Earlier this month, Dressbarn, a women’s clothing retailer, announced that it would be closing all 650 of its stores after almost 60 years. Though the retailer did not list a timeline for its closure, the announcement came as a shock to shoppers who enjoy the company’s products. It did not, however, shock those who understand the modern retail and business marketplace.
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The workers sat in even rows, all intently absorbing information from the presenter who was standing at a podium next to the presentation screen. Pens and notebooks in hand, everyone feverishly took notes on each passing slide. The topic they were studying was much different from the usual day-to-day business.
Online marketing is an essential skill for today’s businesses. Yet the online world requires more than just marketing skills. In order to create websites and online marketing products that will be seen, it also requires tech skills and the ability to analyze data. Specifically, search engine optimization, or SEO, is a vital component of any online marketing program.
Commencement has come and gone, and we’re still reeling from whirlwind of excitement, achievement, and celebration.
This past weekend, the Johnson & Wales University community celebrated commencement ceremonies across four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. In total 3,034 degrees were awarded universitywide—including 153 undergraduate degrees and 176 graduate degrees earned through the College of Online Education
Just the other day a colleague asked for advice about whether to study for an Ed.D. or for a Ph.D. in education. The question of “What is the difference?” between an Ed.D. and a Ph.D. is common, and although many of us attempt to answer the question, the truth is that there is no exact answer. That being true, there are some clear distinctions between why one might apply for an Ed.D. instead of a Ph.D., and vice versa.
In general, there are two typical assignments in the online classroom: discussion board posts and papers.
But are these the best ways for students to learn?
As instructional designers with the Johnson & Wales University (JWU) College of Online Education, Heather Myers and Maya Ott, Ed.D., work with faculty to bring learning to life in the online environment—and they both agree that there are additional, out-of-the-box options that require little to no writing.
“Everyone thinks that the only thing you can do with the criminal justice degree is get involved in law enforcement and be a police officer,” JWU Professor Paul Sylvestre said. But in fact, a degree in criminal justice will prepare graduates for a wide array of career opportunities ranging from law enforcement to court advocate to private security.
Instagram is typically seen as a platform for posting photos of smiling people and beautiful oceanside views. But with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Instagram is harnessing the power of social media to become a platform where people can also be painfully honest and true to themselves—all while being supported by a vast, online community.