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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

UNLV Newsmakers 2020: August | News Center - UNLV NewsCenter

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UNLV Newsmakers 2020: August | News Center - UNLV NewsCenter UNLV Newsmakers 2020: August | News Center - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 15 Sep 2020 12:00 AM PDT As summer rolled to an end, UNLV began preparing to navigate yet another academic year impacted by the global pandemic. Students returning to campus encountered virtual classes and new COVID-19 safety procedures. In the meantime, university experts continued to help the community navigate our world, providing expertise on national crises and scientific discoveries, including ancient footprints in the Grand Canyon, national protests, and ongoing COVID-19 protocols.  New Pandemic Protocols  From classrooms to common areas, safety measures aimed at protecting against the coronavirus went into effect. The fall semester began with about 80% of classes delivered remotely, and the university prohibited on-campus tobacco use in line with campus and state mandates requiring face coverings in publ

6 Tips For Acing Your Online Classes : Life Kit - NPR

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6 Tips For Acing Your Online Classes : Life Kit - NPR 6 Tips For Acing Your Online Classes : Life Kit - NPR Posted: 14 Sep 2020 12:00 AM PDT LA Johnson/NPR LA Johnson/NPR Updated at 11 a.m. ET Millions of students are starting the fall semester online — in their childhood bedrooms, at kitchen tables surrounded by siblings or wherever they can find a quiet spot — as the coronavirus has forced more than a third of four-year colleges to teach entirely virtually. With everything that's happening in the world, it can be hard to focus, especially if you didn't go into college with the intention of taking classes online. But students have been taking online courses for a long time, and many have loved the experience. Here's how to make the most of an online semester: 1. Figure out how you learn, so you can get yourself set up for success. Jami Steimle works as a mentor for students at West

ECPI University Virtual Commencement Allows Family, Faculty, and Staff to Celebrate Graduates' Achievement - Benzinga

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ECPI University Virtual Commencement Allows Family, Faculty, and Staff to Celebrate Graduates' Achievement - Benzinga ECPI University Virtual Commencement Allows Family, Faculty, and Staff to Celebrate Graduates' Achievement - Benzinga Posted: 30 Sep 2020 10:00 AM PDT Ceremony Honors Resilience and Perseverance During Pandemic. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (PRWEB) September 30, 2020 Each year, many ECPI University online graduates travel to Virginia to participate in commencement, along with students from the Virginia Beach campus. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented this from taking place. So, why not put on a virtual ceremony? That's exactly what the online team did, complete with music, speakers, and presentation of degrees. "We felt it was important that we not only honor our students' accomplishment, but also provide an opportunity for their family, friends, associates, neighbors and co-workers, who hav

Applications Are Up At UC-Berkeley Haas, But Acceptance Rate Jumps, Too - Poets&Quants

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Applications Are Up At UC-Berkeley Haas, But Acceptance Rate Jumps, Too - Poets&Quants Applications Are Up At UC-Berkeley Haas, But Acceptance Rate Jumps, Too - Poets&Quants Posted: 08 Sep 2020 12:00 AM PDT The UC-Berkeley Haas Class of 2022 is the largest the school has ever enrolled. Campus, however, remains closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. File photo For two years in 2016 and 2017, the acceptance rate at UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business was among the lowest of any B-school in the world. The Haas School's 11.8% and 12% rates, respectively, put it in the rarefied company of Stanford GSB, Harvard Business School, and very few others in terms of selectivity. But beginning in 2018 and continuing last year —  as all of the top 25 U.S. schools reached the nadir of a three-year decline in application volume  — Berkeley Haas started to have to dig deeper to fill its ranks. The new reality was reflected in Haas's

Asolo Rep Announces BardWired: New Streaming Program for Schools - Broadway World

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Asolo Rep Announces BardWired: New Streaming Program for Schools - Broadway World Asolo Rep Announces BardWired: New Streaming Program for Schools - Broadway World Students from across the world selected to receive BAFTA scholarships | - Advanced Television Dear Decaturish - City Schools of Decatur reopening plan isn't transparent - Decaturish.com Asolo Rep Announces BardWired: New Streaming Program for Schools - Broadway World Posted: 29 Sep 2020 02:35 PM PDT A Midsummer Night's Dream will be available beginning November 4. Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced the launch of BardWired, an online adaptation of its award-winning program, Asolo Rep On Tour, which has brought professional, live theatrical experiences to over 15,000 Florida students each fall since 2008. In order to better connect with its community and support teachers and students through theatre, Asolo Rep is making its 40-minute adaptation