Semizone – Education News | E-Learining | Online Education | Free Education | Distance Learning Colleges Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:41:59 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Illinois Dream Fund Starts Scholarships for Illegal Immigrant Students Illinois Dream Fund Starts ScholarshipsThe Illinois Dream Fund, a non-profit organization has planned to start scholarships up to $6,000 for the illegal immigrant students 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. ]]> (Pallavi Deshmukh) frontpage Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:00:12 +0000 Taiwan tries to Draw California's Taiwanese American Students to its Universities California's Taiwanese American Students 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.

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Trine University Plans to Open Additional Campus in Arizona Trine UniversityTrine University based in Indiana is planning to open a new campus in Arizona 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.

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Udacity Snags $15 Million from Andreessen Horowitz Udacity Snags $15 MillionUdacity, the digital university raised $15 million in Series B, 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.

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iPad Mini's Significant Step in Education with iBooks 3.0 iPad Mini’s Significant Step

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 interest in the education field with the launch of iPad Mini 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.

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Demand of Online Education Boosts up for High School Graduation in U.S. Demand of Online EducationThe 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. ]]> (Pallavi Deshmukh) frontpage Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:02:14 +0000 Apple's iPad Mini to Dominate Education Market Apple's iPad MiniOn 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 planning to highlight the education capabilities of iPad Mini. The company has taken a big step earlier this year in education field by introduction of iBooks textbooks for iPad. ]]> (Pallavi Deshmukh) frontpage Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:21:13 +0000 Delta State University to Offer Same Tuition Costs for Out-of-State Residents Delta State University Offer Same Tuition Costs Delta State University has permitted the out-of-state students to pay the similar tuition costs 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.

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Amazon Introduces Free Service 'Whispercast for Kindle' in Schools Amazon Introduces Free Inc, announced on 17 October, 2012 the 'Whispercast for Kindle' program to push its Kindle e-readers and tablets into schools. 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. ]]> (Pallavi Deshmukh) frontpage Fri, 19 Oct 2012 15:14:38 +0000 Idaho Gets a Waiver for No Child Left Behind after Several Months Wait Idaho Gets a Waiver Idaho has got a waiver for 'No Child Left Behind' (NCLB) act 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 rating will be based on the measures achieved by student as well as academic growth as per Tom Luna, Idaho's school superintendent.

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