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Past Features Archive for September, 2009

University of Arizona Retools MBA Program

Continuing education has become a primary choice for many college graduates who have lost jobs or topped out on their opportunities for advancement. The average age for new college students today is around twenty five years, reinforcing the perception of a significant movement among professionals to upgrade their credentials.
The University of Arizona has… | Read More

Tennessee County High Schools Introduce Distance Learning Elements to Education

Once upon a time, high schools were only brought together in a competitive spirit -- linked only by the passing, emotionally-charged tangents of field days and football games. Not so, these days, thanks to the growing power of the digital age. In Tennessee, several school districts are bringing their high schools online for a unique… | Read More

Rutgers Offers Free Online Certification Program for Unemployed

Rutgers University has developed an online program offering certification in a number of professional areas to residents who are unemployed and seeking to redirect their careers. The business school at Rutgers - Camden has been using online education for some time to provide continuing education opportunities to professionals holding a business degree. Now it… | Read More

Flood of Online Students in Reno Illustrates Shifts in Education

Like virtually every metropolitan area Reno, Nevada is seeing an increase in adults returning to school and to the use of online education programs in general. The Reno Gazette Journal has an excellent article about the experiences of both students and faculty with the advent of distance learning.
The University of Nevada/Reno began experimenting… | Read More

Concordia University Blends Education With Technology for New Masters Program

The landscape of education is changing drastically -- where chalkboards and textbooks were once considered all you need, new technology has given way to innovations in the teaching method. One school, Concordia University's Chicago campus, is harnessing that landscape with an instructional technology degree that is appealing to teachers at every level of instruction.
Concordia… | Read More

Oregon State University Adds Degrees to Business College

Good news for business-minded students in Oregon! The Oregon State Board of Higher Education has just approved the addition of four new degrees to the business school curriculum at Oregon State University.
Originally, states the Portland Business Journal, the only specialized business bachelor degree offered by the school was an accounting degree. This creates a… | Read More

University of Cincinnati Anticipates Upswing in Enrollment for Online Classes

Good news for the University of Cincinnati! In another banner year, the university is projecting a marked increase in its online course enrollment numbers, compared to fall of last year.
According to Campus Technology, the University of Cincinnati (UC) is currently projecting a 6.8% increase in enrollment. Impressive enough on its own, but the school… | Read More

In NH, a Distance Learning Partnership for Social Welfare

The University of New Hampshire is putting the finishing touches on their new Center for Professional Excellence in Child Welfare. The new facility is a technology center housed in an existing building, and designed to provide blended and distance learning opportunities.
The University will use the Center to benefit its students pursuing social work… | Read More

Loyola University New Orleans offers Online Degrees in Religion

Loyola of New Orleans is a small (4,500 students) Jesuit school with an impressive range of undergraduate and graduate programs. It has operated in New Orleans for one hundred years, but also maintains a number of extensions in this country and overseas.
This week they have announced two graduate programs for master's degrees: one… | Read More

NY College Offers Certificate in Online Videos

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is one of the sixty four campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The school offers an impressive set of visual communications degrees, stressing the importance of multimedia in all forms of marketing today. Their most recent addition to the multimedia options in their… | Read More

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