Unique, Nine-Week, Fully Online UMass Program Strengthens Organizational Leadership Skills

Leadership. What is it, really, and especially in the real world today? Why is it valuable? Does one have to be born with it, or can leadership skills be strengthened through learning?

New Research: Continuing Education Increases Employee Income and Corporate Productivity

Recently, an online site called onrec, which positions itself a global recruitment resource, posted a news story focused on a study of corporate attitudes toward the value and benefits of continuing education.

Just to be clear, according to the onrec report, the survey results were originally announced by The EvoLLLution, which is an online newspaper for people in higher education. The study itself was conducted, according to the onrec news story, by an independent firm.

Tips Online MBA Students Can Use to Find Mentors in the Digital World

At the “ONLINE EDU” page from U.S. News & World Report, writer Menachem Wecker, through various sources, discusses the challenges facing online MBA students seeking mentors they may never meet face-to-face.

Georgetown Study: Far Fewer College Educated People Faced Job Losses in Recession

Thanks to a recent article in The Daily Caller, attention is being given to a study and report from Georgetown University showing the link between recessionary job losses and the level of education attained by employees. While most people have long understood, even if only intuitively, that higher education is a pathway to better jobs and higher wages, the Georgetown study, as reported by The Daily Caller, makes a rather shocking additional finding: almost four out of every five jobs eliminated by the recession were held by people with a high school diploma or less!

New Survey: Business Studies Most Popular Among Online Learners

U.S. News & World Report recently featured the results of a survey by The Learning House, Inc., and Aslanian Market Research. Conducted to determine the most popular online programs, the survey and analysis involved responses from 1,500 current and prospective online students nationwide. It found that business studies holds the lead among online learners. But don’t let this finding sway you if, in particular, your interest is in healthcare or social sciences or other areas. As reported by U.S. News:

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Textbooks versus Technology: The Right Debate?

Here’s a Texas-sized story about an ongoing debate in the Lone Star state over textbooks and technology. It is a K-12 story but it is all about a major question we at UMassOnline face all the time: what is the best allocation of funds for technology; what is the right balance of new and traditional?