Education

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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What Instructional Designers Can Do for Your Online Courses

Diving into a learning management system (like Canvas at Colorado State University) may feel intimidating to many instructors. That’s why instructional designers are here to relieve tech anxieties and help you make the most of the many tools and features available in an online course. Instructional designers provide organized and reusable content, interactive activities, and …

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Does School Ranking Equal Quality?

One would assume that universities with the highest rankings are the best, right? Not necessarily, says Alexander McCormick, director of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). He argues there’s no guarantee that going to one of the top-ranked universities means that you will get a high-quality education. By creating a survey that discusses college students’ true learning behaviors while at …

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