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Study Abroad Programs Resume in Japan PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 April 2011 20:10

A number of American universities are resuming their study abroad programs in Japan now that the U.S. State Department has modified its travel warning to the disaster-struck country, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education.

At more colleges, computers are replacing classrooms PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 April 2011 21:34

Taking an online class is no longer a novelty on college campuses, no longer the sole domain of long-distance learners sitting in their living rooms in between jobs and kids.

More college students than ever before are demanding it as an option when they register for classes - even traditional students who live on campus. Many are mixing online and conventional classes for convenience or as a way to avoid getting locked out of an overbooked course.

GULF STATES: Virtual universities on the rise PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 April 2011 23:31

altE-universities are proliferating in the Gulf States with a number of new projects aimed at improved technology transfer, narrowing the digital divide and facilitating access to knowledge.

Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to set up an electronic university in partnership with internationally renowned distance learning institutions, in a bid to create an environment that is favourable to e-learning.

Disabled people get learning boost PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 March 2011 15:48

SHANGHAI Open University yesterday launched a special faculty for the disabled to meet their educational needs.

The newly launched faculty will be mainly based on distance-learning technology, but face-to-face instruction is also available at the university.

High School 2.0 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 January 2011 21:56

altOn picture: A studio interview with Stuart Baker, coordinator of TUSD's only online school, and parent Edward Kile.

The state legislature's new proposed budget, released last Friday puts education on the chopping block, with anticipated cuts up to $83.7 million.

Get a degree by blended learning PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 06:39


Blended learning – combining face-to-face sessions with online work and forums – is one of the fastest-growing trends in education.

On picture: Melanie Liley has graduated with a degree in business studies after five years of juggling studies with a full-time job. Photograph: Martin Godwin.

Utah State University to construct new building for distance learning PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 April 2011 21:57

altConstruction of a new Regional Campuses and Distance Education building on Utah State University’s Logan campus is scheduled to start early spring.

The new building will house RCDE offices and state-of-the-art distance education classrooms. A formal groundbreaking is planned for May 2011. The estimated completion is summer 2012. The building will be located at 700 north, between the Lillywhite and Industrial Science buildings.

Distance learning: In a first, surgery streamed live over the Internet PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:16

altRAWALPINDI: For the first time in Pakistan, an interactive surgery was broadcast over the internet to help educate surgeons and surgical students from various medical colleges and hospitals across the country.

Grant for Distance Learning removes classroom walls PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 February 2011 00:24

Jefferson, Brandon, Evansville and Osakis high schools will share in a $333,008 federal grant to upgrade interactive video technology equipment used in Distance Learning.

During a news conference at Osakis High School last Thursday, Colleen Landkamer, state director of USDA Rural Development, awarded a Distance Learning grant to 10 area school districts – they’re all part of a group called Central Minnesota Educational Telecommunications System (CMETS).

Technology improving distance learning PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 05:44

Advances in technology are helping expand and improve the quality of distance education in Iowa.

Today, the virtual distance education classroom includes automatic voice- and motion-activated 360-degree or double-mount video cameras, and software that presents visual, audio, slideshow presentations, real-time instructor notes and personal space for student notes on the student's desktop computer screen.


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