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Past Features Archive for April, 2009

Wilkes University Unveils New Masters Degree in Online Teaching

As we are seeing time and time again, the landscape of learning is rapidly changing. Not only are our methods for learning changing, but our methods of teaching must also change to reflect the shifting world of education. One major change has been, of course, the recent rise of distance learning, and Wilkes University is… | Read More

Fresno Pacific University Introduces New Global MBA Program

Most good MBA programs are of immeasurable benefit when it comes to a career in the business world, but in today's global economy there is a growing need for MBA programs that reflect that. Fresno Pacific University's new Global MBA is offering exactly that, and stands perfectly poised to be one of the top MBA… | Read More

Penn State Criminal Justice System Awarded First ACJS Certification for an Online School

Congratulations, Penn State! This month their World Campus online criminal justice program was officially awarded certification through the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. According to Dr. Barbara Sims, professor of criminal justice and chair of the department at Penn State Harrisburg, the certification comes as a major source of validation, helping to boost the image… | Read More

Distance Learning Brings Shark Dissection to Huntsville Students

Distance learning is going way beyond your average lectures these days, and its applications are only getting better and better. This week students in Huntsville, AL, got the privilege of observing a shark dissection "first hand," so to speak, thanks to distance learning program Education Television.
Through videoconferencing technology at their schools, kids watched… | Read More

The Rise and Fall of the University E-Mail

It's a proud moment for some, getting that school-sanctioned .edu-suffixed e-mail address. That pride, however, has become a diminishing return as years go by and more students enter college with addresses they've had forever and grown quite attached to. What's a college to do? According to one article, a trend among colleges lately is to… | Read More

YouTube and Colleges Team Up For Free Online College Content

Popular online video site YouTube is making a bid to be the official site for video distance learning: it is partnering with over 100 prestigious colleges and universities for exclusive college course content under its subset YouTube EDU.
Stanford, MIT, Harvard, Yale and UC Berkeley are among the more than 100 schools that… | Read More

OppenheimerFunds Takes Heat For College Fund Losses

Just last month we discussed problems arising with a form of investment called the 529 Plan, which claimed to secure the costs of a student's future college tuition through a combination of savings and dividends. As it turns out, the floundering stock market has led to many of these plans coming up woefully short and… | Read More

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

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