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Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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To: EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS

Contact: Laura Lewis, President , World Education Council, chemin de la Pecholettaz 6a, 1066 Epalinges, Switzerland, laura.lewis@worldeducationcouncil.org, ph +41225753770

WEC Certified Distance Learning Courses Guarantee Excellence and Insure Students Quality Education

Special Pricing Offered to Course Providers Who Desire WEC Seal

GENEVA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The World Education Council (WEC) has established the global standard of excellence for online education. To maintain that standard, WEC now certifies educational courses that meet specific criteria for quality and value to learners. The WEC Seal of Excellence is awarded to online educational courses that pass a rigorous independent evaluation based on transparent, objective standards.

“We have found a standard was needed in the distance learning and online educational platforms,” said Laura Lewis, president of WEC. “With so many new elearning courses being created and offered to students around the world, particularly those looking for ways to add more credentials to their educational portfolio, which in turn could improve their chances for securing better employment, the WEC offers a type of “insurance” that courses are worth the time and money they are investing in them.”

The World Education Council has a particular interest in courses that focus upon the sustainability, green, renewable energy and health oriented arenas. Courses recently certified by the WEC include Green IT – Information and Communications Technology for a Sustainable Future; Green Business Sustainability Professional; Sustainable Ecotecture and Environmental Development. Courses awarded the WEC Seal may display the WEC Seal of Excellence wherever listed, assuring students that the course meets optimal requirements. A certificate of excellence for each course is also provided and awarded to the course provider or course designer.

The World Education Council, a Geneva-based, not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to assembling the knowledge capital, the resources and the technology to enable any person, anywhere, to reap the benefits of education . “WEC has established the certification program in support of education as an avenue toward better health and well-being, productive and sustainable livelihoods, and a hope for future generations . Certification will be awarded to courses that further that mission,” said Lewis.

From now until August 31, 2011, the WEC is offering a special promotional price for each course that is certified. Typically, the fee is 1250 euros, however, if courses are submitted for review prior to September 1, 2011, the reduced per course rate is 199 euros. A further reduced rate for bulk pricing is available for multiple courses submitted from one course provider.

More information about the World Education Council may be found at .

SOURCE World Education Council

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Saturday, July 30th, 2011

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Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Social work students can now get their bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Humboldt State University online.

HSU’s social work department has received final approval of its online degree programs from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and from the Council on Social Work Education, the university announced Wednesday.

One section of each required bachelor of arts social work course is available online each semester, but each section is limited to between 20 and 25 students. The four-year master’s degree program combines online course with campus intensives. Those classes will start January 2012. The university will accept applications for the master’s program from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies to mark the inauguration of the new online social work programs will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Foyer of Humboldt State’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Building.

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Saturday, July 30th, 2011

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