Nov 30th

New elearning service supports entrepreneurs and “UK plc”

New elearning service supports entrepreneurs and “UK plc”
News from TrainingZone.co.uk:

A new Business Link service is now live with over 200 online learning resources to support entrepreneurialism and business growth in the UK. In keeping with the spirit of championing UK business and talent, Brighton-based company Epic, has created the learning with its British team.

According to a recent survey, a quarter of the working population believes there are good opportunities to start up new businesses where they live [1], but a fear of failure could prevent one in three workers from starting up on their own [2]. If this fear could be overcome, the UK economy could benefit from an injection of millions of pounds. 

These new insights have been revealed as the government launched Business Link’s new online services.

Business Link has partnered with Epic to create the ‘My New Business’ service. Epic produced a range of…………… continues on TrainingZone.co.uk

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Nov 30th

Scrutiny of online education puts Idaho reforms in national limelight

Scrutiny of online education puts Idaho reforms in national limelight
News from The Idaho Statesman:

The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and The Nation are among the major publications scrutinizing the boom in virtual education and Idaho is among the states winning attention for Superintendent Tom Luna’s “Students Come First” plan.

Lee Fang’s story in The Nation, “How Online Learning Companies Bought America’s Schools,” follows the storyline pushed by the Idaho Education Association.

Fang’s story includes several of the characters that appeared in my February account of the origins of the Luna plan, including Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch. Fang also highlights the role of Tom Vander Ark, who lobbied lawmakers on behalf of Luna’s plan in a visit to Idaho in February.

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TBR honors McPhee with ‘Catalyst Award’ for online-education efforts
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MURFREESBORO— MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee is one of five recipients of the “Catalyst Award,” an honor from the Regents Online Campus Collaborative for efforts to make post-secondary education accessible online for all Tennesseans.

In the span of a single year, McPhee and his fellow honorees set into motion major decisions on: a degree framework; course-development plan and articulation; a revenue-sharing model; a new Learning Management System; substantive change notification for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; credit transferability between institutions; financial-aid eligibility; a common calendar; critical student-support services; faculty development; and a marketing plan.

As a result, the Regents Online Degree Program successfully launched in September, 2001, and has grown from 1,048 students to more than 14,500 students in 2011. The program celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the Tennessee Board of Regents headquarters in Nashville O…………… continues on The Daily News Journal

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Nov 29th

Growth in eLearning within UM System causes change, raises concerns – Columbia Missourian

Growth in eLearning within UM System causes change, raises concerns – Columbia Missourian
News from Growth in eLearning within UM System causes change, raises concerns – Columbia Missourian:

Monday, November 28, 2011 | 3:03 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — In her ideal class, Sarah Zurhellen would have the students in her American literature course meet in person just once a week. Everything else would be done online.

This can’t be a reality because of the current structure of MU, Zurhellen said. Still, the doctoral student comes as close as she can; her students often have time out of the classroom to research or write and, meanwhile, do the rest of their coursework and discussion online.

“I think that there is value always to having the conversation, but there’s also value to having a week off from class to work on writing,” said Zurhellen, who plans a career in college teaching. “I mean, that’s a different form of articulating your ideas, and it’s more complex than classroom discussion.”

Her students are required to share their writing online through a class Wiki, a website that allows multiple users to contribute content. There…………… continues on Growth in eLearning within UM System causes change, raises concerns – Columbia Missourian

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E-Learning Competition Deadlines Near
News from Campus Technology:

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E-Learning Competition Deadlines Near

American Public University System (APUS) and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) will dole out $ 25,000 to an entrepreneur who creates a business plan that best improves higher education e-learning.

The contest, the 2012 American Public University System Prize for Innovation in Online Education, is part of the 2012 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition. The $ 25,000 prize is sponsored by APSU and the Networking Education Entrepreneurs for Social Transformation.

The following is the timelin…………… continues on Campus Technology

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Nov 28th

Online education: ETS launches a one-stop production suite

Online education: ETS launches a one-stop production suite
News from UC Berkeley:

BERKELEY —

With the flip of two switches — and a bit of face powder — Berkeley faculty members can now make professional-quality multimedia recordings for presentation online, at a small fraction of the going commercial rate.

BLAMO recording session in progress. (Cathy Cockrell/NewsCenter photos)

The place to work that bit of magic is the new Multimedia Production Suite in 111B Dwinelle Hall. There, Educational Technology Services (ETS) has carved out a space in its video-recording studio, equipping it with a flexible configuration of lights and electronic devices. The suite allows faculty to record video, audio and PowerPoint slides (or other presentation materials) simultaneously, review and tweak their presentations and publish them directly to YouTube.

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The Buzz: California ballot proposal aims to boost access to online education
News from Sacramento Bee:

For public school students in California, where you live usually determines where you can learn. To David Haglund, that’s not right.

This month, Haglund, principal of the Riverside Virtual School, an online independent study program run by the Riverside Unified School District, introduced a statewide ballot initiative that would give students unrestricted access to publicly funded courses – wherever they are.

The California Student Bill of Rights Initiative is “designed to eliminate control by ZIP code,” Haglund said.

Under the proposal, schools, districts and county education offices would be required to make available to all students the courses needed for admission to the state’s universities. They could be classroom-based, online or a blended model of the two.

“There is no statewide provision for online learning in California. … Consequently, it’s like the Old West,” Haglund sai…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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Nov 27th

Simmons wins student essay contest

Simmons wins student essay contest
News from Gadsden Times:

Times Staff Reports

Published: Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 12:17 a.m.

Christopher Simmons of Gadsden has been named the winner of the National Distance Learning Week Student Essay Contest sponsored by the Gadsden State Community College Office of eLearning.

Simmons’ winning essay, “The Future of Learning Looks Virtual,” may be viewed at the News and Events section on the college’s home page at https://www.gadsdenstate.edu/news/?p=1498.

Ben Brown of Munford placed second.

For more information about eLearning, contact Sara Brenizer at sbrenizer@gadsdenstate.edu, or call 256-439-6833.

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Nov 27th

3 Reasons People Are Choosing Online Education

3 Reasons People Are Choosing Online Education
News from Business 2 Community:

Online college courses are quickly becoming popular. Many people have successfully complete college online and have furthered their career goals because of it. Television commercials praise the success stories of people who have completed various IT programs and medical programs. Now, even more people are considering advancing their education by taking online college courses. Here are three good reasons why you should, too.

1. You Can Save Money

College is scary for teenagers because it is a new time in their life. It is a transition from childhood to adult hood. College is scary for parents because it is so expensive. Even state or community college can become quite pricey. Book fees, meal plans, library fees, dorm fees, tuition and campus fees can add up to a hefty sum of money. This is one reason why many people are c…………… continues on Business 2 Community

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Online classes growing in popularity at UAF
News from Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

by Jeff Richardson / jrichardson@newsminer.com Fairbanks Daily News Miner

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Nov 26th

Greenpacket gives modems to support e-learning in schools

Greenpacket gives modems to support e-learning in schools
News from Virtual College:

One of the word’s leading providers of WiMAX internet broadband has backed the e-learning revolution by providing modems to help students use online education services.

Greenpacket, the world’s third largest supplier of WiMAX, which has a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning offerings and product expansions, has awarded a supply of its pocket modem MF250 to academic institutions in California, as part of the state’s digital textbook initiative.

The first batch of the MF250[s]? will benefit students, teachers and parents in Kings County School Districts and encourage them to use more e-learning facilities.

Kelvin Lee, senior general manager of Greenpacket, said: “This has been the most visible project of its kind in California and we are happy to be part of it. The partnership with Digital Corporation has allowed the MF250 pocket modem to be incorporated as a complete solution, bringing together the WiMAX wi…………… continues on Virtual College

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