Decoding the future of edtech, one learning at a time

Decoding the future of edtech, one learning at a time

“These days students prefer online learning as they can’t wait to gain knowledge through multiple channels. That’s where education is changing; edtech is redefining that,” said Mohan Lakhamraju, the Founder and CEO of Great Learning. He was speaking at a panel discussion on the Future of Edtech at the 9th edition of TechSparks, YourStory’s flagship event and India’s top startup conference. He was joined by Dr Carsten Schröder, Co-Founder and CEO, DADB; Parul Gupta, Co-founder, Springboard; Ishan Gupta, MD India, Udacity; and Pulkit Jain, Co-founder and Product Head, Vedantu at the…

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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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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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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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AMU shuts down 29 distance learning centres across nation

AMU shuts down 29 distance learning centres across nation

These centres are located at Moradabad, Tamil Nadu, Badayun and two in Bihar. He told TOI that these are the main centres and cater to around 2000 students every year. He said the 29 centres which have been shut by the university were catering only to around 4000 students. According to Ansari, in the new regulations, various operational functions have been amended at minor or major level to facilitate better education. He said, “We will also try to start other centres after fulfilling the criteria.”  The University Grants Commission (UGC) recently made NAAC accreditation…

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Distance learning on the rise

Distance learning on the rise

Online MBA programs offer students the ability to study anywhere and at any time they choose, even while holding down a job, so long as they have access to the internet. According to the Graduate Management Admissions Council, flexibility, and having access to high-quality programs without the need for travel, are two of the biggest reasons why students are choosing to take an MBA program online rather than on a traditional campus. There are a wide array of MPA programs beginning to pop up online, and while most require at…

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KET eliminating distance learning program as one way of addressing budget cuts

KET eliminating distance learning program as one way of addressing budget cuts

Faced with the need to cut nearly $1 million from its budget, Kentucky Educational Television is eliminating its online campus offerings, long known as “distance learning.” The online campus program has given middle and high school students around the state the ability to take courses not offered in their home schools. In order to give students now enrolled the ability to finish their courses, the program will end June 30, said KET spokesman Todd Piccirilli. Courses offered included hard-to-get offerings such as German, Latin and physics. Enrollment in the program this academic…

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Distance Learning Discussed at MU

Distance Learning Discussed at MU

UM System President Mun Choi wants to increase the number of online courses and programs offered. The board of curators says more online classes are necessary for student flexibility. Curator David Steelman says the four campuses need to find a way to use distance learning so students can graduate on time. The board of curators’ task force will work on solving problems and removing boundaries from online courses among the four campuses. [“Source-timesofindia”]

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5 ways to stay motivated when you are distance learning

5 ways to stay motivated when you are distance learning

There are so many pros to studying remotely but you need a lot of motivation to make it work. Source: Shutterstock. Distance learning is on the rise. But with online learning comes a need for (plenty of) self-motivation. Learning from home comes with many great benefits. You have near-total flexibility over your working hours, you don’t have to change out of your pyjamas if you don’t want to, you can have snacks whenever you want and, more importantly, you can even pursue other ventures like work or travel. But it isn’t without it’s…

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