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Speakers admit the necessity for online learning

April 30,2012 by: admin

The 2012 Educational Summit at Cal State Fullerton was attended by Judi Carmona who is currently Palcentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District’s school board member. She said that she was present at the event to hear the views of Senator Huff, who is currently a member of the senate’s education committee. Senator Huff began the panel’s discussion by accepting that there needs to be certain changes brought into the classrooms of California though the economy still stood on shaky ground. He admitted that most people were frustrated with the availability of limited resources and impressed on the need to bring in … (more) April 30, 2012

American college students held demonstrations to protest against loans which can reach one trillion dollars

April 28,2012 by: admin

The protest was shown while the US president was visiting different colleges for pressurizing Congress to extend the low rate of interest on college loans which involves more than seven million and four hundred thousand students. If Lawmakers can’t act on time then the rate of interest on loans are likely to get doubled in the month of July hitting one to nearly seven percent. The President narrated his struggle to pay off student loan. Mr. Obama visited the University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, on Wednesday and talked to students regarding his campaign which asks for education to … (more) April 28, 2012

Five top colleges to offer online coursework at no cost

April 22,2012 by: admin

Two professors from the University of Stanford, who are the founders of Coursera, recently received funding from two venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley, totaling to $16 million. They also said that in the next 12 months, Coursera will be rolling out over 30 new online courses through its interactive website. The courses that will be offered will be wide and varied and will encompass subject such as contemporary American poetry, calculus, neurology and Greek Mythology. The online courses that will be offered will be designed and developed and taught by professors from leading universities such as University of … (more) April 22, 2012

Coursera gets $16 million aid from Kleiner and NEA to boost free online education

April 22,2012 by: admin

Coursera is the brainchild of two professors from Stanford University who wanted to impart education to everyone in the world. Coursera currently provides university level classes free of charge to any person who has a computer and an internet connection. The silver lining on the horizon is that this service has now received an aid of close to $16 million from Kleiner and NBA, a venture capital firm. Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller started off with Coursera at Stanford by offering just 3 classes in the fall of 2011. According to Ng, one of the three classes had over 10000 … (more) April 22, 2012

Distance learning a hit among college goers who seek non-traditional paths

April 18,2012 by: admin

In the academic year 2007-2008, at least 20pc of the students who were studying for various undergraduate degrees had signed up for a distance learning course. During the same academic year, close to 4 percent students or approximately, 0.8 million students, earned their undergraduate degrees through distance learning courses. The distance learning course is an ideal solution for students who lead a busy lifestyle. Today, there are a lesser number of students who can sign up for regular college without having to worry about a part time job. The limitations in terms of time make it difficult for these students … (more) April 18, 2012