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Monthly Archives: September 2012

25 Home Office Design Secrets the Experts Want You to Know

Here we share just a few of the design secrets that interior decorators and professional organizers use when they create office spaces.


#IOLchat Report: College Students and Social Media

Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, counselors, advisors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. From Facebook to LinkedIn, social networking platforms are making an impact in educational circles. These tools are incorporated in classes to promote student interaction, and used […]


How Important is Your First Job After Graduation?

My first job as a college graduate was as a program specialist with the Girl Scout organization, developing service and educational opportunities for middle and high school students. It was a stressful position, full of phone calls and conflict resolution, but it also presented a series of rewarding lessons about how to navigate the working […]


Educators Connect, Collaborate, and Commiserate Online

Much like online learning, teaching at a distance can be a lonely existence. Fortunately, the ways in which we can communicate with each other online are growing. While many online programs do a terrific job with faculty development – providing new instructors with orientations, initial training, and continued learning opportunities, such as workshops and in-house […]


The Social Media Guide to Growing Your Personal Learning Network

Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, resources, and tools.


10 Majors with the Most Jobless

U.S. grads aren’t doing well in the job department, but some majors are performing particularly poorly.


10 Telling Trends in Hybrid Homeschooling

Hybrid homeschooling is an enriching approach to education that is picking up steam, and several trends are popping up around the phenomenon.


On Becoming an Online Student

“We’ll take your online class for you! … Guaranteed grades or your money back.” Have you seen these websites? From term papers to test questions, they market services that promise good grades with no work. These sites aren’t new, and while there are strategies that can be used to deter this type of cheating, the […]


#IOLchat Report: Implementing Games in Online Courses

Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, administrators, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. By now you’ve probably heard about some of the benefits of game-based learning. This approach is taking off in higher education as a way to engage students […]


15 Free Learning Sites You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Here we highlight just a few of these under-the-radar free learning sites, with something for every type of learner.