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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From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

Open this photo in gallery Mount Royal University, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is offering an online course called the Cannabis Education Program. The course is taught by horticulturalists, marketing specialists, and scientists working in the industry. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press Kayden Abel was four years old when he started playing soccer. Having just turned 25, the Edmonton resident has parlayed his technical skills into success as a freestyle pro and coach. He’s in demand for his specialized work, but, career-wise, he wanted to expand his options. Mr….

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15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

Growing up was when many of us fostered a life-long love of learning. For just as many, however, formal schooling stopped in our early twenties. But this fact doesn’t mean that you have to cease all class time. Through the magic of the internet, there is a bevy of online creative classes that’ll teach you a new skill or cultivate what you already know. Best of all, you can take them at your own pace. Are you looking to diversify your interests? Perhaps you’re a photographer who would like to know…

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5 college basketball big men to watch work in the paint this season

5 college basketball big men to watch work in the paint this season

Not all dominant big men are created equally. There are supreme athletes, throwback types who do their damage in the low post, and those who can do a little bit of everything. Here are five guys we can’t wait to watch this season. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Happ is an artist on the low block. His game probably would have been better suited for the 1990s, but he’s so good and skilled that it works just fine in 2018. Well, more than fine. He averaged 17.9 points and eight rebounds last…

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Degree of Debt: How to pay off student loans faster

Degree of Debt: How to pay off student loans faster

Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. The average student owes nearly $37,000 when they graduate from college. Shane King owed $36,000 when he graduated from Auburn. “Got down there and didn’t realize the cost of living,” King said. The GI Bill covered his tuition, but he still had living expenses to cover. He tried to work three jobs to provide for his family while going to school. He couldn’t keep up with work and his studies, so he took out a student loan. It was a low interest…

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Valeo partners top Indian institutes to tap innovation, make students industry-ready

Valeo partners top Indian institutes to tap innovation, make students industry-ready

Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier, has launched an Industry-Academia Connect program in India. The company aims to attract the best talent from local engineering institutes. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with premier educational institutes like Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering & Technology (LICET) and Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) – IIT Bombay. Valeo’s new initiative looks to tap into engineering minds for innovative ideas that would help address emerging mobility needs. Also, through experiential learning opportunities and mentoring, the French supplier will also…

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Finally, varsities are addressing some of the hurdles to distance education

Finally, varsities are addressing some of the hurdles to distance education

Being a distance education student in India, particularly with a government-run university, is not as easy as it should be. Communication is sporadic; multiple campus visits are required; admission dates, exam schedules and results can be shrouded in mystery, confusion and delays. In the absence of something as simple as a WhatsApp group, students are forced to depend on informal networks of their own. “We talk to each other on the phone regularly and compare notes on things like study material, results and admissions dates,” says Nilesh Samant, 23, a…

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How to Get or Refinance New Hampshire Student Loans

How to Get or Refinance New Hampshire Student Loans

New Hampshire has it all, from the beautiful beaches of Lake Winnipesaukee to world-class ski resorts at Mount Washington Valley. But New Hampshire also has student loans — lots of them. In fact, as of 2016, the state tied for the highest percentage of four-year college graduates with student debt in the country. Fortunately, students have a lot of options to secure financing for the Granite State’s colleges and universities, and so do graduates looking to refinance their New Hampshire student loans. This guide will help you understand the different…

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Free online courses phased out to focus on smaller, revenue-producing programs

Free online courses phased out to focus on smaller, revenue-producing programs

Two free online courses that GW has offered for nearly five years were phased out this summer, officials said. The classes – a business school course about the Federal Reserve and a law school course about patent law – were nixed this summer after first launching in 2012. Officials said the courses were “outdated” and the cuts fall in line with GW’s online learning strategy, which has shifted in recent years to focus on smaller courses. University spokeswoman Maralee Csellar said massive, open online courses are not a focus of GW’s…

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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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