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Note Taking: Writing vs. Typing

Let's just say note taking when you are in online class can be a little different than when you are taking an on-campus class. Most of the information tends to be on a computer screen as opposed to listening to a professor lecture. We know note taking is important. It is said to help you retain information a lot longer than if you just listen or read. I came across this infographic that actually shares some great tips for best practices in note taking.

UMass System Launches 23 New Online Programs in FY 14

In a press release published today, the University of Massachusetts was proud to announce they have vastly expanded their online program development. The campuses developed a total of 23 new programs to add to the online offerings in FY 14. Click here to read the full press release.

Experience...What To Do When You Need More

Are you taking your degree online or in a blended format, but want more hands on experience? No worries! Most degrees require an internship to be completed so you can actually get some “hands on” experience in the field. A lot of students typically get nervous in their studies when they actually do not work in the field and cannot relate to the other students experiences in the class.

Developing Leaders in Education

UMassOnline recently added a new blended degree from UMass Amherst, Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Geared to benefit aspiring or current teachers, coaches, instructional leaders, department chairs, principals and many more. This degree will assist professionals with development of their current skills sets and focusing on enhancing contemporary leadership traits that can be used within an effective educational system of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Leading the Way with an MBA

Developing strong business skills is an imperative trait to become successful in any career path. Now you can hone in on those skills with the recently launched online degree from UMass Dartmouth, Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

The program is designed to provide students an education built on a balance between theory and practice that enables them to be successful in any business environment. It focuses on developing the skills necessary to manage any size enterprise from a sole proprietor firm to a global corporation.

University Without Walls Offers Four New Concentrations

The University Without Walls (UWW) at UMass Amherst has a large selection of different concentrations for you to finish your bachelor’s degree, but your choices have just expanded! UWW is now offering concentrations in Applied Psychology, Human Services, Health Studies and Writing. Each degree is available fully online and accepts your prior life & work experience as earned credit. The University Without Walls programs are perfect for working adults trying to complete their education while balancing a job and family. For more information, check out the program links below.

UMass Lowell Launches Online Bachelor of Arts in English Degree

Do you have a knack for writing? You might want to check out the recently launched online degree from UMass Lowell, Bachelor of Arts in English. The flexible and vigorous curriculum grounded in British and American literary traditions emphasizes in the study of contemporary critical methods, and in the regular practice of research and writing.

Making the Change with International Development

Most people would love to make a positive impact in societies around the globe. Participating in international assistance efforts not only helps other communities abroad but opens a huge knowledge base of what other poverty stricken societies really go through.

UMass Amherst Launches Online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

On the new online program news front, this just in from UMass Amherst: their online and blended Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM). This ten-course program equips engineers with the fundamental theory, management skills, and practical ideas needed to confidently pursue the growing number of engineering leadership positions across numerous industries.

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