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Happy Holidays from BU ODE

Stay tuned to our blog in January to learn more about why we were posed on the steps of Marsh Chapel!

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]