KU to offer new courses in distance learning

KU to offer new courses in distance learning

Kakatiya University Warangal: The School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE), Kakatiya University (KU), is all set to offer five new courses from this academic year. A notification will be released soon. The new courses are Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), MA Tourism Management, MLISc and  MA Gender Studies. Speaking to Telangana Today, SDLCE director Prof Ch Dinesh Kumar said that the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), which works under the University Grants Commission (UGC), recently accorded permission to the SDLCE of KU to offer a total of 29…

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Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Photo: Le Sallay A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families. Think distance learning and, chances are, you imagine a course designed for adults with lots of heavy books, solitary time and precious little social interaction. But education is changing and children can now avail of a distance learning program with one crucial twist: it combines home study with a learning camp. Le Sallay International Academy is a pioneering school that offers a unique learning experience for children…

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PSS distance education gears up for fall 2018

PSS distance education gears up for fall 2018

Thirty online educators from the across the Commonwealth participate in professional development training to gear up for the opening of the online fall 2018 semester. (Contributed Photo) Thirty online educators from the across the Commonwealth gathered to participate in professional development to gear up for the opening of the online fall 2018 semester. The workshop focused on strategies to enhance instructor and social presence in the online learning environment. The workshop was led by Instructional Technology Program leaders Dr. Bobby Cruz and Lorraine Catienza. “We’re always excited to convene with…

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TSPRI Recruitment 2018: Over 9000 vacancies available, apply at tspri.cgg.gov.in

TSPRI Recruitment 2018: Over 9000 vacancies available, apply at tspri.cgg.gov.in

Telangana State Panchayat Raj department has invited eligible candidates for the post of Junior Panchayat Secretary. Candidates who are interested in applying can do so through the official website. The official website is  https://tspri.cgg.gov.in/  or  https://www.tsprrecruitment.in/ The total number of posts available is 9,355. The candidates should note that they should hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. They must also possess knowledge of computers. The applicant must be in the age group of 18 to 39 years. Candidates from the reserved category, however, will get age relaxation…

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SEBI begins recruitment drive for 120 officers

SEBI begins recruitment drive for 120 officers

Capital markets watchdog SEBI is planning to hire as many as 120 officers to beef up its resources for faster and more effective execution of regulatory work. Currently, the regulator has nearly 800 employees including deputation and contract. In a public notice, SEBI has invited applications for the post of officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) for streams like general, legal, information technology and engineering. It plans to recruit 84 officers in general stream, followed by legal (18), information technology (8) and five each in civil engineering and electrical engineering streams….

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BHEL Trichy Recruitment 2018: 529 Apprentice Jobs, Apply before 13th September 2018

BHEL Trichy Recruitment 2018: 529 Apprentice Jobs, Apply before 13th September 2018

BHEL Trichy Recruitment 2018 application process to fill 529 Apprentice posts has begun on the official website of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Tiruchirappalli – bheltry.co.in. BHEL, Trichy is inviting applications for various posts including Fitter, Welder, Turner, Machinist, Electrician, Programme & System Administration Assistant and others. Eligible and interested candidates can follow the instructions below and apply online on or before 13th September 2018: How to apply for BHEL Trichy Recruitment 2018? Step 1 – Visit the official website – https://www.bheltry.co.in/ Step 2 – From the left sidebar, click on Apprenticeship…

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What other countries can learn from Singapore’s schools

What other countries can learn from Singapore’s schools

WHEN the island of Singapore became an independent country in 1965, it had few friends and even fewer natural resources. How did it become one of the world’s great trading and financial centres? The strategy, explained Lee Kuan Yew, its first prime minister, was “to develop Singapore’s only available natural resource: its people”. Today Singapore’s education system is considered the best in the world. The country consistently ranks at the top of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial test of 15-year-olds in dozens of countries, in…

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Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Five things Irish schools could learn from the Netherlands

Margaret Kearns with her husband and four children in Amsterdam, where the family have lived for six years. Several recent reports have found that Dutch teens are among the happiest in the world, and having lived here for almost six years with my family, I have to concur. When we arrived here, we had no idea how it would unfold: moving abroad with a family and no social support, to a new culture, new language and new country. We thought we would stay for three to five years, travel and…

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How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

how schools fail working parents (Lidan Chen/for The Washington Post) I had gritted my teeth through most of the school-related demands at odds with my working mom life. The midmorning concerts and late-afternoon ­parent-teacher conferences. The mandatory “volunteer” slots at after-school drama club rehearsals. The half days that, for some reason, preceded every school vacation. The final straw came when a new after-school program didn’t have space for my son. I vented on Facebook and quickly learned I wasn’t alone. I heard from fellow working parents who had plenty of…

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Concern over distance learning courses

Concern over distance learning courses

Pervin Malhotra Q.After doing BSc, I am currently pursuing MSW from an Open University. I have been very disturbed ever since I read some news reports about distance learning programmes of several universities being de-recognised by UGC. I’m in my final year. What should I do if my degree is rendered worthless?  — Charu Yadav A.True, some recent news articles on ‘Recognition of Distance Education Programmes’ by the UGC/ ‘Open courses of 35 universities ‘derecognised’ etc that were published in the media have had many students like you worried. But…

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