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Find Out How a Childhood Game “Lit” Up Awareness About an Important Campus Issue
November 20th, 2015

Remember playing the game Red Light, Green Light in the neighborhood cul-de-sac as a kid? It was probably everyone’s first lesson in understanding that green means go and red means stop.

A recent highlight for George Washington University in Washington, DC was its week-long campus-wide conversation about their fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau’s record-breaking game of Red Light, Green Light. (more…)

Students at This College Have Been Experiencing Life in Cuba for the Past 15 Years!
October 28th, 2015

Although domestic travel to Cuba just recently became more accessible and widespread, students at Hampshire College have been immersing themselves there for years through a unique program. In fact, November will mark the 15th year of Hampshire College’s Cuba Study Abroad Program. (more…)

And the Best Colleges for Adults Going Back To College Are…
September 23rd, 2015

If you’re a nontraditional aspiring student — meaning you didn’t just graduate high school — you might be interested to know that there’s a new college ranking system created just for you. Best College Reviews recently released its Top 50 Colleges for Adults Going Back to College list, and it’s based on factors that you care about at this stage in your life, rather than who’s got the most school spirit or best frat houses. (more…)

Online Learning Research Shows How Listening to a Lecture Isn’t Much Better Than Watching TV
March 7th, 2013

The advantages of interactive learning over passive lecture experiences have been well-documented through the years, but I would have thought academic lectures were at least a step up from Snooki’s antics on “Jersey Shore.” Not so much.


Why You Should Consider an Online Graduate Degree
February 12th, 2013

Online learning isn’t just for people starting out with an undergraduate degree program or trying to complete their bachelor’s degree.

E-learners include working professionals and adult learns seeking to advance their education with graduate degree programs. You’ll find online graduate programs offered in a huge variety of subject areas, from engineering to health care to information technology to business and beyond.


Best Online Degrees in 2013: What the Rankings Say
February 1st, 2013

We are a rankings- and ratings-obsessed nation. Nielsen ratings help determine which TV shows stay on the air, and the ratings that reviewers post online help us decide which products to purchase.

Higher education is certainly no stranger to the rankings universe – U.S. News & World Report has been ranking colleges since 1983. But this is only the second year that the news magazine has ranked online education programs.

Nearly 860 online education programs (up more than 20 percent from the 2012 list) were evaluated by U.S. News for 2013. Only degree-granting programs that met the federal standard of 100 percent online course delivery were evaluated – no blended learning here. As U.S. News has stated from the start, it is ranking programs, not schools. Also note that the rankings make no distinction between nonprofit and for-profit schools’ programs.


80-Year-Old Texas Man Embraces Online Learning
January 2nd, 2013

Learning online isn’t holding back any age from learning, and we think that’s incredible!

The New York Times recently shared the heartwarming story of 80-year-old Robert Titus, who lives in Houston and recently earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing management online.


Can You Cheat in an Online Class?
December 26th, 2012

Plagiarism detection sites and software have been in the business of foiling academic cheating for quite some time. But when it comes to cheating in the online classroom, preventing dishonesty can get a bit trickier. Read on to get answers to six frequently asked questions about the hot-button issue of deception in online degrees.