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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Completing an accredited educational training program for a career in computer animation can be done through an online school or college. You can prepare for the career of a lifetime by completing all required courses and studies in this exciting field. Online training is available at various levels of education and can prepare you for to enter into the workforce. You can begin the path to a successful career in computer animation by completing all requirements for gaining an accredited degree.

Associate Degree – Pursuing an accredited online associate level degree in computer animation can require you to complete two years of training. Studies will help to prepare you for a variety of career by offering coursework that focuses on your desired career. Training may include:

  • Design Basics
  • Creative Writing
  • Marketing
  • Raster Graphics
  • Typography
  • Web Design
  • Drawing

And much more. Training in these areas will give you the skills to seek employment as a web designer, animator, and other professions. Accredited online associate degree programs will prepare you to seek employment or further your education.

Bachelor Degree – Obtaining an accredited online bachelor degree in computer animation can be done by completing four years of training. Coursework will cover a variety of subject to help you gain the skills you need. Studies can include:

  • Animation Theory
  • 3D Animation Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphics Production
  • Computer Animation
  • Drawing and Rendering
  • Computer Programming

And many other related subjects. Obtaining an accredited online education in these areas will prepare you for careers as multimedia specialists, storyboard animators, and more. With a bachelor degree in this exciting field you can seek the employment you desire.

Master Degree – When choosing to obtain a master level degree in computer animation, you can do so through online schools and colleges. Studies will typically require an additional two years of training to complete. You can learn a number of subjects that may include:

  • Art Design
  • Business Management
  • Color Theory
  • Film Editing
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Sound Design and Editing

And many other relevant topics of study. Gaining knowledge in these subjects will help to prepare you for work in a variety of professions including layout artist, 2D animator, storyboard artist, and other computer animation related professions. You can seek the employment you long for with an education in this exciting field.

Accredited educational career training can be obtained at various levels, allowing you to seek out the career of your dreams. Online schools and colleges that carry full accreditation are able to provide the quality education you need and deserve. Agencies like the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation ( are approved to fully accredit programs that meet all requirements. You can begin by researching programs of interest and requesting more information about the computer animation career training programs of your choice. Begin your desired career path by enrolling online today.

DISCLAIMER: Above is a GENERIC OUTLINE and may or may not depict precise methods, courses and/or focuses related to ANY ONE specific school(s) that may or may not be advertised at

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Draper, UT (Vocus) August 30, 2010

In conjunction with the American Indian Services (AIS) organization, Joseph LeBaron, creative director for, is helping Native Americans get the education they need to succeed.

LeBaron has worked with the non-profit organization, which provides scholarships for Native Americans across the United States, for six years. He says that as an executive at, an online education search company, he values education and strives to make it more attainable to all dedicated applicants.

Ive designed brochures and invitations, and right now Im working on their website to help spread their message, said LeBaron. Many Native Americans are eager to change their prospects and receive a valuable education that will prepare them for a better future. I believe in giving them every chance at success, which starts by getting the word out.

Whether students are interested in online degree programs or attending a physical university, AIS raises the necessary funds to get them started. Students must match the scholarship amount from their own funds, unlike handouts programs that might devalue education.

A college education allows you to explore many different avenues and different endeavors that a lot of people, especially the Native Americans, do not have the opportunity to experience on the reservations, said Vanessa Arviso, an AIS scholarship recipient.

The AIS scholarship organization is helped by prominent leaders in the community who give generously to advance the cause of education, and individuals like LeBaron of who work every day to make sure as many Native American students as possible receive the necessary funds for a quality education.

About is dedicated to providing informative, easy-to-navigate information about online and campus degree programs to prospective students of all levels of post-secondary (post high school) educational experience. A division of Lead Media Partners, it works with top online and campus colleges, universities and other education providers across many different areas of study and degree programs ranging from certificate programs, to Bachelor’s degree programs, to Master’s degree programs and even PhD programs.

About American Indian ServicesAIS makes educational opportunities possible for qualifying students, providing more than 2,300 scholarships annually. The organizations mission is to assist Native Americans in developing their human and natural resources in order to help them make a contribution to society without detracting from the culture and background from which they have emerged.


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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

There are a lot of differences when you compare bachelors-degrees online to gaining a degree from a traditional college or university. The differences will mainly depend on which college, subject and course you apply for. There are three differences however that are known from the start and can help to deciding if studying for-bachelors degrees online is really for you.

Traditional teaching methods versus Bachelors Degrees Online.

1 – When it comes to calculating the cost, traditional teaching methods will base the cost on a semester. The college or university will take many aspects into account such as maintaining of the grounds, classroom equipment, health and safety of students.

None of these costs are seen when studying bachelors-degrees online. A majority of colleges and universities will advertise their bachelors-degrees online as an hourly rate. They will also stipulate the number of hours needed to complete the course, therefore giving a total amount which can work out cheaper than traditional teaching methods.

2 – A complete different learning style is needed when studying bachelors-degrees online. When a person is based in a classroom, the other students and teachers can help them to concentrate and excel in their coursework. To study bachelors degrees online, a student needs to be self motivated and have the ability to work online. There is no one there to push them or check they are on the right course in any particular assignment.

3 – Bachelors degrees online often end the need for travel. Traveling to nearby colleges and universities can take a lot of time, which may also result in the student deciding to move closer. When studying bachelors degrees online, no traveling is needed as all correspondence and coursework is done over the internet. The only exception to some courses is that, the final exam will require the student to attend the real college or university.

There are many benefits to studying bachelors degrees online but these benefits will only suit some people, not everyone. If you are a person that needs to be in an active environment to learn and excel, then traditional teaching methods are for you.

However if you are self motivated and can work alone, than studying bachelors degrees online is a very good option to consider when it comes to furthering your career. To find out more about bachelors degrees online, simply surf the internet to bring up a wide range of colleges and universities that will be willing to send you course details about any subject you wish to study.

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Youre an undergraduate at a select university. You spend much of your time on campus, attending class, talking with professors and peers. You maneuver daily through a sea of backpacks, bombarded by student groups trying to woo you. You sport a college sweatshirt emblazoned with your campuss slogan and mascot.

What if that werent the case? What if you could graduate from an elite university without every stepping foot on campus – if instead, you had merely to open your laptop?

Online Masters programs are already well-established. But many colleges are now testing the waters in online undergraduate studies. While the University of Illinois works toward offering equivalent online and hybrid Bachelors degrees, the University of California is testing what it hopes will be the premiere online program for undergraduates this fall.

The University of California will debut just 20 to 30 courses this semester, most of them large lecture classes like Biology I. But it hopes to beat out Ivy League schools by becoming the first to develop an elite-quality undergraduate program, using the universitys best faculty and the latest technology and social media.

The program will be modeled off the 1,250 online courses the school already offers through U.C. Extension, most of which are geared toward graduate and non-traditional students. Similarly, Harvard Extension offers more than 150 such courses – one-fifth of which are taught by Harvard faculty – as part of its Distance Education program .

While a virtual classroom may be a better fit for the more independently-motivated student, there is no lack of student discussion and the exchange of ideas – you just post them on a message board instead of raising your hand, according to Alexander Ritchie, a now-graduate who took an U.C. Extension online course on the History of Islam for undergraduate credit, before transferring to University of California, Berkeley. He was able to enroll in the course at his leisure and was given six months from the start date to complete it.

For the U.C., financial necessity may truly be the mother of innovation. But its also the obvious next step in making higher education more globally accessible and affordable, said Daniel Greenstein, the systems vice provost for academic planning, programs andcoordination.

While other online programs exist at other large research universities, he said no one has successfully created a program at the scale and quality that the university has as its goal.

The University of Illinois (at) Springfield is not Berkeley, Mr. Greenstein said in an e-mail, before adding, I am not an elitist snob.

The University of Illinois Online , which comprises three campuses and enrolled 11,000 students in 2009-10 academic year, focuses on graduate degrees but also offers online Bachelors degrees in fields like English, History and Economics. It succeeded the failed University of Illinois Global Campus, an attempt at a virtual campus that entered its final death throes in 2009, according to Douglas Brewer, interim director of continuing education at the University of Illinois.

A recent article in Chronicle of Higher Education , noted there is some concern that a lack of faculty participation and the possibility that online courses which fail to make the quality mark could dilute the universitys brand could threaten the University of Californias plan. But U.C. leaders say they plan to do extensive studies after this semesters pilot, and online degrees would be way downstream, according to Mr. Greenstein. More information about the U.C.s plan can be found here .

Meanwhile, at the University of Illinois, administrators are trying to get rid of the barriers and blur the lines between online and aface-to-face degrees, Dr. Brewer said. Whether a student takes all on-campus courses, all online or a blend of the two, the hope is thatthe degree will be the same.

What do you think of virtual degrees? Is online education the way of the future or just a fad? Share your thoughts below.

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

To mark the start of the new school year, President Robert S. Nelsen addressed students, faculty and staff at The University of Texas-Pan American Thursday morning for the annual fall convocation. During his speech Nelsen discussed his visions for the university’s future and ongoing budget cuts.

Nelsen identified and discussed six goals that for the university. They are as follows: to enhance UTPA’s engagement with the community, local businesses, education and cultural organizations, and health providers; to leverage the university’s location on the border by initiating projects linked to the Valley; to optimize effectiveness and efficiency in processes that affect students, faculty and staff; to target research centers relevant to the South Texas area; to collaborate with schools around the Valley to improve graduation rates and prepare students for higher education; and to provide students with a high quality education that will prepare them to become the next generation of leaders.

“We will succeed in this mission that we’re on to educate our students, to transform the values through education, because that is what we are here to do,” he said as he began his second term at the helm.

Other plans that are in the works for UTPA include continued investment in programs that will benefit the area, creating a teaching degree for physical science, as well as an online master’s degree in health sciences, and a new bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.

A doctoral degree in clinical psychology focused on Hispanic mental health, and one in developmental education are in the

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Monday, August 30th, 2010

BA in Fire Service Administration and MS in Public Safety Administration to be highlighted.

Romeoville, IL (PRWEB) August 25, 2010 — Representatives from Lewis University will be on hand at the Fire-Rescue International conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, August 27and 28 to highlight the school’s online degrees in the fire and public safety field: the Bachelor of Arts in Fire Service Administration and the Master of Science in Public Safety Administration.

Fire and public safety is much more complex in the 21st century due to increasing demands on agencies and organizations that include emerging technologies, budget and resource challenges, disaster preparedness requirements, and interagency collaboration. These challenges call for a more educated workforce that has the confidence, strategic-thinking ability, and decision-making skills to handle them. Lewis University’s online degrees in fire service and public safety administration are designed to give students the training to lead and succeed in a convenient and flexible format.

The BA in Fire Service Administration offers in-depth study in risk management, planning fire protection in communities, personnel and labor management, and financial management to help students develop an understanding of the increased scope of responsibilities in the fire service field. Other classes examine issues and trends in fire service administration, applications for fire research, and intelligence gathering.

The MS in Public Safety Administration focuses on the tasks of emergency management, disaster response, and public safety and offers training to help students move into leadership roles in this field. Coursework focuses on theories and practice of public safety leadership, ethics and integrity, and law and civil liability related to public safety. To help students become effective managers, the program includes courses on human resources development, multicultural diversity, and organizational behavior.

The Fire-Rescue International conference brings leaders in the field of fire and public safety from all over the world together for networking, education, and discussion of ongoing and emerging issues. Lewis University representatives will be at booth 1108. or call 866-967-7046 for more information.

About Lewis UniversityLewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 6,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.


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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Grantham University, Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. August 27, 2010 Five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region, Grantham University, an online university dedicated to providing educational opportunities to working adults, is thriving in its new home in Kansas City, Mo. Grantham University was located just outside of New Orleans, La., when many of its buildings were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Out of necessity, Grantham immediately relocated to Kansas City to continue serving its base of students located around the globe.

The University owes a great deal of gratitude to the Louisiana employees who relocated with the University, the citizens and businesses of Missouri, and the Missouri Department of Higher Education for their generosity and support, said Dr. Cynthia Hoss, president of Grantham University. Without their help, we would not have been able to accomplish the almost insurmountable task of reestablishing the University in Missouri, just eight days after the Hurricane.

Because of the Universitys quick actions, dedicated staff, and its nationwide network of faculty, the institution continued to function and service students around the United States and other countries with minimal interruption.

The knowledgeable personnel at Grantham were always helpful and accessible to me, even through tough times such as Hurricane Katrina, said Lieutenant Junior Grade Christopher Martin, a Grantham University graduate. During the time of the hurricane, I submitted a semester final that week and although the school was badly damaged by the hurricane, the staff of Grantham managed to support me when I felt they were of the greater need.

From its home in Missouri, Grantham University continues its mission of providing accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. Nearly sixty years old, Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a veteran of World War II, to help prepare veterans for new jobs in the electronics industry and a better future upon their return to civilian life. Today, the University supports thousands of online students in 36 different associate, bachelors and masters degree programs.

At its annual Commencement Ceremony held earlier this month, the University recognized the accomplishments of 1,155 graduates from the Class of 2010. One-hundred and seventeen graduates traveled to Kansas City to attend the ceremony and more than 700 family members and guests were present.

About Grantham University:Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. The University prepares graduates for careers in business, engineering technology, computer science, criminal justice, healthcare, nursing, information technology and other professional fields. Grantham University offers a military scholarship program for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members, as well as scholarships for law enforcement professionals. Grantham’s courses are 100% online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. For more information, visit or call 1-800-955-2527.


CONTACT:Johanna AltlandTel: 816-595-5759, ext.

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