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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MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

Mumbai University’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning Only 68,000 students enrolled in IDOL in 2017, down from 76,000 in 2016; result delays due to online assessment one reason. The University of Mumbai’s distance learning programme, IDOL (Institute of Distance and Open Learning), has witnessed a drop in its enrolment numbers, from 76,000 in 2016 to 68,000 in 2017 – a drop of nearly 11 per cent. This is the first time that the varsity has experienced such a reduction in enrolment. The figures for 2015 and 2016 had hovered…

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Most popular distance learning courses in 2018

Most popular distance learning courses in 2018

It’s said that distance learning is a viable and attractive option for thousands of South Africans. Photo: Pixabay. For illustration purposes. In 2018, five fields have emerged as the top distance learning choices among students who need to earn while they learn, upskill, or gain a qualification to complement their practical experience, says Barend van den Berg, MD of Oxbridge Academy. These include HR, Business and Supply Chain Management, Early Childhood Education, and technical skills development courses such as Occupational Health and Safety and Engineering. With our increasingly competitive job…

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MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

MU’S DISTANCE LEARNING ENROLMENT DROPS BY 11%

Mumbai University’s Institute of Distance and Open Learning Only 68,000 students enrolled in IDOL in 2017, down from 76,000 in 2016; result delays due to online assessment one reason. The University of Mumbai’s distance learning programme, IDOL (Institute of Distance and Open Learning), has witnessed a drop in its enrolment numbers, from 76,000 in 2016 to 68,000 in 2017 – a drop of nearly 11 per cent. This is the first time that the varsity has experienced such a reduction in enrolment. The figures for 2015 and 2016 had hovered…

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10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

The Institute of Distance and e-Learning of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Kumasi Campus, has admitted 10,013 fresh students to pursue various under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. They are drawn from three regions – Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western. The acting Vice Chancellor, the Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, said the goal was to provide opportunity for everybody to access university education conveniently from their doorstep at manageable cost. Performing the matriculation ceremony in Kumasi, he said this was being done without sacrificing quality. He expressed discomfort with the practice where…

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Why I’ve got designs on distance learning

Why I’ve got designs on distance learning

n a rare burst of enthusiasm I have signed up for a ten-week Harvard University distance learning course in the history and theory of architecture. It requires a commitment of three to five hours a week and comprises videos, online tests, rudimentary design and some model-making. My reasoning is that I often commit that much time a week to watching a TV box set while sitting slumped on a settee with a bowl of crisps, so why not do something more worthwhile instead? Another motivation is the realisation, stronger with…

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