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Online Learning Research Shows How Listening to a Lecture Isn’t Much Better Than Watching TV
March 7th, 2013

why it won't be hazardous to your brain if you miss in-person lectures in online learningThe advantages of interactive learning over passive lecture experiences have been well-documented through the years, but I would have thought academic lectures were at least a step up from Snooki’s antics on “Jersey Shore.” Not so much.


Can You Cheat in an Online Class?
December 26th, 2012

can you cheat in an online college class?Plagiarism detection sites and software have been in the business of foiling academic cheating for quite some time. But when it comes to cheating in the online classroom, preventing dishonesty can get a bit trickier. Read on to get answers to six frequently asked questions about the hot-button issue of deception in online degrees.


Top 5 Questions About Going Back to School
December 10th, 2012

top five questions of adults interested in returning to collegeMaybe you’ve been thinking about going back to school for quite a while, but there are some burning questions you need answered first. Well, you’re in luck – we’ve compiled and answered the top five questions adults have about going back to school, particularly for those weighing the possibility of online degrees.


How to Readjust to Student Life
September 17th, 2012

The excitement of being back in school or taking another online college course may wane quickly after a new semester starts.

But if you take steps now to readjust to student life, you will be equipped to handle the assignments, tests, online discussions and other class requirements as they ramp up during the semester.

Here are five ways that you may not have considered but are key to readjusting to life as a student.


More Major Online Student Mistakes
August 29th, 2012

Online student stressEven if you’ve done your research about the online program and course, made sure your computer is up to date and scheduled when you will have time to work on the course — all discussed in our last post about online students’ biggest mistakes — there’s still more potential pitfalls of being an online student.

Check out these common errors, so that you can avoid them!


Online Students’ Biggest Mistakes (Part 1)
August 27th, 2012

Online student mistakesDropping, performing poorly, or even failing an online course can keep you from earning a degree and cost you big bucks, especially if you have to retake the course.

Professors and students identified major online errors by college students, which can prevent you from making these mistakes.


5 Ways Colleges Are Making Online Learning Fun
August 2nd, 2012

colleges and universities making online learning fun One of the best things about online learning is that it is constantly evolving. Colleges and professors are using new ways — and new technology — to improve e-learning and to bring more excitement into online courses.

Here are five ways we’re seeing colleges making online learning more fun.


Overcoming Challenges as an Online Student
July 31st, 2012

online student challengesAs I’m writing this, I’m not at my home office or even at my favorite coffee shop, where using the Internet is tried and true. Instead, I’m in a guest bedroom at my in-laws’ home, where we’re staying for a bit on vacation. The wireless Internet works, but there’s an annoying glitch: I can receive but not send e-mails. I’ve already spent too much time trying to figure out what’s wrong.

That’s why I admire online learners. Technology can be frustrating and unpredictable. Online students must have the patience not to want to stomp on their laptop when they can’t get connected to their class discussion or are facing an assignment deadline and need to log onto the school website.