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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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 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.
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.
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.