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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The field of education is ever evolving due to internal and external political, cultural and philosophical influences as well as technology. As a result, the demand for innovative and knowledgeable instructional leaders is steadily growing. These specialist practitioners design and implement innovative instructional curriculum designs to facilitate the learning process for students, thereby promoting a higher level of student outcomes in school.

Online Program: Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

The Online Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction targets individuals seeking to acquire the necessary knowledge and practical training needed to meet the standards established by the higher educational community.

The program encompasses a comprehensive study of curriculum planning and development, with an additional focus on technology. It also includes research, development and assessment and evaluation of practices and strategies crucial to the effective education of learners from various educational, cultural and geographic backgrounds. Through rigorous analysis and in-depth evaluation methods, curriculum and instruction students will be able to apply their expertise to critical issues and challenges present within the field of education. Students can complete the program within one to two years.

Career Outlook for Online Curriculum Instructors

The demand for new and well-trained curriculum instructors has broadened the career opportunities for these professionals. These opportunities exist in public school districts, private institutions and research centers. This demand is expected to grow for years to come as the field of education continues to undergo rapid changes. Graduates of a curriculum and instruction degree program qualify for a wide range of challenging but rewarding positions within the field such as Education Consultant, Learning Consultant, Curriculum Developer and Training and Development Advisor.

Schools that offer Online Programs in Curriculum and Instruction

* University of Phoenix: Master of Arts in EducationCurriculum and Instruction
* Capella University: PhD in Ed-Curriculum and Instruction
* AIU Online: M.E.D- Curriculum and Instruction
* Grand Canyon University: M.E.D- Curriculum and Instruction

Salary for Online Curriculum Instructors

The earning potential for graduates with an advanced degree in curriculum and instruction will depend on factors such as level of training, experience, specialty, and area or location. These specialist practitioners can earn an average $48,790 to $80k annually.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Like conventional doctorate programs, online doctorate programs comprise original researching of publishable quality that is referred to as a dissertation. Finishing a doctoral program qualifies you to have upper-level administration positions in universities.

As education online gains broader acceptance, doctorate degrees online are growing easier to locate, but your chances most depend upon what you would like to learn. Doctorate programs provide taxing coursework demands and those requirements cause fewer accessible fields of study than in the case with master or bachelor degree programs online. Amid the programs that you will discover are doctorate degrees in engineering, education, public health as well as psychology.
If you are conceerned in pursuing a doctorate on the Internet, you should take the time and talk with leading professionals in the area of your work. Not each professional organization or society look graciously online doctorate degrees so you must be sure that you do not put in a great amount of effort and time only to find out your degree does not get their approval. At last, when your work needs you to obtain license in order to practice, you will wish to check with local and state licensing companies to see whether the degree program plus college you consider is recognized by them.

Getting a doctorate degree is an important undertaking. Going to college on campus supplies some students with the interaction and structure they should be successful. While attending college on the Web, the only schedule that you are following is the schedule you set yourself.

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Everyone knows that time is a valuable feature of every aspect of life. You need time to spend with your families, time to deal with your work, time for yourself, and somehow advance your life to the next step. Online education can afford a lot of luxuries in this aspect of life. However, education can take a lot of time and energy that is why many program are appearing as fast online degree courses. The fast online degree isn’t for everyone, but the people who can benefit from them will never second guess the decision. Most professionals will benefit from fast online degrees. This article will explore some of the issues a potential student will want to keep in mind, before applying and sacrificing their energy.

What exactly is a fast online degree? Well most broadly put: it is a degree that can be accomplished fifty percent sooner than other degree programs online, and traditionally. Besides, the issue of time being a bonus, cost should be considered too. Since, you are not in school for as long, plus you can bring your own experience on board, the expenses are much lower. This brings us to an important point: not everyone will benefit from these degrees. If you are looking for a liberal arts education and supplement courses to round-out your educational experience, then these fats online degree programs are not for you. The people which benefit from them are professionals, in a steady career, which only need some supplement documentation and education to further them along. What should these professionals expect?

There are many myths out there about online education. One of them being: you will not learn as much as a traditional student. The real issue here is discipline. A fast online degree program needs students that self-disciplined and committed to learning the highly specific material quickly. It can be very challenging. However, with the right about of self-motivation a professional can easily accomplish the fast online degree program. Plus, there is always the bonus of setting your own time table.

There are other bonuses. First, since all the knowledge is very condensed, there is less busy work. With less busy work you have more time, but you also have harder things to learn in a short period of time. Secondly, remembering the material is easier. If the educational material is glossed other with other material and your program is quicker, then you will memorize the information easier. These are just of the benefits to a fast online degree.

So ask yourself, “Are you ready?” These fast online degree programs are challenging and a potential student should remember this. Just because it is quicker, doesn’t mean it is easier. You will have to commit a lot of information to memory in a short period of time. However, the benefits are rich. You will be done much quicker, plus you can achieve this success without leaving your home. For some people this is the perfect balance. Is it for you?

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 15, 2011

Deltak edu, Inc., a leading provider of online higher education services, today announced it has partnered with Boston University to provide marketing and recruiting services for the School of Social Work’s online Master of Social Work with classes beginning in August 2011.

Deltak will apply its experience and expertise to rapidly introduce Boston University’s online Master of Social Work into the market, while meeting the institution’s expectations for highly qualified enrollments. Deltak offers a full service partnership model that, in addition to marketing and recruiting services, includes: strategic planning, online course development, faculty development and support, and student retention services. This proven partnership model has been refined with the successful launch and continued support of over 90 online degree programs with other prestigious colleges and universities.

“Boston University has been a pioneer in delivering online degree programs and is an excellent example of how high quality campus-based programs can be converted and taught, with equal rigor and success, to online audiences,” said Craig Pines, President and CEO, Deltak. “Deltak’s focus on quality, and our commitment to both our partners’ success and their students’ success make for a strong strategic fit, and we are pleased that BU has chosen to partner with Deltak in this endeavor.”

A growing number of colleges and universities are entering the online market. Many of them are choosing to enter into partnerships, allowing them to focus on delivering quality degree programs while benefitting from the knowledge and scale of their partners, resulting in increased enrollments and brand expansion.

“Boston University has a proven track record in providing high quality distance learning to a sophisticated clientele worldwide ‘ through engaging and participatory courses, supported by committed faculty and student services staff,” said Jay Halfond, Boston University’s Dean of Metropolitan College Extended Education. “I am thrilled to now be working with Deltak on this exciting online venture. Together we will take social work education to a new level.”

A recipient of the Sloan Consortium’s Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education, Boston University has established itself as one of the top providers of quality online higher education. Currently, more than 3,000 BU students tap into their full learning potential from a distance, using the latest interactive technology and online learning tools to access 26 graduate-level degrees and certificates, three doctoral degrees, and a bachelor’s degree completion program.

About Deltak edu, Inc.

Deltak has been an industry leader and innovator in higher education and online learning for more than 15 years. Through collaborative partnerships, Deltak works with traditional colleges and universities to expand the reach of their master’s, doctoral, and bachelor’s degree programs, bringing the unique mission of each partner institution to new audiences and increasing both enrollments and revenue. Deltak’s partners benefit from their expertise and capabilities in market strategy, operational management, marketing, student recruitment, student retention services, faculty support, and online course development. Together, Deltak and its partners innovate to succeed in an increasingly competitive and dynamic higher education market. Visit for additional information about Deltak.

About Boston University

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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Monday, August 15th, 2011

The need for nursing care is expected to grow in coming years, in large part, due to the advancing age of the baby boomers. Larger numbers of people will need assistance with age-related illness and end-of-life issues over the coming decades, making the field of nursing not only necessary but in higher demand than ever before. If you have ever considered a nursing career caring for the elderly, you can capitalize on this growing industry by pursuing an online nursing degree.

Not everyone is cut out to care for the elderly. Aged patients come with a myriad of special needs. Nurses who care for older patients need patience, compassion and an ability to deal with the inevitable death of many of their patients. They will in some situations need to communicate and even comfort families of their patients. Sometimes it can be a grueling job but frequently it is rewarding. Many elderly patients find themselves alone in their twilight years. The acquaintances and companions they meet in the form of their nurse providers are sometimes the only friends they have.

An online nursing degree can lead to a career as a private nurse, working in the home of an elderly patient who needs round-the-clock care. It might lead to a career in a nursing home or retirement complex. Your nursing degree might lead you to become a nurse working in a physician’s office whose specialty is elder care. Your online nursing degree can open many doors to the career specialty of your choice.

Some of the more common issues facing the elderly are hip replacements, incontinence and often diminished mental capacity. Nursing patients with these types of needs is demanding work. While you will not learn hands-on treatment techniques from an online nursing class, many of the classes will give you basic instruction that will help you deal with these issues.

Whether you choose to pursue a new career in nursing or are advancing your education to improve career opportunities, there are online nursing degrees that will suit your needs. If you are planning to pursue caring for the elderly, check out both the school and the nursing program thoroughly to insure you choose the best options to achieve your career goals.

An online degree can be earned while you continue to work, raise a family and live your life. It can also be your ticket to professional nursing.

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To learn more about this in demand career choice and the possibilities of an online nursing degree visit: you may also be interested in the different nursing degrees available such as the LPN and RN .

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Monday, August 15th, 2011

In the past 10 years, online computer technology has grown exponentially to a point where eArmyU officials said they will end the program March 31, 2012.
The purpose of eArmyU, an online degree program that began in 2001, was to provide Soldiers access to a college education, and officials said the need for that program has been overshadowed by other booming distance-learning resources.
Since World War II, and in the years leading up to 2001 when eArmyU became a Soldier’s entry point to higher education and personal growth, the only courses available were those offered in the on-post brick-and-mortar classrooms. Obtaining a degree, with the constant movement a Soldier experiences, was very difficult.
“Back in 2001, the world was changing. Technology was becoming much more prevalent and distance learning came in,” said Ileen Rogers, director of Army Continuing Education at Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Ky.
Accessing instruction via the Internet, she said, was becoming a viable means of getting an education.
The Army decided to take advantage of this by initiating eArmyU and giving Soldiers the tools they needed to continue their education and not be confined by the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom to do it.
“But a laptop was an expensive piece of equipment, so at the onset of the program, Soldiers lined up to receive a free laptop and a liberal education assistance package. As long as they completed enough course work in eArmyU they were allowed to keep it,” Rogers said about the laptop computers.
Colleges had to work hard to be part of the Army’s program.
“When the program started there were about 23 colleges. Over the years, it has grown to include 45 colleges. But to be in the program, the college had to be regionally accredited and be a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College,” Rogers said.
SOC was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to service members who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. Funded by the Department of Defense through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support.
“Before 2001, distance learning was insignificant,” Rogers said. “Today, more than 72 percent of all our enrollments are in distance learning. The original concept was to expand access. We have.”
“Instead of 45 schools, Soldiers now have more than 2,000 choices out there. So, their options for selecting a home college, transferability, degree completion has just expanded beyond the original concept of eArmyU,” she continued.
In spite of the current operational tempo, she said, enrollment in college programs has increased every year.
“Right now, at, our Soldiers enroll in 2,600 colleges across the nation and around the world,” she said.
“Technology has driven our access so that Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, Africa, no matter where they are, they are online, they’re doing distance learning through all kinds of modes, not just the Internet,” she said.
Schools, she said, have stepped forward to provide pre-loaded courses on PDAs, tablets, and other devices.
“Our schools are out there pushing distance learning and access so that we can’t keep up with it. Every time you turn around, there’s some new media out there where Soldiers can access and continue their education,” Rogers said.
Tuition assistance, she said, will continue because the Army is committed to Soldiers and their personal and professional growth.
“We want our Soldiers to know that eArmyU has been a success. We’ve achieved our major goals in providing access for our Soldiers, that they can be assured that no matter where they go on their mission, that the core ingredient for their personal growth is still there and the Army will do all it can to support them in that,” she said.
The Army, she said, has taken a leadership role in supporting its Soldiers.
“We’re the only service that provides tuition assistance to all components. A Soldier is a Soldier, whether on active duty or in one of the Reserve components. The finances are there and the people are there to help them achieve their personal goals in terms of education,” Rogers said.
Of the 64,000 Soldiers who have benefitted from eArmyU over the past decade, 1,432 are still using the program.
“We’re telling each one about the change, because the program is still open to them until March 31, 2012. And we encourage them to keep working hard to complete their program and work closely with their educational counselor to work out a plan and get them to degree completion,” she said, adding the schools will continue to offer their program through GoArmyEd.
“We’ll do all we can to help them reach that goal,” she said.
To find out more about the program, go to a local Army education center, or go online to for a list of all Army education centers and points of contact.

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Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) August 14, 2011

Grantham University , a 60-year-old institution delivering accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world, is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Aug. 14.

This is the third consecutive year Grantham has supported the race as a $10,000 Silver Sponsor. Additionally, the University has a team of 52 runner/walkers set to head to the 7:30 a.m. race start at the historic Union Station.

“Cancer doesn’t discriminate and the Grantham University community has certainly been affected,” said Dr. Fred Snow, president of Grantham. “Nearly 300,000 women and men in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. That’s 300,000 too many in our estimation. Grantham is proud to give back to the community by raising money to aid in efforts to eradicate the disease.”

In addition to the sponsorship, Team Grantham already has raised more than $3,500. The money was collected through donations and events such as a bake sale, pie-throwing event, golf tournament and car wash. All of the monies raised at the race will be used for research, education, screening and treatment programs, with up to 75 percent of the money staying in the Kansas City area, where Grantham’s headquarters is located.

Grantham University’s accredited online degree programs are flexible and portable, allowing students to fit education into their life instead of arranging life around their education. The University offers a variety of associate, bachelor and master’s online degrees . In 2010, the University launched the College of Nursing and Allied Health which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in: Nursing , Health Sciences, and Medical Coding and Billing.

For more information about Grantham University and its degree programs, visit: or call 800-955-2527.

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 online degrees in a continuously changing global society. Grantham University’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. 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 percent 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.

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