Education

5 Ground Rules for Online Classroom Discussion

Somehow, online course discussions tend to spiral out of control quicker than in-person debates. Whether we can attribute this to the distance between discussants, misinterpreting intentions due to a lack of visual and audio cues, general courage from having digital space between people, or a combination, anyone who has grazed through an online forum understands. …

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9 Essential Apps to Help You Survive Your Online Classes

Online learning is both a convenience and a challenge. It gives you a great deal of flexibility…but with that freedom comes great responsibility (to quote Eleanor Roosevelt). When you study online, you need dedication, self-discipline, and likely many cups of coffee. Thankfully, there is a lot that technology can do to facilitate learning, and keep …

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How Online Education Makes Schools Greener

Online learning has many benefits, including the flexibility to continue your education from just about anywhere on the planet. Want to earn your master’s degree while living on an ex-army steel tug boat? You can! Earning a certificate or degree online is also ideal for working professionals because you can complete coursework when it works …

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Why Consider an Undergraduate Minor in Creative Writing?

So you’re interested in creative writing—maybe you’ve been jotting down ideas and stories in a notebook for years, or maybe you’ve never tried it before—but you feel like you need to choose a class that is practical, one that will help you get a job when you graduate. The two aren’t mutually exclusive, though: So much …

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Why You Should Use Your G.I. Bill Benefits (Wisely) and Get to School

“I will not allow you to be stupid! Not signing up for G.I. Bill benefits isn’t even an option for you, you bunch of little ostrich goobers,” our company commander told every member of Bravo 146 during our first week of Coast Guard boot camp. He of course said this with a glare that left …

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Why You’re Actually Winning the Student Debt Game

Swallowed. Overwhelmed. Buried. These are the words we usually use to describe our relationship with debt. Worries over student debt are no laughing matter, but there is a bright side. A Pew Research Center report finds that young people actually have less overall debt than their parents’ generation. This study considered a young adult to be …

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Why Waiting to Go to College May Be the Best Choice You Ever Made

Dropping out of college and not finishing a degree the first time around might be a source of shame for some people. But recent research indicates that those people probably just weren’t ready for college when they enrolled. Each year, a selection of U.S. high school students take the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). …

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