Would closing business schools save the humanities? Dr. William Major thinks so. Dr. Major is a professor of English at Hillyer College at the University of Hartford. In an interesting essay published in the July 28 issue of Inside Higher Ed titled “Close Business Schools/Save the Humanities,” he suggests that closing all the business schools (“B-schools”) would save the humanities, save schools money, and make the world a better place.
By Thomas Rasbach, Alumnus, American Public University
In late April, I was informed that American Public University (APU) planned to present me with one of its James P. Etter Awards for Creativity and Innovation during its recent 2014 Commencement. I had no idea that I was even nominated. I did not realize at the time the magnitude of what this would mean for me or my career, or that I was the first student to receive the prestigious award.
“Colleges need to hold themselves more responsible, or someone else will.”
That statement came from Microsoft founder Bill Gates during his keynote address this week at the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ (NACUBO) annual meeting in Seattle earlier this week.
Speaking on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he urged the more than 3,000 financial officers in attendance to become more transparent by disclosing how much they spend on athletics, expensive dormitories, and administrators whose roles do not directly benefit students.
By Dr. Suzanne Minarcine
The James P. Etter Award for Innovation and Creativity came as a huge surprise to me, and I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious award. I knew that Dr. Jill Fuson had nominated me, but I never really thought I did anything special. Student success comes first for me, along with the reputation of APUS, and the award was given for my work in the classroom and in the community, beyond the confines of the classroom.
Dr. Wally Boston was invited by The Education Alliance, a non-profit that works to improve K-12 education in the state of West Virginia, to participate in: EDTalks: Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future event.
The EDTalks event featured three speakers: the Honorable Joe Manchin, III, United States Senator, Erin Sponaugle, 2014 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, and Dr.
By Melissa Layne, Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief for Internet Learning Journal
Are leaders born or made? This widely debated question has been a topic of conversation for decades. I decided to ruminate upon this question after being chosen as the recipient of the Wagner Award for Distance Education Leadership, sponsored by Pearson Learning Solutions.
A recent Economist blog post entitled, “Google and Android: They have a plan” compelled me to add it as a bookmark, so that at some point in the future, I can compare the status of Google’s advancement on tracking Internet-connected devices and website content, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IOT) coined by Kevin Ashton.
By Dr. Jennifer Stephens Helm, Vice President and Dean of Institutional Research and Assessment, American Public University System
Foreword by Wally Boston:
The Quality Matters organization developed a very famous rubric for evaluating the quality of online courses, and online educators throughout higher education utilize this rubric. Earlier this year, the organization published, Assuring Quality in Online Education: Practices and Processes at the Teaching, Resource, and Program Levels which, according to the foreword, “…provides a comprehensive overview of quality assurance, a snapshot of current practices and proven recommendations for raising standards of quality in online education.”
I’m proud to congratulate Dr.
By Dr. Melissa Layne, Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief, Internet Learning Journal
Internet Learning is an open access journal published by American Public University System in partnership with the Policy Studies Organization. Since the publication of our inaugural issue in 2012, we continue to provide and promote scholarship that mirrors our digitized world by:
- Expanding editorial and reviewer boards with highly-regarded experts and visionaries in in the field of online learning
- Broadening our reader and author audience by disseminating scholarship in traditional paper, online, and kindle versions via Westphalia Press
- Striving to make research more visible to readers via press releases, research alerts, social media outlets, and professional blogs
- Utilizing digital publishing tools that promote content marketing, social media engagement, targeting and personalization, conversion rate, and mobile optimization
- Soliciting high quality articles that tell a story by making use of visualization tools, audio, graphic, video, animation, and simulations
- Encouraging authors to self-promote their research through academic-related social networks
In a few short years, Internet Learning has doubled the size of its reviewer board, the members of which come from diverse backgrounds ranging from faculty to academic leaders, published authors, editors, graphic designers, and entrepreneurs.
In 1982, my parents and I visited Marietta College, where I hoped to enroll later that fall as a freshman. Seated across the desk from then Director of Admissions, Mr. Dan Jones, my father candidly expressed his immigrant sensibilities about my employability upon graduation. Mr. Jones looked my father directly in the eye and said, “Dr.
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- Internet, Policy & Politics 2014: Crowdsourcing for Politics and Policy October 1, 2014
- MOOCs and 78 Banbury Road September 25, 2014
- Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns August 6, 2008
- The “Myths” About Online Education May 4, 2010
- Charlene Li’s Groundswell May 27, 2008
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- My Vote is For Apple September 29, 2008
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Blogs I Read
- Access with Success (Larry Penley)
- All Things Digital (Walt Mossberg)
- Center for College Affordability & Productivity
- Changing Higher Education
- Durham in Wonderland
- New Realities in Higher Education
- Solutions for Our Future
- Southwest Airlines
- The College Puzzle
- Technology & Learning
- American Military University
- American Public University
- American Public University System
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- The Stream Multimedia
- Community of Scholars
- Scholar of the Week
- Education Trends
- Inside Higher Ed
- Journal of Internet Learning
- Campus Technology
- University Business
- Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition
- Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
- Excelsior College Presidents Forum
- Policy Studies Organization
- Connections Academy
- American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment
- Jefferson County Economic Development Authority