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Online Education Booming for Baby Boomers

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.

Caspers knows from experience. She is a Baby Boomer who graduated from NCU in 2014 with a Master of Education in E-Learning.

NCU Alum Discusses Benefits of One-to-One Teaching Model

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.

6 Things You Should Know About Your GI Bill

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.

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How to Decide Between a PhD and Professional Doctorate

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?

The Impact of Transactional Distance in Online Courses

An online student completes her assignment.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."

Building Advisor-Advisee Relationships in Online Doctoral Education

online education environmentIf 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?

Defining a Quality Online Doctoral Program

research in the Journal of Online Doctoral EducationQuality 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.

NCU Launches Journal of Online Doctoral Education

cover Journal of Online Doctoral EducationThe 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.

How an Advanced Degree in Education Can Open Doors

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.

4 Ways to Collaborate in the Virtual Classroom

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.

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