Jamia Hamdard Distance Learning Admission: Registration Ends On April 30 For BBA, BCA, BCom

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, will close admissions for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) distance learning programmes on April 30. Students can apply for these programmes both online and offline. The registration fee for all three programmes is Rs 500. For the BBA and BCom programmes, the semester fee is Rs 12,000 and the exam fee is Rs 2,000. For the BCA programme, the semester fee is Rs 14,000. Prospectus and the application form can be downloaded from our website jamiahamdard.edu. For offline…

Read More

A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE ON DISTANCE LEARNING

If someone had told me that I would be taking all of my classes online come April, I would have thought they were crazy. Online school has definitely been a change and even a challenge. While at first it was difficult trying to manage Zoom calls, staying focused, and maintaining motivation as a second semester senior, I have learned to adapt to new teaching methods, a very different learning environment, and more independent study. As distance schooling has become “normal,” I feel that it has not only been a learning…

Read More

Here’s the very short list of colleges offering tuition discounts for distance learning this fall

Nearly all college students think distance learning should cost less. Very few schools agree. After most colleges and universities moved online in the spring, three-quarters of all college students were unhappy with the quality of the education they received. Now, roughly 93% of undergraduates said tuition should be lowered if classes continue remotely in the fall, according to a recent survey of more than 13,000 students by online note-sharing platform OneClass et only a small handful of schools are planning to charge less next semester. While a number of colleges and universities have offered a…

Read More

Georgia to receive $1.4M from USDA for distance learning and telemedicine

Georgia is among 37 states that would receive grants earmarked for rural technology. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued $1.4 million for distance learning and telemedicine projects for five Georgia organizations. “Distance learning and telemedicine make it easier for thousands of rural residents to take advantage of economic, health care and educational opportunities without having to travel long distances,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy said in a statement. Telemedicine allows health care providers to care for patients remotely while distance learning offers students virtual education.…

Read More

Kazakh MIA introduces distance learning, online shops and employment to improve convicts’ lives

“We launched a pilot project of online purchases for convicts in Almaty and the Akmola Region. The maximum weight of one package increased from 14 to 20 kilogrammes. We also launched distance education of convicts at higher educational institutions. The work schedule of pay phones was extended until 9 p.m., as previously it was until 6 p.m.,” he said. Orderlies have also been hired to help convicts with disabilities. “We have 27 inmates with disabilities, including 20 persons using wheelchairs and seven blind persons. They need assistance to get to…

Read More

UGC publishes list of approved distance education universities

UGC recently published a list of distance education universities approved for the 2019-2020 academic year with effect from 31 st July 2019. This covers the entire list of national open universities, state open universities and other miscellaneous universities all of which provide distance education. In the latest announcement, approval has been granted to 113 Higher Education Institutes or HEIs for the academic year 2019-2020. The list of approved courses includes both Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree courses. Degree programs approved are B.Ed, BA, BCom, BBA, BLISc, MA, MCA, MBA, MCom, MLISc,…

Read More

‘UGC now focusing on distance, online education’

University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman DP Singh said that the UGC is now focusing on Open Distance Learning (ODL) and Online education programmes. These are futuristic programmes and UGC is trying to form guidelines and policies for such programmes, he added. UGC, in its priority programmes has adopted two pronged strategy where special teacher centric and student centric programmes are being prepared. Teachers programme focus on training them in conduct besides bringing his/ her expertise in local issues. While talking to media persons, he said, for students, policy related to…

Read More

113 HEIs approved by UGC for Open Distance Learning

The University Grants Commission has recognized 113 Higher Education Institutes (HEI’s) for imparting Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for the 2019-20 academic session. The UGC has been implementing strict quality regulations for the Open and Distance Learning programme due to the increase in the interest of the students and an enrollment of 25 percent of students in the programme. Joint Secretary of UGC, Avichal Kapur stated that the UGC has approved close to 1500 new programmes under ODL which has received 18 lakh fresh admissions at the undergraduate and postgraduate…

Read More

Admissions resume at Mumbai University’s distance learning institute

The registration process of University of Mumbai’s (MU) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) re-started on Friday. The registration process of University of Mumbai’s (MU) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) re-started on Friday. The move comes after IDOL recently received the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) affiliation for the academic year 2019-20 . “Registrations had begun on July 19, but we could not start the admissions process until the affiliation came through. The updated list of affiliated distance education institutes was released on Wednesday by UGC. Our admissions…

Read More

How do distance learners connect?

Researchers from the College of Information Sciences and Technology found that creating computer-supported collaborative learning environments could help online learners build community and increase the likelihood that they would remain in their academic program. Credit: Adobe Stock: rocketclips In a typical college classroom, social connections are formed through face-to-face interactions. Through informal chats before and after class, group project meetings, and other exchanges, students are able to build community with their classmates and peers that often enrich their academic experience. But how do distance learners connect? In a recent study,…

Read More