Blog Category online education

New Year Chapter One
January 4th, 2018
Kris Powers

The internet is teeming with suggestions on how to make 2018 one of the best years ever.

Time for change
December 28th, 2017
Kris Powers

Change. How is it possible that one word can evoke so many emotions? Excitement, apprehension, energy, fear. Change can be scary, but it can also be rewarding. Some of the biggest decisions in my life involved a lot of change. Moving to a new state, starting a family, switching careers. Making the decision to change and then taking the steps necessary was at times daunting; but I had help along the way which made it easier to stay motivated.

Comfy picture of woman working at laptop in fuzzy socks
December 13th, 2017
Kris Powers

The holidays provide a wonderful time to slow down, catch your breath and enjoy time with friends and family. However, the lack of schedule and structure, while refreshing, can wreak havoc on the online student’s schedule. While we all need a break, and it’s tempting to set aside coursework until the New Year, you don’t want to get too far behind and have to play “catch up” in January.

Beautiful young woman gazing upwards
December 6th, 2017
Kris Powers

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo



Professional Development is an ongoing process that should continue throughout one's career. It’s necessary to stay up to date on the latest trends and information in your field, and in the professional world in general, in order to remain capable and competent in your position.

eLearning on a tablet
October 4th, 2017
Kris Powers

Never stop learning. What a great resolution! With the widespread use of internet technologies, students of any age can take advantage of learning anytime, anywhere. Whether you wish to acquire a new skill or hobby, or take classes to explore an exciting new career, Ed4Career has the course or program for you.



Below are five tips for success for those interested in continuing their learning:

Work life balance
September 13th, 2017
Kris Powers

I had an epiphany the other day; I work so hard to make a living for my family, but what about working equally hard to make a life for myself?



At the end of most days, while I felt that I’d accomplished something in my professional life there was always the feeling that something important was missing.

Group of adult students
August 30th, 2017
Kris Powers

The start of school was always a favorite time of mine. Fresh school year, new school supplies, new classmates and professors, the feeling of “anything is possible”. Along with the excitement of starting something new, there was apprehension about the course load and work involved – would I be up to the challenge?

August 23rd, 2017
Kris Powers

A mind map is a free-form way of organizing long lists of information and can be a fun and creative way to show relationships between thoughts and ideas. Simply put, a mind map is a diagram that literally “maps out” your ideas by connecting your thoughts to a central subject.

Woman surrounded by clocks
August 9th, 2017
Kris Powers

I’ve always found my early morning hours to be my strongest “thinking” hours. And apparently I’m not alone! The first hours of your workday are the most productive, according to psychologist Ron Friedman.

Adult male students
August 2nd, 2017
Kris Powers

There are a myriad of reasons adults return to school. Some are planning a career transition, others need new skills, degrees or certifications to advance and still others enroll in courses for enrichment and personal development. Whether it has been one year, ten years or even forty years since you were enrolled in college, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure you’ll be successful in your new endeavor.



1.       Sign Up for a Not-for-Credit Class

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