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How ‘Elite’ Universities Are Using Online Education
News from Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription):
After years of skepticism, higher education’s upper class has finally decided that online learning is going to play an important role in its future. But what will that role be?
Recently, conversations about “elite” online education has revolved around the free online courses, aka MOOCs, which Stanford, MIT, Harvard, and dozens of other top universities started offering several years ago. But it soon became clear that high marks in those courses would not translate to academic credit at the institutions offering them (or anywhere else).
So how exactly does online education figure into the future of elite higher education? Judging by what we’ve seen so far, the answer can be divided into three parts.
1. Free online courses for everyone.
MOOCs are the McMansions of online higher education — capacious, impressive-looking, and easy to supply to the masses once professors have drawn up the blueprints.
Families who wa…………… continues on Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
Online MBA program will launch this summer at Caldwell University
News from NorthJersey.com:
Thinking about advancing your career? Changing careers? Do you want to earn a higher salary? Are you a business owner looking for tools and know-how for growth and global appeal? If you can relate, you might want to consider earning an MBA this summer, and still find time to tan.
Caldwell University is offering online MBA courses that will allow you to complete your degree totally online or in addition to on-campus courses. A Master of Business Administration is one of the most valued credentials in the business world. In fact, just having the degree can be a powerful marketing tool that announces your knowledge and expertise.
If you’re one of the many college graduates who always thought they’d eventually obtain an advanced degree, now just may be your time. While you may believe a master’s will greatly benefit you professionally, you may be worried about all your other competing responsibilities. Caldwell University understands that your educational dreams have to align with your life in order to become reality. Its new 100-percent online MBA program does just that, and you can begin as early as this summer.
* Accelerated seven-week course
* 100-percent online or combined with on-campus classes
* General track or accounting concentration
* Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Co…………… continues on NorthJersey.com