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BU Online Commencement Video Diary

Two years ago we profiled one of our online graduates when she came to Boston for Commencement weekend. Jane had a great experience. We hope this year’s graduates have a similarly exciting and enjoyable experience. Thought you might like a preview.

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…

Welcome to the BU Bookstore

Distance education students typically do their studying hundreds (even thousands) of miles from campus — but no matter how far from Boston they may be, we strive to build connections between our students and the Boston University campus as well as to foster a feeling of community and BU pride. One of our biggest assets […]

What we’re thankful for at ODE

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many in America take a moment to count their blessings — and we here at the Office of Distance Education are certainly among them. Not only are we excitedly grateful for the chance to join Metropolitan College in celebrating our 10th anniversary as leaders and innovators in the field of […]

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 […]

Getting to know … BU Online’s Student Services Coordinators

As we launch another new term today, we thought it might be nice to introduce some of the folks with whom students enrolled in Fall 02 courses will become quite familiar with over the next seven weeks. They are our Student Services Coordinators, a group who is dedicated to making sure our students have everything […]

Cain is able: Online MCJ Student Excels as Navy Air Traffic Control Airman

Selecting him as the sailor who went most above and beyond his military duties, officers at the Naval Air Station Oceana named Brian Cain as their command’s “Blue Jacket of the Quarter” earlier this spring. A husband and father who volunteers as often as his schedule allows, it was an acknowledgment of the Air Traffic […]

BU Online Wows Audience and Accepts Award at 2011 USDLA Conference

We don’t have time to attend many conferences, so when we do it’s a pretty big deal. From May 1-4, 2011, our own Jim Frey and Charles Southworth attended the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) national conference in St. Louis, along with Judith Simpson, BU professor and lead faculty member of CFA’s online Master’s […]

BU Online students offer perspectives from post-earthquake Japan

David Myers stood before his Tokyo classroom, and initially ignored the rumble underneath his feet. He kept writing on the board, assuming it was merely the next tremor to shake a nation where minor earthquakes are frequent, and figuring it would soon pass. When it didn’t, and the shaking lingered longer than usual, the teacher […]

CIS Student Seeks Thrill of the Chase

Like many of those enrolled in Boston University’s Distance Education programs, Rob Riskin fits his studies into his free time. He loads his lectures on to his iPad, digs into his reading, and begins to tackle his homework. It’s a typical studying scene. Although the setting is anything but. This past May, Riskin packed up […]