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The Importance of Building Online Learning Communities

Taking an online course should be more than sitting in front of a computer — real engagement involves becoming a part of the community of learners. Building Online Communities Online learning communities can be educationally and personally fulfilling when students approach their courses with a commitment to initiate, respect, value, and fully engage in the …

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Why and How to Communicate, Collaborate, and Network in Online Classes

Building comfortable and sustainable relationships with classmates and instructors in online classes may not seem to be a worthwhile investment at first glance, especially since those with whom we interact online are seemingly distant. However, I encourage you to work toward building relationships, because academic communities and personal connections with classmates and instructors may be …

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Level Up! Explore the Benefits of Higher Education

We’ve all been told that education improves lives; but how, specifically, does it do that? Can the value of education actually be quantified? The infographic below illustrates data we found about the impact advanced education makes across different areas of life—from career to lifestyle. Learn more about the many ways education can benefit your life …

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Sanity While Working and Going to School

It’s nothing new that college students work during their stints in higher education. Holding down at least a part-time gig while taking classes is so common, in fact, that you’re probably a…errr…fortunate individual if you’re not. The unsurprising truth of the matter is that a significant majority of us work while attending university. In fact, …

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How Online Learning Benefits Students with Chronic Health Issues

Living with chronic illness or disabilities while going to college can feel like having two full-time jobs. How can a person do both successfully? The key is to balance managing one’s health while managing collegiate demands. There are a number of terrific resources and guides for individuals with chronic health conditions in postsecondary education, and …

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Ask an Employer: Assistant Principal Values Highly Educated Educators

As the cost of education continues to rise, it is important to factor in just how valuable an advanced degree can be in a particular field. Universities and colleges always tout the benefits of earning a degree, but what about hiring managers and employers? What is their take on the importance of education? And how …

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