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NCUOne: A Learning Management System that supports Teaching by Engagement

In 1989, when I first experienced teaching in an online format, I discovered the potential power of online learning, and the extreme limitations of our learning management system (LMS).  As one technology director stated, “It doesn’t do much, but it is reliable.”  Truthfully, the LMS was horrible, nothing more than horrid lecture notes, posted online, and email.

Effective Adult-Oriented Doctoral Education Model

The foundation of NCU’s education model is the one-to-one engagement between doctoral faculty and a graduate student. We believe how faculty-student engagement is structured makes a significant difference. Most theories of adult learning have, as one of their tenets, the concept of adults as independent learners. The Andragogy theory (Knowles) specifically references "self-direction.”  The Transformational Learning Theory (Mezirow) recognizes the independence of the learner, after a faculty member makes them “curious” about the course content.

Looking ahead: The Top 5 careers in 2025

With the U.S. economy finding stability after the Great Recession of 2009, job markets today are in a prime position to expand.

Degrees the Tech Field Needs Right Now

Technology is a growing field, with jobs in the computer and information technology occupations projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026. Salary news for these professions is just as rosy with the U.S.

3 Reasons Why Meditation Really Works

After spending all of your time buried in books or staring at a computer screen, you may feel the need to unwind and find some peace. Unfortunately, for many people, relaxation means watching T.V. or checking social media accounts, but the truth is that your mind is still being stimulated without having an opportunity to completely reset.

Take 5: A Moment with NCU Alumni,Bryant, PhD

Dr. Kyle L. Bryant, a 2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing, is a Territory Sales Manager for PPG Industries. He has also been an adjunct professor at Baker College and Baker College Graduate Studies for eight years.

4 Proven Ways to Monitor and Protect Your Identity

In the 1995 film “The Net,” the identity of Angela Bennett, Sandra Bullock’s character, was stolen, resulting in a string of sinister incidents, including multiple murder attempts, that forced her to run for her life.

How to Nail Your Next Job Interview

Completing your degree is no easy task, and once you're finished, finding the right job is just as difficult. 

NCU Announces February President’s Scholarship Recipients


Northcentral University is pleased to announce the recipients of our February President’s Scholarship – a full tuition scholarship. Congratulations to the following six recipients! 

Caitlin Collado-Garrison
Degree Program: Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in marketing

Carrie Lindberg

6 Employee Metrics Your Company Should be Tracking

Human resource professionals have a unique role in the workplace that caters to corporate needs and the wellbeing of employees. Quotas must be met, positions have to be filled, and overall, everyone should be generally happy day in and day out.