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April 2009

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Herzing University Online Announces Scholarships for Severely Injured Servicemembers
On April 1, 2009, Herzing University Online will begin awarding the Henry G. Herzing Scholarship for Severely Injured Servicemembers in appreciation of their dedication and sacrifice on behalf of all Americans. Up to 12 servicemembers per year will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship; recipients are encouraged to re-apply each year during their enrollment.

Online publisher markets free textbooks
College textbook publisher Flat World Knowledge raised $8 million in venture capital to broaden its business of selling printed versions of materials that it makes available online for free.

MBA Program Meets the Economic Challenges for Area Businesses and Students
-Framingham State College's recently launched MBA is just the program for students who want to further their education during the economic downturn. The MBA program has strong connections to Massachusetts business and industry and is ideal for employers seeking to improve the skills of their employees and for individuals seeking to expand their opportunities by having an MBA. The program gives business professionals and those seeking to re-enter the workforce valuable credentials through a 48-credit program with courses both on campus and online.

New Master's Program... Growing Demand for Online Teaching Skills
Wilkes University School of Education introduces a new online master's degree program in online teaching. The program, which launches this summer, is for educators and other professionals who aspire to use technology for training and instruction over the Internet. Courses will teach the latest technology and best practices for providing effective online instruction, ...

American University Launches Web 2.0 Site
American University has launched a new, redesigned Web site at www.american.edu featuring interactive, multimedia capabilities that provide dynamic content with state-of-the-art Web 2.0 communication. The site features tagged and linked content including news, success stories and profiles, site-wide global navigation, a virtual campus tour, user-generated content through a wiki system called AUpedia, and a university master calendar. Each component is implemented with a consistent integrated design, look, and feel for an enhanced user experience.

American Sentinel University Launches Online Communities
American Sentinel University, a leader in online degree programs, announced today their presence in the online communities of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn. The establishment of these online communities has integrated American Sentinel University into the virtual lifestyles already used by attending students, prospective students, alumni and faculty.


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