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Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 05 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT Even before the coronavirus pandemic propelled UNLV into remote learning in the spring, online courses at UNLV were prevalent.  "There's been a steady decrease in the number of students that have never taken an online course," said Elizabeth Barrie, the director of the Office of Online Education . She recently presented during The State of Online Education webinar event. It highlighted some of the initiatives and cross-campus partnerships that contribute to student achievement and shared how faculty prepared for online learning through the summer. She noted that 95% of students who graduated in spring 2020 with an undergraduate degree had taken at least one online course. And, compared to past years, there has been an increase in the number of students who have taken more than 30 credits, or two semesters, online. 

UWF's College of Business teaches hospitality and tourism knowledge and skills in free online course - UWF Newsroom

UWF's College of Business teaches hospitality and tourism knowledge and skills in free online course - UWF Newsroom


UWF's College of Business teaches hospitality and tourism knowledge and skills in free online course - UWF Newsroom

Posted: 10 Dec 2020 07:41 AM PST

"Especially devastated by COVID-19 is the hospitality and tourism industry," said Jill Plumer, a global hospitality and tourism management instructor and designer of the Exploring Careers in Hospitality and Tourism course. "This course enables the participants to have time to complete this course so when the economy does recover, they will have an advantage over the competition in the job market."

Each of the seven modules comprises lectures, informational videos from industry professionals and supplemental resources. The course includes a combination of delivery meant to increase engagement and interaction including videos, text, article links, polls and wordmashes. There are also resources to assist individuals in updating their resumes, planning their career path and where to look for employment opportunities. 

"Lifelong learning mindset is what we strive for in higher education, and specifically, a large part of what we do in business education," said Dr. Alison "Ali" Green, UWF Department of Global Hospitality & Tourism Management associate dean and associate professor. "It is the joy of learning on your own, for the pure reason of improving knowledge of a subject. This course is thoughtfully designed with learning outcomes, and is infused with active learning strategies to reach different people and offer something for everyone who ever wondered what the hospitality industry offers."

The online course can be completed over a period of four weeks. Participants should plan to spend approximately eight hours total watching videos, reading course content and working through the assignments.

"During times of crisis, it is easy to fall into the negative, and this course accentuates the positive  that now is the time to form a plan of action for participants to accomplish their career goals," Plumer said.

To enroll in Exploring Careers in Hospitality and Tourism, visit uwf.edu/explorehospitality

For more information about the UWF College of Business, visit uwf.edu/cob.

Sessions College and iNurture Education to Launch India's Premium Online Education Programs in Design - PR Web

Posted: 10 Dec 2020 08:06 AM PST

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We believe, now more than ever, that online skills-based design education needs to be made affordable and accessible to students across the world.

Sessions College, a pioneer in online education and the first accredited online school in design, and iNurture Education Solutions, India's No 1 higher education management solutions and EdTech company, announced a partnership today to expand liberal arts education in India. The two companies will begin rolling out a series of online design-focused educational programs to thousands of students in early 2021.

The partnership's first offering will be a Professional Graduate Certificate in Design for Business. iNurture will make the program available in four regions across multiple universities in India, reaching students aspiring for international programs in design. Sessions College will deliver the content which will include classes in branding, photoshop, digital designs, and more. Later in the year, iNurture will launch a three-year Bachelor of Arts program in Fine Arts, with certification inclusions delivered by Sessions College.

The partnership will create a new digital design footprint in India. Experts agree that India has a shortage of qualified designers at a time when design's importance continues to grow. A design education is the building block for advertising, web design, e-commerce, and many other aspects of daily life. The combined expertise of iNurture Education and Sessions College will help bridge the gap in design education in India.

The partnership also underscores the closely growing relationship between the US and India higher education systems, based on a shared vision of the kind of education that will be required for the 21st century. The Union Cabinet of India recently approved the country's National Education Policy 2020 which details a new and forward-looking vision for India's higher education system including increased access, equity, and inclusion through a range of measures like online education.

Speaking on the collaboration, Ashwin Ajila, Managing Director, iNurture Education Solutions, said, "The collaboration with Sessions College enables us to bring world-class Liberal Arts programs to India, and open doors for India's massive talent pool to have access to such programs. The collaboration with Sessions College on their globally acclaimed programs and content, our prowess in designing and delivering new-age, globally-benchmarked programs, and our reach to millions of aspiring students through partnered universities will be a force to reckon with in India, especially in the design space."

A pioneering EdTech solution provider, iNurture Education's business model revolves around university-industry partnership. It collaborates with premium Indian and global universities to power new-age undergraduate and postgraduate programs through industry-aligned curricula, advanced pedagogical practices, and technology enablement. iNurture implements a holistic knowledge-imparting model to prepare students for new-collar jobs in emerging industries.

Since 1997, Sessions College has written the playbook for delivering accredited skills-based education for adult learners. Students learn through a project-based model collaborating with industry working professionals to master skills and deliverables that they will encounter in the real world. This cutting-edge curriculum and instruction methodology produce graduates armed with professional portfolios of their digital work who have a competitive edge in the job market, evidenced by stellar graduate outcomes. Students attending Sessions College have a 2.4 times higher graduation rate than the national average. They also have a verified 80% post-graduation employment rate with an in-field employment rate 2.2 times higher than the national average.

"We are excited to expand our global footprint through this partnership with iNurture Education," said Gordon Drummond, President of Sessions College. "Twelve percent of our current student body is comprised of international students and we believe, now more than ever, that online skills-based design education needs to be made affordable and accessible to students across the world."

About Sessions College
Sessions College, founded in 1997, is the pioneer in accredited and affordable online skills-based education that readies adult learners for the digital workforce. Sessions College developed its proprietary DigitalComplete™ platform to provide the best possible interactive experience for students. Students learn via real world projects that reflect the latest industry-relevant skills. More than 17,000 students from 90 countries have received a micro-credential or degree from Sessions College and the school boasts a graduation rate 2.4 times the national average and an employment rate 2.2 times the national average. Sessions College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and the Middle States Commission for Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) and is approved to deliver education in all 50 states through the National Council for State Authorization for Reciprocity Agreements (NC- SARA).

About iNurture
India's No 1 higher ed management solutions and EdTech company, iNurture Education's business model revolves around university-industry partnership. It collaborates with premium Indian and global universities to power new-age undergraduate and postgraduate programs through industry-aligned curricula, advanced pedagogical practices and technology enablement. iNurture implements a holistic knowledge-imparting model to prepare students for new-collar jobs in emerging industries.

iNurture leverages its strong industrial associations to facilitate guest lectures, internships, industrial visits, live projects and placement assistance. Its artificial intelligence-based platform assesses the employability of a student and provides necessary interventions through on-campus career development programs and placement cells, strengthening the 'employability quotient' across the entire spectrum of adult learning – from college to corporate. iNurture is about Intelligent Nurturing. Nurturing to lead the way for tomorrow!

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