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Website of the week – Last Call

July 06, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – Last Call

No, not a website named, “Last Call”, but rather a graceful exit from this series.  It’s been a good run, needless to say; we’ve covered nearly 90 different sites over the past 22 months.

A decision has yet to be reached about a replacement for this weekly feature.  With that said, we leave you with a few “uncovered sites”.

Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance

Jonnie’s DL Page: US MBA – Regionally Accredited

degree.net

degreeboard.com

DegreeDiscussion.com

We’ve undoubtedly missed a few.  No offense intended.

Website of the week – AboutEdu

June 22, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – AboutEdu

As promised earlier, we’ll discuss AboutEdu.  My thoughts:

– AboutEdu appears “Non-advertiser supported”, and is a “dot org”.

– How can anyone not like the site’s focus on distance learning opportunities through community colleges?

– Breaking down tuition costs (i.e. “Under $100 p/unit”, etc.) into price levels really simplifies things.

– Disclosure.  Take a look at the following statement:

AboutEdu Disclosure: One of the principals of AboutEdu completed a course at Foothill College while attending Stanford University. The course was not offered by Stanford University at that time.

Too cool.

– After playing the pundit role for a few years, I have not seen such a comprehensive catalog of 2-year programs available online or via distance learning.

– The “Statewide & Regional Search Sites” page contains a treasure trove of state-specific information.

Out of 5 stars, AboutEdu may deserve 6.  It’s that good.  A fantastic, highly informative site.

Website of the week – e-Insights from Drexel University

June 15, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – e-Insights from Drexel University

found here.

Initial impressions look quite good.  The blog averages roughly two posts per month.  It is run by Dr. Kenneth Hartman, who also serves as a technology contributor to NBC10 in Philadephia.   

Website of the week – 123CollegeDegree.com

June 08, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – 123CollegeDegree.com

The title says it all.  However, let’s back up to an earlier “Website of the week” post from last August.  In it, we are introduced to the Big Three, CLEP, and DANTES courtesy of Lawrie Miller’s site: bain4weeks.com.

Material presented by Joshua Graham, the author of  123CollegeDegree.com, complements that presented by Miller quite nicely.  A couple aspects about 123CollegeDegree really stand out.  First, it is written from the perspective of a service member.  But this shouldn’t scare civilians away.  Despite some military jargon interspersed at certain points, Mr. Graham goes into considerable detail when describing his own degree quest.

The author saves the best for last.  On his “Final Words” page, Mr. Graham combines many wise words with considerable practical advice. 

Altogether, 123CollegeDegree is an excellent read, needless to say.

Website of the week – Military MBA.net

June 01, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – Military MBA.net

It’s probably safe to say that Military MBA.net primarily targets servicemembers.  But information on this well-designed site applies almost equally to civilians.

The degree programs page is broken down into sections: Campus-based MBA Degree Programs, Online MBA Degree Programs, Executive Degree Programs, and many other classifications.

While the distance learning section may seem a bit light, it’s also interesting to note that all programs listed on the site are offered by not-for-profit colleges and universities.  Definitely worth a bookmark.  

Website of the week – Postponed

May 18, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – Postponed

The website of the week will return next week.

Website of the week – NPO Management Programs

May 11, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – NPO Management Programs

The nonprofit management sector has recently gained a notable amount of exposure.  An informative site which tracks such education programs is maintained by Dr. Roseanne Mirabella of Seton Hall University.

Known simply as Nonprofit Management Education, the site contains a wealth of information focusing on the sector.  And distance learners are not left out.  A section for online programs is also included.

Website of the week – LLM Guide

May 04, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – LLM Guide

We have sort of an outside-the-mainstream choice this week: LLM Guide.

LLM Guide covers Master of Laws programs offered around the world.  After a quick glance, it appears US-based distance learners have a few options provided by some very good schools, both domestic and foreign.

Be sure to check out the program-specific forums.  The University of Alabama forum, for example, sees a fair amount of activity.

Website of the week – Running late

April 27, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – Running late

Coming up soon.

Update: We’ll have to postpone this until next week.

Website of the week – MS e-Campus

April 20, 2009 By: Paul Category: Website of the Week Comments Off on Website of the week – MS e-Campus

The Magnolia State enjoys a website centering on collegiate-level distance learning: MS e-Campus, or Mississippi Electronic Campus.

As far as site design goes, MS e-Campus represents one of the more visually appealing creations out there.  But unfortunately,  beauty is only skin-deep in this case.  What this site has in looks, it lacks in content.

Perhaps a better name for MS e-Campus might be University of Mississippi and University of Southern Mississippi e-Campus.  Out of 8 state U’s, only courses from these two schools are listed.  This comes despite the fact that Mississippi State University runs one of the more active — if not the most active — academic outreach/continuing education departments in the state. 

A little TLC could transform MS e-Campus into a really nice resource.  Are the site administrators listening?  We’ll see.