Walden University Adds New Psychology Specializations to Online Master’s and Doctoral Programs(0)
Touro University Worldwide Begins 2011 Fall Term with International Students Now Enjoying Access and Opportunity Through Online Learning(0)
WEST VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011 – /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Touro University Worldwide (TUW) online master’s degree programs are off to an energetic fall start. The four TUW master’s degree programs include students from around the world.
“TUW educates adult learners from all walks of life, giving them access to a quality education that each can apply to his or her professional development or to a career or transition with the stature and benefits of a master’s degree,” said Dr. Bernard Luskin, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Worldwide.
The distinctive nature of each program and the accessibility of being completely online provide students a flexible new opportunity.
“The Marriage and Family Therapy Program with the academic courses online adding face to face internships accessible to working adults with complicated lives is unique. Face to face therapy internships are done in local settings. Students are working together worldwide. New students are located in Canada, China, New York, Los Angeles and New Mexico,” said Dr. Luskin.
“The MBA program is fully online and reaching mainstream America. The Media and Communications Psychology program is popular with PR, advertising, marketing, journalism and publishing professionals. The Organizational and Leadership Psychology program is captivating association executives plus many interested in developing and leading non-profit organizations,” continued Luskin
“TUW offers 21st century courses and 21st century opportunity. Touro University Worldwide is an example of quality higher education, opportunity and new career options for adults with busy lives,” added Dr. Gregory Zerovnik, Director of the online MBA program.
Touro University Worldwide (TUW) is a division of Touro College Los Angeles accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). TUW courses are 3 units each, offered in 8-week terms. The next term begins on October 31, 2011.
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Additional information is on the TUW website at: www.TouroW.edu.
Touro University Worldwide (TUW)
Touro University Worldwide a division of Touro College Los Angeles, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). TUW presently offers online Masters’ Degree Programs in Business (MBA), Organizational and Leadership Psychology, Media and Communications Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. For program and enrollment information, visit: www.TouroW.edu.
About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and its Touro University Worldwide branch are accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/media/.
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Deltak Partners With Boston University To Deliver Online Master Of Social Work(0)
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 15, 2011
Deltak edu, Inc., a leading provider of online higher education services, today announced it has partnered with Boston University to provide marketing and recruiting services for the School of Social Work’s online Master of Social Work with classes beginning in August 2011.
Deltak will apply its experience and expertise to rapidly introduce Boston University’s online Master of Social Work into the market, while meeting the institution’s expectations for highly qualified enrollments. Deltak offers a full service partnership model that, in addition to marketing and recruiting services, includes: strategic planning, online course development, faculty development and support, and student retention services. This proven partnership model has been refined with the successful launch and continued support of over 90 online degree programs with other prestigious colleges and universities.
“Boston University has been a pioneer in delivering online degree programs and is an excellent example of how high quality campus-based programs can be converted and taught, with equal rigor and success, to online audiences,” said Craig Pines, President and CEO, Deltak. “Deltak’s focus on quality, and our commitment to both our partners’ success and their students’ success make for a strong strategic fit, and we are pleased that BU has chosen to partner with Deltak in this endeavor.”
A growing number of colleges and universities are entering the online market. Many of them are choosing to enter into partnerships, allowing them to focus on delivering quality degree programs while benefitting from the knowledge and scale of their partners, resulting in increased enrollments and brand expansion.
“Boston University has a proven track record in providing high quality distance learning to a sophisticated clientele worldwide ? through engaging and participatory courses, supported by committed faculty and student services staff,” said Jay Halfond, Boston University’s Dean of Metropolitan College & Extended Education. “I am thrilled to now be working with Deltak on this exciting online venture. Together we will take social work education to a new level.”
A recipient of the Sloan Consortium’s Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education, Boston University has established itself as one of the top providers of quality online higher education. Currently, more than 3,000 BU students tap into their full learning potential from a distance, using the latest interactive technology and online learning tools to access 26 graduate-level degrees and certificates, three doctoral degrees, and a bachelor’s degree completion program.
About Deltak edu, Inc.
Deltak has been an industry leader and innovator in higher education and online learning for more than 15 years. Through collaborative partnerships, Deltak works with traditional colleges and universities to expand the reach of their master’s, doctoral, and bachelor’s degree programs, bringing the unique mission of each partner institution to new audiences and increasing both enrollments and revenue. Deltak’s partners benefit from their expertise and capabilities in market strategy, operational management, marketing, student recruitment, student retention services, faculty support, and online course development. Together, Deltak and its partners innovate to succeed in an increasingly competitive and dynamic higher education market. Visit http://www.Deltak-Innovation.com for additional information about Deltak.
About Boston University
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.
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Local Bryan County students finish degrees(0)
Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its summer 2011 class during a ceremony Aug. 6 at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
CBC announces first online degree program, Mabee Challenge Grant(0)
A new, start-to-finish accredited online degree program and a challenge grant for future construction prompted a press conference Monday at Central Baptist College. Two degrees will now be available through the college’s “enrollment to degree” online program, which uses a student’s rented or owned remote proctor.
Dr. Gary McAllister, vice president of academic affairs, presented the virtual proctor prototype like those to be used in the program to attendees at the Mabee Student Services building Monday. He also explained its role as offering convenience to the student and contribution to accreditation success.
“An online student may use a librarian as a proctor, but that librarian does not know the actual identity of that student, or that librarian could be the student’s aunt,” McAllister said. “There’s no guarantee with the situation.”
The Securexam Remote Proctor is a device roughly the size of an office telephone that online students may rent or buy, which has the ability to authenticate the student’s identity, to record a testing room with a rotating camera, and to control browser settings to reduce a student’s ability to cheat.
“The primary purpose of offering distance-delivered courses and programs at Central Baptist College is to provide access to students who cannot attend face-to-face classes on campus,” McAllister said. “Some live too far from campus, and others have scheduling conflicts that prevent them from taking the classes they need. Distance-delivered courses can resolve these issues.”The slogan for the new degree program is “college at your convenience.”
The proctors will be available for purchase for the student at around $200, and the college is still working to develop a possible rental solution.
The school has offered online courses with its degree programs, though never has a CBC student been able to complete their degree using online courses alone.
President Terry Kimbrow said the school’s online studies program was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
He added the program’s approval by the group was a “major accomplishment” for the school, which will have “a profound impact upon the institution.
McAllister said Monday he believed the offering of a fully online degree at CBC was the only one in the state by a private, non-profit, accredited regional college.
“You can start and complete a degree at CBC from anywhere in the world,” he said.
UOG to launch Online Master in Education Degree Program(0)
Guam – The University of Guam received approval on August 16 from the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to offer its first full degree program online.
“The Master of Education with a Specialization in Reading Program addresses a critical need to strengthen language and literacy teaching in public schools in Guam and throughout the region,” said UOG Senior Vice President Helen Whippy.
Catherine Stoicovy, PhD, a faculty member in the School of Education designed the curriculum and is the driving force behind the program and its success in passing through the WASC approval process. “This program offers the same rigor and academic quality as a face-to-face academic program, yet offers the convenience of online learning that fits the schedules of busy professionals in the field of education who hold fulltime jobs.”
While UOG offers several individual courses online, including a new online Chemistry course this fall, this is the first full online degree program to be offered to the public. “We will begin to recruit students for the program this fall with implementation in Spring 2012,” said Whippy. Interested individuals can view program courses at www.uog.edu.
“This is fantastic news for the University, for students on Guam, and throughout the region,” said UOG President Robert A. Underwood. “When we launch the program in January of 2012 it will be an auspicious beginning to our 60th anniversary celebration which begins in 2012 and underscores the progress we have made as an institution over the last six decades.”
In her speech to faculty Tuesday during Fall Convocation, Whippy also set the goal of putting 50% of general education courses online by the end of the academic year.
Online college to offer scholarships(0)
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Capella University, an Accredited Online University, Forms Educational Alliance with AlliedBarton Security Services(0)
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AlliedBarton Security Services, a premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has formed an educational alliance with Capella University(http://www.capella.edu). Capella is an accredited online university** that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults. Under the alliance, AlliedBarton employees and their immediate family members* are eligible for reduced tuition at Capella. As of June 30, 2011, more than 38,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella, with 31 percent enrolled in Capella’s doctoral degree programs, and 47 percent enrolled in Capella’s master’s degree programs.
“Our company strongly embraces employee development and learning,” said Rich Cordivari, AlliedBarton’s vice president of learning and development. “This alliance is important because we are committed to creating a culture of customer-focused leaders, providing strategic learning and development opportunities, and supporting our more than 4,000 employees who are veterans.”
*Family member discounts are not applicable for residents of Florida.
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About Capella University
**Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.
Preparing For Graduate School Courses From Online Degree Programs–Financial Aid Options And Benefits For Current Workers(0)
Some students who may have graduated college in the recent months could be entering into the workforce but be in a position where they also want to pursue a graduate degree, but there are also many men and women who are currently in the workforce or who may be unemployed and are also looking at furthering their education as a way to help them with their career. In some cases, many of these graduates or workers are looking at online universities as a way to help them pursue a graduate degree, but financial assistance and the benefits that may come from using an online degree program are still areas of uncertainty for many workers.
Essentially, online graduate degree programs that will help workers pay for their costs through financial aid packages may not be something that workers have currently explored, but for young men and women who may also have graduated college with debt related to student loans, if a graduate degree is to be pursued it may require that financial assistance be offered so that more debt is not gained. However, questions still surround the online university world as to whether financial assistance is available or if there are benefits for men and women who are currently in the workforce but want to pursue a graduate degree.
While there are options for financial assistance to help graduate students through an online degree program, there may also be benefits that some workers may see as well. One of the main reasons that current employees will use online degree programs is that it will better fit into their schedule and, as a result, they will be able to continue working and attending classes without having to take courses on a traditional college campus. However, not all men and women may benefit or be able to use an online degree program to pursue a specific graduate degree, but those who are in a position to benefit from accredited online university courses for distance education classes made available directly from major universities do also stand to take and manage financial assistance as well.
Popular options like Pell grants can be helpful for students who are pursuing an online degree but recent changes in graduate school program funding, as a result of the debt reduction talks and legislation that were going on weeks ago, may make graduate school assistance from federal sources more difficult to come by in the future. Yet, some online universities, and traditional universities that offer online degree programs, can be of help in this area as students may be able to get an institutional financial assistance award through either a scholarship or grant. Also, workers may want to check with their employer to see if they will help them meet certain costs when they pursue a graduate degree as there are still some businesses that will either meet a percentage of or the entirety of a student’s financial aid costs.
Yet, some consumers may further benefit by focusing on an online graduate degree, as long as it’s accredited, in that they may not only have financial aid options, convenience when it comes to completing coursework, but some online university degree programs may be more affordable than a traditional graduate degree program of a particular university. However, potential students need to remember that if they want to get financial aid for a graduate school online degree program they will have to do a great deal of research, talk with financial aid professionals at their university, and make sure that they consult resources that may not only offer generalized scholarships and grants but may help men and women in their specific field of study pursue a graduate degree
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