Blog: 2015

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

 

The Program. The UMassOnline Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree expertly prepares students for a career in hotel, restaurant, or resort management. At the conclusion of the program, each student will have the skills and expertise needed for a management, marketing or operations positions in the hospitality industry. BestColleges.com has ranked the program #2 in the Top 10 Online Hospitality Management Programs.

5 Tips On How to Communicate With Professors Online

Earlier today I was speaking with a woman who was interested in finishing her degree online with UMass. However, she had one reservation. She thought since she would be taking her classes online that there would never be an opportunity to connect with her professors when she had questions. I continued to assure her that is far from true. Professors that teach online make themselves readily available for their students to contact them in many ways. Some prefer Skype and others a phone call. Majority of professors prefer email communication as the best way to get a hold of them.

Congratulations to UMassOnline Founder Jack Wilson!

We are pleased to share with you that Jack Wilson, UMassOnline founder/former CEO and former UMass President is being recognized for his dedication and hard work in the education field. Jack was named to the Online Learning Consortiums (OLC) 2015 class of fellows. The OLC is a member-sustained organization that works to advance online learning by offering resources like original research, instruction, publications and conferences.

UMass Online Course Spotlight: Accounting Information Systems

ACT 355 Accounting Information Systems which is an online course I will be teaching in the Fall 2015 semester.  I’d like to give prospective students an idea of what the course is like and my perspective as its professor.

4 Tips On Having A Successful Digital Interview

It is always exciting news when you hear that a prospective employer wants to see you for a job interview. Interviews are a great opportunity for the company to get to know you and for you to learn about the organization and the opportunity. But what if the company asks to do a remote or digital interview?

With the prevalence of software and apps such as Skype and FaceTime, digital/online interviews are becoming more common. While you don’t have to worry about traveling to an office for a face-to-face meeting, there are many things you need to do to ace a digital interview:

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate

The Program. UMass Lowell’s completely online Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate is designed to prepare students to understand autism and related developmental disorders. It also gives a background in psychology, education, child care, speech and language disorders, mental health and human services.

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.

The Truth About Online Education

Online education has evolved over the last few years. The idea of taking classes solely through your computer without the physical interaction of professors or other students has only taken hold in the mainstream for about a decade, so it’s not surprising that there are still many misconceptions about this growing type of education. Here are a few of these myths (along with a dose of reality to debunk each of them):

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