When I tell people that I’m an academic librarian for a completely online university, I often see puzzled looks on their faces as they try to work out what that actually means. The closest they can get to is, “So, the books are all online then? Cool.” What they don’t know is that it’s SO much more than that. They don’t know that I get to design innovative library services to reach our online students.
With the emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, organizations around the world are trying to adapt in a number of ways, one of them is by allowing their employees to work virtually. Many organizations have required their employees to be physically present at their office location prior to the pandemic, while others may have allowed for some of their employees to work virtually on occasion, where other organizations simply did not allow for any virtual work. As organizations in
Organizations are consistently transforming and evolving to meet the needs of the marketplace. Moving to a global economy; striving to become more efficient and sustainable; and reacting to world events and crises have pushed organizations to re-examine how work is structured and delivered and how the ‘worksite’ is defined.
Technology has changed and shaped the way business is conducted globally. From geopolitics, to multinational organizations, to small business enterprises, remote and satellite workspaces have become a new reality. Technology has changed education delivery that has forced traditional brick and mortar institutions to offer courses online. Religious institutions are using social media to connect with parishioners on Sunday mornings.
When I was a little girl in Brazil, I used to arrange a class of doll-pupils in front of me so they could give their undivided attention to whatever I wrote on a blackboard. Then, at 16, I finally had the chance to do some "real" teaching. Our school had posted an ad looking for peer tutors. I immediately volunteered to teach English but was sad to learn that another student already had that role.
As a regionally accredited online university, Northcentral University has the privilege of serving students worldwide. Just as we are interested in learning more about you and your educational and career aspirations, we hope you’ll take the time to get to know us, discover how our programs and services work to reflect our Mission, Vision and Values, and our commitment to excellence in everything we do.