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Welsh education minister calls for online learning to play greater role in university

A leading Welsh politician has called for e-learning to have a bigger influence in the higher education sector of the country.

In a speech to the Institute of Welsh Politics, education minister Leighton Andrews said he was impressed when touring the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (Ibers) at Aberystwyth University, because the facility is making use of modern innovations to support education.

Ibers involves around 300 members of staff in teaching, support and research, who are examining many scientific issues, including bio-energy, the impact of climate change and the functions of genes.

Some of the clever uses of technology remarked on by the politician include the recording of lectures and the utilisation of flexible academic spaces.

However, Mr Andres said he was disappointed that only the Open University and the University of Glamorgan “appeared to be taking online learning seriously”.

Full text:Technology: Welsh education minister calls for online learning to play greater role in university.

Scholarship in MSc Forestry at Bangor University UK

15 Fully-Funded Distance Learning Scholarship in MSc Forestry at Bangor University, UK-2012

– Last Date : 28th May 2012 –

15 fully-funded scholarships (each worth over £12,000 to cover tuition fees) are available for applicants from the following developing commonwealth countries to study for our MSc Forestry by distance learning:

Bangladesh, Botswana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The scholarship also includes a £2,000 bursary to enable scholars to attend a compulsory 14-day study tour which will be held overseas in July/August.

This postgraduate course is primarily intended for students who already have an interest in forestry and who wish to learn more about the environmental and societal benefits that forests can provide. Suitable applicants include individuals working in forestry/forest-related industries/ natural resource management, particularly in the fields of planning, regulation, policy, monitoring and environmental protection. The course is also suited to individuals working in forestry education who wish to further their knowledge and expertise in order to improve their teaching.

Full article: Scholarship in MSc Forestry at Bangor University UK 20120419.