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March 9, 2009
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Is Open Content Set to Revolutionize Online Courses?
from My Content Builder
In a report by The Guardian today, Mandy Garner describes how European universities are on the verge of adopting an open content policy. She writes, "The Joint Information Systems Committee (Jisc) and the Higher Education Academy are launching a £5.7m pilot scheme to investigate the impact of open content and to look at issues of how to contextualize existing online material so anyone can make sense of it." So what does this mean for online courses and higher education in general?More

Higher Education Equals Higher Moats
from Yahoo Canada
It is not easy for a company to receive a wide moat rating from Morningstar. Currently, only 169 of the approximately 2,000 companies we cover are assigned this rating, and we think very hard before upgrading a company to wide moat. We recently upgraded Capella and are in the process of upgrading Grand Canyon, two for-profit education companies. The reasons behind these upgrades have to do with government-aided financing, low-cost business models, price-inelastic customers, and high demand for education.More

Glass Repair Technicians Discover Glasweld New Online Distance Learning on the High Seas from USPRwire.
from MidlandsBiz
GlasWeld, an international solutions provider for the glass repair industry, presented its new online Distance Learning Program to 75 glass repair technicians operators last week during a national conference . The presentation of the new technology was delivered aboard a Caribbean cruise ship via satellite, clearly emphasizing the unlimited reach and ease of access that the new training platform offers to glass repair professionals. More

Four of the Most Important Adult Educators
from My Content Builder
The most famous educators throughout history have had influence far and beyond the teaching of children. Advancements in universal areas including philosophy and politics have been shaped by great teachers, whilst more specific parts of learning such as how adult education can be successfully implemented, or how a curriculum is designed today, have also been influenced by their ideas and methods. What follows is a list of educators who have had a significant influence on adult education today.More

Iowa will get $600 Million to Allocate for Education
from Des Moines Register
U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said Saturday that Iowa will receive more than $600 million for education from the federal stimulus package, which he described as a necessary investment for a new economic era."font-style: italic;">More

Twitter, Cheetah Learning in Clean Water Twestival
from The Earth Times
More than 175 cities worldwide hosted Twestivals on Feb. 12 to bring together Twitter communities to raise money and awareness for charity: water. In honor of the worldwide twestival on Clean Drinking Water, Cheetah Learning, an award-winning global provider of education and training for project managers, offered a free download to jumpstart a Clean Drinking water project quickly…but you don’t have to be a project manager to use it.More

National Advocacy Group Offers to Help Design Job Training Programs in Berks County
from Reading Eagle
A national group is willing to work with Berks County officials to design job training programs, representatives told the county commissioners Thursday. Government and organizations must work together to get the most out of anticipated federal economic stimulus funds and get Reading residents into the newly created jobs, they said.More

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