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Continuing education online: this ain’t just basket weaving

January 25, 2012 by Bob Prout |

First, let’s deal with the elephant in the room: yes, you CAN learn basket weaving online. But there’s more to continuing education online than learning arts and crafts. A whole lot more.

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It's never too late: North Carolina adult education goes online

January 18, 2012 by Beth Boyett |

When you're younger than twenty-something, you can't imagine it'll ever happen. But one day you wake up and discover I'm an adult! Yikes! Where did time go and why didn't I take advantage of my opportunities? Is it too late to get my education?

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WHAT'S THE RUSH? Is an accelerated college degree for you?

December 28, 2011 by Bob Prout |

Why would anyone want to earn a traditional 4-year college degree in only 3 years? You may ask yourself if all that acceleration is really worth it.

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Lessons from the Pharmaceutical Trade

October 26, 2011 by Coventry Kessler |

When I developed training programs for the pharmaceutical industry, they taught us that drugs are promoted on four features: safety, efficacy, cost, and convenience.  All else being equal, convenience trumps everything else. That’s why so many medications come in once-a-day pills. They’re

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When Good Isn't Good Enough

October 19, 2011 by Beth Boyett |

In his recent column, "How Did the Robot End Up With My Job" (October 1, 2011), Thomas Friedman talks about a changed world, first sharing an anecdote about doing book reviews for television. He shows up at the studio, is greeted by a rent-a-cop security guard, and is ushered in by a college

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