In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only way distance learning colleges can overcome these challenges is to meet them head on,” Nash writes, “which means making…

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In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

In this week’s Tes Further: Why distance learning needs to adapt to survive

lso: Institutes of Technology – just another Fake Policy? (click on the pictures to be taken to the stories) Rethinking distance learning In today’s Tes Further, Steve Nash, director of marketing and E-commerce at the Open Study College, writes that distance learning has got to fight to improve a reputation which has been “blackened” by rogue providers not delivering on promises. Nash’s college has recently undertaken a major “360-degree” review of what it was doing well, and the areas where it could improve – and he recommends that others do the same. “The only…

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This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

This startup has helped over 35 educational institutes collect fees digitally

  From left: Mayur Jain, Manisha Thakur and Viral Dedhia.   Even though demonetisation required most businesses to go cold turkey on cash, eventually, enterprises agreed that various avenues in their operations had the scope for becoming seamless and transparent through digitisation. And for the aspiring aggregator camp in the startup crowd, this posed myriad opportunities. One such group of individuals, who had been engaging with educational institutions through their existing projects, saw that this industry was one of the most traditional, and by extension, slowest on the uptake of…

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Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

In this photo taken April 27, 2017, founder Adam Braun poses at MissionU in San Francisco. MissionU, which began accepting its first applications last month, offers a one-year program in data analytics and business intelligence with an upfront tuition of $0. As part of a profit-sharing agreement, MissionU students will be giving back 15 percent of their salary for three years after graduation, given that they make at least $50,000 per year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Connor Mitchell’s university classes take place online, he doesn’t have any exams and he studies…

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‘Sweden, who would believe this?’: Trump cites non-existent terror attack

‘Sweden, who would believe this?’: Trump cites non-existent terror attack

Donald Trump appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, inviting questions that he may have confused the Scandinavian country with a city in Pakistan. With thousands of supporters gathered in an aircraft hangar in Melbourne, Florida, Trump used his speech to talk about migration in Europe and linked it to terror attacks in Brussels, Nice and Paris. He then added Sweden to the list, incorrectly stating that an attack had happened there on Friday. Trump told supporters: “We’ve got to keep…

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CAULIPOWER: How This Corporate Executive Left Her Prominent Career To Become A Startup Entrepreneur

CAULIPOWER: How This Corporate Executive Left Her Prominent Career To Become A Startup Entrepreneur

I love hearing entrepreneurial backstories that are reminders that it is never too late in life to make a career change to pursue a dream and make a positive impact—especially when people are blazing new trails in unfamiliar territory and solving common problems along the way. Courtesy of CAULIPOWER Courtesy of CAULIPOWER Launching today is CAULIPOWER, a line of gluten-free, ready-to-use cauliflower-based products created to taste like conventional recipes yet offering healthy alternatives that are convenient, nutrient-rich, lower in calories, sugar, and fat. First up to bat for CAULIPOWER is…

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This is what turned Australia legend Ricky Ponting’s career around

This is what turned Australia legend Ricky Ponting’s career around

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has made an interesting revelation about his career. He says his promotion in the batting order from number six to three during the 2001 Ashes series initiated a great turnaround and gave him the opportunity to prove his worth in the team. Before the Ashes series in England, Ponting had a horrid tour of historic tour to India, which the hosts won 2-1. Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had made all the Australian batters, including Ponting, dance to his tunes as none of them was able to…

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This Online Course Teaches You How to Survive on Mars

This Online Course Teaches You How to Survive on Mars

If you watched The Martian and wondered if you too could have the chutzpah and know-how to make it on Mars, then here’s awesome news: You can now sign up for an actual online course that’ll teach you the basics to survival if you ever find yourself stranded on the red planet. Best of all, the course is free. The course, offered by FutureLearn and created by Monash University, is a 4-week program that’ll explain the key scientific principles to producing your own water, oxygen, food, and energy on Mars,…

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The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts?

Arts education is making a difference in improving struggling schools by increasing student engagement and positively changing young lives in countries all over the world. Additionally, in an age where anyone can access the world’s knowledge on the internet, how one thinks and uses what one knows has become increasingly important – creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving are all skills which can be nurtured and advanced by bringing high quality arts programs into every classroom. New York is a cultural center of the world. In May this year, Mayor de…

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In this Bengal institute, you can study today for free but return tomorrow to pay them back

In this Bengal institute, you can study today for free but return tomorrow to pay them back

What IIT-Kharagpur is doing today, Probhat Rajani- an education institute located in the same district- has been doing that for more than one-and-a-half decades but with a little extra. Located in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, the institute aims to provide better education facilities for the economically weak students of Jhargram. Known as Maoist infested region to the outside world, the area stood witness to Lalgarh Operation last decade to flush out insurgents from here. The land is land now yielding meritorious students, who fail to pursue their dreams…

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