Archive for October, 2009
North Dakota State University provides higher education in a state where agriculture and farming are still the economic anchors. Their catalogue of business degrees reflects the state's economic orientation, so when an associate professor of agribusiness and applied economics was called to duty by the National Guard, she took her rostrum with her.
Cheryl… | Read More
Across the street from its flagship campus, University of Phoenix is opening an "immersive learning center for nursing students. The facility is meant to provide quasi-clinical training through the use of wireless high-fidelity 3G "patient" mannequins that cry, talk, sweat, cough and breathe; and a high-fidelity baby that reacts to stimuli in the… | Read More
The State University of New York system operates sixty four campuses with both two year and four year campuses. Despite the fact that they are under one umbrella, the issue of transferring credits from a two year school into a baccalaureate program has been an ongoing problem.
Inside Higher Education is reporting that the committee… | Read More
Every year GI Jobs published a list of "military friendly" schools that are being acknowledged due to their special efforts on behalf of returning veterans. This year Ashworth College was added to the list, which was announced on October 23rd.
The list was compiled through research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled… | Read More
Research firm Ambient Insight has conducted an in-depth analysis of the online education market and come up with some predictions based on current trends. According to an article in Campus Technology some 1.25 million students in higher education programs take all of their classes online, while another 10.65 million take some of their classes… | Read More
In an article posted on TechCrunch, an entrepreneur-turned-academic writes about his research into the relationship between successful entrepreneurship and the education of the business founders. What found in his profiles of successful business leaders might surprise you. Author Vivek Wadhwa is a research associate at Harvard and chairs a research division at Duke.
The University of Minnesota at Crookston has introduced two new business degrees that incorporate some of the recent shifts in business functionality. The Crookston Daily Times is reporting that the University's business school has expanded their degree offerings to include a marketing degree along with Bachelor of Manufacturing Management in Quality Management.
Both are… | Read More
Colorado Technical University (TCU) is keeping pace with the rapid changes in marketing trends and business perspectives. They have announced six new degree programs, all offered in a blended format, for working professionals who want to acquire some cutting edge skills that are suddenly very desirable for those in the midst of business careers.
Penn State has poured a lot of effort into their online effort; as a result their World Campus is probably among the top five online education programs among the country's top traditional universities. Recently online education foundation The Sloan Consortium recognized the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Master of Geographic Information Systems program… | Read More
Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas is one of the state's public institutions of higher learning. The school has been a leader in developing online degree options for its students, who can opt for a blended degree program in many academic areas and pursue several undergraduate degrees through a complete distance learning program. There… | Read More