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Monthly Archives: February 2012

25 Inspiring Biographies for Aspiring Writers

Aspiring writers will find the lives of these literary masters inspiring.

The 8 Strictest States for Homeschoolers

Homeschooling is legal in the U.S., but different states grant varying degrees of freedom to homeschooling families.

College Readiness and Online Learning

Assessing a prospective student's level of college readiness can take on many forms. While test scores (i.e., SAT, ACT, and GRE) are often used by traditional schools as part of the application process, there is some debate about how well they measure the potential to succeed, and they don't really address an online environment. What […]

Six Internet Safety Tips for Online Students

You may have seen recent reports about the increase in identity theft and problems related to Internet safety. A lot of the blame has been placed on the increase in use of mobile technologies, such as phones and tablet computers. In a 2011 study, the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 83% of adults […]

Learning the Arts, Online

When you think about online learning, it may be MBAs and traditional academic disciplines that come to mind. What about the fine arts? Convenience and access are both motivators for online learners, including those in the arts. Students who are working and managing family obligations can benefit from the flexibility made available through online courses. […]

Job Search Advice: Meet the Need

When you see an announcement for an open position, ask this question: Why are they hiring? The hiring process can be expensive in terms of money, resources, and time. And extending an offer to a candidate comes with a certain amount of risk. A recent comment on this blog reminds us all to consider the employer's perspective. […]

45 Inspiring Career Blogs for College Students

These blogs are some of the best places to start seeking professional, career-focused advice once you graduate.

48 Great Ways Homeschoolers are Using Pinterest

Here are some of the most interesting ways homeschoolers are putting Pinterest to work in the home classroom.

Crowdsourcing the Textbook: Terminology, Technology, and Technique

We've explored the benefits and challenges of eTextbooks here at Inside Online Learning, but haven't given much attention to how these books are prepared. Crowdsourcing is emerging as a strategy in which Instructors and other content experts are not only creating textbook content, but also managing the collaborative writing process of multiple contributors and customizing products […]

46 Fantastic Open Courses for Small Business Owners

Prove your business savvy by taking advantage of free courses like these.