Monthly Archives: June 2012
Some college coaches have embraced Twitter as a way to connect with fans and give them info that can’t be had anywhere else.
Certificate programs are gaining attention from educators, students, and employers as a way to get college experience and academic credit without having to complete a full degree program. These higher education alternatives, shorter in duration than most degrees, are offered by both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions, and often include online learning options. The wide variety [...]
Online videos can be informative or just plain entertaining. Here’s a look at how teens are using online video services, like YouTube, today.
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 week's topic was suggested by our chat participants! Thanks to all who weighed in with ideas through our mid-year survey. This chat was also the first in our [...]
Here we share some of the often hidden reasons your job seems like torture even when it shouldn’t.
One of the greatest potential benefits of online education is extending the reach of expert faculty members to a wide audience of learners. Recruiting and retaining these instructors is costly for schools in terms of time and resources, and with a rise in adjunct teaching, there are growing concerns from all sides about making sure [...]
The use of social media in online education is booming with so many options you could get stuck just trying to keep up. While we may want to try out every new tool, and feel pressure to be on the cutting edge, that endeavor could be a full-time job in and of itself, leaving us [...]
We’ve gathered several facts, tips, and helpful resources to ensure that your college admissions process as a homeschooler is smooth and successful.
We can all describe a time when something we did went wrong, or when we made a bad decision. There are many different ways to describe failure. In the context of education and training, mistakes can provide us with lessons learned, allowing us to move forward with new knowledge gained from the experience. There's a [...]
You need to be actively networking. This statement is the mantra of many career advisors working with job seekers, but it's not always the easiest thing to do– especially for introverts. Professional networking can be described as meeting people, usually informally, with whom you may be able to forge a connection and extend your career [...]
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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 …