Student Accommodation in
In Novi Sad students are able to find accommodation in eight well-equipped dormitories that are located in very appealing parts of the city. One of the advantages of living in dormitories during studies is that each of them provides its students with library, IT room, canteen, full-service laundry, restaurant, TV hall, gym common room and other premises adjusted for learning and hanging out with friends. Dormitories are also close to university campuses and student restaurants which is, besides affordable price, another advantage. In the near surrounding of dormitories flows the river Danube adjoining the city beach ‘’Strand’’ where a lot of youth from Novi Sad enjoy spending their leisure time, especially during spring and summer. We will provide you with full list of dormitories in Novi Sad, and for more information please click here.
Former Yugoslavia (Croatia and Serbia)
Two countries from the former Yugoslavia, Croatia and Serbia, provided five cohorts to the Seven Countries Study. The two Croatian cohorts differed largely in diet, a Mediterranean diet in Dalmatia and an Eastern European diet high in animal fat in Slavonia.
The three Serbian cohorts differed largely in socio-economic status and an Eastern European style diet high in meat and/or dairy. The Serbian cohorts later joined the HALE project.
The cohort of Dalmatia was of all men of proper age from a number of villages along the Adriatic Sea coast, south of the town of Split in Dalmatia, Republic of Croatia, within former Yugoslavia. All were characterised by a Mediterranean, high plant diet.
The cohort of Slavonia consisted of all men from villages centered around Dalj in the plain of Slavonia, Republic of Croatia, within former Yugoslavia in which the diet was presumably high in animal products.
The cohort of Velika Krsna was made up of a “chunk sample” of all men in the rural village of Velika Krsna located not far south from Belgrade, Republic of Serbia in the former Yugoslavia.
The cohort of Zrenjanin was made up of men working in an agro-industrial cooperative located in the town of Zrenjanin, north of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia in the former Yugoslavia.
The cohort of Belgrade was made up of faculty members of the University of Belgrade, located in the capital of the Republic of Serbia in the former Yugoslavia.
WTTC to Study Potential for
In an address to the UNWTO’s Executive Council Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President & CEO David Scowsill unveiled an agreement between the WTTC and the Serbian government to undertake a study of the country’s tourism potential. The WTTC signed an agreement with the Government of Serbia’s Ministry of Finance and Economy through the National Tourism Organization of Serbia (NTO) to produce the wide-ranging study.
The study will assess both the economic impact of travel and tourism as well as outline current and future policy recommendations for the country. Scowsill said, “In order to stimulate investment income from the private and public sector, countries require reliable, robust data on travel and tourism. As the forum for business leaders in the travel and tourism industry, WTTC is best placed to understand and advise upon the requirements of private-sector investors.”
Published on 28 Oct 2013
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Past, Present and Future of Online Education Infographic
The evolution of technology and of new learning experiences have always been closely related. As distance learning specialists affirm, the field of distance-learning had three main generations:
- Correspondence study
The Past, Present and Future of Online Education Infographic provides a brief presentation of the history of online education.
A brief timeline of online education
- On March 20, 1728, the Boston Gazette ran an advertisement offering long distance instruction. And so teaching outside the classroom had its beginning.
- 1728: Boston teacher offers instruction through weekly letters to anyone in the country.
- 1892: U. of Chicago is first educational institution to offer correspondence courses.
- 1922: Penn State broadcasts courses over the radio.
- 1953: U. of Houston offers course work on TV.
- 1968: Stanford University creates the Stanford Instructional Television Network.
- 1959: Plato is born, the first internet community. Hatched by two U. of Illinois profs.
- 1968: U. of Alberta (Canada) Dept. of Medicine offers online courses.
- 1984: The Electronic University Network, offers online courses using proprietary software for DOS and Commodore 64 computers.
- 1989: Phoenix rising. The University of Phoenix starts its online program.
- 1996: Duke University begins its Global Executive M.B.A. program which combines online technology and sessions on-campus and at various locations throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
- 1999: Jones University becomes first accredited fully web based university; Learning portals, including HungryMinds, Click2Learn, Learn2, eCollege, Blackboard, and others emerge on the landscape.
- 2000: CourseNotes.com launches with dozens of classes at the University of Texas. The service provides professor web sites, including online course documents, calendars, grades, quizzes and surveys.
- Jan. 1, 2008: The term MOOC is coined by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island.
- 2013: The Open University builds its own MOOC platform, Futurelearn, with universities from the UK. More MOOCs: Open2Study in Australia and Iversity in Germany.
3 Types of Online Education
- 80-100% online courses have no face to face interaction with teacher
- 30-80% course delivered online: Traditional courses using web facilitated courses
- Blended or hybrid: Up to 20 percent of content delivered online: otherwise, traditional face to face classroom learning
10 Surprising Facts about Online Students
- 46% of students say their biggest motivation for enrolling in an online course was to advance their current career.
- 37% of online students were the first in their family to attend college.
- 33% of people taking some online course are studying business.
- University of Phoenix has the largest proportion of online students at 15%.
- 39% of online students fall between the ages of 18 to 29.
- 21% of online students pay for their education using personal funds only.
- 70% of virtual learners are female.
- 29% of online graduates earn $85-150k annual income.
- 60% of students taking an online course are employed full-time.
- 37% of online students indicate that they enrolled because of the accelerated courses, which fast-tracks students to a degree.
Top 10 most popular online degrees
- Business Administration/management
- IT (Information Technology)
- Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
- Graphic Design
- Health Care Administration
- Computer Science
- 25 states have state virtual schools operating in 2013-2014.
- 29 states and Washington, DC have statewide full-time online schools operating in 2013-14.
There were an estimated 1,816,400 enrollments in distance-education courses in K-12 school districts in 2009-2010, almost all of which were online courses. 74% of these enrollments were in high schools. Online courses with the highest level of enrollment fall under the categories of credit recovery (62%), dual enrollment (47%), and advanced placement (29%).