What is the Oxford Learning Model?

Are you familiar with the Japanese proverb, “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher?”

While books are essential to learning, education today depends on the ability to apply what you learn. And who better to illustrate how to apply what you learn than a teacher with abundant academic and professional experience?

Such was the foundation of the Oxford Learning Model. Deeply rooted in the distinguished halls of British higher education, the overarching theme of the Oxford Learning Model is the concept of mentoring.

NCU students, and Denver Residents, Robert Burnett and Thor Loechell, Tackle the 2013 Yak Attack

Rob Burnett has been racing bikes for the past eight years, mostly on the road, and races for an elite amateur team in Denver, CO. When Rob isn't racing, he loves to travel, particularly to Nepal. Thor Loechell has been an avid amateur cyclist for the past 13 years, with experience on both the road and dirt.

Online Research Best Practices – Database Search

Online library databases may allow instant access to just about any subject you could need for your research, but when a simple keyword search turns up more than a hundred thousand results…too much information can be a bad thing. Who has the time to slog through that much data to find relevant resource material? Let’s look at several ways to focus our database search resulting in less wasted time and more useful information.

Preventing Plagiarism in Online Learning

The proliferation of information available on the internet – from journal articles to Google Scholar and Encyclopedia Britannica to the often maligned Wikipedia – makes research much easier than it was even ten years ago. It also makes it easier for students to plagiarize sections and whole papers from obscure published works.

However, there are ways to prevent plagiarism in the classroom and online.

Not Sure About a Career in Marriage and Family Therapy?

Darren Adamson

How Online Libraries Are Changing Academic Research

Online libraries are changing the way people consume information and conduct academic research. With digital proliferation and the popularity of tablets and e-books, it is no surprise that the traditional home of the mahogany-scented, leather-bound books that Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy spoke of so fondly would succumb to the same rapid transformation. The traditional libraries many of us grew up with are a thing of the past. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and here’s why.

SHRM Resources Valuable to HR Professionals

The human resources field has changed dramatically in our contemporary workplace. Once viewed as part of an organization’s bureaucracy, primarily hiring employees, administering payroll and dealing with benefit programs, HR pros today are often seen as strategic partners, relied on by managers and executives to help better serve their customers – by acting as advocates and mentors to the organization’s valuable team members.

Marriage and Family Therapist Profession Makes CNN’s List of Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/ recently released its annual list of the Best Jobs in America for 2012. Occupations are chosen based on numerous factors, including pay, job growth, and quality of life ratings such as personal satisfaction, benefit to society, stress level and flexibility.

This Valentine's Day, Learn About Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure

Northcentral University’s Charles K. West, Ph.D., LMFT, is ready to take on all the myths about Marriage and Family Therapy licensure, state regulations and the MFT National Examination. You’re invited to join us for this illuminating webinar on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. (PST). Register today for the next lecture in our series by sending an e-mail to: We’ll reserve your virtual ticket and you’ll be sent login information to the seminar through our GotoMeeting Webinar service.

Northcentral University PhD Student Featured on Cover of Florida Publication

When you are making a difference in your field and community, it can be hard for people not to notice.

Last week, it was John Sell, high school English teacher and NCU PhD in Education student who was recognized as Teacher of the Year in Delaware for doing what he does every day—inspiring students to learn.