Daily Archives: August 22, 2014

Online university skips class to be more accessible


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 22, 2014

College for America, an online degree program, has no classes, professors or credit hours. It’s been cited as an innovative way to make college more affordable. But how do its students qualify for a degree? Hari Sreenivasan reports from New Hampshire on a university that gives credit based on competency at the student’s own pace.

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New Rhino Threat: Coal


Link TV

Published on Aug 22, 2014

First poachers and now, coal? Over 1,000 rhino were killed for their horn in 2013. Poachers have killed nearly 500 rhino in South Africa in 2014 alone. Plans for an open cast coal mine on the border of South Africa’s Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park are controversial. The park is home to the largest population of the white rhino in the world. For mine developers, it’s about jobs and economic development. But mine opponents are concerned about worsening air and water quality and increased poaching and crime. Jeff Barbee reports from South Africa.

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Colorado: Jobs or Environment?


Link TV

Published on Aug 22, 2014

The promise of jobs from a proposed uranium mill has an economically devastated mining community in Colorado hopeful for the first time in decades. When environmentalists step in to stop the mill, pro-mill advocates are enraged. A debate ensues, pitting jobs against health and the environment. Uranium Drive In, a new film by Suzan Beraza, looks at who decides the future of rural America.

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Explore the future of higher education with Hari Sreenivasan


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 22, 2014

Declining graduation rates, skyrocketing student debt and a paltry job market for graduates has many in the education community looking for new ideas to restart America’s colleges and universities. Join PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan as he explores innovative approaches that are changing the way higher education works around the nation.

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Can online courses replace a campus education?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 22, 2014

Massive, open, online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take from anywhere in the world are the future of higher education or the vehicle of its demise, depending on your perspective. Hari Sreenivasan talks with the man who first created the MOOC, professors who say they undermine the goals of a college education and others who see a way the college classroom and the new online format can be blended.

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Carbon

Green World Rising

Published on Aug 20, 2014

CARBON is the first film in the Green World Rising Series. http://www.greenworldrising.org “Carbon” is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, presented by Thom Hartmann and directed by Leila Conners. Executive Producers are George DiCaprio, Earl Katz and Roee Sharon Peled. Carbon is produced by Mathew Schmid and was written by Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks, Leila Conners and Mathew Schmid. Music is composed and performed by Jean-Pascal Beintus and intro drone by Francesco Lupica. Carbon is produced by Tree Media with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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The Economic Power of Solar (VOA On Assignment Aug. 22, 2014)


VOAvideo

Published on Aug 22, 2014

VOA’s Jim Randle tells On Assignment’s Alex Villarreal about his coverage of two U.S. universities’ transition to solar power.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/media/video/24…

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