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One of the biggest concerns in higher education institutions is finding an effective way to increase student retention in an online environment. Lisa Fee, EdD, decided to examine this in her dissertation, “Online Orientation: An Investigation of Its Effect on Graduate Students’ First-Course Retention.” Fee earned her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education from Concordia University-Portland and is… Read More

So you’ve decided to take the next step in advancing your career by applying to Concordia’s doctoral program. That’s great! Concordia has helped many education professionals build credibility through their research and become more effective leaders. While preparing your application, some questions might come up. Luckily, we have answers. We sat down with Tyler Jass, Concordia’s… Read More

Jargon-Free Instructional Design

By Zachary Fruhling July 20, 2018

Instructional design (ID) can sometimes be an overly complicated and diverse field with various instructional design models and complicated terminology. But I’ve always found that instructional design can be simplified if you stick to a few important principles and ask yourself a small number of intuitive questions. Instructional design: What does it mean? Simply put:… Read More

10 Online Professional Learning Resources to Use This Summer

By The Room 241 Team July 12, 2018

Updated May 15, 2019 Summer is when teachers have more breathing room for professional development. While many attend conferences and take classes in person during the summer, there are tons of online opportunities — and many are free! Here are some stay-at-home professional learning resources for summer that you can check out in your pajamas… Read More

If you’re curious yet uneasy about earning a graduate degree online, we get where you’re coming from. There are so many programs to sort through and for-profit scams to avoid. But when you find a high-quality, non-profit university that offers innovative programs on campus and online, that’s an option worth exploring. What better place to… Read More

Made the decision to apply to one of Concordia’s online Master of Education programs? Good for you! Earning an advanced degree will be extremely rewarding and beneficial for you, your career, and the students who rely on you to show them the ways of the world. As you dig into the application, consider this information and… Read More

5 Myths About Earning a Master of Education Online

By The Room 241 Team December 6, 2017

It’s no surprise that online education has become extremely popular in recent years. In 2014, more than 5.7 million students were enrolled in online education, and that number has continued to soar. The appeal is obvious—flexibility and convenience—especially for working professionals like teachers. You can earn your MEd from anywhere in the world, on your… Read More

10 Resources for Teachers To Get Money for Grad School

By The Room 241 Team February 16, 2013

For classroom teachers, earning an advanced degree can be a fulfilling way to invest in yourself and your classroom. But obviously, a Master of Education comes with a price tag. That’s why it’s important to think strategically about where to get the money for grad school. Carefully pursuing the right mix of scholarships, grants, and loans… Read More