here yesterday that the move will allow inclusion of the diploma cadre that had been missing out on the opportunity. “We have been issuing educational…

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Interest Free Student Loans to boost Higher Education in Bihar

Interest Free Student Loans to boost Higher Education in Bihar

Bihar government under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has launched multiple programmes to boost higher education. Part of the Chief Minister’s key plans for upliftment of the state and improving the level of higher education in the state, the plans include initiatives like providing interest free student loans of upto Rs 4 lakh through student credit card for the aspirants to pursue higher education. Another major plan is to provide monthly allowance of Rs. 1000 to students who drop off in order to support their families. These sops are aimed towards…

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Student Loan Marketplace Credible Partners with New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation

Student Loan Marketplace Credible Partners with New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation

Student loan marketplace Credible.comannounced that the New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO) will offer student loan refinancing through the site, expanding the range of options available to borrowers. An estimated 8 million Americans may qualify to refinance their student loans at lower rates, according to the platform. Credible.com lets borrowers see personalized rates for which they’ll qualify with NHHELCO and other partner lenders in real time, without affecting their credit score or sharing their personal information with lenders until they see an offer they like.  “With the addition of NHHELCO, there are…

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Soon, more funds for higher education scholarships in Kerala

Soon, more funds for higher education scholarships in Kerala

e state government of Kerela may soon sanction funds for higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant. This was stated by the education minister C Raveendranath in the assembly on Wednesday. According to reports, an amount of Rs 2,374 lakh is required to disburse the scholarships that is currently pending for academic period of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. This will be given to Kerala State Higher Education Council as supplementary demand for grant. “The government had not sanctioned grant-in-aid to the council for the…

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Kerala govt to sanction funds for higher education scholarship

Kerala govt to sanction funds for higher education scholarship

Kerala government is considering sanction of funds for disbursal of higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant, state education minister C Raveendranath has said. The amount of Rs 2,374 lakhs, required for disbursing scholarships pending for the academic period of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, would be given to Kerala State Higher Education Council as supplementary demand for grant, Raveendran had informed the assembly on Wednesday. Replying to a submission moved by Anwar Sadath (Cong), the minister said the council finds the amount for scholarship…

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Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

Trump’s win leaves Obama’s higher education reforms in doubt

Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in the election places eight years of higher-education reform under President Obama in doubt, raising questions about the direction of policies governing financial aid and for-profit colleges. The Obama administration has enacted sweeping changes to the way the federal government provides and collects student loans, kicking banks out of the lending process and expanding a suite of repayment plans tied to income. Those moves rankled Republicans, as did a set of policies pushing tough employment and student-debt-forgiveness rules aimed at for-profit colleges. Now, advocates fear that there…

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