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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Should You Get a Master’s Degree?

This question is a familiar one in online learning circles and recently caught my attention in a post by Marie-Pierre Renaud, (aka The Geek Anthropologist) in which she provides advice from a current student’s point of view. How do you decide if a graduate degree is right for you? How can you prepare yourself for […]


5 Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Job

In a challenging job market, it may seem that any job offer is a good job offer. But one of my colleagues, in his first month of a new job that was the reward of an arduous and time consuming search, felt a little out of place. Setting issues related to compensation and benefits aside, […]


College in Common: How to Maximize the Potential of Your Alumni Network

College alumni networks are a great way to meet people who are already working in your area of interest. Maximize your network’s potential.


5 Tech Tools for Job Interview Practice

Once you get to the interview stage of your job search, you’ve already survived several layers of screening as hiring managers compare your application materials (i.e., resume, cover letter, transcripts) to the needs of the position. But as the National Association of Colleges and Employers advises, “the interview will make or break your candidacy. The […]


Connecting with Your Online Students via Social Media

If you engage in social media and networking sites with your students, you are not alone. A study of faculty use of social media in higher education, published in 2011 by Pearson Learning Solutions and the Babson Survey Research Group found that “nearly two-thirds of all faculty have used social media during a class session” […]


Create an End of Course To-Do List

As I begin wrapping up the Spring semester with my online students, I realize that there are a few things they could do to bring the experience to a close and document all that they have accomplished in the course. Working through online courses, especially those on an accelerated schedule, can seem like a blur […]


The Career Toolbox: The Guide for Educators

Education careers require extensive training and creativity — especially now that technology grows more and more important in the 21st century classroom.


7 Career Questions to Ask Your School’s Alumni

If you are struggling with career decision-making or looking for a new direction in your job search, advice may be closer than you think. Last month I highlighted career questions you should ask your online instructors, but there are many other resources available to you. Have you connected with your school’s alumni network? From job […]


Make the Most of Online Job Boards

If you are looking for a job, the days of simply posting your resume online are over. Using just one technique isn’t enough. A 2012 study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that “employers cite Internet job postings as the most effective technical application” for locating and recruiting new graduates. Of […]