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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

New NBC Comedy "Community" Addresses Fake Online Degrees

Last night NBC premiered "Community," a new comedy for their Thursday prime time line-up. Interestingly enough, the premise of the show revolved around a topic very near and not-so-dear to our hearts: fake online degrees.
The show stars Joel McHale (of E!'s The Soup fame) as Jeff Winger, a lawyer trying to earn back his… | Read More

Morgan State University Fights Online Ph.D. at Rival School

There is a predicament afoot in the state of Maryland at the moment. University of Maryland, University College (UMUC), has a new degree program in the works, and neighboring Morgan State University is none too pleased about the matter. Now, according to the Baltimore Sun, the problem is being taken to the courts and raising… | Read More

Iowa Community College opens Blended Bachelor's Degree Program

There has been a fair amount of academic teeth-gnashing over the future role of community colleges in this country's educational hierarchy. President Obama's higher education initiative focuses in large part on community colleges, but leaves open the particulars of just how they are going to jack up the percentage of degree-carrying adults over the… | Read More

Saint Paul College Prepares For the Future With Web 2.0 Degrees

Warren Sheaffer is Saint Paul College's Computer Science Department chair, and he has some big ideas -- not least of which is the importance of Web 2.0, a piece of technology that has been dominating modern web use. According to Finance and Commerce, Sheaffer is preparing students well for the future of computing, with several… | Read More

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