Walden University Adds New Psychology Specializations to Online Master’s and Doctoral Programs(0)
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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MSU Billings adds online accounting option(0)
Students asked for it, so Montana State University Billings is delivering it online.
Starting this fall, MSU Billings will add its newest online program, a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting option.
Even though the new program hasn’t been widely advertised yet, students are signing up.
“We’re very impressed with the response,” said Debra Johnson, an associate professor of accounting and business law who will be teaching some of the online classes.
Johnson, who is a CPA and an attorney, was named the top accounting educator in the state by the Montana Society of Certified Accountants in June.
The College of Business already offers a general business degree online, with about 160 students enrolled.
That’s one of about 30 online degree and certificate programs MSU Billings has.
The Billings program is the only online accounting degree offered in the Montana University System.
Because all core business and general education classes are online as well as several accounting classes, the college only had to put another six or seven more classes online to make the entire option available over the Internet, said Michael Campbell, accounting professor.
The online accounting program benefits a range of students, including those who don’t live in Billings and Billings residents with busy schedules.
“Montana is a large state and some students are place-bound,” Johnson said.
Other students who live in Billings may work 30 to 40 hours a week and have families, making getting to classes with set schedules difficult.
Even though they may be miles away from their professors, online students still frequently interact with those who teach the courses.
“We have a lot of tools to be in contact with students,” Campbell said.
They include e-mails, threaded asynchronous discussions, real-time online chats and extensive comments on students’ written assignments.
Among the things Campbell does is to have an online chat at the beginning of the semester so students can get to know others.
Online students also can drop by to talk with him in person.
Campbell keeps track of questions online students ask by email, He then sends out his answers to all students in the class. To make certain he’s covering topics students might be having trouble with, he keeps the questions and answers to send out to students taking the class the next semester.
While most online classes are taught by faculty in Billings, a few are taught by people living out of town. All instructors either have a Ph.D. or a master’s degree and extensive professional accounting experience.
With about 140 students, the accounting option is among the top three most popular programs within the College of Business.
Since Campbell came to MSU Billings in 1978, the school has graduated about 900 accounting students, most of whom went on to become certified public accountants.
Nearly all stay in Montana and many in Billings. Even during the recent recession, most graduates have landed jobs or went on to graduate school.
MSU Billings, which offered its first online classes in the fall of 1998, quickly became the leader in online education in the state.
MSU Billings accounts for 28 percent of the total credit-hour online courses taken by students in the Montana University System, which includes the state’s three community colleges, said Michael Barber, chief information officer for the campus.
In 2010, MSU Billings students took 29,997 credit hours in online classes. The next highest campus was the University of Montana in Missoula with 26,137 hours.
The number of online classes has steadily grown. In 2007, MSU Billings offered 183 online classes; in 2008, 236; 2009, 251; and 2010, 275.
Some students only take online classes, while others take both regular classes and online courses in the same semester.
Online classes fill up before regular classes because so many MSU Billings students work two and three jobs, making scheduling a big issue, Barber said
Online classes have an added $40 per-credit fee to pay for software that supports the classes.
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.
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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**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.
CUNY School of Professional Studies Announces New Online Degrees in Health Information Management and Sociology(0)
NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is delighted to announce that its new online Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management and online Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology programs are now accepting applications for the Fall 2011 semester. The Online Baccalaureate program enables students who have earned at least 30 college credits from any accredited college or university to complete their degree online.
Health Information Management
For further information or to apply, please visit www.sps.cuny.edu/online or call 212-652-2869.
Georgia Tech Creates New Online Master’s Degree in Information Security(0)
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The College of Computing today announced the creation of a new Master of Science in Information Security available online in a distance learning format, a flexible degree option for working information security professionals who want more than industry certification. Georgia Tech is the only university of its class certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education that offers the degree in an online format.
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EDU411 Adds Twenty New Online Business Degree Program Profiles(0)
New York, NY, October 14, 2009 — EDU411.org, a popular career and education portal website has expanded their selection of online education profiles with twenty new online business degree programs. EDU411.org is adapting to meet the needs of workers in today’s economy and the changing lifestyles of today’s professional employees in several key ways.
As all who keep up with the news in the United States understand, the job market is tightening and unemployment is on the rise.
The greater a worker’s education level, the more he or she tends to earn over the course of his or her working lifetime. Those with a Bachelor’s degree will earn, according to the U.S. Department of Education, over one million more dollars than a worker that has only a high school education.
For economic reasons, as well as to be competitive in the workplace, many workers find that it is to their advantage to get higher education. Even the unemployed are realizing the benefits of returning back to college. With the availability of financial aid it is now the perfect time to learn new skills or improve existing skills. EDU411.org makes it easier for people to find information about schools that offer online business degrees, as well as online MBA programs.
Online business degree programs are popular for several reasons. Online courses are much easier to fit into an already busy schedule than classes taken on a college campus. Online courses listed with EDU411.org can be accessed anytime of the day or night. In this way, many workers are able to keep working a job while completing an online degree program at the same time. There is also less expense involved with online study. Students only pay for tuition and books, and not parking fees and a host of other fees and dues that are common to campus students. Many online programs available through schools listed at EDU411.org offer credit for previous work and life experiences as well, so mature learners often find that they can progress through an online degree program faster than a traditional campus degree.
The twenty new business programs offered by EDU411.org consist of some of the most widely sought-after online business degree programs.
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