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Kent state sees a rise in distance learning

May 22,2012 by: Susan Edmondson

The President of Kent State University, Lester Lefton, said that each semester nearly one third of the students are enrolling for at least one online course. He said that this amounted to a significant number of students enrolling for online courses. The distance learning update was provided by Lefton to the board of trustees when they convened for a meeting last week. Every metric that was displayed by Lefton to the board showed an increase in the number of students for online education courses. During the fall of 2010, the number of online courses offered by Kent State University was … (more) May 22, 2012

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

April 18,2012 by: Susan Edmondson

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

Hands on digital learning training imparted to Wyoming teachers

March 16,2012 by: Susan Edmondson

Teachers will get to record the feedback in the video and also include the images of the documents that were part of the discussion, stated Simpson. The videos can be sent via email and the students can open them at their convenience. Simpson also added that they wanted the children to be with them and if that is the case, the children will have to see them often – especially while they were teaching online. Simpson tried to play a video example and the participants in the workshop put a thumbs-down logo besides their names as the video could not … (more) March 16, 2012

Rural schools get to update distance learning equipment with the help of grant money

January 14,2012 by: Susan Edmondson

North Dakota Educational Technology Council will receive a grant of $392,277 from USDA Distance learning and Telemedicine Program and the grant money will then be disbursed to schools such as New Salem, Hazen, and Steele-Dawson and Garrison etc. Around 46 schools will get to upgrade their distance learning equipment with the help of the grant money. Cameras, microphones, television sets, and other outdated transmission equipment would be replaced with new ones. With the help of new equipment, schools will be able to provide a conventional classroom experience, as they will be equipped with bigger television sets. Although it is a … (more) January 14, 2012

Distance learning program offered through eCademy charter schools

August 18,2011 by: Susan Edmondson

Recently eCademy Charter School opened its doors for its first batch of students in the Turlock Unified School District. However, this isn’t the typical K-12 school, since it has several brick and mortar classrooms as well as two mobile units that are underway at Crane. In fact, most of the high school level courses that are being offered by the school are online courses. The online distance learning program is being offered by eCademy for students who are in grades 9 through 12. Although these students are enrolled in the eCademy charter as fulltime students, they cover a major chunk … (more) August 18, 2011