The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recently dipped its toes into the world of free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, with two goals: to carry its online-course expertise farther beyond the borders of Maryland than ever before and to test interest in a new graduate certificate program in global health.
On both fronts, the “Global Health: The Lessons of Ebola” MOOC earned a thumbs up. And for instructors involved in designing and teaching the course, the value-added was tremendous.Continue Reading
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) course Essentials of Computer Programming (UCSP 635) has received a 2016 Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide.Continue Reading
Gen. Douglas MacArthur watched as the sedan carrying two generals and an admiral pulled up, and waited patiently to greet his superior officers―men he had referred to as “the three stooges.”
Debate Moderators Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Chris Wallace of Fox News Join Commission on Presidential Debates Co-Chairs Frank Fahrenkopf and Mike McCurry For Post-Election Review with Journalist Marvin Kalb, Dec. 5 Continue Reading
How Adam Nichols came to co-author a book that for the first time translates a famous Icelandic tale into English is a story perhaps only another University of Maryland University College (UMUC) traveling faculty member can truly relate to. With its twists and turns and chance encounters―the hallmark of Nichols’ worldwide travels teaching U.S. military personnel―this could be his own saga.Continue Reading
ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 1, 2016)—University of Maryland University College today received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—UMUC will be featured, along with 82 other recipients, in the November 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.Continue Reading
Agreement Will Leverage University of Maryland University College’s Online Innovation and edX Platform To Improve Learning Outcomes; Bowie State, Coppin State and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Become First HBCUs to Join edX Continue Reading
This article appears as the cover story in the Spring 2016 edition of Achiever magazine.
As Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg recovered from the 32 surgeries it took to save his leg after he was wounded fending off a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, he came to two conclusions.Continue Reading
It was barely an hour past the crack of dawn on June 11, when a bus full of art lovers left the parking lot in Adelphi, Maryland, on a day-long excursion to Newark, New Jersey.
“Long, but a worthwhile journey.” That’s how Jennifer Levine, who attended the combined commencement ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on May 26, described her path to earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Maryland University College (UMUC).Continue Reading