4 online learning platforms that are offering discounted courses and memberships for Black Friday

4 online learning platforms that are offering discounted courses and memberships for Black Friday

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Learn something new this Black Friday with deals on e-learning courses. Shutterstock Black Friday is notorious for deep sales on big-ticket items like mattresses and tech, and big-box retailers slashing prices across all categories. While there are some pretty great deals on products, some of the best deals out there aren’t on physical products at all. E-learning platforms are becoming increasingly popular…

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2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

On Monday, the online program manager 2U announced that it will be partnering with the Yale School of Management to create short online courses intended for mid-career professionals. Courses are currently in development. They are expected to launch in the spring of next year. Online courses are increasingly proving useful for institutions of higher education. Beginning well before the 2012 massive open online course (MOOC) explosion, universities have increasingly offered shorter online alternatives to degree pathways. In their landmark 2014 study on MOOCs, researchers Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali found…

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Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

The ConVal Regional School District canceled all classes Wednesday after receiving word of a “potential threat,” according to Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders. School is scheduled to resume Thursday, Saunders said. Saunders said the district was notified by police of the threat Wednesday morning at 6. “The local police departments are in the process of assessing the situation, and we are in constant contact with them,” district officials said in a statement Wednesday morning. “Due to this threat, we are cancelling school today and will be sharing further information as it…

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Free online courses phased out to focus on smaller, revenue-producing programs

Free online courses phased out to focus on smaller, revenue-producing programs

Two free online courses that GW has offered for nearly five years were phased out this summer, officials said. The classes – a business school course about the Federal Reserve and a law school course about patent law – were nixed this summer after first launching in 2012. Officials said the courses were “outdated” and the cuts fall in line with GW’s online learning strategy, which has shifted in recent years to focus on smaller courses. University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar said massive, open online courses are not a focus of GW’s…

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UGC extends last date for admission to distance learning courses, check details here

UGC extends last date for admission to distance learning courses, check details here

In an attempt to provide some relief to the UGC ODL students, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has extended the last date for admission to Open and Distance Learning (ODL) courses for the academic session, 2018-19. The candidates can now secure the admission latest by October 20, 2018. The commission has extended the deadline for admissions as the approval process of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) offering ODL courses is still on. As per a notice issued by UGC Distance Education Bureau, “The Commission in its 535th meeting held on September…

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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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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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Distance education courses of Mumbai University and 34 others ‘derecognised’

Distance education courses of Mumbai University and 34 others ‘derecognised’

Mumbai University. MUMBAI: With the University Grants Commission (UGC) cancelling the recognition of distance education coursesoffered by 35 state and central universities, the future of lakhs of higher education aspirants across the country now seems to be have plunged into uncertainty. The institutes have been given a month to submit their explanation to seek reversal of the UGC’s decision. On Friday, the UGC’s distance education bureau notified that universities not running the same/similar course in regular mode for the past five years would also not receive recognition. In case of professional courses such as…

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‘Will save distance education courses’

‘Will save distance education courses’

Representative image MUMBAI: Distance educationinstitutes across the country are busy complying with the provisions of the UGC distance education regulations, which tighten quality standards. On Friday, the UGC released a list of programmes permitted to admit students for the academic year 2018-2019. The recognition period is two to five years, based on regulations. Missing in that list are programmes from 35 public universities and many of them are now awaiting the UGC’s clarification on programme-wise deficiencies. In a public notice issued on Monday, the UGC said its regulations had multi-step recognition…

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UGC allows universities and colleges to offer online degree courses

UGC allows universities and colleges to offer online degree courses

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved the UGC (Online Courses) regulations for degrees in non-technical disciplines. (Representative image) In a landmark reform, universities and higher educational institutions from this academic session will be able to offer graduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes online in non-technical disciplines. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved the UGC (Online Courses) regulations for such degrees. “The regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19,” the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The higher education institutions, which have been…

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