Online Degree and EdTech Blog

January 17 2018, 9:33AM PST

New Admission Tool Helps Students Find Online Schools

The process of finding an online school can be grueling. You have to sift through website after website looking for schools that offer the programs and amenities. But, even if you're interested in a school, it doesn't mean that that school will be interested in you. Because of this, many students are stuck shelling out application fees for five or ten schools, hoping that they'll get accepted into at least one of them. However, according to eMediaWire, a new college [Read More]

Life Balance: Cant get no Satisfaction?

Do you consider yourself to be happy? You would be surprised to know that many Americans are NOT happy and do not know how to become happy. Does happiness depend on choosing the right career or having a high paying job?

As a country, we are richer than ever. Yet surveys show that Americans are no happier than they were 30 years ago. The key problem: We aren't very good at figuring out what will make us happy.

We [Read More]

Careers & Ideas: Looking to Switch Careers?

Did you get started in a career that didn't turn out as you had planned? This happens to many intelligent people who worked towards a career that they later found out they did not like or were not suited for. Instead of being stuck in a job you don't like or can't do well, you should take the leap and switch careers. This might sound like a scary idea, but with a little faith and guidance you should [Read More]

Things to Know about Pre Employment Testing

So you have earned your college degree and are ready to dive in to a corporate job. Did you know that your eligibility for a particular job might hinge on more than just the interview?

Pre-employment testing is on the rise. In the past five years, 60% of companies have increased their use of workplace-behavior assessments, according to a survey of more than 500 human-resources professionals at U.S. companies from Spherion Corp., a staffing firm based [Read More]

Careers in Healthcare Rank High

Are you interested in a career in Healthcare? Healthcare professionals are in high demand and there are many great opportunities. Here are some of the top healthcare jobs and salaries according to US News.

Not surprisingly, nine of the 25(top) careers in the U.S. News list are in healthcare. Physician is one, although the lengthy training and thicket of regulations governing medicine are dimming the allure. Other healthcare jobs require far less training, have better hours, and offer the same satisfaction [Read More]

Overrated Careers? Some May Surprise You..

Some things are not as they seem. When it comes to earning your degree, make sure you know what is in store for you. Some jobs require long hours, tedious tasks or battles in bureaucracy. This might cause some jobs to lose their luster after a bit. US News reports on some overrated careers:

It looks glamorous on TV. Or you've got an uncle who does it and seems to like it. Or you heard you could earn a [Read More]

School Review: UMassOnline


The University of Massachusetts was founded in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1863 as the Massachusetts Agricultural College and later became the University of Massachusetts in 1947. University of Massachusetts has five campuses based in Massachusetts in the cities of Amherst, Worchester, Boston, Lowell, and Dartmouth, as well as online. Their online campus, UMassOnline, has been awarding online degrees since 2001.

The same instructors that teach at the University of Massachusetts' campuses teach the college's [Read More]

U.S. Grad Schools Soon to be Revitalized

A recent report issued by the Counsel for Graduate Schools calls for the revitalization of U.S. graduate schools in order to make the country more competitive in the global economy. The U.S. currently has the world's strongest graduate school network, though some countries are quickly advancing toward it. According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this report offers the following suggestions about revising U.S. grad schools:

The report lobbies for a 10% increase in federal funding for graduate [Read More]

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