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Stanford creates office for online learning

Stanford creates office for online learning
Universities are quickly learning that online platforms not only allow more flexible means oflearning -- without the need to rely on traditional lecture-based models -- but they also represent a new revenue stream. By offering courses online, location ...

Ivy walls lower with free online classes from Coursera and edX
Christian Science Monitor
The class kicked off MIT's new push into online learning. It was the inaugural course of edX, a collaboration with Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, to offer top-notch education free of charge to anyone with Internet access ...

Christian Science Monitor

Ohio State Online: Digital courses net rave reviews
Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Online: Digital courses net rave reviews. People around the world love OSU's free Web classes. Education Blog. A Q&A with "OSU Haters". Yesterday evening after press time, the student or students behind the OSU Haters Tumblr and Twitter ...
Columbus Dispatch

Effective Adult Education Requires Training
Sacramento Bee
3, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child caretraining institution, offers new users the opportunity to try distance learning by taking the trial course PROF101: Adult Learning Theories and Strategies ...

Deloitte adds fun to online courses
The Australian
About 130 companies, such as Rio Tinto, Macquarie, Commonwealth Bank and GlaxoSmithKline, subscribed to its online leadership course, Deloitte Leadership Academy partner Tom Richardson said. Users who complete course modules, share comments ...

Yurizk Launches First Interactive Online Directory On Islamic Finance Training ...
This week Yurizk launched the first online interactive directory of global providers of Islamic Finance courses, certifications, degrees, trainings and workshops. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Sadia Karim said: "We collected and organised ...

TAGIUNI Holds First of Its Kind Online Training Course in the Region
(MENAFN Press) The online course entitled "Organize Personal Work Priorities and Development" covers the skills and knowledge required to organize own work schedules, monitor and obtain feedback on work performance, and maintain required levels of ...


A Free Online University Tests the Waters
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
P2P is a great thing for people who are seeking knowledge. People can study any subject they want. But that is not a diploma. The same goes for Harvard and Stanford putting their courses online. These are courses that hundreds of thousands of people ...

California State University, Online, coming soon « Online Learning ...
By Ray Schroeder
BY THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE. Jim Monaghan, vice president for academic technology and distributed learning at Cal State San Bernardino, is quoted in an article about the California State University launching a systemwide online university ...
Online Learning Update

Bernd Girod Named to Lead Online Learning at Stanford Engineering
Girod will be responsible for setting and executing a broad-based strategy for using emergingonline learning technologies to reshape engineering education, ...

PM pledges to push for better teachers to make the grade
Sydney Morning Herald
Ms Gillard said improving teacher quality would be central to meeting these results. ''Under our plan, you will need to be at the top of your class to get into a university teaching class,'' she said. ''Nothing matters more to the quality of a child's ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Kenya Teachers Strike to Begin Monday
Voice of America
The Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) said members of the group will embark on a nationwide strike Monday to press home their demands for better pay. This comes despite an Industrial Court ruling declaring the strike ...

How Will Education Play at the Democratic National Convention?
Education Week News (blog)
And, unlike four years ago at the party's convention in Denver—when everyone was trying to read the K-12 tea leaves on the Democratic nominee—we now know a lot about President Barack Obama and where he stands on education policy. The big question ...

Education needs united action
Jamaica Observer
All across Jamaica this morning students, parents and teachers are astir with back-to-school activities. 'Free paper bun', and it's back to the serious business of preparing young ... There is the ongoing dichotomy at the primary level of some schools ...

Maine names 3 Teacher of the Year finalists
The winner serves as an advocate for the teaching profession, education and students, and represents the state at a national Teachers of the Year gathering in Dallas, a ceremony in Washington with the president and the secretary of education, and at ...

Democratic Split Over Education Reform Tested By Hollywood Movie
Huffington Post
"I think this film is an absolute celebration of teaching. It is pro-teacher and celebrates all the incredible things that teachers do," Barnz said. There is no mistaking who the villain of the piece is, however. It's the teachers' union, which fights ...

Teachers' Strike Has No Basis - Mutula Kilonzo
At the ministry, he has managed to sustain media limelight infusing the law to provoke debate that focuses on education issues. He spoke to our writer Henry Wanyama about a wide range of issues in the sector including the teachers' strike that starts ...

CTU rallies day before Chicago schools start
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union spent Sunday reaching out to churches around the city, hoping to get their support in the top contract talks with Chicago Public Schools. After several months of negotiations, the union and school district remain ...


Labor Day: Teachers and teacher unions are the solution to better schools
Washington Times
For children in affluent suburbs with a tax base to sustain state-of-the-art schools and parents that deeply care about education, those kids will have highly educatedteachers, who are paid well, not what they are worth, but at least they don't have ...

Washington Times

Video: Pushing Back Against Teachers Unions - Reason Online
By Michael C. Moynihan
Instead of vouchers, brick-mortar schools, board of education,teachers unions etc, we should have the following: 1. Close all Public Schools 2. Hire Twelve teacher in the entire USA for each grade 3. Have that teacher record the daily class 4.
Reason.com Full Feed

Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone - NYTimes.com
In Hong Kong, thousands of students, parents, teachers and activists thronged the streets last weekend before the first day of school, in the latest of several protests against the introduction of mainland China's “national education” into the local ...
IHT Rendezvous

Maine names 3 Teacher of the Year finalists - SFGate
The winner serves as an advocate for the teaching profession, education and students, and represents the state at a national Teachers of the Year gathering in ...

In Defense of the Teachers' Unions « Diane Ravitch's blog
There truly are no advocates for teachers and public education with any kind of position of effectiveness outside of the public teachers unions. Therefore, one ...

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