Jul 26th

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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses (0)
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Online Education For Dummies
From admission to graduation-your personal guide to studying onlineOnline Education For Dummies explains the ins and outs of atten…
Jul 19th

Ned Lautenbach: Florida has become a national leader in online education

Ned Lautenbach: Florida has become a national leader in online education
News from Gainesville Sun:

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 8:13 p.m.

As an incoming senior at the University of Florida, 20-year-old Luke Bosso had a decision to make when his summer internship at a law firm in his hometown, Pensacola, evolved into a full-time job opportunity as a legal assistant. Should he return to Gainesville to finish his degree? Or should he stay in Pensacola and gain relevant job experience while finishing his degree online?

A year ago, the latter option wouldn’t have existed for Bosso, who studies criminology and law and plans to attend law school. But now thousands of students are benefitting from UF Online — one of the first undergraduate degree programs in the nation — and other offerings across the State University System that allow students to log remotely into their classes, virtually interact with their professors and peers, and experience university through an exciting new dimension.

Florida is a nationwide leader in online education, with several new game-changing initiatives and a far higher percentage of students enrolled in online courses than the national average. In many cases, these courses supplement the lessons learned in the classroom, help keep students on track for timely graduation, and are a cost savings to students and taxpayers.

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Online Education Platform Skilljar Embraces Bitcoin
News from CoinDesk:

Skilljar, a tech company that specialises in enabling third parties to deliver online training courses, has started accepting bitcoin payments.

Skilljar says its platform is used by hundreds of online instructors, who offer classes in a wide range of different fields, from yoga to programming. The instructors can now be paid in bitcoin using Skilljar’s e-commerce platform, alongside credit cards, debit cards and PayPal, with the cryptocurrency being immediately converted to fiat at the time of the transaction.

The company joins a group of other educational platforms that have embraced digital currency as a means to facilitate payments. As Skilljar CEO and co-founder Sandi Lin explained to CoinDesk, one of the chief benefits of the integration is that international students have the opportunity to pay for their education at a reduced cost. She cited the financial barriers within the global payments network, saying:

“We experience the pain of currency conversions on a daily basis in multiple ways, and [bitcoin] was an option that could help reduce that friction for a large number of our instructors.”

She added that bitcoin’s digital nature and international appeal makes it an effec…………… continues on CoinDesk

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Jul 17th

Online education company opens Blount Co. support center

Online education company opens Blount Co. support center
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Udemy: Democratizing Skills-Based Education Online
News from Bloomberg:

How is it different from other online education platforms?

Absolutely.

Our mission is to democratize skills-based education and lifelong learning, rather than focus on k-12 or higher education.

We provide a platform where any expert can teach online within our marketplace of courses.

We focus on skills-based content like learning microsoft excel.

For $ 99, i can do pythons for beginners.

I have to learn pythons just to get smarter.

You are out of northwestern and stanford and you are doing what every politician talks about.

Are you a replacement for an associate skill technical degree?

It is probably more of a supplementsupplement than anything else.

The fundamental degrees we offer today, while they will not be changing fast enough, it is changing to market itself.

They provide a nice space in terms of thinking.

The actual skills, how we operate on a day-to-day basis, is changing way too fast four education to keep up.

One of the concerns in washington is that we have the people in the wrong places or the wrong skills.

Weiss and the government coming to you?

– why isn’t the government coming to you?

We have met with many ministers of education from around the world, but we have not had a lot of action inside the u.s.. is there bias against your work?

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Jul 10th

Online education a valuable resource

Online education a valuable resource
News from The Denver Post:

“The online model offers a world-class education that allows students to study at their own pace, and has the flexibility to attend school anywhere, anytime,” writes Lori Cooney. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)

There are nearly 17,000 Colorado students who attend an online public school, nearly 6 percent of the state’s K-12 students. It’s time to further our understanding of online education and its role in student achievement.

On July 1, Colorado Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond appointed an online education task force to review the best practices and policies for administering multidistrict online schools. Its members will begin meeting in early August.

Parent and student advocates will play a vital role in influencing this task force and future legislation. Together, we can be a part of the conversation that dictates the education our children receive.

My own children started in the traditional brick-and-mortar public schoo…………… continues on The Denver Post

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Survey Says 37% of Investors Consider Books, Magazines & Online Media as …
News from International Business Times AU:

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There is no clear investor-education authority insofar as investor education is concerned, a new survey by the CFA Institute showed. Among seven information sources listed in the poll, books, magazines and online media emerged as the top choice, garnering 37 per cent of the responses.

Private wealth managers came second at 28 per cent, followed by not-for-profit associations at 14 per cent, financial institutions at 10 per cent, others at five per cent, self-regulatory at four per cent and government entities at two per cent.

Robert Stammers of CFA noted that organisations that are usually identified as providers of investor education, referring to gover…………… continues on International Business Times AU

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Jul 9th

eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical Launch Medical Stock Image Library

eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical Launch Medical Stock Image Library
News from MarketWatch:

AMERICAN FORK, Utah, Jul 08, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical announce the first library subscription of its kind of Medical Stock Images. This library subscription is the first eLearning-specific library consisting of high resolution, 3D medical imagery.

“It was a natural fit for Infuse Medical and eLearning Brothers to create the world’s first library of stock eLearning medical images,” said Jordan Erickson, President of Infuse Media Group. “eLearning Brothers has the largest eLearning Template Library on the planet, with the highest quality assets. We wanted to make sure that the partner we chose had the same high level of quality we expect from ourselves.”

The library includes hundreds of photorealistic 3D stock images of human anatomy, organs, medical environments, anatomical systems, medical equipment, and cellular structures for download. Images are available for preview and can be downloaded at

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Ghana launches girls’ e-learning campaign
News from Biztech Africa:

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By BiztechAfricaJuly 7, 2014, 11:17 a.m.

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The Deputy Director of the British Department for International Development in Ghana (DfID-Ghana), Ms Charlotte Pierce, has pledged the commitment of DfID to working with the Government of Ghana to give all young people the opportunity of good quality education.

Ms Pierce said DfID was currently helping 120,000 girls, who had dropped out of school in Ghana, to return to primary school and over 80,000 disadvantaged girls to complete their secondary education.

She disclosed that in pursuit of its goal of helping more young people, particularly girls, to be in school, the British Government launched a programme dubbed ‘The Girls Education Challenge’ under which one million girls across the globe are to go to school and learn.

Ms Pierce was speaking at the launch of Ghana’s first interactive distance-learning project —Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed) — at Prampram in the Greater Accra region.

Ms Pierce said MGCubed was receiving funding under the (DfID)’s Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC)…………… continues on Biztech Africa

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Jul 9th

MSU’s ‘Dean of deans’ on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault

MSU’s ‘Dean of deans’ on Chinese students, online education and sexual assault
News from WKAR:

In April, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of June Pierce Youatt to the position of provost. As provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, she’s in charge of academic initiatives at MSU. She had served as interim provost for more than a year before succeeding Kim Wilcox, who now is chancellor of the University of California-Riverside.

June Youatt speaks with Current State about her priorities as provost at a Big Ten university.

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Jul 8th

Taxpayers Expected to Pay for Illegal-Immigrant Children’s Education

Taxpayers Expected to Pay for Illegal-Immigrant Children’s Education
News from National Review Online:

Taxpayers may foot the bill for the education of the illegal-immigrant children flooding across the border when school resumes this fall.

“American taxpayers are being forced to pay the huge cost of providing schooling to every illegal immigrant under 18 (and many 18+) who is dropped inside the U.S.,” a GOP aide with knowledge of the situation e-mails National Review Online. “This is just a tiny slice of the bill taxpayers are being asked to absorb that we’re supposedly forbidden from discussing in polite company.”

In a “Dear Colleague letter” sent to all public-school districts on May 8, 2014, by the Departments of Justice and Education, federal officials reminded the schools of their obligation to provide equal educational opportunities under the law.

“To comply with these Federal civil rights laws [Titles IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964], as well as the mandates of the Supreme Court, you must ensure that you do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin, and that students are not barred from enrolling in public schools at the elementary and secondary level on the basis of their own citizenship or i…………… continues on National Review Online

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Try Convincing an Employer to Pay for an Online Degree
News from U.S. News & World Report:

If you want to get your employer to contribute to your online degree, emphasize that studying won’t interfere with your job, experts say.

While earning an online college or graduate degree can lead to a significant career boost, it can also lead to a significant dent in savings.

One way to ease the financial burden, at least for working adults, is to convince your employer to chip in for education costs.

Most employers have some kind of tuition reimbursement policy, according to a 2013 survey of more than 500 human resources professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management. The report found 61 percent of U.S. organizations help pay for undergraduate degrees and 59 percent offer assistance for graduate degrees.

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Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America (Technology, Education–Connections (Tec)) (Technology, Education-Connections, the Tec Series)
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Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction
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Jul 7th

2U Making Online Education Possible (TWOU)

2U Making Online Education Possible (TWOU)
News from Seeking Alpha:

In a report by Docebo, the worldwide market for self-paced E-Learning market, which was worth $ 35.6 billion in 2011, is projected to grow 7.6% over the five year period to be worth $ 51.5 billion by 2016. The report projects that the market for Learning Management Systems (LMS) that support the rapid growth in online education will grow from $ 40.6 billion in 2013 to $ 51.2 billion by the year 2016.

2U’s Offerings
Hanover, Maryland-based 2U (TWOU) was founded in 2008 to make online education technology simpler for universities. 2U was founded in 2008 by a group of veterans of the education and technology sectors. The company partners with colleges and universities in helping them create online programs. Their cloud-based platform operates on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that allows u…………… continues on Seeking Alpha

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Free online class outlines education plans for families of students with …
News from Kearney Hub:

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska families can take a free online class to learn more about education plans for students with disabilities.

Southeast Community College says the class is available now.

The class teaches families about the rules school district’s follow when drafting individual educational plans for students.

A grant covered the cost of developing the class, and the grant is covering the tuition.

Anyone interested in taking the course should contact the continuing education department at 402-437-2700.

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Jul 5th

Solar Powered Tablets to enable e-learning in rural areas

Solar Powered Tablets to enable e-learning in rural areas
News from PC Tech Magazine:

Guest Post from Balancing act Africa.

There have been multiple attempts in the past couple of years by African companies to market African-designed tablets. VMK (Congo), Encipher (Nigeria), Nhava (Zimbabwe), and GIL (Ghana) all come to mind, with Congo’s VMK being the most successful. As of mid-2014, all are built in China and run on Android. (VMK tablets and smartphones will be manufactured in Congo-Brazzaville later in 2014.) Though re-branded Chinese tablets, the tablets are still a low-cost alternative to more expensive devices like the iPad. Plus, the distributors provide additional services no Chinese manufacturer could manage in Africa.

Tablets may be extremely portable and they certainly lend themselves to educational settings, but selling African tablets is not as easy as it sounds. Even an affordable tablet costs US$ 140-250 – again, much cheaper than an iPad, but still out of reach for the majority of students and schools. Moreover, mobile broadband connections are not ubiquitous. Ev…………… continues on PC Tech Magazine

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Jul 5th

Why Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun is rolling out ‘nanodegrees’ for online …

Why Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun is rolling out ‘nanodegrees’ for online …
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Sebastian Thrun, co-founder and chief executive officer of Udacity Inc., is betting that credentialing can improve the viability of online education.

Jason McCormick, Contributor

Online education company Udacity last month unveiled “nanodegrees,” online classes that train people for jobs in the technology field — gigs li…………… continues on Silicon Valley Business Journal

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