Blog: 2020

New Professional Skills Job Seekers Need Now

Recently, LinkedIn Learning analyzed which of its online courses are in high demand by professionals trying to keep pace with the ever-changing future of work in a post-COVID era.

According to the findings from LinkedIn Learning’s Head of Global Content Strategy, the data sheds light on what’s top of mind when it comes to entering a new era of work:

 

Regional Workforce Board Aims to Address the Commonwealth’s Workforce Needs in a Post-COVID Era - Part 1

Regional Leadership Supports A Strong Massachusetts Workforce

 

Top 6 Factors to Consider When Choosing Student-Centric Online Education

Choosing an online degree program can be overwhelming. Here are 6 tips to help you find the right student-centric online education for adult learners.

Prioritizing the Commonwealth's Workforce Development Needs through Online Learning

UMass Online and Mass General Brigham strategic partnership is primed to address healthcare workforce development in Massachusetts.

Workforce Development: We Need More Women in Senior Leadership Positions

A Q&A with MJ Ryan, Senior Director of Workforce Development & Economic Opportunity at Mass General Brigham who discusses how Massachusetts' largest employer is meeting the challenge to see more women in senior leadership roles in healthcare. 

UMass Lowell Receives 2020 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Inclusive Online Education

The University of Massachusetts has a longstanding track record of academic excellence – featuring faculty who are Nobel Pulitzer Prize winners and Laureates as well as being a pioneer in online learning for the past two decades.

Debunking 3 Misconceptions of Online Learning

When searching for the right online degree or course, there are so many options it can be challenging to find the one for you. As an adult learner and working professional, your time is limited and I am sure you aren't enrolling in online education just for fun but rather to learn a new skill or build on what you already know.

You need relevant and actionable solutions for real-world problems. To help you along your journey in finding the right online program, I would like to debunk three common misconceptions about online learning:

New Normal Series: How UMassOnline Staff Manage Working from Home During COVID-19

During a time when many parents have to adjust to working from home with children due to covid-19, I’m fortunate that UMass Online has always been flexible with allowing me to do this when I needed.

5 Tips to Staying Focused with Online Learning as an Adult Learner

As an adult learner, from the minute we wake up until we go to bed, we are continually connected to the outside world. Especially now living with a new norm as a result of COVID, many of us are able to remotely work from home thanks to technologies like Zoom but are also juggling the demands of family and so many other responsibilities that make it difficult to focus on your studies.

New Normal Series: How UMassOnline Staff Manage Working from Home During COVID-19

Establishing a New Normal
So far, I've really enjoyed working from home full-time. I share a home office with my dad (both of my parents live with us) so it’s been really great to have a quiet place to focus. For me, having a designated “office space” has been key. 

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