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A History of Higher Education in America: CSU and the Democratization of Education

In honor of Independence Day and the anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862, we continue our series on the history of higher education in America. Previously, we examined the impact education had on the solidification of the early American republic. Now we take a look at how land grant institutions, particularly Colorado State University, …

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Absence of Face-to-Face Communication is One of the Benefits of Online Learning

With the arrival and widespread adoption of the Internet as a venue for higher education, students are communicating far differently than they would in a traditional classroom setting. Asynchronous communication—where participants do not need to be directly available to exchange information, but rather respond at their own convenience—is the norm when it comes to online …

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Hidden Assets: Online Learning Benefits Introverts

Grab a seat in any classroom from kindergarten to graduate school. When it’s time for students to interact, you’ll probably notice the same voices and the same hands in the air. Typically extroverts, these students enjoy public interaction with others, which awards them nice participation points, and more importantly allows them to analyze and clarify …

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We Can’t All Be Jay-Z: Why Stars Shouldn’t Outshine the Value of Education

Recently, the son of a friend posed the following question: If he earned a million dollars by the time he graduated high school, could he skip college? Fair question, assuming the million dollars are in his pocket. He’d likely be running a business—in his case an app development company—as well as overseeing employees and thinking …

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What’s the Value of Continuing Education? It Depends on Your Priorities

We all have different reasons for going back to school. For some people, it’s all about getting a qualification to improve their career prospects, or to enable a pre-planned job switch. In these cases, the benefits of higher education are conveniently clear-cut: future professional and financial rewards in exchange for your current studies. There are …

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Will an In-Progress Education Affect Your Career Search?

Will an In-Progress Education Affect Your Career Search?

As you work on advancing your education, it’s possible to concurrently work toward that new career you had in mind when you started your degree program. It’s just important to consider a few things about the way potential employers look at an in-progress education. Recognize the benefits to potential employers Start your career search off …

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Online Education

Online education presents new opportunities and challenges. Learn about the benefits of online learning, find relevant articles on issues that matter to you, and get tips about studying online, going back to school, and much more.

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Myth #1 of online education: You are on your own.

As an online or distance education student, it can be easy to imagine that you’re on this ride alone. After all, you don’t physically interact with student or teachers and that can give you the illusion of isolation. Well, you’re not alone. Not only are there other students that you can (and should) connect to through classroom chatboards, facebook groups and other forms of fora, instructors have also signed on to go through this journey with you. One such instructor in Colorado State University’s Adult Education and Training (AET) program is Dr. Jeff Foley

Continuing Education: Why?

With fall looming, schools across the nation are preparing for the flood of new, bright young minds. University classrooms are filling with young adults, in varying stages of autonomy, excited and vaguely nervous. Although the ages and subjects range, one common factor is a physical classroom with four walls, seats of some kind and an instructor. Welcome to a different type of classroom that has no motivational quotations or posters of kittens dangling precariously from tree branches!

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