Category: Learning

Harvard grad Matthew Fields finds success in online education with Stanford …

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Article from BayStateBanner: A business he launched during his time at Harvard University has allowed Matthew Mugo Fields to fulfill a promise he made while a young immigrant student back in high school: to one day help other students better their educational opportunities, just as he was helped. Fields left Harvard and Boston about a [...]

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TCA rolls out new online learning platform for drivers

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Article from Truck News: ALEXANDRIA, Virg. – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) revealed today that its education and certification program is adding  a new subscription online learning platform to its suite of educational options. The new platform is called Driver Connect, and it is powered by CarriersEdge and KRTS Online Highway and is specifically tailored [...]

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Combining online and in-person education improves learning– Anant Agarwal

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Article from Daily News & Analysis: A distinguished computer architecture scientist and professor of electrical engineering at MIT, Anant Agarwal, heads edX, a non-profit, collaborative open-source platform offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). edX boasts of 30 lakh online learners, of which 4 lakh are from India. Edited excerpts of an e-mail interview with Prof [...]

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Pluralsight expands e-learning options by purchasing online coding school

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Article from Davisclipper: GOVERNOR GARY HERBERT spoke at the ribbon cutting for Pluralsight’s Farmington location last fall. Davis Clipper photo slideshow FARMINGTON —  Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals with headquarters in Farmington, has acquired Code School, an online learn-to-code destination, for $ 36 million.  By acquiring Code School, Pluralsight’s portfolio [...]

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Insead brings online learning to customised courses

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Article from Financial Times: Mortar board Insead has become the latest top-notch business schools to move into online learning, but as befits the business school with the largest full-time MBA programme in the world, it is doing so at scale. According to Peter Zemsky, deputy dean at Insead and dean for strategic initiatives and innovation, [...]

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Distance learning taps in to virtual reality technology

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Article from The Guardian: Distance learning has moved on from multiple choice quizzes to be a truly immersive experience. Photograph: alvarez/Getty Images Eddie Chauncy is no stranger to traditional universities – he already holds a degree in English literature from Cambridge. But 20 years after first graduating, when he realised that a knowledge of psychology [...]

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Face-to-face classroom learning is beneficial to students, allowing enrichment …

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Article from The Daily Titan: Everybody likes to save time and make the most out of what’s offered at school. Something many students are opting for today are online classes. Online classes offer students the same amount of credit for a class that’s done entirely through a computer. Sounds great to most people, but is [...]

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Study Shows Sluggish Online Learning Growth for Second Year

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Article from U.S. News & World Report: Only 28 percent of academic leaders say that their faculty accept the “value and legitimacy of online education,” according to the report. The number of students taking online courses continues to climb, albeit at the slowest rate in more than a decade, according to a report released today. About 5.3 million students took at least [...]

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Why online learning needs to get serious about apps

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Article from VentureBeat: Image Credit: Shutterstock Last month, New Oriental Education, China’s largest provider of private educational services, and Tencent, the leading texting provider in China with nearly 500 million users on its WeChat app, agreed to launch an integrated, chat-centric education service. The question every university should be asking is: What does this mean for [...]

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More students taking advantage of online learning

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Article from WWMT-TV: MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A new report shows more students in Michigan are taking advantage of online learning, but the classes are getting mixed reviews. The author of the study, Joe Freidhoff, told Newschannel 3 he found some concerns when it comes to online education here in Michigan. While more kids are [...]

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