Semizone – Education News | E-Learining | Online Education | Free Education | Distance Learning Colleges http://www.semizone.com/feed/atom.html 2013-02-07T07:41:23Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Illinois Dream Fund Starts Scholarships for Illegal Immigrant Students 2012-10-29T13:00:12Z 2012-10-29T13:00:12Z http://www.semizone.com/scholarships/12101874-illinois-dream-fund-starts-scholarships-for-illegal-immigrant-students.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/educationtopics/scholarships/illinois-dream-fund-starts.jpg" border="0" alt="Illinois Dream Fund Starts Scholarships" title="Illinois Dream Fund Starts Scholarships" align="left" />The Illinois Dream Fund, a non-profit organization has <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-27/news/ct-met-illinois-dream-fund-20121027_1_illegal-immigrants-immigrant-students-illegal-status" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">planned to start scholarships up to $6,000 for the illegal immigrant students</a> to pay the tuition fees at Illinois universities and colleges. The organization has raised around $500,000 through private donations for the students who were brought in their childhood, the group announced on 27 October, 2012. Illinois officials are expecting around thousands of young immigrants to apply for help for college through a state scholarship program funded by a private organization. <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/educationtopics/scholarships/illinois-dream-fund-starts.jpg" border="0" alt="Illinois Dream Fund Starts Scholarships" title="Illinois Dream Fund Starts Scholarships" align="left" />The Illinois Dream Fund, a non-profit organization has <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-27/news/ct-met-illinois-dream-fund-20121027_1_illegal-immigrants-immigrant-students-illegal-status" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">planned to start scholarships up to $6,000 for the illegal immigrant students</a> to pay the tuition fees at Illinois universities and colleges. The organization has raised around $500,000 through private donations for the students who were brought in their childhood, the group announced on 27 October, 2012. Illinois officials are expecting around thousands of young immigrants to apply for help for college through a state scholarship program funded by a private organization. Taiwan tries to Draw California's Taiwanese American Students to its Universities 2012-10-29T08:46:58Z 2012-10-29T08:46:58Z http://www.semizone.com/universities/12101873-taiwan-tries-to-draw-californias-taiwanese-american-students-to-its-universities.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/universities/taiwan-tries-to-draw-californias.jpg" border="0" alt="California's Taiwanese American Students " title=" California's Taiwanese American Students " align="left" />Wei-Ling Chiang, Taiwan's education minister travelled to California last week to attend a rare discussion on imbalance in trade with United States. While addressing the discussion he said that only 3,561 American-students get enrolled in Taiwan's universities while 24,000 Taiwanese students get enrolled in the universities of United States. The situation really needs to be addressed now, he added.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/universities/taiwan-tries-to-draw-californias.jpg" border="0" alt="California's Taiwanese American Students " title=" California's Taiwanese American Students " align="left" />Wei-Ling Chiang, Taiwan's education minister travelled to California last week to attend a rare discussion on imbalance in trade with United States. While addressing the discussion he said that only 3,561 American-students get enrolled in Taiwan's universities while 24,000 Taiwanese students get enrolled in the universities of United States. The situation really needs to be addressed now, he added.</p> Trine University Plans to Open Additional Campus in Arizona 2012-10-26T14:07:14Z 2012-10-26T14:07:14Z http://www.semizone.com/campus/12101872-trine-university-plans-to-open-additional-campus-in-arizona.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/educationtopics/campus/trine-university.jpg" border="0" alt="Trine University" title="Trine University" align="left" />Trine University based in Indiana is <a href="http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/Trine-University-Plans-to-Add-Additional-Campus-in-Arizona-175777521.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">planning to open a new campus in Arizona</a> in early 2013. The announcement was made Centennial Park Plaza's press conference on 24 October, 2012 by the city officials and representatives of the Trine University. The branch campus will be established in Peoria, Arizona and will serve students with undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, mechanical, bio-medical, electrical and civil courses. Students have already started enrolling for online courses provided by the university.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/educationtopics/campus/trine-university.jpg" border="0" alt="Trine University" title="Trine University" align="left" />Trine University based in Indiana is <a href="http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/Trine-University-Plans-to-Add-Additional-Campus-in-Arizona-175777521.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">planning to open a new campus in Arizona</a> in early 2013. The announcement was made Centennial Park Plaza's press conference on 24 October, 2012 by the city officials and representatives of the Trine University. The branch campus will be established in Peoria, Arizona and will serve students with undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, mechanical, bio-medical, electrical and civil courses. Students have already started enrolling for online courses provided by the university.</p> Udacity Snags $15 Million from Andreessen Horowitz 2012-10-26T12:28:22Z 2012-10-26T12:28:22Z http://www.semizone.com/higher-education/12101871-udacity-snags-15-million-from-andreessen-horowitz.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/highereducation/udacity-snags-million.jpg" border="0" alt="Udacity Snags $15 Million" title="Udacity Snags $15 Million" align="left" />Udacity, the digital university <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-32973_3-57539722-296/udacity-snags-$15m-to-continue-its-assault-on-higher-education/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">raised $15 million in Series B</a>, an investment round led by a venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz along with existing investors Steve Blank and Charles River Ventures. The organization offers free online courses in Mathematics, Computer Science, Programming and Entrepreneurship, and General Sciences to students who don't have finance, time, inclination or access to study in a traditional university setting.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/highereducation/udacity-snags-million.jpg" border="0" alt="Udacity Snags $15 Million" title="Udacity Snags $15 Million" align="left" />Udacity, the digital university <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-32973_3-57539722-296/udacity-snags-$15m-to-continue-its-assault-on-higher-education/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">raised $15 million in Series B</a>, an investment round led by a venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz along with existing investors Steve Blank and Charles River Ventures. The organization offers free online courses in Mathematics, Computer Science, Programming and Entrepreneurship, and General Sciences to students who don't have finance, time, inclination or access to study in a traditional university setting.</p> iPad Mini's Significant Step in Education with iBooks 3.0 2012-10-26T06:02:28Z 2012-10-26T06:02:28Z http://www.semizone.com/schools/12101870-ipad-minis-significant-step-in-education-with-ibooks-30.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/schools/ipad-minis-significant-step.jpg" border="0" alt="iPad Mini’s Significant Step" title="iPad Mini’s Significant Step" align="left" /></p> <p>Apple launched its iPad Mini on 23 October 2012, which put an end to fan's excitement after long time speculations. The company was buzzing about its next <a href="http://www.semizone.com/schools/12101868-apples-ipad-mini-to-dominate-education-market.html">interest in the education field with the launch of iPad Mini</a> and it has kept its promise by introducing updated version of iBooks for school children. Since around 2,500 classrooms in U.S. have entered the world of digitalization, Tim Cook introduced the updated iBooks version, iBooks 3 in the iPad Mini.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/schools/ipad-minis-significant-step.jpg" border="0" alt="iPad Mini’s Significant Step" title="iPad Mini’s Significant Step" align="left" /></p> <p>Apple launched its iPad Mini on 23 October 2012, which put an end to fan's excitement after long time speculations. The company was buzzing about its next <a href="http://www.semizone.com/schools/12101868-apples-ipad-mini-to-dominate-education-market.html">interest in the education field with the launch of iPad Mini</a> and it has kept its promise by introducing updated version of iBooks for school children. Since around 2,500 classrooms in U.S. have entered the world of digitalization, Tim Cook introduced the updated iBooks version, iBooks 3 in the iPad Mini.</p> Demand of Online Education Boosts up for High School Graduation in U.S. 2012-10-25T14:02:14Z 2012-10-25T14:02:14Z http://www.semizone.com/higher-education/12101869-demand-of-online-education-boosts-up-for-high-school-graduation-in-us.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/highereducation/demand-of-online-education.jpg" border="0" alt="Demand of Online Education" title="Demand of Online Education" align="left" />The recent annual report of Evergreen Education Group released this week suggested that number of students opting for online education has increased during the year 2011-2012. Students are largely participating in online education programs which offer them all study material and technology without physically going to the college. Also, many universities in United States are launching online courses for students to study at their own place. <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/highereducation/demand-of-online-education.jpg" border="0" alt="Demand of Online Education" title="Demand of Online Education" align="left" />The recent annual report of Evergreen Education Group released this week suggested that number of students opting for online education has increased during the year 2011-2012. Students are largely participating in online education programs which offer them all study material and technology without physically going to the college. Also, many universities in United States are launching online courses for students to study at their own place. Apple's iPad Mini to Dominate Education Market 2012-10-23T13:21:13Z 2012-10-23T13:21:13Z http://www.semizone.com/schools/12101868-apples-ipad-mini-to-dominate-education-market.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/schools/apples-ipad-mini.jpg" border="0" alt="Apple's iPad Mini" title="Apple's iPad Mini" align="left" />On Monday, 22 October, 2012 Bloomberg's report suggested that Apple's iPad Mini is planning to showcase its educational importance particularly in schools. The report also said that Apple's iPad Mini event is expected to be launched on 23 October, 2012 in which the executives are <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-22/apple-sees-schools-buoying-tablet-lead-with-ipad-in-class.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">planning to highlight the education capabilities of iPad Mini</a>. The company has taken a big step earlier this year in education field by introduction of iBooks textbooks for iPad. <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/schools/apples-ipad-mini.jpg" border="0" alt="Apple's iPad Mini" title="Apple's iPad Mini" align="left" />On Monday, 22 October, 2012 Bloomberg's report suggested that Apple's iPad Mini is planning to showcase its educational importance particularly in schools. The report also said that Apple's iPad Mini event is expected to be launched on 23 October, 2012 in which the executives are <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-22/apple-sees-schools-buoying-tablet-lead-with-ipad-in-class.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">planning to highlight the education capabilities of iPad Mini</a>. The company has taken a big step earlier this year in education field by introduction of iBooks textbooks for iPad. Delta State University to Offer Same Tuition Costs for Out-of-State Residents 2012-10-22T14:22:34Z 2012-10-22T14:22:34Z http://www.semizone.com/fees/12101867-delta-state-university-to-offer-same-tuition-costs-for-out-of-state-residents.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/educationtopics/fees/delta-state-university.jpg" border="0" alt="Delta State University Offer Same Tuition Costs " title="Delta State University Offer Same Tuition Costs" align="left" />Delta State University has <a href="http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/1073.asp?item=9724" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">permitted the out-of-state students to pay the similar tuition costs</a> as the inter-state students pay. It will be the first university among the eight Mississippi public universities to allow the same tuition rates to other state students. This was announced after the College Board approval in a meeting at Oxford on 18 October, 2012 when five of the eight universities planned to waive nonresident charges to at least few students.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/educationtopics/fees/delta-state-university.jpg" border="0" alt="Delta State University Offer Same Tuition Costs " title="Delta State University Offer Same Tuition Costs" align="left" />Delta State University has <a href="http://www.deltastate.edu/pages/1073.asp?item=9724" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">permitted the out-of-state students to pay the similar tuition costs</a> as the inter-state students pay. It will be the first university among the eight Mississippi public universities to allow the same tuition rates to other state students. This was announced after the College Board approval in a meeting at Oxford on 18 October, 2012 when five of the eight universities planned to waive nonresident charges to at least few students.</p> Amazon Introduces Free Service 'Whispercast for Kindle' in Schools 2012-10-19T15:14:38Z 2012-10-19T15:14:38Z http://www.semizone.com/schools/12101866-amazon-introduces-free-service-whispercast-for-kindle-in-schools.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/schools/amazon-introduces-free-service.jpg" border="0" alt="Amazon Introduces Free Service" title="Amazon Introduces Free Service" align="left" />Amazon.com Inc, announced on 17 October, 2012 the <a href="http://mashable.com/2012/10/18/whispercast-for-kindle/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">'Whispercast for Kindle' program to push its Kindle e-readers and tablets into schools</a>. Using this service, teachers will be able to manage Kindles from a central online location. Amazon aims to pass Kindle to as much crowd as possible with the introduction of this initiative in the education sector. <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/databases/schools/amazon-introduces-free-service.jpg" border="0" alt="Amazon Introduces Free Service" title="Amazon Introduces Free Service" align="left" />Amazon.com Inc, announced on 17 October, 2012 the <a href="http://mashable.com/2012/10/18/whispercast-for-kindle/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">'Whispercast for Kindle' program to push its Kindle e-readers and tablets into schools</a>. Using this service, teachers will be able to manage Kindles from a central online location. Amazon aims to pass Kindle to as much crowd as possible with the introduction of this initiative in the education sector. Idaho Gets a Waiver for No Child Left Behind after Several Months Wait 2012-10-19T15:07:12Z 2012-10-19T15:07:12Z http://www.semizone.com/no-child-left-behind/12101865-idaho-gets-a-waiver-for-no-child-left-behind-after-several-months-wait.html Pallavi Deshmukh sales@applicationnexus.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/freeeducation/nochildleftbehind/idaho-gets-waiver.jpg" border="0" alt="Idaho Gets a Waiver " title="Idaho Gets a Waiver " align="left" />Idaho has <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-administration-approves-idahos-request-nclb-flexibility" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">got a waiver for 'No Child Left Behind' (NCLB) act</a> from the Obama Administration after waiting for several months, the U.S. Department of Education announced on 17 October, 2012. Idaho schools will be evaluated based on the new Five-Star Rating System instead of the pass or fail system which has been followed since last decade. The <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Idaho-granted-waiver-for-No-Child-Left-Behind-3960043.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">rating will be based on the measures achieved by student as well as academic growth</a> as per Tom Luna, Idaho's school superintendent.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://www.semizone.com/images/stories/freeeducation/nochildleftbehind/idaho-gets-waiver.jpg" border="0" alt="Idaho Gets a Waiver " title="Idaho Gets a Waiver " align="left" />Idaho has <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-administration-approves-idahos-request-nclb-flexibility" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">got a waiver for 'No Child Left Behind' (NCLB) act</a> from the Obama Administration after waiting for several months, the U.S. Department of Education announced on 17 October, 2012. Idaho schools will be evaluated based on the new Five-Star Rating System instead of the pass or fail system which has been followed since last decade. The <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Idaho-granted-waiver-for-No-Child-Left-Behind-3960043.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">rating will be based on the measures achieved by student as well as academic growth</a> as per Tom Luna, Idaho's school superintendent.</p>