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The increased demand for nurses who hold bachelor of science degrees continues, with some organizations recommending 80% of registered nurses hold a B.S. degree by 2020. To help meet the demand, NIU’s nursing program has received funding aimed to increase the number of RNs returning to school. Research shows patients are safer when they are...
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NIU’s School of Art and Design is offering three upcoming online or blended courses for graduate and doctoral students. July 11 to Aug. 7 ARTE 685: Research Readings in Art Education M/Tu/W/Th 9 a.m. to noon, Music Building 203 Douglas Boughton This summer intensive class is offered in a blended online and face-to-face format. The...
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Northern Illinois University’s College of Education, through its Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, has added a certificate of Graduate Studies in Postsecondary Developmental Literacy and Language Instruction to its growing roster of online graduate programs and certificates. The new online certificate in postsecondary literacy is a 15-credit-hour program of study available to all graduate-level...
Affordable Colleges Online: Best Online Colleges, 2014-2015
NIU ranks 41st on the Affordable Colleges Foundation ranking of 2015’s Best Online Colleges, released today. Schools included on the honor roll offer students affordable, high-quality programs combined with the flexibility of distance learning. “When it comes to online learning, these schools are the best of the best,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable...
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NIU continues to make learning more accessible, and according to a recent ranking, those efforts are paying dividends for students in the School of Nursing & Health Studies of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Public Health Online, a website dedicated to providing students and parents with expert-driven information and resources, has ranked the NIU...
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Northern Illinois University’s first-ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – Perspectives on Disability – came to a successful close Nov. 17. Led by Presidential Teaching Professor Greg Long of the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, the 10-week experience  was a streamlined version of the for-credit AHRS 200, a general education course titled, “Disability in...
NIU’s Stephanie Richter and Jason Rhode (right) accept awards alongside Jay Bhatt, president and CEO of Blackboard, Inc.
For the third consecutive year, NIU’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center has received major awards in recognition of excellence in offering faculty and staff development online. The center recently received two Blackboard Catalyst Awards, honoring those who push the boundaries of their educational programs and technology in order to deliver innovative and effective learning...
Education and the ways teachers learn and then lead their own classrooms is in a constant state of change.
U.S. News and World Report Magazine has ranked online graduate programs in the NIU College of Education as fourth best in the nation. The magazine ranked 208 schools that met the criteria for all-online graduate programs, and each was measured in four categories. NIU fared well in each: selectivity (13th); faculty credentials, both academic and...
U.S. News & World Report this week ranked the NIU College of Education’s online graduate program fourth in the nation, testimony to the college’s commitment to providing innovative solutions to students’ ever-evolving needs. This year marks the first time the magazine has ranked online college and graduate degree programs, a nod to the ever-increasing demand...
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Northern Illinois University’s oldest college was honored this week for its excellence in harnessing cutting-edge technology to educate the next generation of teachers and school administrators. U.S News and World Report announced Tuesday that the NIU College of Education had earned a place on its Honor Roll for Online Graduate Education Programs. Only 14 programs in...
Northern Illinois University has furthered its commitment to enhancing broadband opportunities for under-served Illinois residents by acting as a third-party evaluation consultant for a federally funded high-speed Internet project. “Getting Illinois Low Income Seniors and People with Disabilities Online Demonstration Project” provides Internet connectivity and training to 23 public housing facilities across northern Illinois. The...