online learning

NCU MEd Graduate, Alana Jackson, Makes a Habit of Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone

If attitude determines altitude, then the sky is the limit for Alana Jackson of San Antonio, Texas.

NCU Graduate, Gary Sytsma, Fulfills Lifelong Dream as a Family Therapist

Usually the caregiver helps the patient, but in the case of Gary Sytsma, a 34-year veteran respiratory therapist, it was the mother of one of his pediatric patients who helped him chart a whole new career. 

Dr. Bennett Boccuzzi Discusses How His Dream Job Was Only Possible with a PhD from NCU

NCU’s Sports Management Specialization is a Winning Game Plan

Many children dream of growing up and playing professional sports. Most of us will never realize that dream, but there are other avenues to a career in sports. This is exactly what one former high school athlete and NCU graduate did.

NCU Graduate, Dr. James DeLung, Shares His Decision on Why He Chose NCU

NCU Alum Named Montana's Fire and Aviation Management Bureau Chief

What started as a volunteer firefighter position at age 17, turned into a lifetime career for Dr. Michael DeGrosky. He was recently appointed as Montana’s new Fire and Aviation Management Bureau Chief.

Top 6 Tips to Cope with the Stress of Being a College Student

Pursuing your advanced degree, working full-time and balancing family obligations can be a challenge. Heather Millward, a 2015 MBA Marketing NCU graduate who works as a Senior Strategic Partnership Manager knows the pressures and offers her Top 6 Tips to Cope with the Stress of Being a College Student.

NCU’s Research Team Awarded Best Paper at 2015 Distance Learning Administration Conference

As a graduate and research focused institution, Northcentral University’s academic leadership, faculty and team members actively pursue opportunities to contribute to the betterment of online graduate education.

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."

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.