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Manage Test Anxiety

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 communication really works in online learning communities

How Communication Really Works in Online Learning Communities

In my previous post, we explored how the technology that facilitates online education has been useful in helping students build relationships with each other. But with the lack of “social cues” like body language and voice intonation in things like discussion board conversations, it may cause one to wonder just what it is that makes communication …

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To MOOC or Not to MOOC? Part 2: What’s Wrong with Free Online Education?

In the previous installment of our series about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), we discussed the enthusiasm surrounding the growing phenomenon of free online courses. Now, we look at the other side of the heated debate about the value MOOCs can provide.  The Criticism of MOOCs It’s perhaps unfair to label those who are less …

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Online versus traditional education

To MOOC or Not to MOOC? Part 1: Who’s a Fan of Free Online Courses and Why?

A means to democratize higher education or a fantasy solution for an unsolvable problem: MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses, are certainly capable of provoking heated debate between academics, economists, and students alike. Though the acronym was unknown to most people until just a few years ago, it seems that everyone now has an opinion about low-cost and free online …

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What’s in a Name? Plenty When it Comes to Your Degree

Even if you’ve decided upon an area of study and what level of degree you’d like to earn, don’t stop there when considering degree programs. Did you know that the nuances among degree names can indicate big differences in what programs entail? Not many people realize that choosing a degree of a certain type can …

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Finding the right school

Thinking Through Going Back to School: Finding a School and Program

The Final Step: Find a School and Program Now that you’ve had a chance to fully evaluate what you want to accomplish, what’s feasible for your lifestyle, and what course of study would best suit your goals, you’re ready to look for your ideal school and program. If you’ve been thinking about going back to school, …

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Thinking Through Going Back to School: What Kind of Program?

In this installment of our “Thinking Through Going Back to School” series, we begin to shift the focus to deciding what to study. Should I get a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree? Should I start with online courses? What master’s degree should I get? Before searching for specific programs, you should first …

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Thinking Through Going Back to School: How Will it Impact Your Lifestyle?

In the previous installment of our “Thinking Through Going Back to School” series, we discussed the importance of identifying your objectives — deciding what you want to accomplish with your education. Now that you’ve thought about how you want school to change your life for the better, it’s time to think about how you can …

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