College Majors, Old and New

At work, I often research college majors that hold promising career paths for today’s students. Usually, I find majors such as computer science, cybersecurity, and nursing.

Imagine my surprise when this year, I found a whole new group of majors offered by colleges and universities worried about declining enrollment. The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provided the desperate details of colleges and universities with strained finances and declining student populations offering a whopping 41,446 new degree or certificate programs since 2012.

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Returning to School at Age 40, 50, and Beyond

The number of adult undergraduates (over 25) is projected to grow 21 percent by 2022.[1] Adults going back to college for a master’s degree or to finish degree a bachelor’s degree is becoming increasingly common. With flexible options, including online education and accelerated learning, the opportunities are endless. 

There are many reasons adults return to school. You may be planning a career change or need new skills or credentials to move up in their career. Maybe, you are enrolling for personal development or after there has been a change in your life situation. [2]

Are you ready to begin or go back to school? Going to college is a big decision. No matter what your age, you must be in the right frame of mind to succeed at getting or finishing your degree.


Something Fascinating Happened After Taking Action On These 4 Online Learning Challenges

Now more than ever before, educators are using online learning enabling students to pursue education in the safety and comfort of their homes. That being said, there are still challenges for many students. Are you looking for ways to tackle some of the most common online learning challenges?

How Much Do You Know about Colors In E-Learning?

Recently, I was reading an article on e-learning industry.com on the use of color. The author gave many good suggestions of how to use color, when to use it, and the meanings of an assortment of colors. It was an informative article.

It made me think about how little choice instructional designers have when creating e-learning for colleges and universities. Many times, the college or university supplies a branding guideline and that is that. No choice for colors, logos, and graphics.