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March 30, 2010

March 30, 2010 By: Paul Category: News, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on March 30, 2010

– Inside a Texas A&M online doctoral program.

…“Nothing is better than face-to-face, but when you can’t you have to come up with different ways of engaging students in academics and research,” Lindner said. “The aspect of a doctorate at a distance in a cohort program requires more planning than obtaining it on campus, yet our students are not disadvantaged. Our graduation rate is just as high as the students who receive their education on campus.”…

– What’s this?  Is University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee really going private? 😉

March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on March 29, 2010

As a test, we’re changing up our format here.  

– GetEducated.com awards another scholarship.

– American Public University will host a webcast titled “Is online Learning Right for You” on April 6th, 2010 from 11am-12pm EST. 

Friday News Roundup – 03/26/10

March 26, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 03/26/10

And then there were 16….

+ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Online master’s in administrative leadership and supervision.

+ An online option for a Master of Social Work has been introduced at the University of New England (ME).

+ From Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland:  Master of Science in Asset Integrity Management, available over the web.

+ A virtual student union at University of Wisconsin-Extension?  We’re seeing more such collaborative sites these days. 

+ From the University of Minnesota Duluth Statesman: “I will not take an online course, and I support others who do the same”.  Okay.  

+ Are three-year bachelors degrees coming to the University of California system?

+ In Upstate New York: “Free Master’s degree, paid for by stimulus money”.

…Students can enroll in Hunter College’s distance learning program to participate in online evening and weekend classes and take part in labs run by field instructors who will travel Upstate…

+ The San Diego Business Journal has some interesting collegiate-level, distance learning reports here and here.   

+ For Michigan residents: Free Microsoft training vouchers.

Have a great weekend!

Friday News Roundup – 03/19/10

March 19, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 03/19/10

NCAA tourney in progress 

+ University of Arizona: new online Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Meteorology.  

+ Engaging distance learning students at Warwick Business School (UK).  For more on distance opporunities through British universities, check out this report from the Times of London.

+ Dutch psychologists train virtually at New Mexico State University, and earn graduate degrees in the process. 

+ Inside Higher Ed: “When Writing Class Moves Online“. 

+ Expanding online options at Boise State University.  

+ The Excelsior College president grants an interview with the Washington Post.

“We’re an educational HMO,” Ebersole said.


+ A Southern Methodist University (TX) reporter predicts “it’s only a matter of time before SMU will begin to provide an online curriculum option”.  Actually, the engineering department already has

+ Is merging Thomas Edison State College with Rutgers a possibility?  More from the president of TESC.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday News Roundup – 03/12/10

March 12, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 03/12/10

Conference basketball tournaments now in progress.

+ Many more new online degree programs are coming to University of Memphis (TN).

…The university will offer 18 new degree programs, including bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, African-American studies, business administration and nursing, plus master’s degrees in teaching, health administration and history. The new offerings will add to U of M’s 22 courses of study already online…

Online bachelor’s degrees in philosophy are indeed rare. And great seeing more graduate history degrees offered at a distance.

+ Michigan Technological University: new online MBA.  Cost: $38,000.

+ Great news! Brandeis University (MA) plans to expand its online graduate programs

+ From USA Today: “Distance ed students forming college clubs online“.

+ Free Microsoft e-learning vouchers are now available for California residents. 

+ Another Tolkien class, through Binghamton University (NY), will be taught at a distance

+ Courses for the International Baccalaureate are apparently going on the web. 

+ Salle Mae (SLM Corp) introduces new online savings accounts.  The target audience?  Families saving for college.  

+ At Tennessee Tech University, a 75-year young student is scheduled to graduate in May.  Classes offered by the TTU online program helped him achieve his goal.

Have a great weekend!

Friday News Roundup – 03/04/10

March 05, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 03/04/10


+ Marylhurst University (OR): New online MBA with a real estate emphasis.  

+ University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: Online graduate certficate program in Aging.

+ Drexel University (PA): Special Education Certfication program, online

+ Higher tuition for online classes over traditional?

+ Nationwide protests against college education funding cuts.

+ Is the proposed City University of New York online college meeting some resistance?

+ In Louisiana: “Substantial growth in online degree enrollments”.

+ Texas A&M-Commerce goes Second Life.

+ Assorted distance education experts provide their responses to these important questions:

Who benefits most from online courses — students or colleges? Are online classes as educationally effective as in-classroom instruction? Should more post-secondary education take place online?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday News Roundup – 02/26/10

February 26, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 02/26/10

NCAA basketball tourney starts up soon!

+ Penn State University: New online masters in Homeland Security.

+ From The Daily Northwestern (Northwestern University, IL) has this short piece on its online graduate degree opportunities through the School of Continuing Studies.

+ Online courses now outnumber live offerings at Barstow Community College (CA).

+ Both Binghamton and South Alabama have jumped on the online medical billing/medical transcription course bandwagon.

+ From the Georgetown University (DC) student newspaper: “Intellect virtually absent in the online classroom”.

+ Distance learning at this college in Watertown, NY is considered “lifelike”.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday News Roundup – 02/19/10

February 19, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 02/19/10

Another short, sweet roundup.

+ Michigan State University launches a hybrid Ph.D. in educational technology.  Some on-campus time required.

+ Medical Coding and Billing or Medical Transcription certificates, “entirely online“, through Cal State San Bernardino.  

+ Here’s some info about a new online Executive Certificate in Global Negotiations from Thunderbird School of Global Management.   

+ University of San Francisco announces a “100% online” Green Supply Chain Management non-credit certficate course.

Have a great weekend!

Friday News Roundup – 02/12/2010

February 12, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 02/12/2010

Happy Valentines Day!

+ University of Florida and Compass Knowledge Group announce an online Master of Arts in Art Education

+ Penn State University – Harrisburg (PA): new Master of Public Administration.  

+ Langston University (OK): new “fully online” Master of Education in Educational Leadership. 

+ Information concerning the new University of Florida Internet Master of Science in Entrepreneurship.

+ This informative piece about online learning at Cal State Stanislaus includes some useful guidance at the end.

+ Liberty University (VA): 45,000 online students and counting. 

+ New Mexico State University was recently designated as a “Military Friendly” institution by Military Advanced Education magazine.

+ Distance learning of sorts between Brown University and Pfizer.

+ Record enrollments at University of North Dakota and Lamar University (TX).  Distance learning is positively impacting these numbers.

Have a great weekend!

Friday News Roundup – 02/04/10

February 05, 2010 By: Paul Category: News Comments Off on Friday News Roundup – 02/04/10

Another short roundup.

+ Texas Woman’s University: “Ph.D. in nursing science will be available 100% online” starting this fall.

+ Mount Aloysius College (PA): new online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration completion program.

+ From Ars Technica about Brigham Young University (UT): University finds free online classes don’t hurt enrollment.  

+ Check out this about EduKan:

…EduKan provides online associates degrees and general education classes to students in Kansas and across the United States. “We are seeing a lot more students coming from out of state, especially California where the state’s budget deficit is reducing the number of classes being taught by their community colleges; our out of state enrollment is up by 7 percent through word of mouth advertising by our students.”…


+ Here’s an update on the new online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration offered by Drexel University.

Drexel Online offers the same classes, because when “students graduate [they graduate] with a Drexel University degree, not a Drexel Online degree,” Kenneth Hartman, academic director for Drexel Online, said.

+ Troy University (AL) “kicks off” National Distance Learning Week.

Have a great weekend!