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

Maybe 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.


5 Things You Can Make Out of Old Books
December 4th, 2012

If you’ve embraced online learning, chances are you’ve also warmed up to e-books and any digital reading material you can get your hands on. So rather than letting your old books gather dust on the shelf, lug ‘em out for some fun DIY projects. We’re pretty sure the authors never intended their works for these purposes, but why not up-cycle wherever you can?


Technology Issues Add to College Stress — Surprised?
November 7th, 2012

Halloween has passed, but here’s a horror story college students often face: The paper or project that you’ve spend hours on suddenly disappears from your computer screen. You immediately try to bring it back, trying hard to resist throwing your laptop across the room.


College Admissions in the Facebook Age
October 23rd, 2012

Schools are using social media more often these days to get the word out about why their colleges and universities stand out and to connect alumni with prospective students. They’re no longer scared of social media, but embracing everything it has to offer, especially in promoting their programs to students like you.


Massive Online Open Course Options Growing
October 18th, 2012

The other day, I received an e-mail from a college professor about a free massive online class on infographics and data visualization, taught by expert Alberto Cairo, a University of Miami professor. The course wasn’t offered through University of Miami, but as the first massive open online course offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, based at the University of Texas in Austin.

To get in the six-week course, students don’t need to apply or be selected. If you have an Internet connection, you’re in, and there’s no limit to the number of students in your class. But it offers an extra credential for those who participate and meet course requirements — a certificate (for $20) to show employers or add to your resume.


Penn Foster President Bikes to Talk About Education
October 9th, 2012

If you were in the Northeast this past week, you may have seen Penn Foster President Joe Gagnon biking across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, talking to students on his breaks.

As part of Penn Foster’s Choose to Be More Tour, Gagnon rode 100 miles each day, from Thursday through Saturday, stopping for town hall meetings with students in six cities.


Colleges Using Social Media to Improve Education
September 26th, 2012

Social media is changing the way we learn in college, and online students are at the forefront of these changes.


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.