Ecampus ranked top ten online degree program

Ecampus ranked top ten online degree program

Each year the U.S. News and World Report publishes a ranking of the nation’s top universities, programs and degrees, and for the past four years, Oregon State University’s Extended Campus, or Ecampus, has been awarded a top ten spot in the online Bachelor’s degree division.  Ecampus offers courses and full degree programs on an online platform to both current OSU students and individuals looking to enroll without travelling to one of OSU’s campuses. Currently, Ecampus offers more than 1100 online courses in over 100 subject areas, 22 undergraduate degrees and…

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3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

One major difference between traditional and online education is the amount of face-to-face interaction among students and faculty. In a classroom, students engage with their instructor in person on a regular basis, while an online program primarily connects instructors and learners virtually. Some online degree programs address that lack of face-to-face interaction by implementing live, or synchronous, class sessions. Instructors teach in real time, and multiple students communicate and participate through videoconferencing. Student attendance in live online courses may or may not be required. Live online courses enable students and instructors to communicate seamlessly…

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When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

For some students, an online degree alone may not be enough to fully meet their career goals. This was the case for LaShelle Morrison, a fifth-year student pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology partially online at the University of Iowa. “I am most interested in teaching and helping others to teach better, whether that be K-12 instructors or even faculty at colleges – so understanding how teaching works the best for various types of people in different populations,” says the 39-year-old. Beyond her degree program, she has earned two graduate certificates, both of which included…

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Now, private institutes can issue degree in employable skills

Now, private institutes can issue degree in employable skills

The Maharashtra government has decided to allow private institutes to issue degree instead of certificates in employable skills. Till now, thousands of vocational training providers (VTP) have been offering certificates under various programmes initiated by the skill development department. Now, applications will also be invited to convert certificate courses into degree affiliated to various institutes of the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Senior officials said they hope the number of private partners willing to impart training to the youth will reach 9,000 once they are allowed to…

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3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

3 Benefits of Online Degree Programs With Live Classes

One major difference between traditional and online education is the amount of face-to-face interaction among students and faculty. In a classroom, students engage with their instructor in person on a regular basis, while an online program primarily connects instructors and learners virtually. Some online degree programs address that lack of face-to-face interaction by implementing live, or synchronous, class sessions. Instructors teach in real time, and multiple students communicate and participate through videoconferencing. Student attendance in live online courses may or may not be required. Live online courses enable students and instructors to communicate seamlessly…

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Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Colleges and universities are seeking ways to reach more students, and bring in more money. One way to do that is to hire an outside company to market and support online programs. That company recruits students for online degrees branded with the name of that university. Among universities in our state, Michigan Tech and Michigan State University have arrangements like this for some classes. Professors at Eastern Michigan University, however, are pushing back against such an arrangement between EMU and a for-profit company called Academic Partnerships. Judith Kullberg, a professor of…

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Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Thirteen senior fish farm staff from five salmon farming companies have enrolled in the NAFC’s new professional development programme in Aquaculture Management. The 13, including seven from Shetland salmon farms and six from elsewhere in Scotland, are the first to enrol in NAFC Marine Centre UHI’s new degree-level Technical Apprenticeship in Aquaculture Management. This programme is the first of its kind in the UK and has been developed by the NAFC in response to demand from Scottish fish farming companies to enable experienced staff to gain a qualification in senior management while…

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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. Also read: IITs fine-tuning seats available for programmes as per popularity IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace. The…

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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

TwitterGoogle+Reddit Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. Also read: IITs fine-tuning seats available for programmes as per popularity IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace….

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IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

IIT Madras is offering M. Tech degree through distance learning

FacebookLinkedinTwitterGoogle+Reddit Getting a degree from one of the most prestigious engineering colleges, and that too without attending classes in the campus, is about to become a reality. Also read: IITs fine-tuning seats available for programmes as per popularity IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative. In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace….

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