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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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How to Be a Successful Online Student—Advice from a Professor

There certainly are some differences between learning in a brick-and-mortar classroom and learning in a virtual one. For example, online courses are touted as more flexible and convenient, which are clear benefits for those challenged to find time to attend in-person sessions. However, the ease and freedom of learning without being bound by weekly class …

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Nontraditional Students are the New Traditional Students

“Will I fit in?” “Can I actually do college-level work?” “How will I balance all of my responsibilities?” These are typical concerns expressed by college students of all ages. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 8.4 million adult learners were enrolled in higher education in 2010 and their enrollment is expected to …

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Preparing for the GRE: Practical Tips from a Test Prep Pro

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a test that is a standard admission requirement for many master’s and doctoral-level graduate programs at colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. Preparing for the GRE may not only seem challenging, it may seem formidable. Conquering the world might seem easier at times. When most people think of …

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A History of Higher Education in America: The Promise of Self-Improvement

This week commemorates two important dates in United States history. Obviously, Independence Day, but it’s also the anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862—the statute that established land-grant universities in the U.S. and ensured that every American could have access to a college education. In celebration, we’re exploring the history of higher education in America …

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Why You Should Always Factor in Personal Fulfillment When Career Planning

In my career as an academic, I have worked closely with many undergraduate students who have contemplated whether or not to major in psychology. Psychology is the second most popular major in the U.S. (after business), yet when it comes to career planning, many people believe they cannot get a job in psychology or a …

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