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Nine Celebrities and Notables Who Schooled Online
September 4th, 2012

We’ve all heard the hype about the convenience and flexibility of online education. But if these stars managed to school online while in rigorous training for sports or even the small screen, there’s got to be something to the claim.

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More Major Online Student Mistakes
August 29th, 2012

Even 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!

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

Dropping, 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.

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

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.

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Overcoming Challenges as an Online Student
July 31st, 2012

As 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.

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Top 10 Reasons to Do Summer School Online
July 5th, 2012

Sun, sand, and surf… Who wants to miss glorious warm weather activities just to sit in a classroom all summer long? As it turns out, you don’t have to abandon fun in favor of academia. Even if studying is the last thing on your mind this summer, take a look at the top 10 reasons you should stay in school – online, of course.

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7 Things Military Students Should Look For in an Online School
July 2nd, 2012

As we reported recently on CollegeSurfing.com, when some schools see military personnel, they see dollar signs. After all, what school wouldn’t want a piece of the more than $4 billion that colleges have already collected under the new GI Bill?

Not all schools are preying on service members, though. Many colleges and universities hold military students in high regard, tailoring online programs to their unique needs.

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How Summer Activities Can Inspire a Learning Goal
July 2nd, 2012

I admit it, I’m one of those Walt Disney World addicts. But if you’re not, hear me out: The creativity that surrounds me when I visit the Orlando theme park energizes me, even helping me deal with the heat and crowds during a summer visit.

I’m not an artist or actor, but I find that the characters, shows and parades, nighttime spectaculars, design of the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, and beautiful interiors in Disney resorts reinvigorates my creative juices in my own professional work as a writer.

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