- They're Accredited
Well, not all of them, but many are. Accreditation by a reputable agency is your guarantee that the college or university you're considering can deliver the high-quality education it promises. It assures quality control.
Transitioning from one career to another can be challenging, so we're sharing some easy ingredients employers have told us make a career change candidate stand out.
Are you thinking about returning to college and enrolling in an online degree program? If so, are you curious who your classmates are likely to be if you do? We've outlined the answers for you in the infographic below.
Navigating an online degree can get complicated, from understanding the technology involved to taking the right course at the right time, to making sure you apply on time to graduate. Using Academic Advising and checking in regularly with your online academic advisor is the best way to ensure you do what you need to when you need to - so you can graduate at the best time for you. It can also help you avoid pitfalls, like withdrawing from too many courses, running out your financial aid, or going over the total number of credits required for your degree.
Writing for your course's discussion board is not like posting on Facebook, Twitter, or the comments section of news websites.
Posting on the course discussion board isn't quite like writing a paper either, but it's close. It counts toward your grade and furthermore creates your most visible portrait in the class. The following tips will help you demonstrate good discussion board etiquette with both your professor and your classmates.
Any time a college or university course requires group work, coordinating it can be a challenge. Especially when all group members are online students and dispersed around the world, that challenge grows exponentially. To make sure you're prepared for that class requiring a group project or other group work, I've outlined some tips for making it a successful experience.
UNCG's Division of Continual Learning (DCL) conducted research with the Educational Advisory Board (EAB) to identify in-demand workplace skills that employers in the Triad, Triangle, and Charlotte metropolitan areas of North Carolina seek in their college graduate employees. More than 36,000 job posting created between May 2012 and April 2013 were reviewed and ten specific in-demand workplace skills were identified.
UNCG Musicology Professor Kailan Rubinoff and UNCG's Division of Continual Learning (DCL) are developing MUS 329: History of Rock, an online course, for Fall 2014.
In MUS 329, students will consider rock music's connection to historical, political and social contexts. "Music will be the lens through which we'll try to understand broader historical and political events...such as the Civil Rights and anti-war movements, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001," Rubinoff says.
If you’re passionate about serving others and currently work or volunteer with a nonprofit organization, you may be considering moving into a leadership role. Furthering your formal education so you are knowledgeable about the operational responsibilities of leading a nonprofit organization can prepare you to be a strong leader. Unique operational responsibilities for nonprofits include: