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Maine bill proposes expanded access to online learning
News from Press Herald:
But an unpopular moratorium on virtual charter schools makes the proposal’s future seem dubious.
By Noel K. Gallagher email@example.com
AUGUSTA — After facing opposition to the idea of creating a state-run virtual academy, a state legislator says he is switching gears and now suggests the state have a “digital learning exchange” that would function as an online educational resource warehouse for all Maine students.
- First two Maine virtual schools get initial approval
“My goal all along with this one was finding a way to expand opportunities for students across the state to digital content,” said Sen. Brian Langley, R-Ellsworth, who sponsored. L.D. 1736. He introduced the ame…………… continues on Press Herald
Nigerians are ready for online education – Tutor.ng
News from HumanIPO:
Nigeria’s status as the biggest online population in Africa means it is ready for online education, particularly given the success of e-commerce in the country, according to Oluwajoba Oloba, head of projects and partnerships at Nigerian online learning platform Tutor.ng.
HumanIPO reported yesterday Tutor.ng is aiming for 20,000 users by the end of this year.
Oloba said online learning would revolutionise the country’s education sector just as the advent of mobile dramatically changed telecommunications.
“Necessity is said to be mother of all inventions. The conventional education systems aren’t scalable and very convenient so we need a system like ours to learn at the comfort of your homes. With Nigeria boasting of Africa’s biggest internet population with 48.4 million users, according to statistics compiled by US based networking solution firm Mushroom Networks, I think fact speaks for itself,” he said.
“GSM networks revolutionised telecommunications, made phones more affordable, convenient portable and with a lot of value added services. We h…………… continues on HumanIPO