Online Education News

Andrews University begins accreditation for Master of Public Health Program

Health & Wellness

This summer, Andrews University applied to begin the accreditation process of their Master of Public Health in Nutrition and Wellness degree program, through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). In late September, they learned that their request had been approved. The accreditation process includes a two year self-study and submission of a self-study document, followed by an onsite peer review by an independent team from CEPH. In the Department of Public Health and Wellness, professors Gretchen Krivak and Fiona Lewis are conducting the self-study, along … [Read more...]

Berklee College of Music to offer online bachelor’s degrees

Berklee Online

On Tuesday, October 7, Boston's Berklee College of Music will begin accepting applications for a new online music degree program that will commence in the fall semester of 2014. Berklee is the first non-profit music institution to offer online bachelor's degree programs, and at less than half the price of traditional, on-campus studies, the programs offered are relative bargains with tuition of just $16,500 per year. Learning from the Music Industry’s Woes "Berklee has learned a lesson from our front row seat observing the music industry, namely, lead the change or … [Read more...]

Northeastern University Launches Online Course Module: U.S. Political Conventions & Campaigns

The new educational website that is going to be launched by Northeastern University is set to be a very exciting one. The new course, "U.S Political Conventions and Campaigns" has been developed to cover the presidential campaign and the national political conventions which will be taking place in Charlotte and Tampa, and it will not only be made available to professionals within the field of education - it will also be open to members of the public and students who are interested in taking the module. Educating New Voters on the Process of the Political Campaign The … [Read more...]

Florida’s ‘Online U’ Could Be Nations First Online Public University

There are currently discussions underway concerning a new online university based in Florida that might be opened to the public, under the name “Online U”, and if all goes well, this institution will be added to the 12 universities that have already been established in the area. With universities such as MIT and Harvard already opening up their courses to online students, the stigma associated with online qualifications is set to be overturned. Institutions such as this are coming as a breath of fresh air due to the rising need of education within all professional … [Read more...]

India’s Online Education Market Predicted to Grow to $40 Billion

In recent years, India has come to be known as fertile grounds for educational opportunities, with 1.2 billion people within its country falling into the target market for services relating to education. While the online education market within this country is currently worth around $20 billion, this number is set to double by 2017. Anil Sonkar, the LoudCloud Sysrems Chief Technology Officer states that there are drastic changes that are expected to take place within this industry within about 3 years, and this is promising to be a very exciting and rewarding period … [Read more...]

Gates Foundation Grants $9 Million in Support of Online Education

Online colleges and programs have proven to be effective avenues of opportunity for students seeking to further their education, especially those that do not have the resources to register at land based institutions. While these programs have proven to be effective, the Gates Foundation is striving to build on the viability, integrity and the appeal of these alternatives to traditional universities, by investing in the future of the online qualification. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced that they are going to be investing $9 million into programs … [Read more...]

Champlain College Faculty Member Explains Her Path to Online College

For some, attending an online college is intimidating or not the "comfortable" route to go. People, especially adults who went to a campus college many years ago, perceive college as the brick-and-mortar buildings and classrooms with instructors who stand in front of you and verbally feed you information. The idea of doing all of this on a computer may seem strange – there are no classrooms, no white boards for the teacher to write notes or draw diagrams on to explain their ideas. Prospective online students who haven't experienced an online college, and are still … [Read more...]

Howard University to Offer an Online Executive MBA

An online education is one of the most chosen modes of study in today's day and age. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that online study allows for a large amount of flexibility in terms of time as well as offers more control over the duration and intensity of the course. Statistics show that more and more students are choosing to engage online study options through traditional as well as online schools. Here comes Howard In keeping with this upward trend, Howard University has announced the start of a brand new curriculum for their online degree option. … [Read more...]

Idaho High School Teachers Still Fighting Online Classes

According to the New York Times, the fight is not over for former military Marine, Ann Rosenbaum, who served in Iraq and survived an incident with a car bomb. Now a high school teacher at Post Falls High School in Idaho, Rosenbaum is facing a new fight. A statewide plan that may put teachers on the sidelines and turn high school classrooms into distance learning facilities has created an uproar with teachers like Rosenbaum and many parents, too. While many teachers prefer the ability to incorporate technology into their teaching, some think that moving toward a drastic … [Read more...]

New Study – Students Prefer Online Classes to Traditional Classes

It's no secret that online college classes have become more popular over the past decade; the amount of the enrollees has more than doubled each of the past three years and the trend is steadily increasing. According to the News and Sentinel, students are actually showing a tendency of taking online college classes over traditional ones when both methods are available. In fact, it is estimated that one in three students across the nation take at least one distance-learning class per semester due to the sheer convenience of this learning format. Elaine Allen, a … [Read more...]