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In-Demand Human Resources Degrees and Specializations

Human resources departments are typically tasked with a number of important roles in regard to building and maintaining the workforce. While small companies may only have a single human resources generalist, large organizations tend to hire specialists.

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Selecting an Online MBA Program
Selecting a Distance Learning MBA or Masters Program

Fortunately for these non-traditional students, a non-traditional learning format is easily accessible. Distance learning programs, which allow students to pursue studies outside the classroom, are readily available from many traditional universities as well as some schools dedicated solely to online coursework.

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Distance-Learning Student Profile
A Snap Shot of Today’s Distance-Learning Student

Whether they are pursuing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, “typical” distance-learning students are similar to traditional students in their desire to improve themselves and their career opportunities – and online programs are making it possible.

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States with the Highest Percentage of Online Graduate Students
Recent Studies Explore Distance Learning Course Enrollment and Popularity

The Plains Region boasts the highest percentage (23%) of total online students, followed by the Southwest (20%) and the Rocky Mountains (18.3%). At the other end of the scale are the Mid East (7.9%), New England (7.4%) and Far West (7%)

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5 Popular Undergraduate Degrees Adults Can Earn Online

The accessibility of high-speed Internet and availability of online programs has given working adults greater opportunities to advance their educations in a wide variety of fields. And online instruction means you can still manage home, job and family responsibilities while pursuing your bachelor’s degree.
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Tuesday, Jul 08 2014 11:00 AM

Teachers Take Time to Advance Classroom Skills

ccording to the study, 71% of absences can be attributed to sick or personal leave. The second largest category was professional leave when teachers must take time from their classrooms to pursue professional development as well as specific school-related or district-related business. This type of leave accounted for 20% of days teachers were not in the classrooms.
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Monday, Jul 07 2014 11:00 AM

What it Costs to Take the Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

While once only offered by a handful of campuses, online programs are now offered by colleges and universities across the country. From private four-year colleges to Ivy League powerhouses, the availability of online programs is spreading like wildfire.
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Thursday, Jun 26 2014 02:00 PM

Adult Learners Guide to Choosing an Online College

For working professionals, seeking a college degree while continuing in their profession may seem difficult. However, online degree options help make college programs convenient and attainable.
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Tuesday, Jun 17 2014 12:00 PM

Online Education Facts and Myths

An estimated 4.6 million students are taking at least one online class and 96% of traditional universities offer at least one class only available online. In addition, half of the 4,500 brick-and-mortar universities now offer online degree programs
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Monday, Jun 09 2014 09:00 AM

Everything You Need to Know About TED and TED Talks

TED Talks has become one of the most popular speaker series, with more than 1 billion downloads of TED Talks speeches since they were placed online.
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Sunday, Jun 08 2014 09:00 AM

Online Education & Distance Learning Articles, Tips, Guides for Online Students

Web-based classes are increasingly common, so online education articles and distance learning guides are now an important part of the U.S. News University Directory resource center. Advice on picking the right program, tips about how to succeed in an online classroom and announcements from leaders in the field – it’s all here. Take advantage of these valuable distance learning articles now!