UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

UF Offers Online Classes To Displaced Puerto Rico Students

It was 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 20 when Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico. Pedro Vega Agosto stayed in his home in Caguas, Puerto Rico as hurricane winds shook the entire house and rain beat on the roof. “It was a real experience — a terrifying experience,” said the 20-year-old accounting major from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. Agosto was heartbroken by the damage he encountered outside after the worst of it had passed. “It was like waking up to a whole new Puerto Rico,” he said. While…

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Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Colleges and universities are seeking ways to reach more students, and bring in more money. One way to do that is to hire an outside company to market and support online programs. That company recruits students for online degrees branded with the name of that university. Among universities in our state, Michigan Tech and Michigan State University have arrangements like this for some classes. Professors at Eastern Michigan University, however, are pushing back against such an arrangement between EMU and a for-profit company called Academic Partnerships. Judith Kullberg, a professor of…

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PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR JEWS OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION GOES ONLINE

PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR JEWS OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION GOES ONLINE

or the past year-and-a-half, the Triguboff Institute has provided conversion classes for people making aliya from the former Soviet Union in order to ease the process by helping them get started while they are still in their home countries. Now, the institute has taken the project, Maslul, a step further by launching online classes in Ukraine and Russia to expand its reach. Be the first to know – Join our Facebook page. Shalom Norman, director of the Triguboff Institute, told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that while those who live in the big…

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Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry Online Classes to Teach Basketball Fundamentals

Stephen Curry will soon be teaching online basketball classes. The Golden State Warriors superstar will partner with MasterClass to teach basketball fundamentals through a series of videos, ESPN reported. Masterclass is an online education platform that features an array of professionals from various fields offering their expertise through video classes. Curry joins an already impressive list of celebrity instructors including Gordon Ramsay, Samuel. L. Jackson and Christina Aguilera and, as the only basketball pro, he will bring a fresh set of skills to the panel. If I think about where I was when…

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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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TSPSC Recruitment 2017 Online Application Process Begins; 1261 Posts, Apply Before Dec 11

TSPSC Recruitment 2017 Online Application Process Begins; 1261 Posts, Apply Before Dec 11

TSPSC Recruitment 2017 online application process has begun on the official website of Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) – http://tspsc.gov.in. Telangana TSPSC Recruitment 2017 online application process has begun on the official website of Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) – http://tspsc.gov.in. The examination for the Direct Recruitment for the posts of Health Supervisor, Refractionist, Para-Medical Ophthalmic Officer, Radiographer, Physiotherapist and Staff Nurse will be held in the month of January 2018, next year. The last date to apply for these posts is 11th December 2017. TSPSC, Hyderabad has…

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TSPSC Recruitment 2017: Online Application For Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) Begins Today At Tspsc.gov.in

TSPSC Recruitment 2017: Online Application For Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) Begins Today At Tspsc.gov.in

 NEW DELHI:  The online application process for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) in School Education Department under Telangana States Public Service Commission (TSPSC) begins today. The application process will end on November 30, 2017. The exam date has not been confirmed yet but is likely to be conducted in the second week of February, 2018. The recruitment is for 1745 vacancies for School Assistant (All media excluding Urdu) and 196 vacancies for School Assistant in Urdu medium. For online application candidates would need their Aadhar number. Before beginning the application process, candidates…

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Wake Tech works to improve success gap between seated, online classes

Wake Tech works to improve success gap between seated, online classes

Online college courses offer convenience and flexibility, but they also come with challenges. Wake Technical Community College looked at some of its most popular classes in 2015 and noticed students were not doing as well in the online classes as they were in the traditional “seated” classes. In 2015, 67 percent of students in traditional classes earned an “A”, “B” or “C” grade, while only 58 percent of students in online classes earned the same grades. One of the things we found out is students, even young students, who had…

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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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Online Learning: Combining An MBA With Family

Online Learning: Combining An MBA With Family

Harriet Jeckells is six months into Birmingham Business School’s Online MBA—the world’s first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Three months in, she gave birth to her first child. Harriet also works full-time as a marketing director in the publishing industry in the UK. When considering MBA programs, the flexibility of a truly online MBA program was key. “I wanted a highly-relevant degree to support my professional future irrespective of the path my career takes in the years to come,” she explains. “It was absolutely vital that it would fit…

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