Showing posts with label Online degree programs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online degree programs. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Woman-to-woman advice on graduate school

There are many factors to weigh before attending graduate school. "Should I enroll in a campus-based program or an online program?" "What are the admission requirements for the programs I'm considering?" "How much will graduate study cost?" "What are the jobs for which my graduate studies will prepare me?" "How long will my program be?" "Is the program research- and theory-based, or professional-practice-based?" The answers to each of these questions provide a baseline for comparison.

If graduate school is on your radar, there are probably a million other things running through your head about where to go, what field of study is best for you, and how on earth you'll find time to spend with friends and family. As a woman who's been there -- and who's spent her career in education -- I wanted to give some words of advice to help settle the nerves and point you in the right direction.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Turning oppositions into opportunities: How Post University embraced online education

THEN AND NOW: Our 1980 Post College logo and name
has been updated to reflect our ongoing development
of our educational programs, including those online
Last week, we launched our interactive infographic showing the evolution of distance learning and online education over the past 120 years. It was part of our celebration of this year's National Distance Learning Week.

Although that infographic shows the industry's development of distance learning and online education, we also wanted to share and reflect on how Post University has made an impact on distance learning and online education over the years -- and in particular, how we've overcome some of the most common obstacles to embracing online education.

Distance learning has been part of the fabric of Post University since 1976, when we developed our first accelerated degree courses. To give you a sense of what was happening in the U.S. around that time, that was the same year Cray Research released the Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer. Jimmy Carter was elected president, and the Vietnam War had just ended the previous year.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to use Edmodo to teach math online

Hendree Milward faced some challenges when he first started teaching his math classes online at Tunxis Community College. He wanted to be able to have rich online discussions with his students, but he found math is a subject that doesn't lend itself as well to online discussion as other subjects, such as business, marketing, and politics, for instance.

In addition, many of Hendree's students have basic technical skills, so any educational technology he used had to require a low level of technical literacy. Hendree wanted to find a platform that would let him hold enriching online discussions with his math students, yet would be user friendly and secure. So he began using Edmodo.

For those who are unacquainted, Edmodo is a social networking platform for learning. Teachers can create networks for each course they teach. They can start topics for discussion, create polls, administer quizzes, assign homework and projects, and post grades. Students can write and respond to posts, take quizzes, and check on their assignments and grades. Edmodo also has a messaging system where teachers can message all their students, and teachers and students can message each other privately.