Blog

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.

Fancy Shmancy

If you're going to miss the mark, make sure you do it for good reason, that's what I say. However, that isn't the reality when it comes to online learning. Life and responsibilities get ahold of us all and due dates come and pass. Finding a way to prioritize your assignments is key to a successful semester.

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.

See and Hear from UMass Online Students at Recent Graduation Ceremonies

This is a wonderful time of year for most no matter where they are or what they are doing. But perhaps no time or place can be more memorable and important than a spring graduation ceremony for its marking of a major life achievement. That probably explains why a growing number of UMass’ online students find a way to ‘go traditional’ for a day and join their colleagues on campus to acknowledge an achievement that carries life- and career-changing implications.

Beyond the Stats of Mental Health Month

It first occurred 64 years ago. That’s when, in 1949, the month of May was first officially designated as Mental Health Month. This year, the focus is on the mental health of young people. Some of the stats are staggering: An estimated 22.1 percent of Americans ages 18 and older-about 1 in 5 adults-suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 Mental disorders can also affect children. According to the National Mental Health Association (NMHA), mental health problems affect one in five young people.

A Massive OOps Calamity

A planned, tuition-free, six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) intended to reach more than 40,000 students recently unraveled in six days, the reasons for which are painfully detailed in a report from The Washington Post. But as if this online disaster were not bad enough in its own right, guess what the course was intended to be all about? Ready? “Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application.”  That’s right! It was a program designed to teach the fundamentals of how to create an online course.

UMassOnline Founder and Former UMass President Jack Wilson on “Innovation in an Era of Disruptive Change”

Dr. Wallace E. Boston is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Public University System (APUS) and its parent company, American Public Education, Inc. In a recent blog post, he filed a report about a University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (GSE) conference entitled “Innovation in an Era of Disruptive Change.” At this forum, attendees heard from Dr. Jack Wilson, President Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts, who spoke on the topic: “Evolution or Revolution: Everyone Wants Universities to Change but Exactly How is Not so Clear.”

University World News Reports on US and Global Quality Assurance Initiatives

There are two points to this post. One, as the headline suggests, is about the growing wave of educators worldwide seeking to continue and enhance quality assurance programs, especially now in the light of open education movements, online learning developments and trends, and, in general, what it means to become educated in ways other than through the traditional system.

Pages

Degree Finder Course Finder Request Information 877-MY-UMASS