Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire

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Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire Northwood University unveils new graduate certificate program - Midland Daily News Mesa Community College veterinary technology students training in CPR - Your Valley University of Tennessee: All you need to know about Engineering Management - Study International News Spalding University stands out in Louisville by offering on-campus and online bachelor's in financial planning, master's in business communication - GlobeNewswire Posted: 21 Jan 2021 11:38 AM PST LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During a time of uncertainty

Will online degrees become more 'legitimate'? - BBC News

Will online degrees become more 'legitimate'? - BBC News


Will online degrees become more 'legitimate'? - BBC News

Posted: 25 Nov 2020 12:00 AM PST

Still, questions remain about of the impact of online degrees. Will they make the same impression as in-person degrees? Will the ubiquity of online learning devalue traditional degrees? Hollands at Teacher's College also wonders if in-person degrees will become exclusively for wealthy students, meaning campus-based programs may end up signalling a student's status instead of a 'better' degree.

But Hollands says that rather than being a threat to traditional universities, online studying could be an opportunity. "If these universities establish online offerings and attract a new set of students who would never have attended in-person anyway, then they can increase their income stream," she says. "I don't think traditional colleges are going away, but I do think that there'll be more growth in the online area than there will be in the on-campus area."

It's perhaps still too early to say just how much the pandemic will transform online learning. The answers may lie in how accommodating a country's educational culture is to the online-learning shift; as Hewitt of the Higher Education Policy Institute points out, some models of higher education, such as those in the UK, are more resistant to online degrees. But as evidenced this year, change can come quickly.

Coursera CEO Maggioncalda says once the pandemic ends, he expects even traditional universities to continue their new use of blended learning ­– a mixture of online learning and hand-on training. McMaster's Puri adds that there is still scope for further innovation, which could 'change the space very rapidly'.

As for Gomes Leitao's fears about her degree being taken seriously, experts say she may well have nothing to worry about. Hollands says, "I think what the pandemic will do is really going to blur the lines between online and brick-and-mortar degrees. People will be much less focused on 'was it online' or 'was it brick-and-mortar', and more focused on the brand."

Tim Harlow, chief commercial officer at Salt Recruitment in London, agrees it's the qualification that matters to employers, not the study location. "I feel an individual who has enhanced their knowledge in their own time, possibly over and above another employment, demonstrates great self-drive for improvement, which is positively viewed at all times."

edX and Coursera learning platforms - courses and price comparison - Business Insider - Business Insider

Posted: 12 Nov 2020 12:00 AM PST

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As online learning platforms continue to grow, there are more and more options for more accessible education. Whether you're looking to switch careers, pick up a new skill for your current job, or take classes for fun, many e-learning platforms offer both free classes and paid certificate programs that can be budget-friendly alternatives to traditional college.

Among some of the biggest platforms are edX and Coursera, which collaborate with prestigious universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and MIT to provide free or comparatively affordable online courses. Each lets users audit at least some classes for free, pay to earn certificates to put on LinkedIn or your resume, and complete longer certificate programs that can be used as cheaper college credits to work towards a full degree. 

Below is a comparison of both edX and Coursera's features, including the pricing for each.

Some Top Online MBA Programs See Applications Surge - Poets&Quants

Posted: 28 Nov 2020 09:18 AM PST

The online MBA degree continues to grow in legitimacy and popularity. Top business schools like the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management have all launched programs either within the past couple of years or not much before then.

Schools such as the University of Illinois Gies College of Business, meantime, have double-downed on its $22K online MBA and have seen applications grow from a few hundred to nearly 4,000 all within the past few years. But Illinois Gies, which declines to participate in rankings, isn't the only school to see some seriously substantial growth over the past few years. As part of our annual ranking of online MBA programs, we ask schools to report total annual applications and enrollment. For the first time, we've compiled three-year trends for most of the 47 schools ranked this year.

No other school has seen more growth in applications than the Jack Welch Management Institute, which has seen its application pool grow by more than 40% over the past three years. The online school named for the late and legendary CEO of General Electric has seen a three-year application increase of 3,414 candidates, surging 148% from 2,307 applications in 2018 to 5,721 this past year. Washington State University's Online MBA program saw the next biggest increase in applications, jumping by 111% to 611 applicants from 546 in 2018 to 1,159 in 2020. This year's No. 1 ranked school–Indiana University's Kelley School of Business–posted the third-highest growth in applicants, going from 572 applicants in 2018 to 1,013 in 2020, a 77% jump in percentage terms.

APPLICATIONS UP AN AVERAGE OF 81 OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS

Overall, applications to our ranked programs have gained by an average of 81 applicants since 2018. Among all programs to submit data, average applications have increased from 356 in 2018 to 437 in 2020. But the real surge came between 2019 when application averages dipped to 353 to 2020 when they lept to 437. Of the 38 schools to report data for 2018 and 2020, 24 reported application increases. Some schools, however, did see significant drops during that time. Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business had 180 fewer applicants in 2020 compared to 2018. American University's Kogod School of Business had 160 fewer applications and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School had 130 fewer applications.

While applications grew dramatically at many schools, that doesn't always translate to increased enrollment numbers. On average, the 38 schools to report entire three-year enrollment data had an average increase of just two students. Jack Welch Management Institute, for example, actually had 47 fewer students enroll in its online MBA program in 2020 compared to 2018 despite receiving an additional 3,400 applicants during the same timeframe. Washington State experienced the largest enrollment increase, gaining 448 more students into its program between 2018 and 2020. The University of Cincinnati had the second-highest student increase, going from 86 students in 2018 to 225 in 2020. Louisiana State University saw the next highest jump, increasing student enrollment by 118 spots.

Of the 38 schools reporting enrollment data over the past three years, 24 had enrollment increases, 13 saw decreases, and one stayed flat. Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School had the largest student population decrease, dropping 98 students between 2018 and 2020. UNC's Kenan-Flagler had the second-largest enrollment decrease of 85 students. Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business had 69 fewer students enrolled between 2018 and 2020.

See the next two pages for the entire application and enrollment data.

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UC online program ranked as one of the country's most affordable - The News Journal

Posted: 29 Nov 2020 03:56 AM PST

The University of the Cumberlands Online Master's in Special Education degree program was recently ranked as one of the most affordable in the country, according to an online website.

The ranking considered accreditation, exclusively online option and costs, according to a news release by The Top Education Degrees.

"The Top Education Degrees' mission is to provide the facts students need to find the degree programs that best suit their personal career goals. Our goal is to educate prospective students about everything they need to know as they embark on their dream educational careers," the release noted.

For the 50 most affordable online master's in special education degree programs, the company put together a list of nearly 85 colleges and universities — both non-profit and for-profit — which offer this degree exclusively online.

"We then researched each program to determine the estimated program cost for out-of-state students pursuing the degree online. Finally, we ranked each program from lowest to highest estimated program cost," according to an article on the company's website.

The University of the Cumberlands Online Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education ranked 12th on the list.

"With a student to faculty ratio of 15:1, the school offers an online Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education that is a 42 credit hour program, including coursework in special education evaluation and working with parents. The University of the Cumberlands offers an online graduate tuition rate of $315 per credit hour for this program. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges," according to the website.

The estimated program cost is $13,230. The University of the Cumberlands' previous ranking on the list was 8th.

For more information about the rankings can be found at https://www.topeducationdegrees.org/rankings/affordable-online-masters-in-special-education/.

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