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Kevin R. Currie is the executive director of Northeastern University Online. He has nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, management consulting, sales, and training. Mr. Currie was the director of the State-of-the-Art Program at Northeastern University, where he also developed educational programs for Indonesia in voice and data communications, as well as a cooperative venture with the University of Oxford, England.

Part Online, Part On-Campus: 5 Reasons to Consider Hybrid Learning


You want the real, live interaction and feeling of community that come with in-person classes. But you also like the flexibility of online learning. It’s a common conundrum, and one that’s led to the rise in popularity of another format: the hybrid course, which is sometimes called “blended” learning. Here, some of the classroom time is replaced by online components. Many of ... Read More »

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of an Online Class


Although you’ll get the same education whether you take your courses online or in person, the skills you need to be successful at online learning differ a bit from what you need to excel in the classroom. Fear not: There are 3 areas that with a little improvement, you can make a big difference in your online courses.   1. ... Read More »

The Key to Staying Competitive in Continuing Education? Online Programs

365 Days Later, the Year of the MOOC is the Year of the Backlash?

Note: This column first appeared on The Evolllution. Distance learning has come to the forefront of public and higher education lately with the emergence of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the participation of institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and others. This has not only brought the world’s attention to online courses and their ability to reach many more ... Read More »

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