More Lower Division Courses Available Online

More Lower Division Courses Available Online

California state senator Darrell Steinberg introduced a new measure to offer California college students online courses for credit at UC's, CSU's, and CCC's. The measure creates a faculty-led, quality first framework would allow online course providers …
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Online courses can be a tough lesson

As online courses spread, some people think China has stumbled into a new college-free era. Online education has many advantages, not least its flexibility, but there are limitations. Many top university online courses are taught in English, making it …
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Arizona State University holds online election on changes to new version of …

TEMPE, Arizona — Arizona State University students and others associated with the Tempe-based university begin voting Monday to choose among options for updating the Sparky mascot's costume. The election that runs through May 5 is in response to …
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Top British universities are joining the MOOCs revolution. Source: Supplied

Top British universities are joining the MOOCs revolution. Source: Supplied

Soon some students will be able to do just that, as will anybody with a computer and internet connection, as a number of Russell Group universities prepare to make some of their courses available online. Not only will these offer greater flexibility to …
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MOOC Mania: Debunking the hype around massive open online …

That's when the enormous hype began about massive open online courses, better known as “MOOCs.” Since then, Thrun and his fellow lab professors Daphne …
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Water Reclamation Facility Coming Online at Storrs Campus

The University is on the verge of opening a new high-tech facility that will further enhance its water conservation efforts by saving hundreds of thousands of gallons of drinking-quality water every day. The University's Reclaimed Water Facility is …
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DU online registration to include SC/STs

DU online registration to include SC/STs

NEW DELHI: The Delhi University online registration process is likely to be extended to SC/ ST and persons with disability (PWD) in the 2013-14 academic session. Even though the physical common admission form will be available for pre-admission …
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Neto's Tucson: University of Arizona online archive reveals a wealth …

The headline was succinct and direct: “Much persecution of Mexicans in California.”
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Hawaii Approves Biologix Solutions Online Bloodborne Pathogens Course for …

This online course fulfills OSHA's initial and annual bloodborne pathogens training requirements for all body art professionals. After successful completion of this course, a Certificate of Completion will be available for your record and to submit …
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On-course bookies fear a wi-fi revolution that could boost online gambling at …

On-course bookies fear a wi-fi revolution that could boost online gambling at …

But Britain's racecourses may soon be on a collision course with the men in flat caps over plans to boost online gambling at race meetings. The Jockey Club, which owns 15 of Britain's most famous racecourses – including Cheltenham, Epsom, Newmarket …
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Depew students offered online bioethics class

Depew educators are teaming up with Erie 1 BOCES to offer students a new science course that will be taught completely online. Bioethics will be available as a half-credit science elective at no cost to the district for five students, according to high …
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Neto's Tucson: University of Arizona online archive reveals a wealth of …

El Tucsonense and other newspapers can be read in a new digital collection at the University of Arizona Special Collections Library. Dubbed the Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection, the publications span 150 years of borderlands' history …
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MOOCs Help Students, Universities

MOOCs Help Students, Universities

MOOCs are “massive open online courses” that allow large-scale student participation with top-level professors by using the Web. Reed's 23 California state universities were beginning to develop MOOC offerings when he left in December to retire in …
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Yale University Selects NetDocuments' Online Document …

NetDocuments today announced its cloud-based document management service has been implemented at Yale University in the office of general counsel and …
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Reed: Academic 'avalanche' coming

And that's a good thing, according to Charlie Reed, the former chancellor of Florida's university system and the recently retired chancellor of the California state university system. MOOCs are “massive open online courses” that allow large-scale …
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SPC uses online course to help remedial students

SPC uses online course to help remedial students

Decades had passed since Cynthia Staiger sat in a high school classroom breathing in chalk dust and learning what “x” equaled if “y” was less than 5. So when Staiger, 54, went to enroll for summer classes at St. Petersburg College, the Pinellas Park …
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Two Cheers for Web U!

MOOC boosters tend to speak of these global online classes as if they are the greatest educational advancement since the Athenian agora, highlighting their potential to lift millions of people out of poverty. Skeptics — including the blogger and …
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FCC instructor recognized for oceanography class

Alberto Ramirez, the director of learning technologies at FCC's Center for Distributed Learning, received the Maryland Distance Learning Association's “Best Online Course of the Year” 2013 award for his course “PC 104: The Water Planet — Introduction …
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WSU Extension opens new online forest university

WSU Extension opens new online forest university

Washington State University Extension has launched Forest Stewardship University, which offers a series of self-directed online courses. The online courses are recommended for small forest landowners, people who want to know more about trees and …
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ZK Java Web Framework Conducting Online Training Sessions for Beginners

Recently, ZK Team offered a series of online training courses that is free of charge to those who are beginners of ZK. The aim of the training is to help them get started and learn the framework in a more efficient way. The course consists of key …
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UMD's Mtech Pronounces: Business Plan Pitches Are Dead

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The six student and faculty finalist teams in the new University of Maryland Business Model Challenge won't be writing business plans or making investor pitches. … J. Scott Wheeler, and …
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Innovative online developer to broaden college partnership

Innovative online developer to broaden college partnership

The marriage of innovative online course developer Udacity and San Jose State University is going so well that the partners are offering for-credit summer classes to 10 times as many students per course. “So far, so good,” said spokesperson Clarissa …
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STORYLINE Face-to-face vs. online

Across the board, “the typical student has some difficulty adapting to online courses” and “all types of students were more likely to drop out from an online course than a face-to-face course,” according to the study. Sacramento City College Distance …
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University of Miami School of Business Awards $30000 in Annual Business Plan …

CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New ventures including a boat shoe seller, a health care provider and a social entrepreneurship program built around a café have taken top honors in the University of Miami's 2013 …
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Center to host inaugural symposium – Azusa Pacific Online University

Center to host inaugural symposium – Azusa Pacific Online University

The Center for Online Innovative Learning invites the community to participate in and attend its pioneer event, the 2013 Summer Symposium, from June 5 to 7.
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Radnor Family Decries Online Speculation About Marathon Bombings Link

After the FBI released photos of two men suspected in the marathon bombings, someone speculated online that one of them looked like Sunil Tripathi, the 22-year-old Brown University student from Radnor who has been missing for more than a month (see …
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How to Vet a For-Profit Online Program

A for-profit university suddenly seemed like a viable option. “I knew it was a very big decision in my life and I owed it to myself to put myself in the very best position,” he says. In the end, he went with the online MBA program at the University of …
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Coursera Classes Only Offered by Elite Universities

Coursera Classes Only Offered by Elite Universities

Coursera is one of the leading MOOC (mass open online course) providers, a group of organizations that seeks to democratize education by making it widely and readily available to more people. Universities are eager to capitalize on this growing trend, …
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Credit for MOOCs

California recently mandated that schools who shut out students for lack of space in traditional classrooms must allow them to take equivalents online courses for credit (with Florida flirting with similar legislation). Buried in these decisions is the …
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Amateur online sleuthing: Does it do more harm than good?

After the FBI circulated photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on Thursday afternoon, a thread on the social media site Reddit suggested that one of the wanted men could be a missing student from Brown University in Rhode Island …
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