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June 3, 2011

June 03, 2011 By: Paul Category: Private Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on June 3, 2011

Another week fades into history.

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Private Colleges and Universities

Green Mountain College (VT) has two more “try before you buy” graduate-level, online courses.  Cost is $400, and includes a certificate of completion.

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Private Colleges and Universities

Need some perspective regarding the online Master of Liberal Arts taught by Texas Christian University?  Then check out this informative piece by an East Texas resident.

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Technology

Washington states residents: you have until October 31st to take advantage of the free Microsoft online courses available through the state’s WorkSource career-development system.

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Have a great weekend!

May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011 By: Paul Category: Community and Technical Colleges, Technology Comments Off on May 25, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Maine at Fort Kent: Associate degree in emergency management / homeland security, “offered completely online or as a blended program”.

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Technology

Textbook costs have long been an annoying expense for college students.  So how about one costing $49 and includes lifetime updates?

May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011 By: Paul Category: Online Education, State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on May 12, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Western Kentucky University: Master of Arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities.

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Online Education

A new FEMA course titled “Active Shooter, What You Can Do” is now available.  FEMA courses are free.

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Technology

So, can these webcam proctors violate your privacy?

May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011 By: Paul Category: Private Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on May 11, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Medaille College (NY): Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration.

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Private Colleges and Universities

A blogging course is coming to Syracuse University (NY).  There are plans to offer an online version.

Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) and the New York Times Knowledge Network team up to offer some online courses and certificates.

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Technology

Microsoft plans to purchase Skype.  Will this amazing service remain . . . amazing?

May 6, 2011

May 06, 2011 By: Paul Category: Outside the USA, Technology Comments Off on May 6, 2011

What an historic week!  If you have been following current events, then the basis for this exclamation is rather obvious.

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Technology

Using Skype to attend class — while traveling from Alaska to Georgia.

. . . The road trip to Georgia took the family more than two weeks because of stops to visit relatives. They drove more than 4,000 miles and spent five days on the ferry from Alaska to Washington. Eusebio had to plan around her class times, making sure she was somewhere with an Internet connection.

She Skyped in from a variety of places including her mother-in-law’s house in Los Angeles; a public library in Jacksboro, Texas; a hotel parking lot at Fort Stewart, Georgia and finally from her new home in Hinesville, Georgia. . .

Now that’s commitment.  It also demonstrates much flexibility on the part of the university.
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Outside the USA

Please see this long but informative piece on the distance learning scene in Great Britain. A couple case studies are included about non-UK residents.

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Have a super weekend!

May 4, 2011

May 04, 2011 By: Paul Category: Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on May 4, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Montana State University:  Master of Science in Environmental Science, “fully online”.  Additional new opportunities are also available at a distance through MSU.

Park University (MO): Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Technology

Investopedia via the San Francisco Chronicle: “6 Free Ways To Learn New Job Skills“.

April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011 By: Paul Category: Bogus Degrees, Technology Comments Off on April 18, 2011

Technology

Question of the day: “Can a college degree earned on an iPad be as good as one earned in the Ivy League?

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Bogus Degrees

According to this report, diploma mills are on the rise, again.

April 4, 2011

April 04, 2011 By: Paul Category: Community and Technical Colleges, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on April 4, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Southern New Hampshire University: Bachelor of Arts in History.

Grand Valley State University (MI): Master of Education in Educational Technology, “completely online”.

Lock Haven University (PA): Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification.

Adirondack Community College (NY):  Associate of Science in Business Administration.

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Technology

Mashable checks out Skype in the Classroom.

March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011 By: Paul Category: Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on March 24, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Central Florida: new, online Master of Research Administration.

The two-year, 36-credit-hour program will be offered completely online beginning in the fall.

Vanderbilt University (TN):  new Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) in a hybrid-style, weekend format.

The program models an Executive MBA weekend format with each course meeting three weekends per semester and supported by distance learning technology.

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Technology

Calling all computer nerds.  University of Maryland, Baltimore County now offers online security training in conjunction with the EC-Council.  Schedule is here.

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011 By: Paul Category: Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on March 17, 2011

University of Nevada, Reno: new Executive Online Master of Business Administration.

Roberts Wesleyan College (NY): new online Master of Science in Health Information Administration.

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Thinking about a degree major or career change?  Perhaps consider information security.

Dice.com, a national job-listing website for technology professionals, has more than 1,300 information-security jobs listed – a 54 percent increase from this time last year, said Tom Silver, senior vice president for Dice.