Business Route 9 skims by Boston and cuts clear across Massachusetts to Pittsfield, a city of roughly 50,000, the largest in Berkshire County. Well east of Pittsfield, Route 9 becomes Worcester Road, named for a city that in earlier times was the nation’s largest manufacturer of wire—barbed wire, electrical wire, telephone wire and the wire used in the making of undergarments by the Royal Worcester Corset Co., once the largest employer of women in the United States. Older Worcester residents can still recall the factory bells pealing to signal the start and end of the workday. Now, the bells are silent, and the wire and corset factories have been replaced with three of the nation’s largest employers: Walmart, Target and Home Depot.If this sounds familiar, it should. It has been nearly two decades since retail overtook manufacturing as the nation’s most important job creator, employing roughly one of every 10 American workers—more people than in health care … [Read more...] about AI and Automation Will Replace Most Human Workers Because They Don’t Have to Be Perfect—Just Better Than You
Brick and mortar colleges with online degree programs
RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University has 13 percent more students enrolled in EKU Online programs compared to a year ago. The growth, from 3,002 to 3,399, is attributed to new program offerings, increased interest in degree completion and sustained enrollment in foundational programs. “Students should be and are researching schools that offer exceptional value for the tuition they are paying,” said Dr. Deborah Whitehouse, interim senior vice president for academics and provost. “Many are finding that EKU Online is an exceptional value given price and quality.” Five new online degree programs were launched in 2018. The EKU College of Justice and Safety added a 100 percent online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice to its list of renowned programs. The College of Business and Technology introduced fully online bachelor’s degrees in general business and accounting. Online bachelor’s degrees in sport management and communication … [Read more...] about EKU Online enrollment up 13% in 2018
CASTLETON — Castleton University has been given permission to offer distance education for programs in accounting and nursing. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accepted Castleton’s proposal to offer online education that will allow successful students to earn a master’s degree in accounting and allow registered nurses with an associate degree to earn a bachelor’s degrees. Castleton University. (Provided Photo) The university can launch the program immediately, but because it’s tied to the school semester, the first sessions are expected to start in the fall 2018 semester. Karen Scolforo, president of Castleton University, said the school has traditionally served Vermont high school graduates but the new programs will allow CU to reach a wider student population: traditional students who want to pursue a degree online, or professionals who want to pursue an advanced degree while continuing to work. Scolforo said CU plans to add other … [Read more...] about Castleton offers a pair of online degree courses
RICHMOND, Ky. (May 2, 2018)—Beginning this fall, Eastern Kentucky University will be the first Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International-accredited program in Kentucky to offer a fully online degree in accounting. Applications are now being accepted for the bachelor’s of business administration degree with a concentration in public accounting. In addition, an online certificate in accounting will be available for those who have a bachelor’s degree in another field. EKU’s accounting degree and certificate will prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and a variety of career paths in business. “In addition to learning about accounting, our students take foundational business courses,” explained Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of the EKU College of Business and Technology. “An EKU accounting graduate can become a CPA, start his or her own business or move into an upper management … [Read more...] about EKU to offer online accounting degree beginning Fall 2018
Screen Test Amanda Gould says online education is a natural outgrowth of Bay Path’s efforts to serve non-traditional students. This year marks the 15th consecutive year of growth in what’s known as online, or distance, learning at U.S. colleges and universities. But a newer trend is seeing students fresh out of high school — not just the working adults that have dominated the online-learning world — logging on as well. At a time of changing demographics in higher education, area schools that have embraced the distance model simply say they’re meeting students where they want to be. Before online college courses were a thing — heck, before ‘online’ was a thing — attending college was tougher for some than others, and for many, finding a path to a degree while working and raising a family was too high a scheduling hurdle. Amanda Gould, chief administrative officer for the American Women’s College (TAWC) at Bay Path University, … [Read more...] about Why Is Online Learning Seeing a Surge in Popularity?