10 Online Bachelor’s Programs With Small Classes

10 Online Bachelor’s Programs With Small Classes

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search. For online students, interaction with classmates can be challenging given their distance from…

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Giving Online Learning a Try With a Crash Course in Robot Ethics

Giving Online Learning a Try With a Crash Course in Robot Ethics

                    It’s 6 a.m. in Los Angeles, but I have a fresh pot of coffee beside me, and I’m ready for class to begin. Class, in this case, is being conducted through my computer. I’m enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) through FutureLearn, and for the past three weeks, my Philosophy of Technology and Design class has studied the challenges (and opportunities) between humans and our emerging silicon cousins (robots, automated transportation, and other things as yet uninvented). Our…

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What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

. Silicon Valley tech moguls are conducting an enormous experiment on the nation’s children. We should not be so trusting that they’ll get it right. Alphabet Inc. unit Google has taken a big role in public education, offering low-cost laptops and free apps. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook Inc. is investing heavily in educational technology, largely though the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Netflix Inc. head Reed Hastings has been tinkering with expensive and algorithmic ed-tech tools. Encouraging as all this may be, the technologists might be getting ahead of themselves, both politically…

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Raksha Gopal, CBSE Class 12 Topper With 99.6%, Reveals Career Goals

Raksha Gopal, CBSE Class 12 Topper With 99.6%, Reveals Career Goals

CBSE Board Class 12th Result Declared: Raksha Gopal Tops Scoring 99.6% NEW DELHI: HIGHLIGHTS “Want to do political science honours,” Raksha Gopal Bhumi Sawant De scored 99.4%; Aditya Jain came third with 99.2% CBSE today announced the class 12 results As the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE announced the results for Class 12 today, there was much cheer at the home of Raksha Gopal in Delhi’s suburb Noida. The Amity International School, Noida, student has topped this year’s class 12 examinations with an astonishing 99.6 per cent. “My…

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Distance learning technology for The Right Turn possible with public vote

Distance learning technology for The Right Turn possible with public vote

The Right Turn’s project, entitled a “technology investment and service expansion project”, includes distance-learning technology updates, and training throughout the region between the headquarters in Pierre and their branches. “We’ve noticed that sometimes there can be transportation barriers or logistical barriers that keep students from participating in our classes as much as they would like to,” Mary Gates, executive director of The Right Turn, said. The Right Turn assists 12 counties in central South Dakota, including Lower Brule and Rosebud reservations with child care training and advising. Limited technology in…

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UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

UK institutes sign global educational partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) of the University of Manchester have signed a global partnership with the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to deliver an educational programme designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of MSF’s personnel for stronger operations and leadership in the field. Educational portfolio ‘We are very pleased with this partnership’, said Michael Lurie LSTM’s Director for International Education and Knowledge Exchange. ‘As part of our ever expanding educational portfolio this is a bespoke offering that…

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Online classes provide students with options

Online classes provide students with options

Learning through online classrooms can give students more options to incorporate into a busy schedule. Flexibility is a strong benefit for students taking online courses, said Jodi Tommerdahl, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, in an email. Students have more room to work and take care of college responsibilities. Students struggling with commuting to campus and work schedules that fall outside most class schedules can be alleviated through technology. Computer engineering sophomore Deion Nwaefulu said online courses give students convenience when trying to obtain an education. Nwaefulu’s sister took online courses,…

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IIM-Ahmedabad placements: Amazon comes up with 18 offers

IIM-Ahmedabad placements: Amazon comes up with 18 offers

Amazon makes 18 offers to PGP management class of 2017. McKinsey & Co and Goldman Sachs follow with 15 and 9 offers With 18 offers, e-commerce major Amazon has been the biggest hirer during the summer placements of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). About 100 organisations visited the IIMA campus to hire students of the postgraduate programme in management, Class of 2017, the institute announced recently . The institute said in a statement that Amazon made the maximum 18 offers, followed by McKinsey & Company with 15 in the…

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Recruitment process becoming fun with ‘Gamification’: experts

Recruitment process becoming fun with ‘Gamification’: experts

Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) Recruitment process is evolving from interviews and group discussions to a process of using game mechanics, that makes the entire process fun and engaging helping employers find the right candidate, experts say. “Specifically in the recruitment process, companies have started using coding marathons, hacking events, complex problem solving against time, solving cryptic puzzles as part of their recruitment process,” TeamLease Services Business Head, IT, Stanley Deepak told PTI here. He said, this helps them assess the engagement levels of the candidate towards their respective organisation, assess…

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Bradley Wiggins quits The Jump with broken leg

Bradley Wiggins quits The Jump with broken leg

Five-time Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has quit TV winter sports show The Jump after breaking his leg. The former Tour de France winner said he was “gutted” after sustaining a “small leg fracture” while taking part in snowcross training. Channel 4 said Sir Bradley had been keen to continue but would not appear after the fourth show in the series. Last year, injuries to a number of celebrities prompted a review of safety procedures on the reality show. Sir Bradley, who announced his retirement from cycling in December, tweeted:…

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