Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Virtual Public Schools in Missouri in 2007

search-engines-web.com Sent In This One with news from MO, where State lawmakers voted Tuesday to create a "virtual public school" that would link students to teachers and textbooks by computer starting in 2007. Gov. Matt Blunt supports the idea but is reviewing the legislation before deciding whether to sign it, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

LOC James Billington's commencment address for Jones Intl U webcast available

mdoneil writes "The Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington gave the commencment address for Jones International University. It is available here.
What is remarkable is that Jones International University is a distance learning school, accredited by NCA, it offers all its programs at a distance. The graduation was about as nontraditional as you can get, it was online the graduates were not there.

Study: Internet Health Info for African-American Men

Daniel writes "This abstract of an article in Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association reports on a study to "evaluate the frequency of Internet use among African-Americans at risk of cardiovascular disease and to determine the feasibility of developing Web based, culturally relevant health information programs to reduce cardiovascular disease i

Librarian's, Others' Advanced Degrees Questioned by District

The validity of PhDs earned by a superintendent, librarian and counselor employed by the Jim Thorpe Area School District is being questioned by the school board. The three, from the Allentown (PA) area, were awarded doctorates from Kennedy-Western University, an online university whose degrees are considered invalid in several states. The three employees are being asked to pay back the more than $16,000 the district paid in tuition, to repay the extra salaries awarded after completing their degrees.

Spaghettilearning, E-Learning LMS 1.0 is Out!

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Libraries get $120K for virtual librarian

"A librarian will soon be available any time of day or night to answer questions and guide people to the information they need, thanks to a $120,000 federal grant last week to statewide libraries for a virtual reference librarian service.""Via live chats on the Internet, patrons can ask questions and a professional librarian can lead the way to answers, said Susan Simmons, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library reference librarian and acting library director. The 24-hour, 7-day-per-week system is expected to debut Sept.