QU Online Blog

The QU Online Blog was created for distance learners to cover topics related to online education, professional development and industry trends. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting a career path, this blog is designed to be a valuable resource for your educational journey.

Instructional Design and Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom

Instructional Design and Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom

When Sharee began her teaching career, her entire class shared one desktop computer. As the wave of technology flooded the education system, teachers needed to catch up quickly on how to effectively use applications, software and multimedia files in the classroom. Sharee’s MS in Instructional Design degree from Quinnipiac University taught her how to responsibly implement the latest technology into her lesson plans.

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Grad School Application Tips

Grad School Application Tips

There are certain elements to consider when you apply to graduate school. A strong grad school application tells the admission committee a lot about you. It goes beyond measurement and takes a deeper look at who the applicant is.

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3 Tips for Choosing a Graduate Degree Program

3 Tips for Choosing a Graduate Degree Program

When considering an online graduate program, there are many factors to think about before making a decision. Use these resources to help you focus your attention on select graduate programs.

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Protecting You and Your Small Business Against Ransomware

Protecting You and Your Small Business Against Ransomware

Fredrick Scholl, Ph.D., Cybersecurity Program Director, Quinnipiac University

You read about ransomware every day in the headlines. In fact, many of the attacks are focusing on small business, non-profits and government agencies. Attackers tend to go after the weakest members of the herd. But what can you do to protect yourself?

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MS in Special Education Grad Creates Unique Learning Opportunities for All Students

MS in Special Education Grad Creates Unique Learning Opportunities for All Students

Bridget Figmic is passionate about giving students the tools to thrive in and out of the classroom. Students come to class with different academic backgrounds, learning styles and social experiences. Bridget’s role is to design lessons so that each student reaches their full potential.

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Quinnipiac University Ranked Top Ten Military® Friendly School 2020-2021

Quinnipiac University Ranked Top Ten Military® Friendly School 2020-2021

Quinnipiac University has been designated Top Ten Military® Friendly School 2020-2021. VIQTORY considers many factors when calculating their rankings including, “retention, graduation, [and] job placement." Read more about this prestigious honor.

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Inspired Teacher Reshapes Math Class with an MS in Special Education

Inspired Teacher Reshapes Math Class with an MS in Special Education

Kevin asks his fifth and sixth grade math students to constantly improve on what they already know and more importantly, to believe in themselves. He is not shy on taking his own advice. He recently completed Quinnipiac University’s online MS in Special Education so that he can better serve every student.

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No Challenge Too Big for Health Science Studies Graduate

No Challenge Too Big for Health Science Studies Graduate

Sophie made the difficult but necessary decision to return home from college after her sophomore year due to medical issues. At the time, she was devastated to leave her friends, her studies and the campus. Over the next two years, she focused on her health. Sophie is open about her mental illness, visual impairments, a learning disability as well as her physical, chronic illness. She feels deeply about making this public so that she may be a symbol for others who face their own set of challenges.

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CISSP vs Master's: How to Advance Your Cybersecurity Career

CISSP vs Master's: How to Advance Your Cybersecurity Career

Students often ask if they should pursue an MS in Cybersecurity degree or a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. My answer is: “It depends”. In this post I want to analyze the factors that might lead you to choose one or the other, or both options.

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Quinnipiac University Ranks Among Best Online Public Relations Programs in 2020

Quinnipiac University ranked among the best online public relations programs in 2020 by Intelligent.com.

Quinnipiac University is recognized by Intelligent.com in their survey, Top 20 Online Public Relations Graduate Programs. Quinnipiac’s online MS in Public Relations was ranked No. 13 in the country. Quinnipiac also received the distinction of Best Private University offering this degree.

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