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125 Ways to Make Your Summer Count
UW Independent Learning helps UW-Oshkosh students graduate on time
April 18, 2013
Molly Kunstman worked on more than a tan last summer. A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh nursing student, Molly earned college credit, met her English requirement, and benefited from a tuition waiver through the UW Independent Learning program.
College Degree, No Class Time Required : University of Wisconsin to Offer a Bachelor's to Students Who Take Online Competency Tests About What They Know
January 24, 2013
David Lando plans to start working toward a diploma from the University of Wisconsin this fall, but he doesn't intend to set foot on campus or even take a single online course offered by the school's well-regarded faculty.
UW Flexible Option Pilot opens enrollment
January 3rd, 2013
Students are invited to enroll in the University of Wisconsin Flexible Option pilot program. It is the first public university competency-based, self-paced pilot in the country. Tuition for this pilot program will be covered by full scholarships for the first 100 participants.
Online Sustainable Management Master's Degree Prepares Professionals to Address Universal Business Challenges of Profit Versus Environmental Impact
December 11, 2012
The University of Wisconsin–Extension has developed a new Master of Science in Sustainable Management, answering student demand for business strategies that are profitable, improve local communities, and protect the environment.
UW System unveils first Flexible Option degree programs
November 28th, 2012
The University of Wisconsin System announced today the first degree programs that will be offered under its innovative UW Flexible Option starting in Fall 2013. The UW System is expected to be the first public university system in the nation to offer this kind of competency-based, self-paced learning option.
Job Losses Persist for the Less-Educated
June 12th, 2012
Even during the recession, as millions of jobs vanished, the number of people with bachelor’s degrees who had jobs did not decline.
Veterans Education Portal goes mobile
June 12th, 2012
Veterans now have access to higher education resources through their mobile devices. The University of Wisconsin System, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) released a smart phone–friendly version of the Veterans Education Portal.
UW Online Degree Program Offering to Help Companies Go Green
April 14th, 2012
Businesses and organizations that would like to become more sustainable are being offered a golden opportunity by an online degree program offered through a partnership of University of Wisconsin System institutions.
New Health Information Degree Offered Online
April 3rd, 2012
A newly approved online program gives Wisconsin students the opportunity to earn a degree in one of the fastest growing professions – health information. The new online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) is offered by a consortium of four University of Wisconsin campuses and coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Students can receive their degrees through UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, and UW-Stevens Point. In addition, UW-La Crosse will contribute courses. It is the only HIMT degree in the UW System. For more information please visit http://himt.wisconsin.edu/news/index.aspx
Going the distance for online education: University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Distance Education programs reach 1,000 graduates
December 9th, 2011
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Education programs (UW-Platteville Online) has surpassed 1,000 graduates. From its beginning as an innovative correspondence service, the program now reaches more than 2,500 students worldwide.
Student, mom likes versatility of finishing her degree online
November 15th, 2011
Angela Bodzislaw is a young mother who lives in Chetek. She’s working on her bachelor's degree at University of Wisconsin-Stout but doesn't have to worry about day care, commuting or making it to class on time. The reason is that she's a distance education -- or online -- student. She takes all of her classes at home and studies when it's convenient, usually at night after her daughter, a toddler, goes to bed...