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Online Degree and EdTech Blog

September 25 2017, 3:18PM PDT

Judging the Reputability of an Online School

Unfortunately, just like in every other business, there are colleges out there that begin with one goal in mind: offer a mediocre education and charge high fees. These "diploma mills" will give you a diploma, for a heavy fee, and confirm your diploma with potential employers. However, the learning you'll receive will be sup-par at best, and you may find that you're horribly unprepared to enter the workforce in your field.

In order to avoid diploma mills, consider this advice from [Read More]

Interview: Kathaleen Reid-Martinez, Ph.D. & Robert L. Waltz, Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University

Kathaleen Reid-Martinez, Ph.D., Vice President for Non-Traditional Programs and Experiential Learning joins us to discuss distance education at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Also joining the discussion is Robert L. Waltz, Ed.D., Director of Enrollment, Recruiting and Retention for Adult and Professional Studies.

Tell us about the distance learning programs offered at Azusa Pacific University.

APU offers more than 140 courses online and currently has a major academic initiative to develop additional high quality, [Read More]

Is an MBA Worth the Money?

Many students that are considering pursuing an MBA ask themselves this question prior to enrolling in graduate school: is the cost of an MBA worth the end-result? In part, the answer depends on how hard you work, what type of program you enroll in, and the state of the economy upon your graduation. However, many studies show that MBA graduates earn significantly more than their non-MBA holding business professionals. Consider this advice from Hobsons' MBA Central:

At a time of global [Read More]

Interview: Andrea Henne, EdD., Dean, San Diego Community College District

Andrea Henne, EdD, Dean, Online and Distributed Learning of the San Diego Community College District joins us to discuss distance education.

Tell us about the distance learning programs offered through San Diego Community Colleges.

The San Diego Community College District's online courses are offered by its three fully accredited colleges: City College, Mesa College, and Miramar College. We also offer online courses through Continuing Education, the non-credit division of the San Diego [Read More]

Interview: E.J Anderson, Rio Salado College Online

E.J. Anderson of Rio Salado College College Online joins us to discuss their distance learning degree programs.

Tell us about the distance learning programs offered at Rio Salado College.

Students at Rio Salado College have a variety of degrees and certificates to choose from. They can take their general education requirements, earn an occupational certificate or enroll in one of Rio Salado's more than 450 online courses. Degrees offered at Rio [Read More]

Ways to Save Money While in College

Finding sources of paying for you college education can be a nightmare. There are hundreds of grants and scholarships to apply for, and, even when you get the financial aid you need, it's not always enough to cover your living expenses. Therefore, it's important that students know how to stretch what little money they have. Consider these money-saving tips from CollegeScholarships.org:

  1. Get a free checking and savings account. The bank will nickel and dime you on dumb stuff like too many [Read More]

Interview: Dr. Melinda H. Reagan, President, Amberton University

Dr. Melinda H. Reagan, President of Amberton University joins us to discuss their distance learning degree programs.

Tell us about the distance learning programs offered at Amberton University:

Before we talk about the specific degree programs offered by Amberton University, I would first like to give some insight as to the profile of Amberton University and our distance learning philosophy. Amberton University is a fully accredited, private, upper-division and graduate university. The purpose statement for [Read More]

Online Healthcare Degrees Remain Most Popular

As the baby boomer generation had aged, the demand for qualified healthcare providers has compounded. The result has been a boom in healthcare jobs as well as those interested in the field of healthcare. Colleges that offer online degrees have noted this phenomenon with the high enrollment numbers in their online healthcare programs. According to USPRwire:

With the continuing shortage of qualified professionals in the news, health care programs remain at the top of the list for students seeking an online [Read More]


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