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Monthly Archives: August 2012

10 TEDTalks for Online Instructors

TED has been “bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design” since 1984. The organization’s online presence has grown over the years and now features a collection of resources ranging from an educational online community to recorded local conferences, but the most popular component may be the TEDTalks. TEDTalks are brief presentations (usually […]


50 Famous Leaders and Career Advice That Shaped Them

Here is the advice that shaped some of the country’s best-known leaders in many different walks of life.


There’s No Place Like Your Home Office

Be it ever so humble … creating a dedicated study space in your home is just one step you can take to support your own success with online learning. As an online student you may be juggling many work and family responsibilities, which means you are studying late at night or early in the morning. […]


17 School Writing Rules You Need to Unlearn in the Real World

These 17 school writing rules really don’t have a place in modern writing.


Music Makes You Smarter

When you’re working toward a degree, chances are you’ll take all the help you can get to make your studies just a little bit easier. If you’ve searched high and low for some assistance in completing your homework assignments, you’re not alone. But sometimes, the things that lend a helping hand are more surprising than […]


What Do Employers Think of Online Degrees?

The value of a college degree is highly debated these days, with online programs receiving additional scrutiny related to return on investment (ROI) and quality of student learning. But when your completed degree appears on your resume or job application, it can all come down to the reader’s perception – what will they think? A […]


12 Eye-Opening Self-Assessment Tests to Enhance Your Career

These self-assessment tests can help you understand yourself better, which in turn will help you boost your career.


4 Awesome Aggregators for Education News

Whether you are a student, instructor, or administrator, staying up-to-date with research and trends in higher education is essential. But, keeping up with the constant flow of information isn’t getting any easier. Neither is the process for evaluating each website for relevance to your work, credibility, and currency. Fortunately, there are several groups out there […]


Take a Front Row Seat in Your Online Class

Think back to the last time you were in a classroom … where did you sit? I received advice to sit in the front row during the first semester of my freshman year. It was a big auditorium with a hundred or so students, and the class was Biology 101. Dr. Wyatt pointed to the […]


Finding Solutions for Grading Stress

Grades and the grading process are sources of high anxiety for both students and instructors. I was amazed at the determination with which my online students last spring fought for a few points here and there, especially requests for extra credit. This was a graduate level course, made up almost exclusively of project-based assignments. From […]