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Rural Development funding will expand distance learning telemedicine in
Jemez Valley schools
April 20, 2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program has
awarded the Jemez Valley Public School District a distance learning
telemedicine grant.

The school district will use the $475,145 grant to replace old
telecommunications equipment, which will allow students access to
classes and information they currently cannot get.

Majority of academic leaders say online learning is critical
April 18, 2011
BOSTON – More than 60 percent of academic leaders at private-sector
colleges and universities say that online learning is critical to their long-
term strategies. The report, “
Online Learning Trends in Private-Sector
Colleges and Universities,” is a new analysis of the data collected for the
annual Sloan Survey of Online Learning.



Teaching Degree Guide Offering Distance Learning & Career Information
for Students
April 12, 2011
The next generation of students can make a positive change for the
youth of America by earning a teaching degree. Teaching provides the
best platform to educate and inspire students every step of the way.

HBCUs Must Embrace Online Education
by Reggie Smith III , April 4, 2011
Historically Black colleges and universities have been the cornerstone of
education for the African-American community for more than 150 years.
Now is the time for HBCUs to deliver this power via online learning.






Thanks to technology, Huntington students have chance to witness an
autopsy
April 3, 2011
Cadaver in the classroom? Not quite, but thanks to new distance learning
technology at Huntington High School, a group of biology students didn't
have to leave campus to witness an actual autopsy Thursday.

Evaluating Distance Learning at U Kansas
By Bridget McCrea, 03/30/11
The University of Kansas offers more than 120 different online courses.
Barbara Romzek, interim senior vice provost for academic affairs, said
she wants that number to grow over the next year or two, but not before
the Lawrence, KS, institution takes the time to thoroughly assess its
distance learning program and the value it provides to those students
who use it.

University Partners With Online Education Provider to Expand Degree
Offerings
March 22, 2011
Web-based enrollments have risen by almost 1 million students from last
year. Purdue University recently announced in a press release that it has
partnered with Deltak - a provider of online education - to expand its web-
based offerings.

SMARTdesks launches distance learning furniture
March 17, 2011
SMARTdesks collaborated with progressive universities in developing
learning studios for collaborative teaching methods. Various furniture
shapes were proposed and refined for different course objectives using
teams, text materials and a range of technology from computers and
laptops, to smart phones and mobile devices, to video teleconferencing
for collaboration mixed with distance learning.

Interactive video online learning
March 14, 2011
Students at North Star Central Elementary are getting instruction from
more than just their classroom teachers. The school has been
participating in interactive video/distance learning experiences. Students
get the opportunity to meet and work with classrooms in other parts of
the world through this technology.

iPad 2 to Revolutionize Online Learning
March 3, 2011
ArtistWorks®, a leader in face to face online video learning, sees the new
iPad™ features as being a game-changer for broader use of online
visual education. With the new camera and iMovie features, students will
now be able to use one mobile device for personalized instruction with
master teachers from anywhere in the world. These new developments
bring online education technology to the next generation while making it
possible for users to take and make their lessons anywhere from an
airport lounge to their couch at home.

FSU to upgrade online learning classes
March 1, 2011
With online classes growing in popularity, Florida State University's
College of Education is offering a certificate program designed to train
secondary school teachers in digital learning.

USDA's Distance Learning Dept Accepting Applications for Telemedicine
Grants
February 28, 2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is accepting
applications for telecommunications grants worth up to $500,000 each to
provide access to health care resources in rural areas. The grants
(authorized through USDA's Distance Learning) target general education
and training. The grants can be used to purchase equipment or provide
technical assistance.

Selecting the right distance MBA: Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning
February 26, 2011
With India's rapid growth the demand for business savvy professionals
with MBA tag is rising like never before. This makes the MBA degree one
of the most sought after degrees.

Online Learning May Be the Way of the Future
with Video
February 25, 2011
A virtual learning high school in Boise is coming into the spotlight thanks
to the education debate. The I-Succeed High School, a completely online
school teaches close to 1000 students across the Gem State .  And the
enrollment numbers are only going up.

Distance learning connects classes in every Alabama high school
Sunday, February 20, 2011, 8:20 AM
Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and Students Statewide,
which is now in every high school in the state. The distance learning
program is, educators say, the biggest advance in leveling the playing
field in Alabama education since desegregation.

Senators advance bill to shift money for online education
February 17, 2011
A bill that aims to expand online learning opportunities for students —
partly by redirecting public dollars — gained preliminary approval
Thursday in the Senate.

Masters degree at the age of 72
February 15, 2011
A widow earns Masters degree through distance education.

2nd int’l e-learning conference starts in Riyadh from Feb. 21
The Saudi
February 14, 2011

RIYADH: The National Center for e-Learning and Distance Learning
announced the opening of 2nd International Conference under the
theme of ‘Unique learning for next generation’ here from Feb. 21 to 24.

U.S. To Fund Distance Learning In Colorado
GOV Monitor
January 24, 2011

USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Administrator Jonathan Adelstein
announced that two areas have been selected to receive grants to help
finance Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program educational
projects in rural areas of Colorado.

Colorado State University Master's of Social Work Distance Education
Program Now Offered in Brighton
Colorado State Dept of Public Relations
July 17, 2009

FORT COLLINS - The School of Social Work at Colorado State University
will now offer its Master’s of Social Work distance education program in
Brighton to meet the growing labor market demand for trained social
workers. The program, offered through the Division of Continuing
Education, will be held at their Brighton Learning Center at the Brighton
Learning and Resource Campus at 1850 Egbert St.

World Bank to fund secondary education programme
The Hindu News - New Delhi
July 12, 2009

The World Bank has expressed interest to support the newly launched
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) scheme for improvement
of quality of secondary education in the country. The Ministry of HRD has
agreed to the proposal of the World Bank and has written to Department
of Economic Affairs (DEA) for further action, DEA sources told PTI.

Oregon Community Colleges Adopt Streaming Media
Campus Technology
July 1, 2009

The 17 community colleges of Oregon have selected the Intelecom
Online Resources Network to enhance learning in online and campus
classes with instructional video. The Intelecom network is a digital content
repository and searchable database of short academic video clips.

Keystone Enterprise Services to Power Lehigh University’s Live
Nationwide Distance Learning Via Satellite
Business Wire -  Salt Lake City
June 22, 2009

Keystone Enterprise Services, the leader in satellite enterprise video
services, announced a strategic distance education partnership with
Lehigh University of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Lehigh University will
enhance its distance learning educational program using Keystone’s
interactive satellite-training network.

Calvert Education Services to Host First Distance Learning Summit in
Baltimore
PRNewswire-USNewswire
June 15, 2009

Calvert Education Services will host TIDES (Trends in Distance
Education Summit), June 17-19 in Baltimore. The meeting will bring
together school superintendents, Calvert Partners and the education
community at large to discuss the distance education for Kindergarten
through Eighth grade students.

University Officials Say Policy Needed For Long Distance Degree ...
The Morning News, AR
June 06, 2009

University of Arkansas President B. Alan Sugg, at the request of board
chairman Tim Hunt, agreed to explore the issue and see if a system-wide
policy can be developed governing long-distance education partnerships
with other colleges and universities.


Drexel University Launches an Online Degree in Special Education
PR Web (press release), WA
June 6, 2009

The new online Master of Science in Special Education program seeks to
equip professionals with the fundamental skills, knowledge, and
competencies needed to educate students with disabilities. The program
is intended for professionals interested in gaining greater skills and
expertise in the area of special education.


Distance education to offer new masters program
Manhattan Mercury, KS
June 3, 2009

A new engineering degree, the master of science in operations research,
is being offered by Kansas State University through distance education.
The 30-credit-hour master's degree is a fully online, course work-only
program offered by K-State's department of industrial and manufacturing
systems engineering through the Division of Continuing Education.