Monthly Archives: October 2012
Did you know the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD) are sharing learning resources online? LearningRegistry.org is the entry point for more information about this project, which began in 2010. Led by the DOE’s Office of Educational Technology and the DOD’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, the collaboration involves multiple federal offices, [...]
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When it comes to grades, most people will do just about whatever it takes to stay ahead of the curve. From pulling all-nighters to lugging around thick textbooks and stacks of notecards, many students will put their health and happiness on the line to make the grade. But while hard work and dedication can go [...]
While I’m used to hearing comments such as “employers value competencies” and “we need to bridge the gap between college and career” at career counseling conferences, these thoughts were reinforced during presentations at the recent Sloan Consortium Annual Conference on Online Learning. Reports from both the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Georgetown University’s Center [...]
Read on to discover the 15 secrets of turning a lukewarm career into one that’s more fulfilling and enjoyable.
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants include students, instructors, advisors, counselors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. Is cheating in online courses an epidemic or overblown concern? We’ve all heard examples of problems ranging from inappropriate collaboration with classmates to purchasing papers online. [...]
Millennials may be having a tough time finding jobs, but these great job blogs can help in the search.
When I reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s Adult College Completion Tool Kit several weeks ago, I was surprised at the number of government websites designed to serve students. Some of these sites are quite specific in the topics they cover, while others are more general in scope, but all offer free access to helpful [...]
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are getting a lot of attention these days. At the recent Sloan Consortium Annual Conference on Online Learning, I attended presentations and participated in conversations focused on how MOOC design and delivery are gaining popularity at academic institutions, as well as with educators and students. It was a topic on [...]
Here are 20 nonprofits started by students that are now going on to change their communities and the planet.
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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 …