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Past Features Archive for March, 2009

Distance Learning Widens Doors at BYU-Idaho

Historically, one of the biggest drawbacks of good colleges has been the small classes necessary to facilitate their quality -- the more a professor needs to stretch his or her personalized care and instruction, the more the class as a whole seems to suffer. This was the case at BYU-Idaho, with its nursing program only… | Read More

Distance Learning Comes to Navajo Nation

Communication can be hard in rural areas, and in some cases -- like that of Navajo country in Arizona, where the distance from one town to another can be over a hundred miles across unpaved roads -- getting out and toward diverse education can be a daunting task. Now, however, a group of eight rural… | Read More

Midwestern College Program Introduces More Children to College Life

Earlier this week we reported on the KinderCaminata event hosted by Orange County's community college district. It seems that such events are not contained to the west coast, because this week also saw Newark's Central Ohio Technical College opening its doors to children as part of its first extended-session CollegeASPIRE program.
[Caroline Metzler] and her… | Read More

Kindergarteners Get An Early Taste of College Life

What would you have known about college when you were five years old? Maybe you know a little bit -- perhaps a sibling is attending, or perhaps your parents are alumni and holds their alma mater very dear, or perhaps you simply live in an active college town. Many children, however, grow up knowing nothing… | Read More

Florida Students Taking the Online Route: Video

Online college enrollment is up in Tennessee, as it is across the country, and the Jackson Sun is at the scene, giving us a detailed written article on the flexibility and social (and financial) freedom that an online education can afford. Following the experience of online student Tammie Swaney, a married mother working toward a… | Read More

Virtual Schools To Help Manage Budget Cuts

According to an article for Florida's WFTV Action 9 news, the state's central region has been suffering from recent budget cuts within the education system that have led to the loss of whole classes and summer school sessions. With these detrimental slashes being made, schools and parents are now looking toward online alternatives to fill… | Read More

South Carolina Broadcasters Association Scholarship

South Carolina students who are looking to pursue a career in broadcasting will have an opportunity to apply for a scholarship being offered by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.
South Carolina's television and radio journalists are celebrating a milestone they hope will help the state's broadcasting students.
The South Carolina Broadcasters Association said Tuesday it… | Read More

University of Arizona Loses Colleges

University of Arizona is feeling the crunch when it comes to budgets.�� These cutbacks are having a negative impact on staff, and threaten the existence of college programs.

Cutting 20 percent from the University of Arizona budget would be the equivalent of closing six colleges within the school, university officials said in a letter… | Read More

UC Reports Distance Learning On the Rise

More proof that a thirst for a college education (in particular, distance learning) isn't shrinking in the face of economic downturn: the University of Cincinnati's online program has just reported an enrollment increase of 15% from last year's numbers. These rising numbers are generating interest in not just the college, but the further potential of… | Read More

Scholarships Drop at North Carolina Art School

Many institutions of higher learning are experiencing large short falls in budgets, and endowments.�� This unfortunately has a negative effect on students, and their ability to afford to go to college.�� The University of North Carolina Arts School is seeing short fall of about 4 million dollars in endowment funds.

The amount of money… | Read More

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