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March 7, 2011

March 07, 2011 By: Paul Category: Education, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Technology, Unique Online Degree or Certificate Comments Off on March 7, 2011

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: new online Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program.  More information.

New Jersey Institute of Technology: new online Master of Science in Civil Engineering, “specializing in Leadership and Management, with two graduate certificate options in Construction Management or Project Management”.  Embanet-Compass is a program partner.

Bethel University (MN): new online Certificate in International Baccalaureate (IB) Education. “Entirely online” and the world’s first such certificate, according to the university.

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New website alert: “College on your terms“.  Lots of interesting information there.

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It appears Texas is serious about a $10,000 bachelor’s degree.

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Yes, gas prices have affected many of us lately.

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A short essay on how universities are responding to social media.

March 4, 2011

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

Wheeling Jesuit University (WV): new online Master of Educational Leadership.

Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidosa: online computer/network security classes.  “A certification program will follow.”

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When employees take control of training.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: “How Skype Is Changing the Interview Process“. And let’s not forget all the contributions this wonderful app makes to distance learning.

Social media webinar coming to Drury University on March 8

February 24, 2011 By: Paul Category: Private Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on Social media webinar coming to Drury University on March 8

Information here, and a detailed cost comparison here.

The 3 graduate credit-hour webinar runs for 8 weeks.  Students needing a few grad-level elective hours may want to give this opportunity a serious look.

February 24, 2011

February 24, 2011 By: Paul Category: Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on February 24, 2011

GetEducated.com releases the 2011 online RN to BSN nursing degree rankings.

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Scholarships are now available for Creighton University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D), which may be earned at a distance.

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Online short courses via the IEEE eLearning Library.  Some courses are free.

February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, For-profit Watch, Military, Name Recognition, Outside the USA, Private Colleges and Universities, Reserve/National Guard, Technology, Veterans Comments Off on February 11, 2011

An online breast surgery degree?  Yes, although not totally.  As one University of East Anglia professor states: “80% of the work will be done online and 20% is practical”.

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Online graduate certificates offered by Stanford University are now eligible for reimbursement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

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President Obama is pushing a wireless broadband initiative.  And seriously, stay tuned, as this plan could prove beneficial to many Americans.

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More for-profit college complaints out of Florida:

…Florida’s attorney general is currently investigating eight for-profit colleges, which have been the subjects of 183 consumer complaints. Two-thirds of the complaints were against two schools, Everest University and Kaplan University, which both operate large online programs out of Florida

February 9, 2011

February 09, 2011 By: Paul Category: Bogus Degrees, Private Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on February 9, 2011

B2C Marketing Insider dissects Southern New Hampshire University’s online MBA in Social Media Marketing.  It’s worth a quick read, for sure.

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That master’s degree, which just set you back $20,000 — and oh, by the way, let’s not forget those little extras such as books, transportation, and a huge chunk of your life —  can be purchased from a degree mill for roughly $5,500.  Annoyed, yet?

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Drop by US News and World Report University Directory when time permits.  The publication has also developed an online education section on the usnews.com site.

January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 By: Paul Category: Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on January 26, 2011

Using iPads as a replacement for textbooks.  A test group composed of University of Notre Dame students says yes.

Never too old: “We had someone in his 80s once who completed an online degree”, Maureen McCormick, University of Iowa Division of Continuing Education.

O’Reilly School of Technology, which teaches IT-related, online courses, and awards CEUs from the University of Illinois, adds two new online certificate programs.

January 19, 2011

January 19, 2011 By: Paul Category: Community and Technical Colleges, State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on January 19, 2011

National Park Community College (AR) announces more healthcare-related, medical records training available online.  The price is right.

A cheap computer in every British household?  That’s the goal.

A much-needed (and strongly advised) web course from University of California Irvine: “Navigating Organizational Politics“.

January 18, 2011

January 18, 2011 By: Paul Category: State Colleges and Universities, Technology Comments Off on January 18, 2011

Graduate degree programs at Chadron State College (NE), including those offered online, receive lots of attention in this report.

The Great Textbook Dilemma.  On one hand, this article states “75% of college students prefer print textbooks“.  But on the other, e-books are all the rage these days.

December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 By: Paul Category: Money Matters, Online Education, Outside the USA, Technology Comments Off on December 16, 2010

True globalization: Using Skype to teach American college students German language classes — from Finland.

Student money: Online degree the way of the future.”

According to this report, USA internet connectivity ranks 25th in the world.

Dr. Charles M. Lyons: “At all costs, avoid defaulting on your college student loan“.  Great advice.