Tagged: learning

Month after bombing, FBI agent completes her master’s degree online from BU

  On April 15, Kristen von KleinSmid was supposed to begin studying the various issues involved in prosecuting, defending, adjudicating, and sanctioning white collar crime. It was the first day of Week 6 in her final seven-week course before graduating from Boston University’s online Master of Criminal Justice program, and she was ready to join […]

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 takes home the hardware at Sloan-C international convention

Before a crowd of innovators and representatives from the world’s premier online learning programs, the Sloan Consortium last week recognized Boston University’s Office of Distance Education as the best of the best, presenting the award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education to the BU delegation during its international conference last week in Orlando, Fla. “We […]

Online Faculty Spotlight: Ginny Greiman

Congratulations to Ginny Greiman, Metropolitan College Administrative Sciences professor, on her most recent publication in NASA’s Academy Sharing Knowledge (ASK) journal, focusing on lessons learned from Boston’s “Big Dig.” To read the article, click the image on the right. For more about Professor Greiman’s background and accomplishments, read on. We asked Professor Greiman about teaching […]

BU Online Featured in BU Today!

See the original article in its entirety here. Online program wins plaudits By Rich Barlow Craving a BU education after learning about its academic reputation and strong interdisciplinary curriculum, Hillary Blazer-Doyle faced a hurdle: she was living in Singapore, where her husband’s insurance company job had posted him. But Blazer-Doyle, a voiceover actress, was determined […]

Lessons Learned: A first year online program opens new doors for educators

Dr. Judith Simpson reflects on a year of innovation and transformation in BU’s year-old online MA in Art Education program, also featured in a recent BU Today article. “Our teachers are an island in their schools, alone. Artists and teachers both need the right vocabulary to advocate for themselves. My goal is to equip them […]

BU Online Students Study in India

The following post is from Jennifer Birch, a current BU Online student in the Master of Science in Project Management program.  She traveled to India in January 2010 with 20 other BU students, BU President Bob Brown, and the Dean of Metropolitan College, Jay Halfond: “In January 2010, Boston University (BU), in partnership with Infosys, […]

National Distance Learning Week: ODE Behind the Scenes

Place holder for ndlw_09_office_02 Today’s video blog entry takes you behind the scenes of a typical day at the Office of Distance Education. Meet some of the people who bring BU’s fully online programs to you each day. Click here for a text transcript of the audio.

National Distance Learning Week: Future Challenges of Online Higher Ed

Today, we have posted an article written by Nancy Coleman, Director of BU’s Office of Distance Education entitled Brave New World: The Challenges of Online Higher Education 2014, presented at the Distance Learning and Teaching Conference, Madison, WI, August 2009. Click Future Challenges to open the article as a pdf in a separate window.  Tell […]