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Gain New Skills in 2018

Posted by Karen Grossman on Mar 22, 2018 1:40:53 PM

New Job Skills for a New Year

If you’re making a fresh start this year, are job skills on your list? Maybe this is something to think about for 2018.

Employers look for specific skills when hiring and see critical thinking skills as a necessity, according to an article in eCampus News by Frank Connolly. Workers need to prepare for future jobs by demonstrating critical thinking, communication, emotional intelligence, and innovation.

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Topics: Career Advancement, Online Degree, Career Skills

Theatre 100: This Online Course is a Showstopper

Posted by Miranda Lim on Mar 19, 2018 2:45:35 PM

Your screen pulls back the curtains as you go behind the scenes of theatrical performances in THR100: Drama Appreciation. This undergraduate online course gives students a front row seat to an in-depth study of theatre as a dynamic, living art form — all from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Online Degree

How Kinesiology Students Juggle Career, Life, and Earning a Doctorate

Posted by Karen Grossman on Mar 8, 2018 12:59:14 PM

If you are like most people, the idea of earning a doctorate while maintaining a busy career and family life may seem like a far-fetched notion. Students and faculty from UNC Greensboro’s online Doctor of Education in Kinesiology (EdD in KIN) are proving it’s not.

Later this month at the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tenn., students and faculty will present “Keep Your Career, Earn a Doctorate, and Have a Life,” where they’ll discuss balancing doctoral study with work and life demands, as well as how they incorporate new knowledge into their professional practice.

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Peace and Conflict Student Learns the Power of Support

Posted by Karen Grossman on Feb 23, 2018 8:38:12 AM


When Neukisha Motsinger came across the online Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at UNCG, she wasn’t looking for a second degree. She was helping her daughter select her junior year courses. Motsinger saw the PACS courses and says it was like finding a missing piece.

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Coffee Shop Theme Perks Up an Undergraduate Microeconomics Course

Posted by Miranda Lim on Feb 16, 2018 11:56:33 AM

ECO 201: Principles of Microeconomics is an undergraduate economics course in UNC Greensboro's Bryan School of Business and Economics. More than 500 students enroll in the course every semester, taking the fully online version or the hybrid version, which combines face-to-face class meetings with independent online activities. With so much demand for this single course, faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Sarbaum needed a theme for the class that would allow students to relate the course elements to their real-world experiences. A coffee shop narrative was the perfect fit.

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How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever

Posted by Miranda Lim on Jan 10, 2018 9:16:04 AM


What resolutions have you made? Is this the year you’ll learn something new, expand your horizons, and grow personally and professionally? It can be, when you take an online class!

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Skills for a Changing Workplace

Posted by Karen Grossman on Dec 14, 2017 10:41:47 AM

As 375 million jobs around the world become automated by 2030, developing new skills and being flexible will prepare you for job shift.

Automated Jobs of the Future Call for Flexibility and New Skills

The future of the workplace is expected to make a big shift. Are you ready? Though millions of jobs will be replaced by automation, new ones will be created. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute says that as many as 375 million jobs will be automated by 2030. You may need to learn new skills to prepare.

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Topics: Online Degree

Collaborating on research from a distance in online EdD in Kinesiology program

Posted by Karen Grossman on Dec 4, 2017 8:41:12 AM

It’s not unusual for students and faculty to work together on research. Doctoral students regularly engage in this process while working with faculty on campus.

How does this work for students in online degree programs? In the fully online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Kinesiology program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, distance doesn’t get in the way of collaboration and support.

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Topics: Online Degree, Kinesiology

EdD in Kinesiology Offers Curriculum and Connection for NBA Team Athletic Trainer

Posted by Karen Grossman on Nov 10, 2017 1:07:03 PM


Casey Smith wanted a doctoral program that fit the demands of his job as head athletic trainer for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He desired the academic rigor that would benefit his current role and provide future opportunities, as well as a distance program he could complete on the road with his team.

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Topics: Kinesiology

Taking the Fear Out of Online Learning

Posted by Miranda Lim on Oct 26, 2017 8:46:43 AM
Cackling witches, shuffling zombies, eerie ghosts, online classes... Wait, what? Creepy ghouls aside, online learning is nothing to be afraid of! Here are a few reasons why.
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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Online Degree