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Online Universities Allow Professional Athletes to Balance School and Sports

Jaclyn Sweeney | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Jaclyn Sweeney

There's no reason for athletes or others with unpredictable schedules to feel as if completing a college degree is an unrealistic achievement. Online programs are a great fit for those of us who can't accommodate a traditional college environment.

The Next Online Challenge: ‘Virtualizing' the College Experience

Bernie Machen | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Bernie Machen

With bricks-and-mortar universities such as my own ramping up online degrees for undergraduates, we face another question crucial to their success: Is it possible to recreate the college experience virtually?

Back to School: My One Year BA Project

Jonathan Haber | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

I decided to go back to school this year, although rather than travel the well-trodden path of specialization by obtaining a graduate degree, I decided it was time to re-do my undergraduate BA, this time taking all the courses I never got around to the first time around.

The Massive Problem That MOOCs May Help Clear Up

Larry Goodwin | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Larry Goodwin

There are millions of working Americans who started college but didn't complete their bachelor's degree. After leaving, many took jobs in which they've succeeded, but now they can't move higher up the ladder.

Looking Beyond the Business of Higher Education, It's the Differences That Make a College Special

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

Overnight, it seems, our institutions of higher learning have become more akin to businesses selling goods and services than to that idyllic picture of times past contained in our memory. In addition to competition, other forces have been at work within our institutions.

Online Education: The Margarine of the 21st Century

Dr. Carlos Campo | Posted 01.16.2013 | College
Dr. Carlos Campo

Traditional higher education and the "synthetic" newcomer online education -- like butter and margarine -- will likely coexist for decades, but the rich flavor of tradition and reputation is likely to ensure that traditional higher education will be seen as the butter of academia.