Animoto – it rocks!

Let’s continue the discussion of Web 2.0 tools.   Another one of my favorite presentation tools is http://animoto.com.   This application allows you to upload your photos and/or videos to the website, select music, text, and effects, and then create a dynamic slideshow for the web.  Animoto will allow you to create 30 seconds for free or […]

No Increase in Tuition–Our Risk

Yesterday Fresno Pacific University announced that it would not raise tuition levels in any of its programs for the 2010-11 academic year.  This is the first time that we have not raised rates in 30 years (that’s as far back as we checked).  We, of course, cannot “collaborate” with other universities on this kind of a […]

Making it through the Financial Aid Maze

In the last 24 hours I have spent some time explaining the world of financial aid and getting into College to both prospective students to our Board of Trustees.  It seems like such a foreign world with strange acronyms (FAFSA), and programs (Cal Grant, Pell Grant, ACG) and forbidding bureaucracies and their own deadlines and […]

Web 2.0 in the Classroom

For the next few weeks (or months), I want to highlight Web 2.0 applications and how they can be used in the classroom.  I have an extensive background in educational technology and its successful use to further student learning.  In fact, I currently teach courses for our School of Education in the area of integrating […]

Welcome to Continuing Education at FPU!

At FPU, we offer continuing education to individuals throughout the world.   We believe in lifelong learning and we strive to help individuals meet their educational goals through distance learning, workshops, and conferences.   This blog will be dedicated to providing insight and inspiration for individuals as they pursue lifelong learning.  So … check back often to […]

Serious about the Bible? Then End Domestic Violence!

We cannot claim to be serious about family values and the sanctity of marriage and allow domestic violence to exist unchallenged in our congregations. To do so tells the world that we are liars and gives false testimony as to the legitimacy of Christ’s claims. Scripture calls these kinds of actions “hypocrisy.”

“Get Into College”

The year for high school seniors who are working on college applications is moving rapidly to the dates when applications are to be submitted, test scores and transcripts ordered, and scholarships researched.  It is never easy, and I am often (really–often– as in many, many times a year) asked how parents can negotiate it all.  It […]

Our Rich Variety of Universities

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/6797698[/vimeo]Education is in the news.  I think it should always be there, but then I am a bit biased in its favor. Earlier  this week Fresno Pacific’s good enrollment news was on the local TV stations–we’re up 11% overall.  On Tuesday we had a little celebration on the campus green–ice cream and good cheer all around […]

Choosing a College that Fits You

This week we are out on the road again at College Fairs for traditional undergraduates sponsored by the various county offices of education, next week the Christian College Fairs.  There is always a good turn out with busloads of kids with their teachers, and parents with their kids.  It is noisy, exciting, intimidating.  Students and parents walk […]