Howard University to Expand Online Course Offerings

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(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Howard University this month announced a new comprehensive initiative to expand the institution’s array of online/blended courses and programs.

“Howard University Online” (HU-Online) is being created in partnership with Pearson, one of the world's leading providers of online services to higher education. Beginning in the fall 2014-2015 academic year, Howard will offer select online degree programs with the goal of creating up to 25 online programs over the next few years.

“This new initiative directly supports the University’s strategic priority to enhance teaching, learning and research,” said Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick in a statement. “It builds faculty capacity to enhance our instruction delivery to meet the needs of the 21st century learner as well as our reach beyond our Washington-based campus to the world through our new partnership with Pearson.”

HU-Online is designed to enable the university, one of the most prestigious HBCUs in the country, to expand its reach beyond the campus to students around the world. Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students can pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

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