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Direct Assessment Degree Programs Offer Students New Ways to Learn

Instead of measuring student learning by credit or clock hours, this model uses direct assessment. In other words, once the student demonstrates mastery of the material, he or she moves ahead.

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IOS 8 Updates for Teachers
New IOS 8 Updates Teachers and Educators Should Know About

The iOS updates from Apple provide easier sharing of documents and also easier Airplay set up and sharing, among other features.

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Classroom 2.0 Website Profile
Classroom 2.0 Website Keeps Teachers and Educators Up-to-Date on Classroom Technology

The idea behind Classroom 2.0, which calls itself “the social network for those interested in Web 2.0, social media and participative technologies in the classroom ... with more than 79,000 members from 200 countries," is to provide teachers a place to share knowledge with educators around the world.

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Fast-Growing Master’s Degree Professions
Fast-Growing Professions That Require a Master’s Degree

There are seven professions that require a master’s degree, pay strong wages and have an expected job growth rate of at least 30% between 2012 and 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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What it Costs to Attend the Best Online MBA Programs

Having an MBA is beneficial for several reasons. Having an MBA degree can help professionals either advance in their current career path or start an entirely new business route. Furthermore, professionals who have their MBA have the chance to earn higher wages. MBA programs also help individuals learn leadership skills, teamwork skills, strategic thinking and confidence.
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Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 09:00 AM

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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Friday, Jul 18 2014 11:00 AM

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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Wednesday, Jul 09 2014 11:00 AM

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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Wednesday, Jul 09 2014 09:00 AM

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

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!