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.…

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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…

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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…

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Distance learning gaining popularity

WGU Chancellor Rebecca L. Watts Sam Shriver | The Lima News Melissa Green, Bluffton University Sam Shriver | The Lima News Maria Cronley, Ohio Northern University Sam Shriver | The Lima News LIMA — Students have plenty of options when it comes to how they get their education — and many of the options include not sitting in class at all. Many colleges and universities are offering online components to their studies. Some schools, like Western Governors University, are entirely online. WGU was founded in 1997 by a group of…

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UGC bans distance learning degree programmes in agriculture

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prohibited imparting distance degree programmes in agriculture. The decision was taken by the higher education regulator at its last meeting on the ground that a degree programme in agriculture is technical in nature as it requires practicals or laboratory courses. “The Union Agriculture Ministry had referred the matter to the Commission, requesting it to consider prohibiting universities from offering Open and Distance Learning (ODL) degree programmes in agriculture,” a senior commission official said. As per UGC Open and Distance Learning Regulations, 2017, professional programmes…

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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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ClearOne selected for expanding distance learning scheme

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Science attracts top engineering students and faculty from across the globe who come to the school to conduct high-impact original research in science and engineering. Upon graduation many go on to become leaders in a wide range of engineering disciplines and related fields. When the university began expanding its distance learning programmes it was critical to select a solution that provided students and faculty, of both the real and virtual classrooms, with a high-quality AV collaboration system with crystal clear audio…

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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

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

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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