Blog Category online learning

December 15th, 2014
Angela Caban
For some, going back to school online may seem a bit intimidating. Many adults seeking to continue their education may lack computer skills, but online programs DO provide technical support to students.
December 8th, 2014
Angela Caban

By: Jennifer Morrison

Let’s talk about how you can survive going back to school during holiday season. It seems hopeless, right?  You have discusions, assignments, and friends and family cajoling you to come to their parties. And you can’t forget about gift shopping and working that job to pay for all those gifts and traveling. But I promise you it is completely manageable to not only survive the season but also succeed.

It’s a sprint not a marathon.

December 2nd, 2014
Angela Caban

By: Angela Caban

We live in uncertain economic times where many think, “Why should I spend money on an education?” You may hesitate to do so, but these investments can really pay off and advance your career. I am not only talking about the monetary investment, although that may sometimes be the biggest factor in going back to school, but the investment of time.

One of the main ways to invest in your career is through education. When you make an investment in your education, you invest in yourself.

November 21st, 2014
Angela Caban

By: Jennifer M. Morrison

For the last half century, the idea that a four year degree is the only way to secure a career and the middle-class has permeated our educational system. This idea has caused a myriad of problems including an economy left without skilled trade workers and high school students who are either force themselves into four year degree programs or those who are left adrift unsure of their next step.

October 1st, 2014
Angela Caban

I think this is one of the most common misconceptions about online learning.

Don’t make the mistake of choosing an online course or class simply because you think it will be easier than a traditional class. The truth is that students in which have taken both traditional and online classes have said that they are surprised at just how challenging online classes are.

Why?

August 22nd, 2014
Angela Caban

Teachers, parents and pretty much any adult I ever came into contact with as a child asked me that very important question we have all been asked and ask kids today: “So what do you want to be when you grow up?” In order of what I wanted to be from ages 3-18: truck driver, teacher, Nun (yes, I am not joking), Chef.

August 4th, 2014
Angela Caban

Are you ready to get back in the classroom and reap the many near- and long-term rewards of investing in yourself, your career, and your future? Check out these tips to help you get better organized and ready for that first day!

Be prepared, have everything you need to start:

July 23rd, 2014
Angela Caban

The certificate seems to be little-understood. So let's talk about why a certificate can benefit you in your job search or current career...

First, job requirements will always vary based on the position and industry. This is why it is very important to think about what it is you truly want to do, then research the career and industry in your surrounding areas. A certification program can open up new opportunities for you and your career.

What is a Certificate?

July 18th, 2014
Angela Caban

Thinking about signing up for an online course, or are you already signed up?

Online learning is a great and super convenient way to advance your career and education. Here are a few tips to ease your transition into online learning.

Be prepared, have everything you need to start:

Locate the computer requirements document on the school Web site. Make sure your computer fits the requirements and you have the right peripherals (printer, speakers, microphone, etc) and software (Adobe Acrobat to read .PDF files, Microsoft Word for writing papers, etc.).

July 16th, 2014
Angela Caban

In traditional class settings, the instructor provides feedback to students vocally. There are lectures in which there is body language, or writing on a whiteboard or chalkboard. Students are able to comment or ask questions, interact with others in verbal discussions, collaborate with small groups, and give presentations.

There are very similar forms of interaction in an online course, with a few substantial differences.

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