Posts by: BU Office of Distance Education

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Getting to know … the rest of BU’s Distance Education staff

By Andrew Hinkell We thought we would introduce our community to a group of people normally behind the scenes. We extended our Student Services Spotlight Questionnaire to a group of our directors, instructional designers, and administrators. Here are their responses. Eric Friedman, Associate Director What was the last book you read? I’m in the middle […]

Getting to know … BU’s online Student Services Coordinators: The Sequel!

By Andrew Hinkell Happy Fall 2 Launch! Over the course of the next 7 weeks you will have much interaction with our Student Services Coordinators. Two years ago we posted our first Student Services Spotlight. Since then we have seen many changes to our Student Services team. We asked each of the coordinators to respond to a […]

Prepping for Commencement: a BU Online guide for your Boston trip

Editor’s Note: Boston is a resilient and strong city that has weathered many tragic events and struggles over time. This blog entry was meant to be posted in the context of excitement and hope that accompanies graduation. And until Monday April 15th, that context was fully intact. Although this may now be a time of […]

Who we think will emerge from the Madness this March

Since our Terriers weren’t invited to the Big Dance — and because there wasn’t much interest around the office in a “CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament” bracket — we basketball fans here at the Office of Distance Education have been forced to adopt some new favorite college hoops teams as the NCAA tournament gets underway.

In typical March Madness fashion the field of 68 seems to be wide open this year, and that’s reflected in the variety of predicted champions chosen in our annual for-entertainment-purposes-0nly office pool. Among 15 entries, eight different teams were forecast as the ultimate winner, meaning bragging rights figure to be up for grabs right through the Final Four.

Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comment section, or on Facebook, and check out the breakdown of how people here at ODE and in the Metropolitan College marketing department think the tourney will shake out. You may recognize some of the names…

A decade of distance learning at BU

This September, the launch of Fall 01 classes doesn’t only signify the start of a new term, or a new academic year — it also marks the 10th anniversary of BU’s first fully online degree program and the first step taken in the university’s journey toward establishing itself as one of the  nation’s leaders in […]

Graduate of BU’s online CFA Music Education Program Carol Shansky Publishes Music Appreciation Book

Carol Shansky, who was the BU College of Fine Arts’ first online Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education recipient, recently reached another milestone in her impressive career with the publication of her book, “Musical Tapestries: A Thematic Approach to Music Appreciation.” Published by Kendall Hunt, the book is available here, and in addition to […]

Commencement 2012 by the Numbers

Boston University’s 139th commencement ceremonies featured thousands of graduates, tens of thousands of guests, wisdom from the chairman of a billion-dollar corporation, one half-Vulcan — and, of course, hundreds of degree recipients who completed their studies entirely online through BU’s Office of Distance Education. Representing colleges all across campus, and countries all across the globe, […]

Advice For Students, By A Student

Midway through his latest course in Metropolitan College’s Master of Science in Computer Information Systems online program — IT Security Policies and Procedures, to be precise — Shawn McElhinney delivered to his classmates a different sort of Valentine back on February 14th. An experienced member of BU’s online community, who has now completed nine classes […]

Looking at A Day in the Life of an “O”nline Student

For Paul Shihadeh every day starts with homework and ends at Cirque du Soleil! As a spouse, parent, Artistic Director at Cirque’s “O,” and online Master’s student in the College of Fine Arts’ Master of Music in Music Education, each day is full of new challenges. Paul’s work at Cirque du Soleil is unusual for […]

BU Online’s Top 10 of 2011

Today we launch our first term of 2012 here at Boston University Online — beginning a  year in which we’ll celebrate our 10th anniversary, and hopefully continue to build on our reputation as one of the nation’s leaders in distance education. Before we move forward to a entirely new annum, however, we thought we’d take […]