13 novembre 2013

Getting a Degree without breaking the Bank

Best Value Schools

The cost of a college or university degree is a major investment, and you want to be sure that you are getting your money’s worth when deciding what degree to get and what school to attend. How much a college education will cost depends on the type of degree, the specific college or university, and, at public institutions, whether you are an in-state resident student or attending an institution out-of-state. Generally, the tuition cost for in-state students at public colleges is about one half as much as the cost for attending an institution out-of-state.  
According to information from the National Center for Education Statistics, the annual cost of tuition for in-state students at public institutions ranges from $8,650 to $22,260. Private not-for-profit schools had average tuition of $43,289 annually, and private universities came in at an average of $23,500 per year. These figures are for four year, undergraduate programs. The average cost of a two year Associate degree, according to the same source, was $8,734 a year. We focus on affordability and value in education. For example, see our top 10 cheap online degrees
These cost are for tuition. Tuition is the cost of instruction, but it is not the only cost for a college degree. In addition, there are fees for services like registration, ID cards, health insurance, parking, library and laboratory use fees, and Internet access. Beyond that, there is also the cost of room and board for students not living at home. The average cost of room and board is about $10,000 a year. Textbooks are another expense, and it is not uncommon for a single, new textbook to cost as much as $100.

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Getting a Degree Without Breaking the Bank

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New Knight Center MOOC on Media Project Development

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas [es], with the support of Google [es], will be offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish for journalists and student interested in learning about creating new online projects and generating audiences and revenue.

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Free online courses impact models of higher learning

By Denmark Luceriaga. Companies arise to compete with universities for education. A recent surge of interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is sparking a revolution in higher education. Often regarded as the next great technological disruption in education, supporters of MOOCs have been lauding its potential to widen productivity in higher learning while relieving cost pressures. 
MOOCs are mostly free, and are open to everybody. Taught by an instructor -- usually a college professor, they are very similar to courses here at UMBC. Lectures, tests, and class assignments are given, but the main difference is that the lessons are on video. Work is done and submitted online, and all discussion of class topics takes place on online discussion boards, very similar to features that Blackboard offers. 
The original MOOC was launched in 2008: a course called “Connectivism and Connective Knowledge” that was taken free-of-charge by 2,300 members of the general public along with 25 tuition-paying students at the University of Manitoba. After seeing the potential in its concept, several Internet startups generated a business model for the low-cost online education market. More...

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All content videos on #OER, #MOOC and #opened13

https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1607332342/Ignatia_Inge_de_Waard_small_bigger.jpgBy . If you can, take the rest of the week off for research purposes. Go home, activate your internet, take which ever device you like best and look at one of the sessions coming from last weeks Open Education conference. All the talks can be viewed, everything is out in the open and most of the talks are about 30 minutes long, so fairly digestible. 
All the speaker sessions can be viewed here:
http://openeducation2013.sched.org and you simply select the session you think is going to lift you to the next knowledge level. And there are a lot of content topics to choose. More...

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Queen Rania Foundation Partners with edX to Create First MOOC Portal for the Arab World

sacbee.comBy edX. Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan announced today the creation of Edraak, an education initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF). Edraak, a partnership with non-profit online learning initiative edX, will be a MOOC portal for the Arab world and will bring quality education to millions of Arabic-speaking students around the globe.  Her Majesty Queen Rania witnessed the historic signing of the agreement by QRF CEO Haifa Dia Al-Attia and edX president Anant Agarwal at edX's Cambridge offices. 
"Using edX's technology and tapping the best talent from our region and the Arab diaspora, we're proud that we will be launching a MOOC platform for the Arab world," said Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah. "Engaging, fresh, relevant – and, most importantly, in Arabic – MOOCs on Edraak will open up a world of possibility for intellectually hungry Arab youth." Read more...

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6 Steps to Organizing a MOOC

MOOC 6 Steps to Organizing a MOOC Have you considered running a Massive Open Online Course or as it’s commonly called, a MOOC? I’ve been involved in MOOCs since 2007.  I started with Muvenation, an 18-month MOOC for educators on how to create courses in Second Life. I then went on to join George Siemens and Stephen Downes for the Connectivism & Connective Knowledge or CCK08, the first official MOOC in the world. 
I started organizing my own MOOCs in 2013 with the first Moodle MOOC in the world in June 2013 on WizIQ and the second one in October 2013. I also helped facilitate the first ELT Vocabulary MOOC led by Jason R. Levine with Sylvia Guinan on WizIQ.  MOOCs are now organized by universities worldwide. The platforms may vary, but MOOCs are open to anyone who wants to learn for free. More...

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La fin de l’AFIJ

http://www.afij.org/templates/images/logo_site_afij.pngCher(s) Partenaire(s),  
Nous vous envoyons ce mail pour vous annoncer la fin de l’AFIJ.
En effet, faute de soutien de la part de l’Etat pour les années à venir, l’AFIJ, Association pour Faciliter l’Insertion professionnelle des Jeunes, créée il y a presque 20 ans, se voit obligé de mettre un terme à ses activités.
Tous les relais AFIJ de France, dont celui de Marseille, seront fermés d'ici fin novembre 2013.
Nous ne manquerons pas sur ces derniers jours de diffuser  la communication de vos différents évènements et de vos actions.
Nous avons été très heureuses  de collaborer avec vous, de partager vos  valeurs d’insertion professionnelle, et espérons travailler avec vous sur de nouveaux projets.
Merci infiniment à ceux  qui nous ont soutenus.
Bonne continuation à tous.
Bien à vous.

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Relance du contrat de professionnalisation

Revenir à l'accueil d'AGEFOS PME PARTOUT EN FRANCELa relance du contrat de professionnalisation est une priorité nationale dans le contexte économique actuel. 
Le Grenelle de l’insertion a identifié le contrat de professionnalisation comme un outil particulièrement adapté pour l’accès au monde professionnel des jeunes peu ou pas qualifiés et des demandeurs d’emploi. Ce dispositif figure d'ailleurs parmi les mesures mises en place par le gouvernement en faveur de l’emploi des jeunes. 
AGEFOS PME, conseiller emploi-formation professionnelle auprès des entreprises, mobilise son réseau et son expertise afin de soutenir l’utilisation de ce dispositif
AGEFOS PME s'engage avec une campagne nationale de relance du contrat de professionnalisation portée par le slogan « Cultivez aujourd’hui vos talents de demain ». More...

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Open University to end PGCE

Times Higher EducationBy . The Open University is to withdraw its postgraduate teacher training programme after its January and March 2014 intakes. All PGCE programmes in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and the associated postgraduate diploma (PGDE) offered in Scotland will be ended, the institution said in a statement.
Existing students and those enrolled for the final two course start dates will be unaffected by the change and allowed to complete their PGCE course. Existing School Direct commitments will also be honoured. Read more...

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Access gap ‘not completely explained by grades’

Times Higher EducationBy . At least a quarter of the “access gap” for “top” universities in three countries cannot be explained by academic achievement, a new report says. The report, to be presented at a Sutton Trust summit this morning, is by John Jerrim, lecturer in economics and social statistics at the Institute of Education, University of London. Read more...

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