HarvardX reaches almost everywhere (save for Antarctica)

first_imgThe HarvardX research team launched a “beta” interactive visualization of worldwide enrollment data for HarvardX courses offered via edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard and MIT.While the data is still being refined, the map gives viewers a sense of the kinds of insights researchers hope to glean with “massive” amounts of student enrollment data. Here are a few examples:American HarvardX students account for less than a half of all HarvardX students.In Africa, Nigeria is the most enrolled country with 11,695 students.Spain has the most students in Europe with 8,820; the second largest enrolled European country is Great Britain with 7,334 students.India is the highest-enrolled country in Asia with over 50,000 students.In South America, Brazil has 10,821 students who registered for HarvardX courses.HarvardX student enrollment data suggests that the courses are indeed of global interest. A quick look at the tool also points to opportunities to further that reach.The majority of global HarvardX learners come from English-speaking countries. (This is not surprising, as most HarvardX and edX courses are taught primarily in English, with select foreign language subtitles.)Only 4,580, or 0.89% of enrolled students (estimated), hail from China—in spite of its large population of 1.3 billion (over 19% of the Earth.)These findings, says HarvardX research fellow Sergiy Nesterko, suggest that HarvardX educational content has the potential to be further adapted to different cultures, languages, and student learning goals. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Delph keen to repay Villa

first_img He went on: “You see some people buy a player, they don’t hit the levels that they should do and, next thing you know, they are out of the door. “I have massive respect for the chairman because what he has done for me is fantastic. He’s been supportive and I have been injured a lot. He’s been one of the main figures that has been really positive towards me and told me to keep going. He is a really humble, nice man and he loves the football club. He invested money in me. “It’s about repaying the fans as well because they have shown me tremendous patience. It’s nice to be fit! “I have been injured for three years solid. I have always had something. “I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament, injured my lateral meniscus, I had medial damage, then I came back from that and had another injury with a medial ligament. “Then I had an ankle injury, I came back and got a knee injury. I could go on all day. I’ve become known as Dr. Delph! Whenever anyone gets injured, the lads seem to look at me. “I think I have told a few of the lads when they have rolled their ankles this season ‘honestly lads, I think it is your anterior ligament.’ They’ve gone for a scan and said ‘you were right’. I’ve had a lot of injuries and, thanks to the medical staff and people around me, I’ve been lucky enough to have some great support. I’ve managed to get stronger.” Delph has suffered a number of major setbacks since his £6million move from Leeds four years ago, and admits he is known as “Dr. Delph” around the training ground. But he has impressed in recent weeks, although his 10th booking of the season against Manchester City will rule him out of the two relegation clashes with Reading and QPR. Delph said: “This is my first season that I’ve actually been fully fit. I’ve had some terrible injuries. This has been my best spell since I’ve been here. I’ve been here a long time and, for me, it is personally about paying back the faith the chairman has put in me and also the faith the manager has put in me.” Press Associationcenter_img Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has vowed to repay the faith shown in him by chairman Randy Lerner and current manager Paul Lambert after four injury-hit years at the midlands club.last_img read more

Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming

first_img StumbleUpon Merkur Sportwetten increases stake in Belgium’s Betcenter August 4, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share German gambling conglomerate Gauselmann Group has expanded its digital presence by acquiring a ‘significant majority stake’ in Newcastle-based Bede Gaming.The acquisition will allow Gauselmann Group to create new opportunities ahead of the launch of Germany’s online gaming market in 2021.Paul Gauselmann, CEO and founder of the Gauselmann Group, commented:“Bede’s technological expertise is very impressive and its highly complex solutions are the first choice for leading gaming companies not only in the UK, but around the world.“This acquisition will allow us to significantly broaden the existing technology base within the Group and at the same time enable us to offer it to our customers and partners.”Under the terms of the new agreement, Gauselmann will further expand its presence in the North American lottery market via Bede Gaming’s partnership with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).”We are delighted that the Gauselmann Group has acquired a majority stake in Bede. Gauselmann’s long-term prospects and financial strength will allow us to further enhance our range of products and services to existing customers as well as win new business partners,” added Bede Gaming Chairman, Joe Saumarez-Smith.Bede Gaming will operate as an independent business unit within the Gauselmann Group and continue to maintain its offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, Sofia and Toronto. The management will also continue to hold a stake in the company.Oakvale Capital, CMS and BDO, acted as advisers to Bede Gaming in connection with this transaction. The Gauselmann Group was advised by Addleshaw Goddard and Grant Thornton. Share Gauselmann centralises global sales capacity under German HQ March 10, 2020 Gauselmann Group outlines plans to reopen once lockdown lifted April 24, 2020last_img read more