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Making a Digital Difference

To improve academic results, policymakers use research and data to make changes in what—and how—students are taught. Data gives insight into student’s lives, as well as what works and doesn’t work in today’s education. Most importantly, data identifies patterns that provides insights into educational outcomes.

Sitting vs. Standing In The Workplace

The controversy around sitting or standing while at work continues to grow. While many people firmly believe that the sitting disease will cause serious health issues (if it hasn't already), others think differently.

Did You Celebrate National Library Week With This Year?

Here at UMassOnline, we are all proud to support and celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians, as we would not be where we are today without them!

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions, and musical instruments. This brought a major concern to the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Book Publishers; in hopes to keep their organizations alive, the two organizations developed a plan for a National Library Week.

UMass Receives Funding For Student Scholarships

With many students unable to afford college, the University of Massachusetts just made it easier. With a $158 million supplemental budget approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor, $10.9 million will be distributed to the University of Massachusetts with $7 million of that dedicated for student scholarships.

How Women Find Their Voice in the Workplace

A recent article penned by Madeline E. Heilman a psychology professor at New York University, details the actions that women can take when they do not receive appropriate credit for their contributions in the workplace. Psychology Professor Michelle C.

Accessibility of Online Education for Students

Accessibility to education is a concept that continues to be challenged as policy makers and economists struggle to find a solution that provides affordable, quality education for all. In the 21st century economy a college degree is often synonymous to success, but many potential students are unable to take on the financial burden or the lack of flexibility of a traditional brick and mortar school.

Can International Students Apply For Online Programs Or Courses?

The University of Massachusetts incorporates diversity-related programming online for the entire community, and our programs are enriched by the unique perspectives and cultures of the international students. Students from over 70 countries attend the University of Massachusetts, and it is UMassOnline that makes it possible to further that diversity by increasing the accessibility of higher education to all corners of the Globe.

In order to be considered, international students are commonly asked to provide the following, but not limited to:

UMass Online Program Spotlight: Orientation and Mobility Graduate Certificate

For those interested in helping the visually impaired live independent, productive lives, being a certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist may be a great option for you!

Offered through The UMass Boston Graduate College of Education and supported by the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education (NERCVE), this certification is recommended to students who are passionate about assisting individuals who are blind/visually impaired reach their goal of becoming safe, efficient, and independent travelers.

UMass Lowell included in “Top 50 Best Online Master’s Programs in Education Management”

A master’s degree is a common requirement for a management position in the education field. We are excited to share that the University of Massachusetts Lowell is ranked one of the top 50 best online master’s programs in education management!

The Rise of Competency-Based Education

Time and time again the issue of accessible and affordable education is taking center stage this election season. Business leaders, educators and politicians alike are interested in not only lowering the cost of education but also providing students with a program that gives them the skills necessary to be successful in today’s job market. For many, the solution is competency-based education.

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