Monthly Archives: February 2012
Aspiring writers will find the lives of these literary masters inspiring.
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. There's an old saying that "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." For students and instructors involved in online courses, strong time management skills [...]
Homeschooling is legal in the U.S., but different states grant varying degrees of freedom to homeschooling families.
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 [...]
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 [...]
We know that veterans in large numbers are taking advantage of education opportunities offered by the GI Bill, but this infographic takes a much closer look at how exactly this is happening and what it means for our workforce.
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. [...]
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. [...]
These blogs are some of the best places to start seeking professional, career-focused advice once you graduate.
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. This session was a follow up to a recent chat addressing techniques for community building and collaboration in online courses. Where can students and instructors find peers outside of [...]
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Making the Most of Your Virtual Career CenterOnline students are not always aware of all of the resources available to them, including career centers. Just like their traditional, on-campus counterparts, professional career practitioners at online institutions provide valuable services for …