Apr 11th

Education School to offer online degrees this fall

Education School to offer online degrees this fall
News from University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily:

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Program promises significantly reduced costs

by Anna Houghton | Apr 10 2015 | 04/10/15 8:28pm

The University Education School will begin offering three degrees online starting fall 2015 including an M.Ed. in reading education, M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction and an education specialist degree in reading education.

Catherine Brighton, Education School associate dean of academic programs and student affairs, said the online degrees will allow the school to reach more students, overcoming obstacles like geographic location.

The new online programs will also offer greater financial flexibility for students. For the 2015-16 school year, graduate tuition currently stands at $ 14,856 for in-state, full-time students, and at $ 24,288 for out-of-state, full-time students. Class credit rates for regula…………… continues on University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

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Online schools offer customized education for students

Online schools offer customized education for students
News from UpperMichigansSource.com:

Many parents are now looking to the internet for their children’s education.

The Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy is online school run by K12.com. They provide education for students from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. They are classified as a public school, so they are accredited just like any other public school. This also means the costs for the school would also be covered by the state.

Those interested in applying can sign up online. According to a representative at K12.com, they have a rigorous application process to see if online education is appropriate for the student. They talk to their parents and look at their class history to see if a virtual academy would be the right fit. Online programs can be tailored to a wide range of students, from special needs to advanced placement.

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Mar 28th

UGA to offer music education online degree program

UGA to offer music education online degree program
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Jeb Bush Offering Online Courses Promoting Common Core
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Bush’s education foundation, in fact, is offering online courses for policy-makers focusing on how to promote the idea that the standards are necessary for national security, why data collection is essential, and how to win over parents, teachers, and citizens in the education reform conversation.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education was founded by Bush, and he served as its chair up until a couple of months ago, when he turned the reins of the foundation’s board over to Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

As the New York Times also reported, Bush’s foundation is now offering three free online courses, including one titled “

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Feb 4th

eLearning Innovation, Advanced E-learning Solutions Join Hands To Offer More …

eLearning Innovation, Advanced E-learning Solutions Join Hands To Offer More …
News from iSchoolGuide:

eLearning Innovation has recently acquired the Advanced E-learning Solutions (aelearn) in its goal to provide better and more comprehensive offerings.

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eLearning Innovation has recently acquired the Advanced E-learning Solutions (aelearn) in its goal to provide better and more comprehensive offerings.

According to eLearning, the acquisition helps them extend EI’s instructional design services to offer clients custom elearning tool development. In addition, EI can now extend the elearning systems integration, LMS hosting, remote administration, and helpdesk support.

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Laurie Pulido, President of eLearning Innovation proudly said that with the partnership with aelearn which began since 2001, they will be able to provide clients with two importance key benefits.

“One, we can bundle services to better serve their needs and budgets and two, by having more technical depth on our bench, we can help our clients increase learner engagement and enhance the overall learner experience,” Pulido said in a continues on iSchoolGuide

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Schools use cold day to try out ‘e-learning’
News from WTHR:

CHALMERS, Ind. –

Many school districts canceled classes Wednesday so students wouldn’t have to stand at bus stops in the extreme cold, but several districts decided not to call a snow day – they had e-learning days instead.

Students got lessons and did their course work on their computers at home instead of going to school – 30 minutes online for each course.

“I was a little stressed,” said Jacquie Chitty, a senior at Frontier Junior Senior High School in Chalmers. “I didn’t think the teachers were going to give us that much on the second day back from school.”

Last year, Jacquie’s district had to make up more than 10 snow days by extending time in school. This year, each student rented a slim laptop to do the work from home, and principal Jeff Hettinger said “attendance” is required.

“There is an attendance requirement, and we will check to see that they do their work so they understand that if we don’t reach a certain plateau in terms of attendance and participation in the e-learning day, then we will probably have to go back to just makeup days,” Hettinger explained.

Each school has two staffers on-site to take questions. Wednesday was the district’s first e-learning day, so there were several.

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Nov 26th

Online Programs Offer New Opportunities for Arab Students

Online Programs Offer New Opportunities for Arab Students
News from U.S. News & World Report:

Online education is in its infancy in the Arab region, but students have a few options for digital learning.

By: Al-Monitor.com Staff
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With the explosion of online programs in recent years, distance education is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition for many would-be undergraduates in the Arab region, especially those who have jobs or families to take care of. Some education experts even see e-learning as the future for a region where young people far outnumber the available seats at brick-and-mortar universities.

Online programs are still in their infancy, however, so some employers don’t know what to make of degrees that don’t come from traditional schools. These programs also vary widely in terms of both quality and requirements, so make sure to do

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Online Education Options Vary by More Than Cost
News from U.S. News & World Report:

Viewing content on sites such as Udacity, Udemy and Lynda.com can cost anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars.

When it comes to online education, there are a lot of different options with a lot of different price points.

Prospective learners can choose between free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that are not for credit, for instance, and for-credit courses, which can cost thousands of dollars.

“Almost all free courses are leisure learning courses, or courses you’re taking because you want to,” says Vicky Phillips, the CEO of GetEducated.com, an advocacy website for distance-learning programs. “There’s usually no certification and no employment credibility. Usually when you have to pay you are paying for the certification, the standardization. The course has to meet certain quality standards.”

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Aug 17th

Online education programs offer alternative for students, savings for districts

Online education programs offer alternative for students, savings for districts
News from Centre Daily Times:

— Maggie Koon was afraid that if the Bellefonte Area School District didn’t offer an alternative education program, she wouldn’t finish school.

The 17-year-old Bellefonte Area High School senior moved to Bellefonte last year from Lewistown.

Without knowing anyone and hesitant to be back in the classroom, Koon was given information that she could study online instead, through the district’s BeLA program — Bellefonte eLearning Academy.

“I still feel like I’m getting a good, solid education,” Koon said. “I love it and it’s the kind of program that’s good for students who are bullied or not ready to be in school. … I met other students (in) the program who feel the same way.”

The program, which is open to students from fifth through 12th grades, provides an alternative learning style with parallel requirements for graduation — as if the stud…………… continues on Centre Daily Times

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Jun 22nd

ESU to offer graduate certificate in eLearning

ESU to offer graduate certificate in eLearning
News from Topeka Capital Journal:

A new 12-hour program from Emporia State University will offer a graduate certificate in eLearning and online teaching. eLearning is popular in corporate, military and health-care sectors, as well as post-secondary and K-12 education.

“For a variety of reasons, more businesses and organizations are moving training and education of employees online,” said Zeni Colorado, chair of Emporia State’s Instructional Design and Technology Department. “More schools are exploring and implementing teaching and learning online.”

The worldwide market for eLearning reached $ 35.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow to $ 51.5 billion by 2016. The Kansas Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 24.7 percent growth through 2020 for instructional designers and coordinators.

The certificate provides online learning designers and teachers with research-based, best practices in online teaching and learning.

Students can begin this certificate during the spring, summer or fall semester, depending on course availability.

“With a required 12 credit hours, this program will allow someone who wants to teach online and/or become a designer for eLearning to complete the certificate within 10 months or less,” Colorado said. “In addition, if desired, students completing this program will be 12 credit hours closer to completing a master’s degree in Instructional Des…………… continues on Topeka Capital Journal

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News from Emporia Gazette:

A new, 12-hour program from Emporia State University offers a graduate certificate in eLearning and online teaching. eLearning is popular in corporate, military and health-care sectors as well as post-secondary and K-12 education.

“For a variety of reasons, more businesses and organizations are moving training and education of employees online,” said Zeni Colorado, chair of Emporia State’s Instructional Design and Technology department. “More schools are exploring and implementing teaching and learning online.”

The worldwide market for eLearning reached $ 35.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow to $ 51.5 billion by 2016. The Kansas Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 24.7 percent growth through 2020 for instructional designers and coordinators. The certificate provides online learning designers and teachers with research-based, best practices in online teaching and learning.

Students can begin this certificate during the spring, summer or fall semester depending on course availability.

“With a required 12 credit hours, this program will allow someone who wants to teach online and/or become a designer for eLearning, to complete the certificate within 10 months or less,” explained Colorado. “In addition, if desired, students comp…………… continues on Emporia Gazette

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Dec 16th

UK Universities To Offer Free And Open Online Courses

UK Universities To Offer Free And Open Online Courses
News from iProgrammer:

The UK’s Open University has announced Freelearn, a new MOOC platform that will provide online educational offerings that are free of charge.

The past year has seen the term MOOC, standing for Massive Open Online Courses, become common parlance with prestigious universities across North America and many from Europe, putting popular courses online for anybody, anywhere with an internet connection to take advantage of.

For months we’ve been wondering whether, when and how the Open University, which has embraced internet technologies within its established curriculum was going to join in this trend and finally it has announced a new company, Futurelearn, that will give free access to students in the UK and around the world to content from the OU and other British Universities. So far the universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, King’s College London, Lancaster, Leeds, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick have signed up for this venture.

Announcing Futurelearn, Martin Bean, the Vice-Chancellor of The Open University, said:

“MOOCs represent an enormous development in higher education, one that has the potential to bring about long-lasting change to the HE sector. The OU has decades of experience in world-class distance learning – each year we teach around 250,000 regi…………… continues on iProgrammer

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Dec 10th

Georgetown to offer free online courses on edX

Georgetown to offer free online courses on edX
News from SFGate – San Francisco Chronicle:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University plans to begin offering free online courses through a prominent online education provider.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/Z2krxk ) reports the school will announce Monday that it’s joining the Web platform edX that provides courses from elite colleges for a mass audience.

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Online education: UP joins the growing tribe
News from Times of India:

LUCKNOW: Online education in recent years has witnessed a massive boom and the upsurge is not limited to the metros. Tier II and III cities too have seen a phenomenal growth and according to online education providers, there has been two and a half times growth in the number of students logging on to the web portals over the past one year.

According to figures shared by online education portal ‘meritnation.com’, around 90,000 users register on the site every month from across the country. As far as UP is concerned, an approximate of 6,000-7,000 students opt to study online every month. The maximum number of registrations comes from Delhi which accounts for 20% of the total traffic on the website, UP contributes to 6-7% of the total registrations every month. In UP, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Varanasi and Mathura are among the leading cities opting for e-learning. With 11-12% users, Maharashtra occupies the second spot followed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These three states face neck and neck competition with 8-9% students logging on.

Online education providers also share that while mathematics and science remain the star attractions among students followed by English, humanities have the least number of students. C…………… continues on Times of India

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Nov 24th

IU to offer educational ‘badges’ as online learning venture expands to reach …

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