online graduate program

April 2, 2015

Are Computer Science and Information Technology Degrees Really the Same Thing?

The terms “computer science” and “information technology” might seem interchangeable. However, they are two separate academic fields under the umbrella of computer technology. Succinctly stated, computer science is about programming, and information technology is centered on processing. Here’s an explanation about the major differences between computer science and information technology. Computer Science Historically, computer science was an outgrowth of electrical engineering and mathematics disciplines.  These days, computer science is based on mathematical algorithms and programming languages.  Practically speaking, it is writing software programs and applications (“apps”) that is the core of computer science. From computer games, to smartphone apps, to […]
February 13, 2015

Mobile Apps to Help Online Students Stay On Track

If you’ve opted for an online education then you probably don’t need to be sold on the idea that technology and the big data culture has a lot to great things to offer. You’re also most likely ambitious and want to maximize every moment of your day. With the ability to access information anytime, from anywhere online students can stay productive using mobile apps. Here’s a list apps that we find the most helpful to keep online students on track. Toms Planner Manage your time and tasks with this Gantt chart-based app, a planning tool that uses color coded charts that […]
February 5, 2015

Entrepreneurs Need a Graduate Degree, Now More Than Ever Before

Access to information, networking and crowd funding is offering possibilities for entrepreneurship like we have never seen before in the brave world of start-ups. Great news for those with the wherewithal to break from the pack and build a business, but that also means that the competition is fiercer than ever before. While marketing reach has never had a longer arm, it’s also never had the amount of competition that entrepreneurs face today. In the days of our entrepreneur idols like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg the things you needed to stand out above the rest were ambition, […]
January 29, 2015

Grad School and Parenting: 11 Tips for Finding the Parent-Student Balance

Earning a graduate degree and parenting have some similarities. Both require an occasional all-nighter, both push you to your limit (and then some), force you to prioritize your task, teach you how to manage your time efficiently and both are invaluably rewarding! Being that both these undertakings are well, HUGE, it’s hard to imagine doing both at the same time. But for parents who are considering taking steps to advance their careers and don’t want to wait until the little tikes are in college themselves, it is possible to do both at the same time… not easy, but definitely doable! […]
January 1, 2015

Three “W”s to Consider Before Enrolling in an Online Graduate Program

A graduate degree can make you more marketable and offer you further career advancement, and while it’s a worthwhile goal to achieve it also means a long term and costly commitment. Undertaking the responsibility to earn your graduate degree online is a decision that should not be taken lightly. If you are thinking of enrolling in an online graduate program considers these three “W”s first: Why? What? When? Why do you want a graduate degree? If you are seeking a career health care administration or in the field of law and criminal justice a graduate degree is legally required in […]