On the surface, Baby Boomers may seem to be an unlikely demographic for online education, but according to Jarita Westbook-Caspers, an NCU Enrollment Advisor, it can actually be the ideal path to a degree for older students.
Dr. Enoch Osei obtained a PhD in Business Administration from the NCU School of Business and Technology Management in 2015. He shares his NCU experience and his opinion on the benefits of NCU’s one-to-one teaching model.
Northcentral University has military students around the world who are using their hard-earned GI Bill® benefits to pay for higher learning. And with our flexible approach, NCU is helping students take full advantage of their benefits, making us a very GI Bill-friendly atmosphere. But understanding how these benefits work can be challenging. So here are six GI Bill facts to help you achieve your academic goals.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) v. Professional Doctorate
For aspiring doctoral students, the first decision you make will prove to be one of the most important. When it comes to choosing the best doctorate program for you, how do you decide between a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Professional Doctorate?
Have you ever heard of transactional distance theory? When I recently read the latest issue of the Journal of Online Doctoral Education, I came across an article by Stephen L. Benton, Ph.D., San Li, M.A., and Ron Brown, M.A. titled, “Transactional Distance in Online Graduate Courses at Doctoral Institutions."
If you're anything like the average online student, you may have already experienced the traditional classroom environment in which interactions between students and faculty are often confined to time before and after class or predetermined office hours... What happens though when that relationship transitions into an online environment? Do the roles change or evolve?
Quality is one of those ambiguous words that gets thrown around a lot, but how does one define quality? When it comes to defining a quality online doctoral program, for example, there hasn’t really been a specific formula in place to help guide the development of new programs.
The field of education is changing rapidly. We all see it. The master’s degree has become the new bachelor’s degree, students now have the ability to earn a doctoral degree online, and even the most traditional universities are branching into the world of online graduate education. New research is required to keep up with these trends and to study and identify what works, what doesn’t work, and where the world of possibility may take us next in online and graduate education. As a result, there is a distinct need for platforms presenting research in these advancing areas of education.
Education has evolved over the years - whether it's due to changing classroom technology, online degree programs, charter schools or any number of other modern shifts. Although today's education field might look a little different than it did 10 or 20 years ago, its importance hasn't changed.
Since its beginning, online education has been criticized for its struggle to facilitate quality collaboration in the virtual classroom. In an effort to combat its critics, pioneers in the industry have tried almost anything – from required learning teams, to the adoption of discussion thread posts and conference calls, and even overhauled learning management systems.
The days of earning a broad education are long gone. Now is the time to focus your education and choose the right school and accompanying program that will take your career in the direction you want it to go.
Northcentral University offers a variety of online certificate and degree programs from the bachelor degree level through the doctoral degree level in the fields of Business, Education, Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy.
Higher education is one of the best investments you can make.
Northcentral University offers a variety of degree programs and non-degree programs with their own admissions requirements and tuition costs. Learn more about the admissions process, our competitive tuition rates and how you can finance your higher education goals.
The things that make us different - also make us better.
All schools should be committed to the success of their students. But it's how we go about it that not only makes Northcentral University different from many of its counterparts, but in our opinion, make us better suited to truly serve you.