Why distance-learning MBAs matter

02/24/2010

DISTANCE-learning business education is a resounding success story. In America, specialist universities, such as the University of Phoenix, have hundreds of thousands of postgraduate business students enrolled. In India the total is probably in the millions. If, perhaps, the very top ti
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How a distance-learning MBA works

02/24/2010

IE Business School in Spain has been running its distance-learning programme, the International Executive MBA, for ten years. It is aimed at executives with around seven years’ work experience—three of those managerial. The MBA lasts for 13 months and students are spread across the g
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Education walls may crumble

 01/22/2010

As several areas of American society are slowly reshaped by technology, education is one of those already seeing its influence. Though classroom learning is not likely to be replaced, the walls between localized and distance learning may one day disappear.

West Central Learni
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Online instead of on campus

01/12/2010

Getting an advanced degree with classes over the Internet can help some balance work, school, and family. For others it is just a better fit.

Stephen Balzac got his undergraduate degree the old-fashioned way at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but when his career focus s
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Online Education's Great Unknowns

10/22/2009

Distance learning has broken into the mainstream of higher education. But at the campus level, many colleges still know precious little about how best to organize online programs, whether those programs are profitable, and how they compare to face-to-face instruction in terms of
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Distance learning gives you a new start

10/13/2009

Online courses can open up a new career, whether you've lost your job, or just want a more meaningful life.

When Keith Adams left school at 15 without any qualifications to join the RAF, he didn't imagine that half a century later he would be logging into a "virtual class
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Evaluating Online Applicants

09/29/2009

BALTIMORE -- When Debra Von Bargen sits down to write the counselor evaluations for the students she advises about college options, she typically has never met any of them. That doesn't mean she doesn't know their academic strengths and personalities. But as counselor at the Stanford Uni
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What's an Online MBA Worth?

09/14/2009

You've seen the ads in pop-up windows and in the borders around your e-mail inbox: "Earn an MBA online for $7,000, no GMAT required!" If you've ever been tempted to apply for an online MBA or hire someone who had one, come-ons like these are enough to squelch the urge on the spot.

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Going For Distance

08/31/2009

Online education is no longer a peripheral phenomenon at public universities, but many academic administrators are still treating it that way.

So says a comprehensive study released today by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Sloan Nation
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Online Learning, at a Pace

08/05/2009

As the demand for online education grows, so does the number of companies that brand themselves as simple and effective teachers. Among the latest is SpacedEd.com, a Web site based on research developed by a professor at Harvard Medical School.

Launched in May, SpacedEd allows u
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