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August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on August 18, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

University of Guam: Master of Education with a specialization in reading.

Rutgers University (NJ): Mini-MBA focusing on web analytics.

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Active Duty Military

Unfortunately, funding may be cut to the Military Tuition Assistance program. But it’s not all bleak.

A likely compromise would return to the 75-25 split of tuition fees, with students shouldering the smaller portion, which was standard practice before the 2002 increase.

August 9, 2011

August 09, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, For-profit Watch, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on August 9, 2011

New Online Degree and Certificate Programs

Drexel University (PA): Master of Science in Business Analytics.

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Active Duty Military

eArmyU will close March 31, 2012.  Over 10 years, 64,000 soldiers benefited from the program.

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For-profit Watch

The US Department of Justice sues Education Management Corporation for fraud.  Four states have joined the lawsuit.

March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Community and Technical Colleges, Military, Reserve/National Guard, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off on March 21, 2011

State Colleges and Universities

San Diego State University: new online Graduate Certificate in Online Web and Mobile Application Development.

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State Colleges and Universities

The Evolutionary Online MBA“: An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the State University of New York Oswego Master of Business Administration.

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Community and Technical Colleges

Online learning opportunities should increase thanks to a new agreement between Pearson Education and Ocean County Community College (NJ).

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Military – Active Duty, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans

Excelsior College (NY) partners with the New York State Veterans of Foreign Wars.

. . . The Excelsior College and VFW education partnership provides discounted tuition rates to veterans who are VFW members and their spouses. The college enrollment fees for veterans who qualify for the partnership is cut from $395 to $130. Qualifying veterans taking at least six credits will also not have to pay a $440 annual student services fee and will have a one-time graduation fee cut from $495 to $130.

Annual VFW dues are $35. . . .

Any chance this opportunity could go national?

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February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Private Colleges and Universities Comments Off on February 21, 2011

Excelsior College (NY) implements a lower tuition rate for graduate students serving in the United States Armed Forces.

…In addition, Excelsior has reduced graduate-level tuition for Army personnel to $250 per credit, in line with Military Tuition Assistance limits. Reduced tuition is available to Army personnel enrolling for the March 2011 term. For personnel in other military branches, reduced tuition applies to the May 2011 term…

Good news, indeed.

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George Washington University (DC) announced last month it will open an online high school.  More and more “big name” colleges and universities are jumping into this market.

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

January 6, 2011

January 06, 2011 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Education, Military, Online Education, Private Colleges and Universities, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on January 6, 2011

PBS Teacherline receives more positive press in this piece.  Depending on where a student is enrolled, tuition is quite affordable.

Missourian: “Older students face challenges when they return to college“.  It’s all about the approach.

Calling all Airmen.  Troy University partners with the Community College of the Air Force on the new General Education Mobile program.

December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010 By: Paul Category: For-profit Watch, Veterans Comments Off on December 15, 2010

A breakthrough for veterans who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. 

Quote of the day from Amy Wilkins, vice president of the Education Trust: “These shysters“.

Another round of tuition discounts for military

December 08, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Reserve/National Guard, Veterans Comments Off on Another round of tuition discounts for military

Tuition breaks listed below should also apply to online programs.  Please check first with the institution.

Davenport University (MI): 25% tuition discount for active duty, dependent spouses, veterans, and retirees.

Marist College (NY): “25% tuition discount for Active Duty personnel and their adult dependents”.

Capitol College (MD): “Maryland National Guard members can receive a 50% tuition discount“.

December 7, 2010

December 07, 2010 By: Paul Category: Online Education, Reserve/National Guard, State Colleges and Universities Comments Off on December 7, 2010

Much more on the distance learning programs via University of Illinois at Springfield.

Students may complete a considerable portion of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at Santa Fe College (FL) over the internet.

Western Governors University (UT) offers scholarships for reservists and National Guard members.  (Hat tip: Melody).

November 18, 2010

November 18, 2010 By: Paul Category: Active Duty Military, Military, Online Education, State Colleges and Universities, Veterans Comments Off on November 18, 2010

In the Wall Street Journal, an interesting note about cheating in online classes.

…One study of 225 students at Friends University, a Christian university in Wichita, Kan., found students enrolled in online classes were actually less likely to cheat than those enrolled in traditional classroom courses. One possible reason is that students in online classes are more often allowed to work at their own pace, reducing the pressure to cheat to meet a test or paper deadline…

Wow!

Some GI Bill news from the Navy Times.

The number of collegiate-level online enrollments grew “by roughly one million in the last year“.

Green Bay Press-Gazette has more on the new University of Wisconsin eCampus.