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Viewpoint: Red letter collegians — How society devalues the online degree

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Article from USA TODAY College: (iStock) Starting online college from a traditional university made me feel like Hester Prynne from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s perennial favorite, The Scarlet Letter. For accuracy’s sake, let’s say the “A” emblazoned on my chest was really an “O,” but the effect remained the same. Although I went to a great school, [...]

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Log on and learn: The tech geeks working to transform Africa’s education

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Article from CNN: Kolawole Olajide founded Funda, an e-learning tool with four other young graduates Offers students short courses with flexibility ,remote access through South African schools Olajide says success is due to a strong founding team, playing to strengths Hopes to become a major education technology provider in Africa Every week, African Start-Up follows [...]

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Startup team for e-learning platform

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Article from Otago Daily Times: Mepo business partners (from left) Neil Riley, Josh Harrington and Nik Bielski. Photo supplied. Young Invercargill entrepreneur Josh Harrington was still at school when he came up with the idea of an online learning management system. Mr Harrington (18) has now left James Hargest College to concentrate on Mepo, a [...]

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Ouachita Online earns HLC accreditation, set to launch two online degree …

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Article from Ouachita Baptist University News: Ouachita Baptist University’s new Ouachita Online degree programs have earned official accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC accredits “degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region” of the U.S., according to its website. Ouachita’s Board of Trustees approved plans in December to develop and launch online [...]

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Online Learning Industry Poised for $107 Billion In 2015

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Article from Forbes: Online learning, also known as e-learning, is booming. Market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects it will reach $ 107 Billion in 2015. More traditional methods of training or education are not going away, not yet, but organizations of all types, from public schools to corporations, are opting to train and inform [...]

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Ouachita Online to launch two online degree programs

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Article from Gurdon Times: Ouachita Baptist University’s new Ouachita Online degree programs have earned official accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC accredits “degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region” of the U.S., according to its website. Ouachita’s Board of Trustees approved plans in December to develop and launch online degree programs [...]

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PHL cloud-based learning aims to help school dropouts

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Article from GMA News: A learning-oriented organization is turning to the cloud to bring basic education to out-of-school youths and school dropouts. The Sandiwaan Center for Learning plans to make printed lessons in English, science and math interactive and accessible on the cloud via its e-book project. “It costs a lot of money to print [...]

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The MOOC Completion Conundrum: Can ‘Born Digital’ Fix Online Education?

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Article from Wired: Image: courosa/Flickr One of the great ironies of online learning is that a tool created to foster personalized learning is actually quite impersonal, in practice. It doesn’t have to be that way. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are based on a simple premise: deliver free content from the world’s greatest professors to [...]

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Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) Expands Online Through New E-Learning …

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Article from Financial Mirror: Sept. 1, 2014 08:00 UTC BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Since its foundation in 2008, the Renewables Academy (RENAC)’s objective is to make knowledge on renewable energy and energy efficiency available for participants in any location and time zone. Therefore, after having provided trainings and capacity building services in more than 130 countries, RENAC [...]

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UM launches first online-only four-year degree

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Article from Montana Kaimin: Ben Rioux was three years into his degree at the University of Montana when his wife got a job offer she couldn’t refuse, but there was one problem: the job was in Spokane, three hours away. Rioux, a media arts student, remembers talking about his impending move with Rick Hughes, a [...]

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