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Online Graduate Certificate Focuses on African Studies

Posted by Karen Grossman on Sep 19, 2017 11:42:42 AM

Dr. Cerise Glenn says when she speaks about the Greensboro Four and the Sit-In Movement of 1960 to her students, something that strikes them is how young the protesting students were.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree, Post Bac Certificate

What's an Online College Class Really Like?

Posted by Karen Grossman on Sep 12, 2017 1:12:11 PM

When you think of college, you may imagine a sea of students in rows of amphitheater seating. Just like college classes can vary in size and scope, online learning comes in different formats. UNCG offers this flexibility in its online degree-completion programs.

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Topics: Online Courses

125 Years of Opportunity and Excellence

Posted by Karen Grossman on Aug 29, 2017 4:05:58 PM

For more than 125 years, UNCG has provided not only opportunity for its students, but also a path for achieving their goals. From its beginnings as a small woman’s college in 1892 to its current status as a nationally ranked leader, UNCG continues its growth with more than 250 bachelor’s, master’s, certificate, and doctoral programs. Now with 35 online programs, we’re bringing UNCG to you.

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Topics: Online Learning

HOW DESIGN THINKING APPLIES IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Posted by Karen Grossman on Aug 1, 2017 12:17:17 PM

You may have heard a lot about Design Thinking lately, but what exactly is it? Phyllis L. Fagell describes in an article in The Washington Post how design thinking is “a method of problem-solving that relies on empathy, observation and careful listening.” It’s a concept she has used for tricky parenting situations, observing her child to know what works best with his personality. She describes how it can help raise resourceful kids because the approach doesn’t lead to one right solution, but instead testing several ideas to find what works best.

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Topics: Online Courses, Design Thinking

NEW ONLINE BACHELOR'S PROGRAM DEVELOPS THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT

Posted by Mandy Byrd on Jul 27, 2017 8:45:32 AM

This fall, UNCG is launching a new online bachelor’s program for those with 24 or more transfer credits. It’s called the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Professional Studies, and it’s focused on developing relevant skills for the real world.

Research shows that employers are looking for a new kind of professional. It’s no longer enough to have depth in your area of expertise—you need the breadth to see and think from different perspectives. Developing this type of “T-Shaped Professional” is the foundation of the BIPS program.

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Topics: Online Degree

Employers Are Hiring College Grads Over High School Grads

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jul 20, 2017 12:06:17 PM

If you wonder whether you need a college degree, consider this article from GoodCall that says positions previously requiring only a high school diploma are now going to college graduates.

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Topics: Career Advancement, Online Degree

Fact or Fiction? Debunking Myths About Online Learning

Posted by Miranda Lim on Jul 6, 2017 8:40:19 AM

If you’ve never taken an online class before, you might be skeptical of the experience. Here are a few misconceptions we’d like to clear up to set the record straight.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Online Degree

Applying to Four-Year Colleges: What Community College Students Should  Know

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jun 14, 2017 1:01:01 PM

Applying to a four-year college or university may involve a few more steps than applying to community college, but don’t let the enrollment process scare you. There may be more boxes to check, but you can stay on task with admission requirements, deadlines, and application fees with some planning.

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Topics: Bachelor Degree, Transfer

EdD in Kinesiology Online Student Ties Social Work to kinesiology to Address Burnout

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jun 2, 2017 4:09:48 PM

It’s not every day that a social worker decides to get a doctorate in kinesiology. 

But for Eric Tucker, there’s a natural connection between physical activity and social work. That’s one reason he’s in the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Kinesiology program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, designed for practicing professionals seeking a doctorate in kinesiology focused on leadership, advocacy, and teaching.

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Financial Aid for Online Students

Posted by Karen Grossman on Jun 1, 2017 1:22:15 PM

 

A Guide to Financial Aid for Online Students

You’ve decided online learning is a great fit for you—flexibility, convenience, and lower costs. If you’re concerned about how to pay for those classes, consider financial aid. As an online student, you may be eligible based on certain criteria. See which loans and online programs qualify.

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Topics: Financial Aid