MOOCs Explained

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you’ve probably heard of a little thing called MOOCs. In order to explain what MOOCs are, the most logical place to start is to decipher this odd, bovine-sounding acronym. Quite simply, MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.

Yak Attack Update, Following Stage 7

Hello fellow NCU students and alumni,

Greetings from Manang! So far the race is going great. We have finished through stage 7 and are on our rest day now. The team is certainly tired, but we are in a great position to attack these last few stages. Aayman Tamang, one of our Nepali riders, has finished on the podium in several stages and is sitting in third place overall. He has a great shot at the overall podium and we will be working hard to keep him in that position.

5 Big Technology Trends

According to NCU faculty member Dr. Pamela Carter, big data, cloud computing, social media, smart machines, and mobile computing are the five big technology trends of the moment.
“The impact of just these five trends is overwhelming,” notes Dr. Carter. “Businesses now really have to focus on how to leverage these technologies.”

What’s Important in a Recovering Economy?

Dr. Smith, Dean of the School of Business and Technology Management at NCUDr. Smith, Dean of the School of Business and Technology Management at NCU 


Why Do We Love Our Favorite Sports Teams?

Thomas Pucci Face paint? Check. Foam finger? Got it! Vanity license plate cryptically revealing your love for your favorite team? Done!

Stage 4, Yak Attack Update

Congratulations Rob on your 2:30:19 Stage 4 finish (8th place)!

Who's Laughing Now? NCU's Dr. Greg Hickman Discusses Humor in the Workplace

Do you want to be more productive at work or find a way to release the stress that can sometimes overwhelm you? Dr. Greg Hickman of Northcentral University explains how humor can impact stress and increase productivity in the workplace.

NCU Students Check in Before Yak Attack Starts!

The Northcentral University p/b Nepali Tea Traders cycling team is finally together in Kathmandu! It has taken almost a year of preparation, but the team is finally all in Nepal, with the Yak Attack less than a week away. Excitement is high as other racers trickle into the city from all over the world. Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Sweden, Japan, Nepal and America are only some of the nations represented in the race.

Final Tune Up!

Final Tune Up!

NCU students Robert Burnett and Thor Loechell tune up before the Yak Attack race begins on March 1.

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.