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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Share Your Expertise! Present at a Virtual Conference

What’s working (or not working) in your online classroom? If you haven’t shared your experiences as an online instructor with a wider audience, consider taking the opportunity to do so in 2013. There are more diverse options available than you might realize, through both virtual conferences and on-ground conferences that have virtual attendance options. While […]

Online Education’s Overnight Success

Many recent conversations with friends and colleagues in the industry have revolved around what seems like an overnight shift in the overall acceptance of online education. We’ve spent years, decades even, swimming against the traditional education stream – risking possible career suicide and enduring disapproval from academic peers – advocating the benefits of online learning. […]

Teacher Loan Forgiveness: What You Should Know Before You Apply

Learn everything you need to know about teacher loan forgiveness before you apply, saving you time and helping you repay your student loans.

A Starter Guide for Veterans Studying Online

Whether you are returning to school after military service or enrolling for the first time with civilian career goals in mind, there’s a lot to figure out before you start your first class. I not only made the transition myself, from active duty to full-time student, but also assisted students in my first-year seminar courses […]

Learning Disabilities and Adults: 20 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace

If you’re looking for a little guidance, we’ve pulled together a list of tips to help you thrive in the workplace with a learning disability.

10 Career Buzzwords to Avoid in 2013

In 2010, LinkedIn began an annual review of member profiles to identify the most frequently used words and terms. This year’s list was compiled from an analysis of the more than 187 million user profiles now in the LinkedIn system. While we are encouraged to create profiles and other job search documents that include the […]

10 Overrated Job Qualifications You Don’t Really Need

We think it’s time employers and employees stopped placing so much emphasis on these 10 job qualifications that you can almost do without.

Is it Time to Panic in Your Online Course?

It never fails. Every time I teach an online course, I receive email messages from students that read something like this: “I’m really freaking out here!” Over the summer this happened more than usual as problems with the learning management system cut students off before finishing their online exams. In some cases the system submitted […]

The Art of Schmoozing: 10 Types of People To Look For When Networking

There are several types of people that everyone needs to have in their corner when networking, and we’ve highlighted them here.

How to Shield Yourself from Sophisticated Spam

Every internet user finds spam in their inbox. With each new protection developed by software manufacturers, sophisticated spammers develop ever more authentic-seeming scams to get through firewalls and filters. Knowing how to recognize and avoid spam is as important for surfing the web as defensive driving is for operating a car. Spam Basics Spam is […]