• Exploring the Alternative to Traditional Higher Education

    Jan 11, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    We in online higher education are proud of the alternative to traditional, brick-and-mortar institutions that we’ve worked so hard to establish. At CalSouthern, we’re especially proud of the proprietary distance learning methodology that we’ve refined over the 33 years since our university’s inception.
  • Protests Over California State University Tuition Hike—Another Black Mark for the Traditional Higher Education Model

    Nov 22, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    Once a shining alternative to expensive—exclusive, some would argue—private colleges and universities, the California State University system last week approved a nine percent tuition increase, its ninth hike increase in nine years, triggering a protest at CSU’s Long Beach, California headquarters.
  • Of Mini-Celebrity and Micro-Fame

    Nov 15, 2011 by Jonathan Rich, PhD
    Upon publishing their first book, mental health care professionals might find fame and fortune to be elusive. However, properly marketing and promoting one’s work can yield significant, tangible results.
  • National Distance Learning Week: A Time for Reflection

    Oct 31, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    More and more studies are being published that establish the efficacy of online learning. A great example is the recent U.S. Department of Education report (“Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies”)...
  • A Look Inside the CalSouthern Library: 20 Key Features

    Oct 20, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    It’s a topic that many prospective students overlook, but the quality of an online university’s library is an absolutely critical factor in assessing the institution’s commitment to scholarship and student support. The CalSouthern Library—led by American Library Association-certified librarian Jennifer Hill, MSI—clearly reflects a dedication to both.
  • The Realities of Online Higher Education, Part Two: The Faculty Perspective

    Oct 13, 2011 by University Communications
    In Part Two, we delve into faculty members’ perspectives on topics ranging from the challenges and advantages of the online learning environment, to characteristics shared by the most successful students (as well as common mistakes that plague otherwise successful learners), tips for optimizing the student-instructor relationship, and the future of online education, among other subjects.
  • Exploding Five Myths About Online Education

    Oct 10, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    As might be expected in any groundbreaking field, a number of misconceptions have arisen regarding online higher education. Unfortunately, they do a great disservice to current and prospective students, alumni, hiring managers, and many others, all in addition to the institutions themselves.
  • Technology’s Impact on Social Relationships—The Data May Surprise You!

    Sep 26, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    My relationship with technology and social media is a little like my relationship with fast food. I enjoy it immensely and find it semi-addictive, but deep down, I wonder what it’s doing to me.
  • Five Keys to Online Law School Success

    Sep 23, 2011 by Ellen Sampong, JD
    Fortunately, at CalSouthern, law students benefit from a community of support. Faculty mentors, the deans, and the rest of the staff stand ready to provide all the guidance you need to be successful. To that end, I spoke with Dean Ellen Sampong of the CalSouthern School of Law, who provided a few critical keys to success in the online study of law.
  • Three Studies Released; One Easy Conclusion to Make

    Sep 14, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    Recently released reports from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Department of Labor combine to tell an interesting story about the value of higher education in America.



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