Posts by: ddonof13

ODE’s Ghosts of Halloweens Past

By day, the staff of Office of Distance Education are the people who work to deliver Boston University’s award-winning online courses, and who help students from all around the world get the most out of their programs. But by night — one night each year, in particular — our staff becomes Cleopatra. A witch. A Chilean […]

Meet the Passionate Professors of BU’s Metropolitan College

As another academic year begins anew, a fresh batch of students will learn as the returnees are reminded: The instructors who teach online through Boston University are a passionate bunch. Passionate about their area of expertise. Passionate about sharing knowledge. Passionate about provoking thought and discussion. Passionate about their students. And thanks to our friends/floormates […]

After Meeting in an Online Course, BU Grads Begin a Family

By Daisy Wizda and Dave D’Onofrio Ecommerce, it’s said, has a way of shrinking the world. It connects companies with customers living continents away. It brings products to places they might otherwise never reach. And, for two graduates of Boston University’s online Master of Science in Management program, it helped them to find the love of […]

A True Terrier, Eric Friedman Tabbed to Lead BU’s Office of Distance Education

How much does Eric Friedman love and believe in Boston University? Enough that he received a degree from the school in 1990 (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, CAS). Enough to get another degree from the university in 1993 (Master of Education, SED). Enough to then get another degree from the university in 1995 (Master of Social Work, […]

Advice, Reflection, and a Look Ahead From Our Award-Winning Students

We at the Office of Distance Education have long believed the students in our online programs are among the very best and brightest of any in the university — and that opinion was validated as fact during Metropolitan College’s recent commencement exercises, when a quartet of our standouts were celebrated with academic excellence awards. The […]

Play our Valentine’s Day Word Jumble — and use the hints to win a prize!

Please be sure to submit your solution by 11:59 PM ET February 14, 2014 to be eligible to win! To spread the joy on this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together a word jumble full of words that relate to our beloved online community — and you’ll win a prize if you can unscramble them, subsequently […]

Two-time Olympian closing in on master’s from BU online

By Dave D’Onofrio After earning a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University in 2007, Taraje Williams-Murray knew he wanted to continue his education and quickly begin pursuing his master’s — but in order to do so, he first had to find a program that would fit the challenges of his overflowing schedule. By then, Williams-Murray […]

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 […]

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 […]