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Monthly Archives: October 2012

13 Careers Short on Graduates

Health care, skilled trades, and even finance are hurting for graduates — are you cut out for one of these careers with room to grow?

11 Vocational Skills in High Demand Today

Many vocational skills are in high demand, especially among medical professionals, skilled labor, and financial services.

History’s Most Famous Serial Career Changers

These famous people are proof that there’s no shame in being a perpetual career changer.

The Ins and Outs of the LMS and Your Online Course

I recently had the opportunity to work with a small group of brand new online students as an academic assistant, answering questions and providing general guidance to one section of a large class. The whole experience confirmed for me the need for a basic level of technology skill and awareness right out of the gate […]

7 Tips for Successful Student Introductions in an Online Class

What are the protocols or suggestions regarding how to introduce yourself in an online class setting? This question was recently submitted by a reader who had just completed his first online class introduction and found that everyone had taken a different approach. These “get to know you” activities are essential to the community building process, […]

Review: The Adult College Completion Tool Kit

Adults make up a significant part of the online learning population – a recent study from The Learning House found that although “individuals of all ages participate in online education,” approximately 60% are 30 years old or older. These students are often adding academic studies to an already long list of responsibilities related to work […]

The Top 10 Career Experts for Working Moms

These experts offer up advice and guidance that can help working moms further careers, start businesses, and just cope with the hectic pace of life.

LinkedIn’s New Feature: Have You Been Endorsed?

Having heard about the new Endorsements feature last week, I planned to avoid adding them to my profile before seeing what the reaction from other LinkedIn members would be. But then yesterday I received an email notification letting me know I had been endorsed, a situation that resulted in questions to be answered and decisions […]

50 Global Edu Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter

Follow these influential education leaders and use them to discover even more names and faces currently shaping schools across the world.

What Makes an Online School a Great Place to Teach?

The competition for online teaching positions is steep – even as schools see lower enrollments, more people are seeking opportunities to teach. Most of these jobs are as adjuncts, part-timers, included in a category of non-tenure track positions that make up, according to a 2012 report from the Coalition on the Academic Workforce, 75% of […]