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https://youtu.be/c0lG48SNhb0 Are you endlessly curious? Does learning energize you? Concordia University Online is offering a totally free course designed to explore self-blended learning and its implications for new ways of understanding education today. Join us and use the hashtag #selfblend to let us know your unique take.

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This is the first in a three-part series on the benefits of a Master’s of Education Degree in Design and Technology. This blog starts with the lowest-hanging fruit, highlighting the benefits of the degree for individuals already working in the education world. Education is ripe for disruption. Innovators and pioneers are needed as our society constantly changes. The way we consume and disseminate information is undergoing unprecedented, rapid transformation. An educational design and technology master’s degree program can help today’s educators blossom into organizational leaders with the unique insight to maximize and shape an entire institution’s usage of technology. Educators… more >

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The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a wonderful next step for current practicing nurses looking to advance a specific career trajectory in the field. But have you considered a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)? Particularly, have you looked at an MBA with a Health Care Administration focus as an alternative? As a practicing nurse, you’ve experienced first-hand the importance that health care administration plays in your organization. Understanding the complexity of the medical system and the business choices that inform current practice are helpful in your current situation. If you look forward to the possibility of being in… more >

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The following is an excerpt from Dr. Steven Witt’s upcoming book, “Opportunities: Transforming Educational and Teaching Practices.” Look for it on his publisher’s website, KendallHunt.com or in the CUW bookstore on August 20th, 2015. In this book, Dr. Witt provides a narrative account of his own transformative learning journey. He lays open his experiences in order to encourage other educators to seek answers to profound questions regarding education and their higher purpose within it. Don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts on or personal experiences with transformative learning. (more…)

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You are a dedicated, career-focused professional that enjoys your job solving problems through information technology, and feel a calling to pursue the next level in your career. As you recognize your desire to push your skills to the next tier, you see the potential for a role in management or leadership along with (more…)

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Dr. Gary Peterson is the Director of Graduate Counseling and Graduate Education at Concordia University. He bring thirty-six years of public school experience to our Graduate Education programs and unique perspective on education. We sat down with Gary to get a better understanding of his background, what being a counseling student at Concordia is like and what opportunities there are for prospective students. You can watch a video summary of our conversation or read the full transcript below. (more…)

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Are you an established nursing professional looking to enact change and move your field forward? Consider a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). A DNP allows you to be the highest level of practicing nurse. As practice leaders transforming the system, DNPs ensure that patients are receiving the best quality of care. Here are the top 7 reasons we believe you should consider pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) today: 1 – It’s the New Standard The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and its member institutions deemed that by 2015, all advanced nursing practitioners must possess a doctorate. This… more >

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Businesses, no matter the industry, should have an ethical and compassionate, analytical team builder and problem solver leading their company to success. These characteristics are exactly why having a leadership in your organization with a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration is crucial. This degree is a universal business degree that can develop professionals who are interested in improving more than just the bottom line. They care for the people, the business, the vision, and are proactively engaged with making the business a better business. Leadership Good leaders in the workplace are pivotal to the success of any… more >

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