Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) December 2, 2005
Make no mistake about it -- online education is here to stay. And if you are a trend-watcher, keep your eyes on online schools. Why? Because today‘s 21st century, laptop-toting, techno-minded student population has made it difficult for even the most traditional brick-and-mortar universities to ignore the unbeatable portability, convenience and popularity of online classes.
As adult learners return to the classroom in droves, some colleges have literally made it their business to specialize in online degrees. Walden University is on the A-list of these distance-learning institutions. And now online education giant DirectoryofSchools.com, is featuring Walden University’s impressive array of top-notch online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in five disciplines: Education, Health and Human Services, Engineering and Information Technology, Management, and Psychology. Walden University recently merged with National Technological University, a premier provider of online graduate-level engineering and information technology degrees. And Walden, along with NTU, has continued to recruit world-class scholars to round out its already highly-esteemed faculty.
For over 35 years, Walden University has succeeded in maintaining a consistent standard of excellence. With over 6,000 graduates, it has earned an excellent reputation for the high quality of its accredited online bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs. But it is also known for its emphasis on using these higher degrees to bring about positive social change. Its graduates are leaders in tackling the most difficult of societal issues -- including violence in America, educational reform, and health care reform. Walden University recently hosted its first Conference on Social Change in Baltimore, Maryland, and continues to be a leader in this arena.
Walden University students hail from all 50 states and from over 30 countries. The school’s commitment to educational access, especially in underserved communities, is reflected in the diversity of its faculty and student population. Walden’s emphasis is on “student-centeredness”, in which each student is assigned a concierge who supports, advises and assists in all aspects of online learning. Access to a wide variety of services is also available via cyberspace -- including a research center, an online library, a writing center, an alumni association, and federal financial aid. The latest in computer technology has been incorporated into streamlining the virtual classroom experience. And Walden University continues to hone and perfect every aspect of delivering online classes. Twice a year, it holds commencement ceremonies to honor graduates; and families and guests are invited to share in the celebration.
The growing acceptance of accredited online degrees by employers around the world, along with our increasing dependence on the gadgets of technological advancements, continues to propel online schools like Walden University into the forefront of higher education. To those who are trend-watchers, keep your eyes peeled.
Since 1999, DirectoryofSchools.com has connected over 15,000,000 potential students to accredited online schools and e-learning information. More than 8,000 online degree and professional certificate programs in over 1,300 schools represent the commitment of DirectoryofSchools.com to excellence in online education through its partnerships with universities, colleges and trade schools. In addition, a comprehensive national directory of high schools in the United States is available on its website, along with homework help and numerous other resources. Career-minded individuals need make only one cyber-stop for all of their distance learning needs.
Vida Olivier, Director of Public Relations
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