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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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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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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CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

CCSU To Offer Shortened Semester, Online Courses, For Students Affected By Hurricanes

When Serafin Mendez heard that thousands of students from the University of Puerto Rico wouldn’t be able to continue their education because of hurricane-related damage to the campus, he decided to do something. “We realized that the university needed to be part of the efforts to help some of these students — not because we are Puerto Ricans, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said Mendez, who’s a communications professor at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. He said about 25 students have expressed interest in transferring…

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Juilliard will now offer free online courses

Juilliard will now offer free online courses

Who would have thought that one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the world would now be offering part of its curriculum for free online? That is exactly what the Juilliard School is offering with their new JuilliardX program. In a collaboration with the popular online education service edX, Juilliard will now offer six different classes that are open to the public without having to be accepted through their notoriously competitive audition process. What would Miles Davis think if he were alive today? According to a press release from Juilliard President Joseph W….

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What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

This story is part of the special series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One rural district in a Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t otherwise afford. In Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, the high school, middle school and elementary school that make…

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Rs 1 crore scholarship offer for undergraduate programme in Australia, deadline June 30

Rs 1 crore scholarship offer for undergraduate programme in Australia, deadline June 30

Indian students interested in studying in Australia can apply for Sydney-based public research university Macquarie’s second edition Big History International Student Undergraduate Scholarship, available for all undergraduate courses. To qualify, students have to complete a MOOC course on the evolution of the universe and the world, titled Big History: Connecting Knowledge through MOOC provider Coursera . The scholarships will cover all tuition fees up to $50,000 AUD per year for an undergraduate degree of a duration of three to four years, depending on the programme of study. This represents a…

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MoU signed to offer education loans sans any guarantee

MoU signed to offer education loans sans any guarantee

Director NITHM S. Chinnam Reddy   | Photo Credit: BY ARRANGEMENT   National Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management (NITHM) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Overseas Bank, Gachibowli Branch to facilitate education loans to the students without any guarantee or collateral security. Bank Chief Regional Manager Shivkumar Chaturvedi and Director NITHM S. Chinnam Reddy and other officials were present during the signing on Thursday. Two new education loan schemes — Vidhya Surakhas and Vidhya Jyothi introduced by Government of India are to help students studying…

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Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics to offer Journalism Honours

Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics to offer Journalism Honours

Delhi University’s Institute of Home Economics is all set to offer BA Journalism (Hons) course from the upcoming academic session. With this, the Institute of Home Economics becomes the only sixth college in the university to offer the course. Already, five colleges in the university — Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Kalindi College, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce and Maharaja Agrasen College — offer the undergraduate course. “We have already been teaching specialised courses in communication, radio, film production and print media and we have…

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Hancock’s Online Classes Offer Flexibility for Busy Students

Hancock’s Online Classes Offer Flexibility for Busy Students

Online classes continue to be a popular option for many college students. During the upcoming spring semester, Allan Hancock College will offer more than 80 online classes for busy students who enjoy the flexibility and convenience such classes provide. Students can complete their coursework at home or on campus computers at their own pace, which helps accommodate work, family and/or transportation constraints. Spring 2017 online classes are being offered in a variety of disciplines including accounting, business, drama, economics, English, global studies, fire technology, history, math, philosophy, psychology, speech, and…

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