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report: online courses hurting students


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1report: online courses hurting students1 / 1back to galleryonline courses make it easy for college professors to reach students, particularly in rural areas or with those who juggle school, work and other commitments.but a new study from the brookings institution found that for some students, enrollment in these courses decreases their chances for a degree.the report’s co-authors – eric bettinger, an economics professor at stanford graduate school of education, and susanna loeb, a fellow at brookings – tracked more than 230,000 students in 168,000 sections of 750 courses at devry university, which offers the same courses in classes and online. students work with the same syllabus and take the same tests.the analysis found that students who take an...






report: online courses hurting students


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1report: online courses hurting students1 / 1back to galleryonline courses make it easy for college professors to reach students, particularly in rural areas or with those who juggle school, work and other commitments.but a new study from the brookings institution found that for some students, enrollment in these courses decreases their chances for a degree.the report’s co-authors – eric bettinger, an economics professor at stanford graduate school of education, and susanna loeb, a fellow at brookings – tracked more than 230,000 students in 168,000 sections of 750 courses at devry university, which offers the same courses in classes and online. students work with the same syllabus and take the same tests.the analysis found that students who take an...






report alleges plagiarism, other academic misconduct at florida state during 201


florida state football is again under scrutiny. (jeff gammons/getty images)a story published friday in the new york times alleges that florida state was investigating six of its top football players for academic malfeasance during the 2013-14 football season when the seminoles won the program’s third national championship. the probe began after a teaching assistant and doctoral student named christina suggs complained to school officials near the start of the season that players enrolled in online hospitality courses submitted plagiarized work and either failed to complete required assignments and quizzes or submitted the assignments well past established deadlines. they were allowed to do so, suggs claimed, at the behest of a professor named mark bonn, who ran the online hospitality cou..






canadian company agrees to train hospitality workers


the world street recently signed the mou with uae-based tareeq al alam mana ent (tam) consultancydubai: the world street, a hospitality and tourism company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (mou) with uae-based tareeq al alam mana ent (tam) consultancy to train hospitality workers in the gcc, the canadian company said in a statement on thursday.through the mou, the world street and tam consultancy will exchange hospitality and tourism industry expertise and best practice.as a part of the agreement, the world street will allow tam consultancy to promote staff training on resource mana ent (storm) courses to a wider audience in the region.






i dislike fraudulent courses. so why do i still want schools to use them?


the hottest issue in high schools these days is the sharp rise in u.s. graduation rates — up to a record 83 percent — and whether it is real or an elaborate scam.i think the latter. there has been an accelerated use of online credit-recovery courses, which allow students to substitute a few weeks of work online for a course that usually takes months in a classroom. but there is no research showing students learn much in the courses — used by 88 percent of school districts — that got them to commencement. some students squeaked by with a few multiple-choice answers after reading short passages. some were told which questions they got wrong and were urged to try again — quick before you forget!but after reporting such dishonest shortcuts, i have revealed myself to be another villai...






only iisc, iimb join india's official online course platform, technology news, e


swayam, india's official massive open online course (mooc) platform, has received lukewarm response in bengaluru, where only two institutes -the indian institute of science and the indian institute of management -are offering the courses.swayam was launched last year with the aim of providing free, high-quality education from high school to postgraduate levels covering all disciplines. microsoft was the technology partner. it currently offers 427 courses but is capable of hosting 2,000 courses and 80,000 hours of learning.that only two institutes are making use of the platform in a city which is home to 23 universities state-run and private -and over 600 colleges is a damper. “obviously , institutions creating content for swayam are less because it needs infrastructure and a lot of effo...






rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells


photo: rci hospitality holdings image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings.bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings. photo: rci hospitality holdings rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells1 / 1back to galleryrci hospitality holdings, whose night clubs in south houston and beaumont were damaged during tropical storm harvey, says it will begin opening its other houston properties thursday.the company will reopen all three of its houston area bombshells restaurant & bars on thursday and three of its four smaller houston area nightclubs on friday.flood damaged xtc cabaret south houston, 802 houston blvd., will reopen after remodeling. the houst...






rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells


photo: rci hospitality holdings image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings.bombshells restaurant & bar is a property of houston-based rci hospitality holdings. photo: rci hospitality holdings rci hospitality set to reopen houston-area bombshells1 / 1back to galleryrci hospitality holdings, whose night club in south houston was damaged during tropical storm harvey, says it will begin opening its other houston properties thursday.the company will reopen all three of its houston area bombshells restaurant & bars on thursday and three of its four smaller houston area nightclubs on friday.flood damaged xtc cabaret south houston, 802 houston blvd., will reopen after remodeling. the houston headquarters...






each delhi university aspirant to compete with 220 others to grab 1 seat in this


after the online registration process for admission to the undergraduate programme in delhi university (du) ended on june 13, candidates eyeing admission to the psychology (honours) course found themselves facing a daunting task, as each of them will compete with 220 others to grab on of the 323 seats on offer at the seven du colleges.earlier, the du had extended the deadline for online registration for the undergraduate courses. it had given a window for the online registration for ug courses on the official portal of du.according to a times of india report, mathematics (honours) candidates have a slightly better chance, with 81 competing for every of the 926 seats. these figures hint at the cut-off marks remaining fairly high this year.the delhi university received a total 2, 21,309 appl






delhi university's much awaited list of entrance based ug courses is out. read h


every student has dreamed of getting admission and studying in one of the best higher education institution in the country, the ‘delhi university (du) and the run to get admission in the best colleges has begun for this season. du has released the list of under graduate (ug) courses (merit based) for which it will be conducting entrance test for admission in academic session 2017-18. the university will be conducting entrance test for 9 under graduate courses.earlier in 2016, there were eight subjects in the list of entrance based courses. but this year, ba (hons.) in music has been added in the list.according to a press release from the university of delhi, the online registration process for undergraduate admissions will start from may 22.the application process for the entrance based ..






edtech platforms vying to cash in on opportunities in india, technology news, et


as the need for re-skilling gains momentum across industries, domestic and foreign ed-tech platforms are vying to cash in on india’s renewed fondness for learning. taslima khan explores which side holds the advantage:it’s the difference between a college and a university for me,” said 35-year-old it executive malola rangan, describing what it means to opt for online courses from indian and global education-technology platforms. rangan, like hundreds of others, is cowering under the spectre of massive job cuts visiting india’s tech industry. he signed up with an indian ed-tech company to explore if he could learn online technical subjects such as six sigma black belt, a process-improvement certification course. he now wants to explore foreign platforms that provide online courses cu...






edtech platforms vying to cash in on opportunities in india, technology news, et


as the need for re-skilling gains momentum across industries, domestic and foreign ed-tech platforms are vying to cash in on india’s renewed fondness for learning. taslima khan explores which side holds the advantage:it’s the difference between a college and a university for me,” said 35-year-old it executive malola rangan, describing what it means to opt for online courses from indian and global education-technology platforms. rangan, like hundreds of others, is cowering under the spectre of massive job cuts visiting india’s tech industry. he signed up with an indian ed-tech company to explore if he could learn online technical subjects such as six sigma black belt, a process-improvement certification course. he now wants to explore foreign platforms that provide online courses cu...






techies reskill to log on to big data deluge


bengaluru: skills in data visualisation, data science and machine learning are among the most valued for technology recruiters today. this is because of the humongous amount of digital data being generated nowadays - companies' need to glean insights from them, present them in ways that are easily understandable, and also make predictions. this is being reflected in the number of working professionals signing up for specialised courses in these spaces. candidates, who complete the courses, tend to get between 20 per cent and 50 per cent increase in salaries. kaushik dalal, chief business officer at online learning platform simplilearn, says big data and analytics courses were the big growth drivers in the past three years. while data science continues to remain popular, a...






jnu may soon offer engineering and management courses. details here


one of delhi’s reputed colleges, jawaharlal nehru university (jnu) will reportedly be offering engineering and management courses this year. however, they have still not received an approval for the same.according to a report in hindustan times, the university grants commission is also considering to offer engineering and management courses. the report added that if the ugc does give a nod, the university will take admission for the said courses from the year 2018.the university cannot offer any new courses without the approval of the ugc considering that they will require to hire new faculty, make further arrangement in terms of infrastructure which again requires additional funding. the daily reported that the ugc will take the decision at the earliest and will inform the university.






10 things you must know if you are applying for an undergraduate course at delhi


it’s admission time! the delhi university on may 22 began the online registration for merit-based courses for all its affiliated colleges. the online registration for these undergraduate courses will go on until june 12. for entrance based colleges, the registration will begin on may 31. reports suggest that delhi university’s official registration website saw 200 registrations in just the first 10 minutes of being thrown open for applications.in this admission season when students apply for a wide variety of colleges, there are a lot of questions about admissions that they have in mind. here are 10 most common questions that students have before applying at the delhi university and their answers for you!1) when will the cut off lists be announced?the delhi university will announce 6 c...






agricole hospitality announces three eado projects


photo: renderings courtesy agricole hospitality image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1agricole hospitality group, which owns revival market, coltivare and eight row flint in the heights, is opening three new concepts in east downtown (eado) at 1201 st. emanuel, including fast-casual pizzeria vinny's, cocktail bar miss carousel and american restaurant indianola. lessagricole hospitality group, which owns revival market, coltivare and eight row flint in the heights, is opening three new concepts in east downtown (eado) at 1201 st. emanuel, including fast-casual pizzeria ... more photo: renderings courtesy agricole hospitality agricole hospitality announces three eado projects1 / 1back to galleryit's one of the worst kept secrets in the restaurant community: that agricole ho...






teaching - which of the following statistics courses are the most applicable and


working as a data scientist at one of the biggest consultancies of the world i can just give my two cents which one is useful for a job like mine. all courses are cool and have applications both in research, development as well as consulting. however some courses might be more important for practical application. disclaimer: this does not reflect the opinion of my employer and i have also only seen several departments in germany.the most useful courses:introduction to time seriesif you are working as a data scientist you will definitely make forecast occasionally. it is important that you understand patterns such as trends, unit roots, seasonalities, etc. in practice you will be facing data with different frequencies such as monthly or quartely data. read forecasting principle and practice






hrd wants skill courses enrolment to be taken into account in ger calculation


written by ritika chopra | new delhi | published:june 26, 2017 5:25 am union hrd minister prakash javadekartop newsthe hrd ministry has proposed to treat long-term skill development courses as higher education for the purpose of calculating the country’s gross enrolment ratio (ger). ger in higher education in india is calculated for the 18 -23 years age group.the ger for 2015-15 is 24.5 per cent. however, this, does not include students enrolled in skill development courses, plumbing for example. the ministry now wants those enrolled in these courses to be counted among students pursuing higher education.the prakash javadekar-led ministry is learnt to have written to the ministry of skill development on may 18, seeking data on skill courses with more than 2,000 hours of instruct...






women outnumber men in opting for digital courses, technology news, ettech


the top industries from which women are opting for digital courses are consulting, ecommerce, it products, it services and media.the proportion of women opting for digital courses is about 36.69 per cent more than that of men, even as the overall percentage of indian students going in for executive education is heavily skewed towards men (82:18), a survey by the emeritus institute of management has revealed“our data indicates that women have recognised the need to upskill themselves with future-relevant skills for the roles of tomorrow,” said ashwin damera, executive director, emeritus institute of management.the most popular digital courses for women include digital marketing, digital marketplaces and digital strategies for business.among the reasons for greater participation of women...






seventh grader, far ahead of her class, punished for taking too many courses


in a compelling piece for the washington city paper, d.c. high school teacher rob barnett has confessed his anguish at passing students who haven’t mastered the content of his math courses, and described his radical solution.it’s called mastery learning. barnett recorded all of his lessons, put them online and let each student move through them at his or her own pace. “they must show they understand one topic before advancing to the next,” he said. “i think of myself not so much as a teacher but as a facilitator of inquiry.”this method is not new. i remember a virginia high school that tried it 20 years ago. barnett identified charter schools in yuma, ariz., and chicago that are having success with it. it is a logical way to deepen the education of our children and, as barnett ...






scrap courses with few takers, iits and other institutions told


new delhi: close down centres and courses which have got few takers. that is the message conveyed to all centrally-funded technical institutions including the prestigious indian institutes of technology by the ministry of human resource development. the ministry has asked these institution to close down branches and courses which have seen a decline in applicants in the past three years. the ministry has also asked the institutions to introduce new courses and disciplines after analyzing market opportunity, employability and requirement of higher education. this information was shared by minister of state for hrd, mahendra nath pandey in response to a written question in the rajya sabha on thursday. "all centrally funded technical institutions (cftis), ...






learn foreign language in delhi university. all you need to know about courses y


while delhi university’s (du) bachelors in english literature remains a much sought after course, languages other than english have become also become important among students. with foreign nations investing with increasing fervour in india and creating jobs for locals, learning a foreign language is an added advantage.not many know, but the delhi university invites students for many short term language courses every year that can help you achieve future goals. it is very unlikely that your three year graduation degree will solve the purpose fully in this era of competition.it’s time that you start enrolling yourself in short term courses that can act as supplements and highlight you in the long queues for job. these courses are for delhi university students only and you need to have m...






jnu students strike over massive seat cuts in phd, mphil


by: pti | new delhi | published:march 22, 2017 9:55 pmjnu students who have been agitating for the last three months against the new admission policy at the varsity on wednesday went on a day-long strike to protest the massive seat cuts in mphil and phd courses. the varsity released its prospectus on tuesday suggesting seat cuts in the mphil/phd programmes across different courses in line with the university grants commission (ugc) guidelines. last week, the delhi high court had dismissed the plea by some students challenging the jnu admission policy for mphil and phd courses saying the ugc guidelines for these courses are binding on all varsities, paving the way for the university to begin its admission process. “the vice chancellor had claimed that there will be wider consultation...






amidst it gloom, tech mahindra plans re-skilling of staff, technology news, ette


in the midst of continuous job cuts by it organizations in india, mumbai based tech mahindra has undertaken a slew of measures to reposition themselves as a digital transformation company.the it services giant is re-skilling their employees through internal programs and collaboration with online education firms.while on one hand tech mahindra has a vast three tier internal training program for it staff, they even allow their employees to take courses on educational platforms like edcast, pluralsight and coursera among others with whom they have collaborated.speaking to et, atul kunwar, cto, tech mahindra says that around 90,000 of their it staff from across the world are being trained internally for digital transformation courses. “we have around 30 people in the re-skilling department w..






10,000 seats still left for admissions to delhi university


a day after delhi university announced its fourth-cut off list for the admissions in the undergraduate courses around 10,000 seats are still left to be filled. however, the remaining seats are filling up fast. seats for popular honours courses such as english, economics and b com had been closed at many sought after colleges of the university.hindu, gargi, ramjas, lady shri ram college, miranda house are among the colleges where seats for some of the undergraduate courses are still available. seats left in ramjas college are in political science, economics, english and history. those wanting to get admission still have a chance to secure a seat before saturday.as per a report in hindustan times, miranda house has seats available in four courses. principal of miranda house, said pratibha j.






10,000 seats still left for admissions to delhi university


a day after delhi university announced its fourth-cut off list for the admissions in the undergraduate courses around 10,000 seats are still left to be filled. however, the remaining seats are filling up fast. seats for popular honours courses such as english, economics and b com had been closed at many sought after colleges of the university.hindu, gargi, ramjas, lady shri ram college, miranda house are among the colleges where seats for some of the undergraduate courses are still available. seats left in ramjas college are in political science, economics, english and history.as per a report in hindustan times, miranda house has seats available in four courses. principal of miranda house, said pratibha jolly said, “we have been more busy with eca admissions… we have around 30 seats f...






registration for entrance based undergraduate courses to start from today


after a delay of almost 15 days, the delhi university from friday is all set to begin the registration process for admission to entrance based undergraduate courses. the application process for 9 courses would start from 6:00 pm as mentioned in a press release of the university which is put up on its official website. to encourage more students, the entrance exam this year would be conducted in 18 cities from july 1 to july 6 and would be a computer based. earlier, the application process was to begin from may 31 earlier.the nine courses for which the entrance examination would be conducted are:ba (hons) musicb.a. (hons.) business economicsba (hons) humanities and social sciencesba (hons) multimedia and mass communicationbusiness economics bachelor of management studies (bms)bachelor of ..






are two-year university courses the way forward?


hero images via getty images if you have read any of my posts before, you may know that i am currently in my third and final year of studying english language, with the end very much in sight. while university hasn't been the worst years of my life, i wouldn't say they have been the best either. it has been a long two-and-a-half years, and though i will be sad to leave the 'student life' behind, i am very much ready to become a real adult.i have mixed feelings on the 'university experience', so upon taking an inevitable study break and scrolling through twitter, my eyes flickered past the headline £14,000 tuition fees plan for two-year degree courses. two year courses you say? what's the catch? my time as a student is nearly over, but i have a younger brother finishing his a...






delhi university's st stephen’s college announces first cut-off list. check here


delhi university’s st stephen’s college has released the first cut-off list for a number of undergraduate courses offered on june 14. the highest was 98.5% which is for english and economics courses for commerce students.for ba programme the cut-off for the students belonging to the general category stood at 97% for commerce, 95% for humanities, and 96.5% for science students. last year, the cut-off for english honours courses was 99%, whereas the cut-off for economics was 98.2%.the college has announced the cut-off list for courses including ba programme, english honours, economics honours, mathematics, history, and philosophy. the cut-off for b.sc programme for maths, physics and chemistry subjects stood at 95% for general category, 90% for sc and st category. the delhi university ha...






canberra's retail, hospitality workers speak on fair work commission rate cuts


more than 26,000 workers in the act will be hit by sunday penalty rate cuts announced by the fair work commission on tuesday morning, with some welcoming the decision but others disappointed.university of canberra politics, international relations and law student jessica o'neill, who supports herself with a casual hospitality job, said the cut could force her to pick up an extra shift that could prevent her from finishing course work.  hospitality workers would see their sunday and public holiday rates cut. ms o'neill, in her honours year at university, said she barely made enough to pay her expenses without the penalty rate cut. "it pays my rent, it pays my bills, it pays for my electricity," she said."i'm already struggling as it is to have a work-study balance."she makes ...






$15m for parks went to golf courses in phoenix -- will parks get repaid?


four years ago, phoenix borrowed $15.6 million in parks funding to pay off debt from its struggling golf courses.         






$15m for parks went to golf courses in phoenix -- will parks get repaid?


four years ago, phoenix borrowed $15.6 million in parks funding to pay of debt from its struggling golf courses.         






$15m for parks went to golf courses in phoenix -- will parks get repaid?


four years ago, phoenix borrowed $15.6 million in parks funding to pay of debt from its struggling golf courses.         






skylight hospitality: my finances have nothing to do with my husband's: priyanka


new delhi: priyanka gandhi vadra today said her finances had nothing to do with those of her husband robert vadra's or his company skylight hospitality which is under haryana government's scanner over its land deals with realty major dlf. a statement from gandhi's office came after a media house purportedly made a query to robert vadra asking whether a portion of the money he had received from the dlf was used by his wife to buy properties in faridabad in haryana. the statement mentioned about priyanka gandhi having bought 5 acres of agricultural land in village amipur in faridabad district for rs 15 lakh on april 28, 2006, six years prior to the purported land deal involving skylight hospitality. the statement said the land was resold to the original owner four years later on february ...






resilience isn’t just being tough; it’s a skill you can develop. here’s how i di


maybe it’s just coincidence that resilience is trending during these troubled times, but it does seem to have become the buzzword du jour. sheryl sandberg and adam grant examine it in their best-selling book, “option b: facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy,” which is one of hundreds of similar titles online (many aimed at children). the highly motivated can enroll in courses such as the one taught at the university of minnesota, “change: loss, opportunity and resilience” or “mental resilience masterclass,” available online.but today’s concept of resilience is not the old-fashioned idea of being tough enough to bounce back after the bad stuff in life. today’s resilience is about how we respond to experiences such as trauma, divorce, bankruptcy, unemployme...






how taking away sunday penalty rates will hurt workers


caboolture hospitality worker selina young has been left wondering how she will pay her bills from july, after the fair work commission decided on thursday to slash her weekend and public holiday penalty rates.the fwc announced sunday penalty rates for full- and part-time workers in the retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy industries would be slashed, in some cases, from double time to time-and-a-half. caboolture hospitality worker selina young says she depends on weekend penalty rates to pay the bills. photo: lisa maree williamsms young, who worked at the caboolture rsl, faced a reduction in her sunday penalty rates from 175 per cent to 150 per cent, with the pay decrease to come into effect from july.she said while she was not surprised by the fwc's decision, that did not ma...






hawaii measures aim to save 'best parts' of obamacare


honolulu –  in a modest church building in urban honolulu, mother mona aliksa waited to sign up for health insurance under the affordable care act, president barack obama's signature health care law.a small team of government and social service workers at folding tables helped aliksa and others enroll in health plans monday, despite uncertainty about whether president donald trump and a republican-led congress would completely repeal the law."i'm worried," aliksa said. "i have s to take care of."concerned about the dissolution of the affordable care act, hawaii lawmakers are introducing bills to merge into state law the consumer protections they consider the best parts of the federal program.the bills seek to guarantee insurers don't deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, institut