Category: Distance Education

BU’s Student Services Operation Tapped for Online Expertise

November 25th, 2015 in Distance Education, MET News

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Those who pursue their higher education online are particularly reliant on robust student service operations to aid their off-campus learning. In a recent article, U.S. World News & Report spoke with BU Senior Student Services Coordinator Jennifer Sullivan, who stressed how vital it is for web-based students to capitalize on the supportive resources schools like BU make available to them.

Learn what Sullivan had to say and read more at U.S. World News & Report.

Metropolitan College Wins USDLA Best Practices Award

May 11th, 2015 in Anatoly Temkin, Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, MET News

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In conjunction with its 2015 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Boston University with the Platinum Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming. The award recognized the Metropolitan College Department of Computer Science online course Quantitative Methods for Information Systems. Developed by Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science Anatoly Temkin and Distance Education Assistant Director of Instructional Design Daniel Hillman, the course is part of MET’s online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, which ranked #3 among the nation’s Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report this year.

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2014 MET grad connects consumers to a handier kind of health care

March 9th, 2015 in Alumni News, Distance Education, Health Communication, MET News

amwell-appAs marketing and PR manager for American Well, a Boston-based company, Catherine Anderson (COM’10 and MET’14) is putting more convenient health care in the hands of people from coast to coast. As BU Today explains, her job is to spread the word about an app that enables video calls with one of more than 1,000 physicians, 24 hours a day. Anderson’s efforts have generated coverage in more than 50 news outlets and, according to her Facebook page, helped drive over one million downloads. She holds a Master of Science in Health Communication, a joint offering of BU’s Metropolitan College and College of Communication.

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MET Online Programs among Best in Nation, According to U.S. News

January 9th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Business & Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases, Project Management

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U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2015 rankings of Best Online Programs—and Metropolitan College has placed high with the Master of Criminal Justice (#2); the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3); and the master’s degree programs in management (#9). While the MSCIS and management programs were ranked last year, this is the publisher’s first ranking of Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.

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Online MSCIS Concentration in Health Informatics Ranked #6

May 27th, 2014 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, Featured News Post, Health Informatics, MET News

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MET’s online degree concentration in Health Informatics—one of six concentrations offered through the College’s Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS) program—was ranked #6 in “The 20 Best Online Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org. The rankings balance several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, accomplishment of faculty, return on investment, and reputation.

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Boston University Receives Prestigious USDLA Distance Learning Award for Best Practices

May 24th, 2014 in Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News

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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented the Boston University School of Social Work (SSW) with the Platinum Award in Best Practices in Distance Learning Programming. The USDLA, a nonprofit association founded in 1987 as the nation’s leading distance learning organization, announced its 2014 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with its 2014 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Bostonia Highlights MET Top 10 Program Rankings

February 27th, 2014 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Project Management

bostonia Bostonia has the story, too. Two Metropolitan College online graduate programs, the master’s program in computer information systems and the master’s programs in management, ranked in the top 10 in their categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs.

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BU Today Shares MET Top 10 Program Rankings

February 13th, 2014 in BU Today Features, Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Project Management

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In a February 10 article, BU Today mentioned MET’s rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs. “Two Metropolitan College online graduate programs, the master’s program in computer information systems and the master’s programs in management, ranked in the top 10 in their categories…”

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Dr. Jay A. Halfond on True Distance Learning

February 12th, 2014 in Distance Education, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News

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MET’s former dean and current Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences, Jay A. Halfond, wrote an article for The Huffington Post on the growing popularity of distance learning done completely online. Dr. Halfond states that those most attuned to the advantages of distance learning are “generally older, with careers and families—[who] want control over their education—not to be bound to a location and schedule that dictates their lives… This micro-trend is true distance learning: those students taking complete degrees online, anywhere and anytime.”

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MET Programs Place #2 and #8 in 2014 U.S. News Best Online Program Rankings

January 9th, 2014 in Computer Science and Information Technology, Distance Education, Featured News Post, MET News, Programs, Project Management

Best Online Programs U.S. News & World Reports Graduate Computer Information Technology 2014 U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2014 rankings of Best Online Programs—and Metropolitan College has placed high in two key programs.

In a comparison of the Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs, MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems ranked #2 out of 34 programs listed, preceded only by the University of Southern California and tying with Virginia Tech.

best-online-programs-grad-business-2014Best Online Graduate Business Programs, MET’s online master’s degree programs in management ranked #8 out of 239 programs listed.

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