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LI colleges, universities boost online courses

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Article from Newsday: Originally published: August 23, 2014 6:01 PMUpdated: August 23, 2014 9:26 PMBy JOIE TYRRELL  joie.tyrrell@newsday.com Adelphi students work in the new digitized classroom at the school’s Swirbul library, Saturday, Aug 16, 2014. The room was designed to improve online learning on campus as well as to blend traditional learning methods with the [...]

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UK universities to launch free degree-style online courses

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Article from Telegraph.co.uk: Students generally receive a certificate for completing the courses, but do not receive academic credit toward any conventional degree qualification. Courses typically involve students working through set assignments online, including video lectures delivered by academics at the institutions offering the courses, before evaluating one another’s work. Specific details of the courses on [...]

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Online learning brings US universities together

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Article from Financial Times: Undergraduate students from 10 US universities will soon be able to study together through an online network that will enable them to take courses at other universities in the network. The project includes courses from multiple disciplines. The students will be able to interact with both professors and the other participants [...]

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Universities Reshaping Education on the Web

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Article from New York Times: As part of a seismic shift in online learning that is reshaping higher education, Coursera, a year-old company founded by two Stanford University computer scientists, will announce on Tuesday that a dozen major research universities are joining the venture. In the fall, Coursera will offer 100 or more free massive [...]

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Public universities face funding, academic challenges

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Article from Dayton Daily News: By Meagan Pant, Staff Writer Updated 6:44 AM Wednesday, June 27, 2012 The presidents of Ohio’s 14 public universities are developing a “progressive agenda” to address funding and academic challenges facing higher education with an innovative spirit instead of fear, according to Wright State University President David Hopkins. University presidents [...]

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Beware Of Legal assistant Online Degree Universities

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Article from Spyghana.com: Long distance studying has been around to get a long time since correspondence colleges, but these days there’s a new expansion regarding on line universities of all sorts regarding applications like legal assistant studies. Having said that, this specific report seeks for you to advise you do not to jump about the [...]

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Iowa universities adjust to burst of interest in online learning

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Article from DesMoinesRegister.com: Some students filing into classrooms to take final exams at the University of Iowa next week will first be asked to fork over their electronics. A camera will snap their photo while two forms of identification are scanned into a computer. During the exam, banks of cameras on the ceiling and walls [...]

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Penn, other universities offer free online classes

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Article from Philadelphia Inquirer: It costs well over $ 50,000 a year to attend the University of Pennsylvania, but beginning in June, anyone anywhere will be able to get a sliver of that Ivy League education for free. Penn has joined a group of top universities, including Princeton, that will begin offering select courses online [...]

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Online degrees find acceptance as universities jump onto the bandwagon

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Article from San Gabriel Valley Tribune:For most students, waking up at 7 a.m., packing books and supplies, and making the trek to the classroom is a daily ritual that comes with the territory of going to college. For students of Professor Brooke Howland’s USC courses, their educational routines call for something different. Howland, an online [...]

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Texas universities lower cost of degree with online education

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Article from Education Today: On February 28 of this year, Austin, Texas governor Rick Perry gave a public speech challenging local universities to create a bachelor’s degree that could be earned by students at the cost of $ 10,000 or less. Perry declared that such a cost-effective degree — one that reduces the cost of [...]

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