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Past Features Archive for November, 2009 - Page 2

University of Scranton Adds Online HR Degree

The human resources profession has undergone a dramatic expansion in the scope of duties over the past twenty years. Human resource directors who were at one time simply responsible for hiring and firing personnel are now in the business of employee development, training and recruitment. As a result the opportunities for recently graduated… | Read More

Florida Community College an Online Innovator

Gulf Coast Community College has seen a dramatic increase in online learning, which is has developed through the gradual development of online courses now numbering over one thousand. The school is now taking the next step, enrolling students for the upcoming spring semester for six fully online degree programs.
The impressive aspect of this… | Read More

Online Enrollment Setting the Pace at Penn State

Pennsylvania State University is among the acknowledged leaders for online education in the ranks of top tier traditional universities. The University's World Campus accounted for two thirds of the increase in undergraduate enrollment this academic year, according to University V.P. for Undergraduate Education Robert Pangborn.
"Pennsylvania resident enrollments have grown very modestly," Pangborn said,… | Read More

Gates Foundation Grants Target College Graduation Rates

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced $4 million in grants to the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education and Families, and seven cities to boost college graduation rates by better coordinating the services that colleges, schools and communities provide to students. Reuters reports that, "Enrollment at the nation's 1,200 community colleges… | Read More

University of Nebraska Celebrates 100 Years of Distance Learning

In 1909 during the era of "correspondence schooling," the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) launched its first distance learning effort with some residents in the western reaches of the state. It would have taken a student from that area days to reach the campus on horseback. One hundred years later, students in… | Read More

Tennessee Public Universities in Online Campus Collaboration

We are starting to see state university programs embrace online education technology and in the process, create some interesting academic options for their students. In Tennessee, total enrollment in distance education courses is growing an average of 30% each semester at the Tennessee Board of Regents' six universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technology… | Read More

University of Peking Takes Chinese Language Courses Online

In an interview recently Google CEO Eric Schmidt made a startling prediction: among the usual visionary list of faster broadband, faster computers and near-universal access he foresees came the comment that in five years, the predominant language used online will be Chinese. You can find many pieces of the picture that would lead to… | Read More

Grantham University Announces Four New Options in Criminal Justice

Grantham University announced today that it has added four new Criminal Justice Certificates of Learning to its curriculum. Grantham is a 100% online education institution that specializes in educating working adults; it was established in 1951. It is heavily involved in the education programs sponsored by the four military branches and has been considered… | Read More

Michigan State to Close Academic Departments

Michigan State University (MSU) has completed cutting the fat from its budget and is now cutting into the bone. In the wake of vastly reduced state funding, a grim fact that virtually all public universities are facing, MSU has announced tentative plans to axe not only degree programs but entire departments. The protests… | Read More

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