Online Learning

Is There Financial Assistance for Online Students?

Yes, financial assistance is available to students pursuing their degrees online, just like their on-campus counterparts. To understand the full scope and breadth of these options, it is essential to research all financial aid avenues at the federal, state and private levels.  By combining multiple forms of financial support, tuition costs can be significantly reduced.

These options include:

4 Tips on Selecting a Degree Program

You know you need to go back to school, but you are just not sure what to study. Does this sound familiar to you?

This dilemma is not an uncommon issue with adult learners. Sometimes it’s the awkward feeling of holding back and venturing off into the unknown that keeps us standing still. A lot of learners have been working in the same field for years, but are yearning to really pursue their passion.

Some great first steps to get the process in motion are:

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:

 

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.

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.

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