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11-Jun-2015
Distance learning taps in to virtual reality technology

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 ...

11-Jun-2015
British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' online

From the earliest known writing of Charlotte Brontë, a charmingly illustrated short story the Villette author penned for her little sister Anne, to Jane Austen's wry recording of an ...

11-Jun-2015
7 Myths About Online Education

Online education is becoming commonplace. About 5.3 million U.S. students took at least one online course in fall 2013, according to a recent study. Yet, while online education is growing in ...

11-Jun-2015
Online learning is 'the blackboard of the future'

​ Children in nurseries will soon be learning through Moocs (Massive Open Online Courses) as the internet revolution changes the face of learning, according to the man who first pioneered their ...

11-Jun-2015
Online learning at school 'prepares students for university'

A study by researchers at the Institute of Education, University of London, suggests that learning online while at school helps students become confident, capable independent learners, and teaches ...

23-Apr-2014
Harvard's exit strategy

Elite institutions face very different circumstances, Ms Hoxby reckons. They operate like venture-capital firms, offering subsidised, labour-intensive education to highly qualified students. They aim ...

23-Apr-2014
Online at Community Colleges

WASHINGTON -- Online enrollment continued to grow at community colleges in 2013, even as many two-year institutions saw overall enrollment stagnate or drop, according to a report released Sunday by ...

23-Apr-2014
Students: bring your own technology to uni

  A few years ago, if a student got their phone out in a lecture, this was quite a clear sign that they were no longer paying attention. But today, using a phone or tablet in the lecture hall ...

23-Apr-2014
Poll: Online Degrees Gaining Traction Among Americans

In a country where traditional schooling is king, online classes face an uphill battle. Several years ago, businesses were  unlikely to hire someone with an online degree and students did ...

23-Apr-2014
4 Online Education Trends - 2014

Looking ahead this year, business owners worldwide are definitely in board rooms steering up plans designed to ensure they have a successful 2014, and the world of online education is no different. ...

31-Mar-2014
Hungry to learn across the world

Around the world millions of children are not getting a proper education because their families are too poor to afford to send them to school. In India, one schoolboy is trying to change that. In the ...

31-Mar-2014
Report: Global ‘Smart Ed’ Market To Reach $220 Billion By 2017

The ‘Global Smart Education and Learning’ market is expected to reach $220 billion by 2017, claims a new report called the “Smart Education and Learning Market: Advanced ...

31-Mar-2014
How can universities stop students cheating online?

Hoping your big sister will help you out with your latest assignment? If you're studying online with Coursera, you'd better not let her do the typing. Special software that recognises students' ...

31-Mar-2014
The disruption to come.

The disruption to come   Two big forces underpin a university’s costs. The first is the need for physical proximity. Adding students is expensive—they require more buildings ...

31-Mar-2014
Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information ...

11-Mar-2014
Online Ed’s Khan Sees Challenges, Opportunities In Market

Salman Khan, a former hedge fund analyst turned into a well known education technology mogul in Silicon Valley, spoke in Santa Clara after being awarded a civic entrepreneurship award at the ...

11-Mar-2014
Professors Peeved to Learn They Don’t Own What They Teach Online.

It took a year for Christopher Nelson to create a course for a new online degree program in philosophy at South Texas College, where he had to squeeze in the job while also teaching classes in ...

11-Mar-2014
New All-Digital Curriculums Hope to Ride High-Tech Push in Schoolrooms

English language curriculums built entirely on a digital platform — replacing written textbooks, worksheets or printed study guides — are about to enter the market from several ...

11-Mar-2014
In New Jersey, Virtual Learning Fills Snow Days.

Snow days used to be considered a break from school. Kids could go outside, toss a few snowballs, and sled with their friends. However, for students across the country snow days are becoming just ...

11-Mar-2014
How do students cope with self-paced blended learning?

A new school year. Students new to middle school from primary school. A new subject with a new pedagogy. How do students cope? Surprisingly well. The learning rates in a vanguard self-paced ...

01-Mar-2014
Can I successfully learn a language online?

Technology has changed the way people learn and access education, particularly languages. But can you successfully master a language only using online tools? Is it possible to learn a ...

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