Aug 30th

Students from Yashada visit e-learning school

Students from Yashada visit e-learning school
News from Times of India:

Prasad Kulkarni, TNN Aug 29, 2013, 04.51PM IST

PUNE: A group of administrative staff and students from YashwantraoChavan Academy of Development Administration ( Yashada) visited Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) e-learning school, a statement issued by PMC said.

Built on an area of 70,000 sq ft, the cost of the five-storey building was around Rs 12 crore. The school is equipped with 190 computers.

These students are part of the courses titled ‘advance post graduate diploma in urban management’ and ‘municipal and urban poverty.’ Officials working at various municipal corproations and rural government offices are part of the course. The aim of the visit was to show modern educational concepts introduced in municipal schools to the administrative staff and students.

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Thomson Reuters Delivers Significant Enhancements to e-Learning Solutions
News from MarketWatch:

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) — New learning management system enhances functionality, user experience and ease-of-use; integration of WeComply courses to provide enhanced North American and Corporate content.

NEW YORK, August 28 2013 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced further steps to deliver enhanced governance, risk and compliance solutions to organizations globally. The delivery of a new Learning Management System (LMS), Accelus Learning Manager and integration of WeComply, a leading provider of compliance e-learning, into its offerings will bring increased scalability, performance, capacity and language support to Thomson Reuters online educational courses.

These enhancements build on a structured 18 months of execution by Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) business to continue to provide enhanced e-learning solutions to its customers. Last year the firm acquired UK-based e-learning business, MHA, and Asia-based e-learning business, Knowledge Platform, to build out the content and language capabilities of its eLearning courses. Additionally, its eLearning offerings were expanded to include the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) Firm Element CE e-learning courses;…………… continues on MarketWatch

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Aug 22nd

Learncafe: the elearning startup that aims to transform Brazilian education

Learncafe: the elearning startup that aims to transform Brazilian education
News from Ventureburn:

Learncafe, as the name suggests, is a social place where people can learn and connect. Based in Brazil, the online company aims to connect students and teachers. In order to tackle the countries big appetite for education, elearning startups has been popping out in all corners of Brazil.

Jos? de Menezes has been working on online projects anything from search engines to an online magazine company and a price comparison site. He notes that although he has worked on around 20 projects thus far, online education is where his true dedication lies.

The company was launched in September 2010 in Brazil and is aiming to expand internationally as it’s set to include English, Spanish and Mandarin in the near future. Menezes says that the company is currently in talks to expand internationally and has registered for more than 30 different website domains.

Learncafe offers hundreds of course certificates with titles ranging from popular topics such as business management and education to courses such as bodybuilding and dance. It describes itself as a distance innovative learning portal where any instructor can post online video courses. Teachers are encouraged to keep the costs of their courses low but is given the freedom of charging what they want.

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Aug 19th

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News from Samsung to help KSU in e-learning – MENAFN.COM:

(MENAFN – Arab News) A delegation from the Korean electronics giant Samsung visited the King Saud University (KSU) recently to examine ways and means to help develop KSU’s e-learning services and education technology.

The delegation, headed by Pak Hong, an educational technology professor at Seoul University and a consultant for Samsung, was received by Sultan Al-Mutairi, KSU’s dean of e-learning and the vice dean of development and quality, and Raid Alsoghayer, the vice dean of Academic Affairs.

They discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperation with KSU focusing on the quality of education and entrepreneurship to prepare graduates for tomorrow. This will be accomplished through development of skills and talent through lifelong learning to become future leaders and knowledge agents for the Kingdom, a KSU official said.

During the visit, KSU staff familiarized the Samsung delegation with e-learning experience at the University, and came up with suggestions where the two countries can cooperate. As part of the meeting, the dean also showed the Samsung delegation some of the university’s notable projects, such as the smart campus, and the e-learning curriculum development project.

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Aug 18th

Trunity eLearning company comes full circle

Trunity eLearning company comes full circle
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Aug 17th

Gauteng e-learning rebooted: report

Gauteng e-learning rebooted: report
News from BusinessTech:

Gauteng’s costly e-learning project – which has cost tax-payers R3.1 billion to date – will be rebooted with a new R400 million plan, the Times reports.

Expected to be completed in March, Gauteng finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe announced on Wednesday (14 August) that the consortium, Cloudseed, would be rolling out the Gauteng Online Schools Programme.

According to the Times, the consortium is not a fresh face to the project, as it is the same SMMT Online consortium which was awarded the R2.1 billion tender in 2007 to roll out the failed Gauteng Online project.

Before Cloudseed (then SMMT Online) was awarded the tender, the project was handled by the provincial education department at a cost of R1 billion, the paper reported.

According to reports, Cloudseed won the tender based on price.

In terms of the contract, Cloudseed will:

  • Provide a core Wi-Fi and 3G network to 2,200 provincial schools;
  • Purchase 88,000 tablets at a price of R289 million;
  • Aim to provide every school with a computer lab.

According to the report, Cloudseed stands to profit by R107.2 million over two years.

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Aug 13th

E-Learning: The next paradigm shift in education

E-Learning: The next paradigm shift in education
News from Manila Standard Today:

In about a month, millions of Filipino students will troop back to schools. Some will be studying more comfortably in air-conditioned rooms, complete with hi-tech learning tools such as computers and modern methodologies. Others will not be as privileged. Still, learning takes precedence over disparities in learning conditions. Substance over form, we say.

With the recent implementation of the K to 12 program, the country’s basic education curriculum undergoes a major overhaul in the form of two additional years from the existing 10-year basic education.

The authority says the transition will “provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship.” Moreover, the reform would make the Philippines comparable and competitive with other countries, as the 12 years of basic schooling had long been a global standard.

But while the change is a welcome development, it may still be considered protracted if taken in the larger context of learning, which is transforming by leaps and bounds. The delivery of education, from pre-school to tertiary education, has changed immensely and is continuously progressing – thanks to technology.

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Aug 12th

iSchool Unlocks E-Learning in the Developing World

iSchool Unlocks E-Learning in the Developing World
News from Mashable:

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LUSAKA, Zambia — Rachel Ngongola’s second grade class at the Tico Community School is learning to count multiples of 10 on a Wednesday morning in late July. The class of 30 is divided into three groups: one counts clusters of plastic bottle caps, one scribbles addition problems into lined paper notebooks and a third sprawls across the floor, huddled in groups of two around white tablet computers.

Ngongola controls the classroom with ease. You won’t catch her shushing her students, or reminding them to focus on the lesson. While other Tico teachers describe Ngongola — known to her students as Teacher Rachel — as an exceptional educator, she hasn’t always engaged her students with such ease. Her classroom’s cool composure arrived with the five white ZEduPad tablets one year earlier, when Tico became one of seven Lusaka schools to pilot the iSchool curriculum.

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Aug 6th

E-learning ‘effective’ in reducing antibiotic prescribing rates

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Online training about antibiotics for clinicians could dramatically reduce prescribing rates for acute respiratory tract infections.

This is the suggestion of a new study carried out at the University of Southampton, which revealed that trialling an internet-based learning programme among healthcare workers slashed antibiotics prescriptions by as much as 62 per cent.

According to Paul Little, professor of primary care research at the institution, the high number of doctors prescribing the medication is driving antibiotic resistance, one of the most serious public health dangers facing people as it means they are at risk of falling ill to untreatable infections.

He said training has been found to have a positive effect on lowering prescription rates, but above all it is the way this learning is delivered that is limiting its impact in everyday practice.

“Novel techniques are therefore needed to lead changes at a national and international level. Internet training has the advantage that it can be disseminated widely at a low cost and does not need much resource,” the professor remarked.

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Aug 2nd

AVU Launches eLearning Initiative At Kenya’s Egerton University

AVU Launches eLearning Initiative At Kenya’s Egerton University
News from Ventures Africa:

VENTURES AFRICA – African Virtual University (AVU) says it has launched the AVU Multinational Project II funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), at Egerton University, Kenya to aid eLearning in Africa.

This follows the successful completion of the Policy Harmonization and Curriculum Conceptualization Workshop which was held in Nairobi in July. At the workshop, the Vice Chancellors of 26 African Universities developed an implementation framework for the Multinational Project II and agreed to work with the AVU to collaboratively implement the project.

The AVU Multinational project II aim is to strengthen the AVU and its network of institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities.

The project will see AVU provide equipment and expertise to upgrade an eLearning Centre at Egerton University and work with the University to offer an online degree program in Applied Computer Science.

It will assist universities in dealing with a growing population of students through an Open Education Resource (OER).

OER is a free portal where people can visit online and learn for free. Instead of text books being in the pockets of lectures and professors, the OER now allow students to access consume and share these materials.

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Aug 1st

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Trellist Expands Services to Support Growth of Marketing-Based eLearning
News from The Herald | HeraldOnline.com:

— Trellist Marketing and Technology has expanded its Education & eLearning Practice Area to meet the growing demand for online and video-based training tools to educate consumers. The expansion comes as Trellist develops and launches multiple eLearning projects for market leaders in pharmaceutical, biotech, financial, automotive, and retail industries.

At the forefront of the expansion is the growth of marketing-based eLearning, where clients use the advantages of eLearning as a teaching tool for use in marketing and business development. Trellist will utilize developing technologies to show its clients how eLearning can be repositioned from an employee-based training tool to an effective method for communicating to consumers.

“The core tenets of psychology that apply to training and eLearning are an integral part of any successful marketing campaign,” says David Atadan, CEO and Founding Partner. “eLearning can be a powerful tool when leveraged for marketing and not just internal training. It can build brands, improve customer service, and increase sales.”

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