More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

More than $1M from USDA to expand distance learning in Maine​

Bullying affects nearly one in three American schoolchildren in grades six through 10. SOURCE: WMTW Image BELFAST, Maine —Communities around Maine are getting more than $1 million in distance learning grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand opportunities for learning in rural areas. Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says the grants will help rural parts of Maine access new technology. A $440,000 portion of the grant will be used to help set up a distance learning network with two hubs in Belfast. Pingree says it will connect to 30…

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Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones today announced more than $1.1 million in USDA grants to support distance learning and telemedicine in Alabama. The grants are part of the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program. The grants will expand access to job training, educational and health care opportunities for rural communities. “These grants can help provide a lifeline to health care for Alabama’s rural communities,” Jones said. “By using cutting-edge technology like telemedicine, we can better serve some of our most vulnerable Alabamians and expand access to quality health care, no…

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NUC approves LASU open and distance learning and research institute

NUC approves LASU open and distance learning and research institute

THE National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved the establishment of the Lagos State University, LASU, Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute, ODLRI. The approval came after a recent visit by the universities’ regulatory body to assess facilities of the institute at the Main Campus of the University in Ojo. The ODLRI was established by the Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun-led administration to replace the now rested LASU External System, LASUES, and provide opportunity for millions of knowledge seekers who are desirous of pursuing their first degrees in the university, but…

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NUC Approves LASU Open And Distance Learning And Research Institute

NUC Approves LASU Open And Distance Learning And Research Institute

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of the Lagos State University (LASU) Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute (ODLRI). The approval came after a recent visit by the Universities Regulatory Body to assess the facilities of the Institute at the Main Campus of the University in Ojo. The ODLRI was established by the Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun-led administration to replace the now rested LASU External System (LASUES) and provide opportunity for millions of knowledge seekers who are desirous of pursuing their first degrees in the University,…

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The Loopholes Drug Companies Use to Keep Prices High

The Loopholes Drug Companies Use to Keep Prices High

The retired firefighter, 53, needs Revlimid to stay healthy. Celgene Corp. has raised the price 88 percent over the past seven years. The drug doesn’t have substantial competition from a less expensive generic version, and probably won’t for another eight years. Celgene has worked hard to make sure of that. Drugmakers typically have exclusive rights to sell brand-name medicines for 12 or 13 years. After that, cheaper copycats can hit the market. Celgene and a growing number of other pharmaceutical giants are taking advantage of an array of loopholes to extend the exclusivity period,…

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Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

Distance Learning: UGC Asks 123 Deemed Institutes To Shed The ‘University’ Tag

After the Supreme Court recently cancelled all the technical education degrees obtained through distance learning between 2001 and 2005, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has barred as many as 123 deemed education institutes from using the ‘university’ tag in their name. In a directive, UGC said, “The institutions are hereby directed to restrain from using the word ‘university’ with its name, failing which necessary action would be initiated in accordance with the UGC (institutions deemed-to-be-universities) Regulations, 2016. Instead, the Institution may mention the word ‘Deemed to be University’ within parenthesis.”…

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UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

UGC suspends distance learning engineering degrees of 4 deemed universities

The Supreme court had asked the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to hold tests for students whose degrees will be suspended by January 15, 2018. The engineering degrees of four deemed varsities which offer the course through the long-distance mode have been suspended. The University Grants Commission (UGC) followed the Supreme Court’s order to suspend the degrees after a prior decision to retrain universities from continuing any distance learning course from 2018-19 without prior approval. “AICTE Regulations, do apply to deemed to be universities and the four varsities were…

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SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

SC cancels degrees of students who graduated through distance learning from 3 varsities after 2005

It suspended the engineering degrees of students who graduated between 2001 and 2005, and asked them to clear an exam by January 15. The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the engineering degrees of students who earned them through distance learning from three deemed universities after 2005, Live Law reported. The court said the amount paid by these students towards tuition will have to be refunded by the universities by May 31, 2018. The students who had their degrees suspended were from the JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth in Udaipur, the Institute of Advanced Studies…

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Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

Drew University tops list of schools attracting international students

MADISON — Drew University is tops in New Jersey when it comes to attracting international students and sending students abroad to study, according to an Institute of International Education report. According to the report, Drew ranks in the top 10 percent in enrolling international students and the top 15 percent in undergraduate students studying abroad. Drew is the only New Jersey school in the report’s Top 40 rankings. More than 2,000 of 3,000 accredited colleges responded to the IIE’s survey for the Open Doors Report. Drew ranks 19th among baccalaureate schools nationwide for enrolling…

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Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Part-time job reduces the excess burden on parents. (Thinkstock image) While a good education abroad works wonders for an individual’s career prospects, it also ends up burning a large hole in their pocket. It is not always easy to ask for money back home from your parents, yet the experience of living with a low supply of funds can be excruciating. In such a scenario, looking for part-time jobs can emerge as the ideal choice, as it reduces the excess burden on parents while inculcating a sense of responsibility and…

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