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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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

©Jacob Ammentorp Lund The days of whiteboards and ink cartridges are over. Developments in educational technology – or edtech – are revolutionizing the business school experience. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are in classrooms. Big data-crunching devices give students live feedback on their progress. And, with flexibility in high demand, more and more learning is being delivered online. In July 2016, the Online MBA offered by Birmingham Business School became the first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Its Online MSc International Business is set to follow suit. Today, online learning is increasingly seen as…

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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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Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Students Want Access to More Online Classes and Mobile Learning

Though just over half of K–12 students have access to a one-to-one device program at school, 56 percent of students say they use more technology at home than in school. Perhaps this stat is a bit startling, but the new research from Project Tomorrow indicates that overall students are quite interested in exploring more self-directed learning at home, eSchoolNews reports. “Students have always self-directed some of their own learning, but with the explosion of mobile devices, 24/7 connectivity and digital resources, students are leaving adults behind as they explore subjects that interest them in the ways they…

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IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

IGNOU to Set Up 5000 Digital Learning Centres | Check Out the Details

India’s most prestigious The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is soon likely to set up 5000 Digital learning centres across India. The university is contemplating on starting  5,000 special student centres for digital learning which will be governed by the leadership of the regional directors, Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU. IGNOU sets up 5000 digital learning centres The new soon to be launched 5000 digital learning centres of IGNOU will also be located in the rural and the semi rural areas across India while the government of India has already started creating…

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