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The Week in Learning Technology - October 24-30 2010

posted Nov 3, 2010, 8:56 AM by wdrummond@ltu.edu   [ updated Nov 3, 2010, 9:30 AM ]
 Title Description Source Links Date
 British Kids Log On and Learn Math — in Punjab Ashmount is one of three state schools in Britain that decided to outsource part of their teaching to India via the Internet. The service — the first of its kind in Europe — is offered by BrightSpark Education, a London-based company set up last year. BrightSpark employs and trains 100 teachers in India and puts them in touch with pupils in Britain through an interactive online tutoring program. NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/technology/25iht-teach25.html 10/24/2010
 For-Profit Colleges Oppose Tighter Regulation in U.S. The Department of Education received about 90,000 comments critiquing the proposed regulations in the 90 days following their announcement. After this response, the department has agreed to meet with representatives of for-profit schools and education advocacy groups on Nov. 4 and 5 at department headquarters in Washington. The finalized gainful employment rules will now be published in early 2011.
 NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/25/us/25iht-educSide25.html
 10/24/2010
 Report Calls for Distance Learning to Improve College Access and Efficiency in California A California report released this week says that distance learning can improve efficiency in and access to the state’s three higher-education segments: the California Community Colleges, California State University, and the University of California system. The Wired Campus http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/distance-learning-can-improve-higher-education-access-and-efficiency-in-california/27978 10/29/2010
 New at iTunes U: Free E-Books You can now get free e-books on iTunes U. Apple announced today that Oxford, Rice, and the Open University have all added digital books to the lectures and other materials traditionally available on the popular educational-content platform. The Wired Campus http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/new-at-itunes-u-free-e-books/27957 10/29/2010

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