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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal

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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Posted: 29 Jun 2021 04:00 AM PDT Education-technology company 2U Inc., which runs graduate programs for dozens of top universities, is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for $800 million. The deal combines two major players in online instruction as universities around the world push more aggressively into digital offerings. Many schools scrambled to shift courses online when the pandemic shut campuses last year, and they are now expected to build on—and polish—the programs. The sale proceeds will go to a nonprofit, to be run by Harvard and MIT, that the schools say will focus on reducing inequalities in access to education. It will maintain the open-acc

Resident clinics: 6 keys to training up on team-based care - American Medical Association

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Resident clinics: 6 keys to training up on team-based care - American Medical Association Resident clinics: 6 keys to training up on team-based care - American Medical Association Posted: 04 Feb 2020 12:00 AM PST A physician practice without a team, in the modern health care environment, is no longer effective. Under the direction of a physician, a team can deliver better care, finish work in a more time-effective manner and make it possible for patients to access care more promptly. For practices that involve residents in clinics, effective teams can provide high quality of care to a panel of patients and train future physicians to work effectively and efficiently. Benefits to involving residents in a physician-led team include greater staff and patient satisfaction as well as better performance on quality metrics when residents participate in improvement projects. Physicians and their organizations can learn more about the organization

$9 Million Gift Galvanizes Tribal Gaming and Law Programs at UNLV - UNLV NewsCenter

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$9 Million Gift Galvanizes Tribal Gaming and Law Programs at UNLV - UNLV NewsCenter $9 Million Gift Galvanizes Tribal Gaming and Law Programs at UNLV - UNLV NewsCenter San Manuel Band makes historic $9m gift to UNLV for tribal gaming education - SBC Americas What's After 4 Years of Med School? Graduate Medical Education - UNLV NewsCenter $9 Million Gift Galvanizes Tribal Gaming and Law Programs at UNLV - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 21 Feb 2020 11:40 AM PST UNLV today announced a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians that will position the university as the nation's leading source for education and innovation related to tribal gaming operations and law. This gift — the largest out-of-state philanthropic gift that the California-based San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has bestowed on an educational or healthcare institution — will support course development and an endowed chair at the Willi

College basketball's winners and losers: Baylor and Duke slip, Virginia and Kentucky shine - USA TODAY

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CLOSE Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide March is on the horizon, and the madness is already kicking in two weeks out from Selection Sunday. While NCAA tournament bubble teams are sweating whether they will hear their names called, college basketball's best teams are focused on closing out their conference seasons strong and securing a favorable seed for the tournament. Here's a look at the biggest winners and losers in that regard from Saturday:  Winners Virginia: The Cavaliers have won six consecutive games, including Saturday's 52-50 defensive statement victory against Duke, to play themselves off the bubble and inch closer to a No. 7 seed. Jay Huff's 10 blocks in the win showcase how good this team can be defensively, while leading the nation with 52.7 points allowed to opponents. Coach Tony Bennett won't have the same offense he had for last year's national title team, but his defense is good enough for Virginia

Due to coronavirus concern, college players group wants NCAA to consider keeping fans away from basketball tournament - USA TODAY

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CLOSE Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide The National College Players Association, a nonprofit advocating for the rights and safety of collegiate athletes, is calling on the NCAA to consider holding NCAA tournament games without fans due to its concern over coronavirus. "In the wake of the emerging coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA and its colleges should take precautions to protect college athletes," the group wrote in a public statement Saturday. "In regard to the NCAA's March Madness tournament and other athletic events, there should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without an audience present. ...The NCAA and its colleges must act now, there is no time to waste." The NCPA was launched as a nonprofit group by former UCLA football players, including the group's executive director, Ramogi Huma, in 2001 with the aim of advocating for athletes. Its website pegs the group as "the only independent v

Bringing the community together - El Dorado News-Times

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From an early childhood in Oklahoma and Kansas to an adolescence in Mountain View; from a “blue collar” career in the transportation industry to administration-level positions in higher education institutions across the state; from bustling North Little Rock to bucolic El Dorado – South Arkansas Community College President Dr. Bentley Wallace sure does get around. Wallace’s extensive experience has informed his worldview, which seems to center around the value of community. “I think having grown up in a small town in Arkansas establishes a set of values and expectations around what community means. Knowing the people that you work with and go to church with and see socially … You get to see the good work that you do and the fruits of your labor and know that the impact you’re having is on your neighbors, your colleagues, the people you go to church with,” he said. “I think there’s more meaning to the work when you’re in a town the size of El Dorado. I think your life’s work takes on

Business Digest: Volkswagen Chattanooga certified as Top US Employer for 2020 - Chattanooga Times Free Press

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For the second year in a row, Volkswagen Chattanooga has been certified as a Top U.S. Employer for 2020. Volkswagen Chattanooga is one of 24 U.S. employers to receive this acknowledgement from the Top Employers Institute, a global independent Human Resources certification company. To be certified as a Top Employer, 600 working condition practices and indicators are assessed and validated. "This recognition is a direct result of working together with our employees to enrich and improve our culture," said Burkhard Ulrich, senior vice president of human resources at Volkswagen Chattanooga. "As we continue to grow our Tennessee operations, our people are helping us to build a better workplace." The Top Employer Institute assessed Volkswagen Chattanooga's human resources practices and policies in the following areas: talent strategy; culture; workforce planning; compensation and benefits; talent acquisition; onboarding; learning and development; performance manag

SDSU partners with community colleges for bachelor’s degree completion program - fox5sandiego.com

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SDSU partners with community colleges for bachelor’s degree completion program - fox5sandiego.com SDSU partners with community colleges for bachelor’s degree completion program - fox5sandiego.com Posted: 05 Feb 2020 12:00 AM PST Posted: Feb 5, 2020 / 04:40 PM PST / Updated: Feb 5, 2020 / 04:40 PM PST SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University has entered into a partnership with San Diego Mesa and Southwestern colleges to offer bachelor's degree completion programs at the community college campuses, the three schools announced Wednesday. As a pilot program of SDSU's "microsite" model, students at both Mesa and Southwestern will be able to earn degrees in business administration and criminal justice, beginning this fall. Additional programs are planned for future school years. Both agreements are expected to be formally approved this month by the Southwestern and the San Diego Community College District boards. The

Online Schools Report Publishes Ranking of Best Online Information Technology Degrees for 2020 - Yahoo Finance

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Online Schools Report Publishes Ranking of Best Online Information Technology Degrees for 2020 - Yahoo Finance Online Schools Report Publishes Ranking of Best Online Information Technology Degrees for 2020 - Yahoo Finance Posted: 24 Feb 2020 05:38 AM PST EUGENE, Ore. , Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Schools Report has released their ranking of the Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Information Technology. OSR, the new student resource site, based their ranking strictly on data, prioritizing the school's ability to deliver an online education comparable to an on-campus degree. The world uses an incomprehensible amount of data. According to one estimate, in 2016 the world used one zettabyte of data. That's about a trillion gigabytes. It's tough to imagine, but most of that data doesn't just disappear. It has to be stored somewhere. With yearly data usage only going up, the world needs adept data curators to help us