Higher Education

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.

A UMass Love Story 20 Years in the Making

Before the “romantic” days of swiping left or right to find that special someone on your phone, the “old school” way of meeting people through friends, colleagues or while attending college was really the only option.

Celebrating all things romance and love, we are taking you back 20 years – sharing a UMass love story about one of our very own.

Meet Som Seng, UMassOnline Director of Marketing, who shares how she met her now-husband and forever #MCM, Jay, 20 years ago while they were both undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

What is AACSB Accreditation and Why Does It Matter?

What is AACSB Accreditation and Why Does It Matter? Take a look at the reasons why choosing a school with AACSB accreditation is so important.

How Teachers Can Support Students by Earning an Autism Studies Credential

Teachers face unique challenges with students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Learn how to support these students by earning an autism studies credential.

Higher Education in 2017

We can’t believe another year has flown by as we enter 2017! Looking ahead, there are topics that we believe will be front and center in the coming year. Here are our predictions for higher education in 2017.

 

Elementary School Children Look to the Future of Higher Education

Here at UMass we like to hear stories about schools providing children with a path leading them to higher education. It’s essential for children to learn the importance of higher education at an early age to provide them with a head start. The Pitt County Schools of North Carolina will start a new program called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). This program was originally geared towards high schoolers, but with the hard work of the school and Sugg-Bundy Elementary School in Farmville, NC will receive $500 to implement this program for all fourth graders in the coming weeks.

El Paso TEDx Focuses on Advanced Degrees and Post- Secondary Education

There is an ongoing debate about higher education and whether there is value in having a bachelor’s or master’s degree versus additional training geared towards a specific skillset. Some argue that the return on investment for higher education is not worth the price tag. However, at a recent TEDx in El Paso Texas, a prominent local businessman explained just how important it is for individuals to receive an advanced degree to help the local economy.

TIME for Affordable Education

With the presidential election only two months away, topics such as education continue to be in the forefront of the debate – especially among democrats. Senator Tim Kaine recently wrote an article for Time Magazine on Affordable Higher Education, and in the piece he describes how different the educational landscape is now compared to when he attended college in the 1970s.