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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Study Business Online: 5 Options Beyond an MBA Program

Study Business Online: 5 Options Beyond an MBA Program

Those interested in a specific areas of business, such as finance, can consider a graduate certificate or specialized M.S. degree. (YURI_ARCURS/GETTY IMAGES) An MBA isn’t the right move for everyone who wants to study business online. For James Spinelli, vice president at the financial services firm Great Valley Advisor Group, a master’s degree in finance made sense because that’s mainly what he focuses on at his job. To compare, an MBA generally explores business on a broader scale. “I’m not using this to try to shift out of what I’m doing into a new space,” says…

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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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Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

Election 2017: More than half of MPs educated at comprehensive schools, finds study

f women – up to 208 from 191 in the last Parliament, but still only 32 per cent of the total Getty Images The number of state-educated MPs sitting in the House of Commons has risen to a record high, new data has revealed. MPs educated at comprehensive schools now make up 51 per cent of the Commons – the highest number since Sutton Trust began recording figures. The report by the social mobility think-tank found 29 per cent of MPs in 2017’s Parliament were privately educated, while 18 per…

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Centum sponsors 50 learners to study secondary education

Centum sponsors 50 learners to study secondary education

Fifty learners from Kilifi County who passed their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination have been given scholarships to further their education. Centum Foundation, a subsidiary of Centum Investment, handed out the scholarships during the launch of ‘The Vipingo Development Limited Scholarship Fund’ at Timboni Primary School in Kilifi County on Sunday. A third of the beneficiaries are girls. Mr Kingi thanked the firm and said his administration has prioritised education. “We must say thank you to Centum. We have been getting some scholarship assistance from some of the…

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Melanie to study in USA on scholarship

Melanie to study in USA on scholarship

University College Isle of Man student Melanie Ridgway is the winner of the 2017 Ella Olesen Scholarship. Melanie will follow a long line of local students in spending nine months at the University of Idaho in the USA. Graham Cregeen MHK The scholarship is named after a former registrar of the university who died in 1985. Ella Olesen’s Manx ancestry – her mother Margaret Teare was born in Ballaugh and emigrated to America in 1890 – led her to establish the scholarship in 1971. It is awarded annually to a…

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Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

A “clear signal” of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being. In analysis of more than 1,600 cases around the globe, researchers said the changes could affect ecosystem services important to humans. More than half of the world’s human populations now live in urban areas, and this proportion is set to grow. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We found that there is a clear urban signal of big change, and also greater [physical…

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College professors remain skeptical of online courses, study finds

College professors remain skeptical of online courses, study finds

Proponents of online courses say they are a way for universities to save money while providing students with more options to reach their educational goals. But as they grow in popularity, some question if the quality of online courses is lacking. Just 19 percent of professors feel online courses can match up to traditional classes, according to a 2016 Inside Higher Ed survey. Professors who have taught online classes are four times more likely to agree that online courses are equal supplements for in-person courses, the study shows. But of…

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4 students receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

4 students receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Four UB students have won Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, a significant increase in the number of UB students receiving this undergraduate award and an indication, UB administrators say, that the university’s new initiative to expand fellowship opportunities to more students is working. The four students, who will receive from $2,500 to $4,000 to study abroad, are Wanly Chen, a communication and media study major who will go to Singapore; Kelly Aldinger, a Spanish major who will study in Peru; Michael Pilgrom, a psychology major who will travel to the…

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