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The Importance Of Online Learning For Professors

We know the many reasons why online courses appeal to students—from the flexible hours to the affordability, they are a great alternative to traditional classes. But why do professors choose to teach online?

It turns out that teaching online is just as beneficial to professors as taking the classes is to students. Here are a few reasons why teaching online is becoming more popular with professors:

Can Student Debt Be Eliminated?

Is a debt-free college education possible? If a group of United States legislators have their say, then student loans could be a thing of the past. A rally took place on Capitol Hill last month featuring Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, among others, who said making a college education attainable for everyone would give equal opportunities to all Americans and would grow the middle class.

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UMass Online Program Spotlight: Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

This week we are focusing on the area of criminal justice and wanted to highlight one of our online programs in the field – Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Fall '15 Course Registration

Fall course registration opened officially on July 1st and we are excited for students, both new and old, to sign up for the expansive array of classes being offered this coming semester!

UMass Online Course Spotlight: Personal Finance

For over 30 years, one of my passions has been personal financial planning. When I first came out of graduate school – way back in the early 1980s, I was fortunate to land a job as a planner at E.F. Hutton and Company, a Wall Street based investment banking and brokerage firm known for its advertising tagline: “When E.F.

Congratulations Class of 2015

Congrats, Grads!

We want to wish our accomplished class of 2015 a very happy graduation! Whether they studied online, or in a classroom throughout our five campuses, these 17,000 graduates are joining the University of Massachusetts alumni network. UMass has a network of nearly 500,000 alumni located throughout the world.

UMass graduates are scientists, writers, public officials, artists, entertainers, athletes, business people and government officials.

UMass Boston: Online Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Research

The University of Massachusetts Boston's 15 credit online Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Research is designed to provide a coherent body of knowledge in the fundamentals of systematic evaluation and exposure to  cutting-edge knowledge. This certificate prepares individuals to evaluate programs, practices and institutions in a broad array of fields, including education, health and human services, criminal justice and community  development and planning.

UMassOnline Welcomes New UMass President, Martin Meehan

UMassOnline is thrilled to see the recent appointment of Martin T. Meehan as the next president of the five-campus, 73,000-student UMass system. The Board of Trustees unanimously selected Chancellor Meehan, who has served as the Chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, for the past eight years and has guided the school to a remarkable rise in rankings with the US News & World Report.

Welcoming 2015 Commencement Speakers

It is graduation season and the University of Massachusetts has compiled an outstanding list of commencement speakers, scheduled across all five UMass campuses. World renown writers, actors, politicians and scientists will all be giving the commencement speeches for the 2015 graduating classes!

UMassOnline Launches New Website

Along with spring-cleaning there is out with the old and in with the new! We at UMassOnline would like to announce the launch of our newly renovated website. Better than ever before, adopting a fresh, modern feel it is our hope that students across all campuses will feel at home on the new website

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