Happy Fourth of July
July 3rd, 2017
Kris Powers

From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. How remarkable is it that this year marks our 241st year of celebration?

Man standing under upward arrow
June 28th, 2017
Kris Powers

Last month we published a blog on the importance of Career Planning. We’re hopeful that you took a few moments to start the process of developing a career plan for yourself. Doing so can help you manage potential learning opportunities as well as identify ways to grow your professional development.

Adult student with laptop
June 21st, 2017
Kris Powers

Many of the learners in today’s online courses are adults.

Military man with family
June 14th, 2017
Kris Powers

In the United States, Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. The holiday provides a time to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make in our lives.

A woman called Sonora Smart Dodd was an influential figure in the establishment of Father's Day. After the death of her mother, her father raised six children by himself. This was very uncommon at that time, as many widowers placed their children in the care of others or quickly married again.

Laptop and Cell phone
June 7th, 2017
Kris Powers

Let's face it, we can all use a little help sometimes!  Many students benefit from the use of study tools to help them get through their courses. Study apps and tools can help with everything from staying organized to studying more efficiently. Whether you are a student at a traditional or online college, these apps and tools will help you maximize your time in and out of the classroom!

1. Evernote

Woman with laptop outside
May 31st, 2017
Kris Powers

One of the main benefits of taking online courses is the flexibility to do your work whenever you wish, wherever you are. With beautiful weather finally here, it’s a perfect time to take your learning outside!

Memorial Day
May 26th, 2017
Kris Powers

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Man on couch with laptop
May 23rd, 2017
Kris Powers

Developing a career plan will help you assess your skills and interests, explore what careers might be a good match for you, as well as determine what additional skills or training you may need to reach optimal career success.

Career planning is helpful for anyone at any age or stage – whether you are still in school or not, seeking to improve your skills to advance in your current field or interested in changing your job or career entirely.

Internet Technology
May 16th, 2017
Kris Powers

The 2017 Modis Salary Guide for Tech Professionals contains industry insights, salary ranges and detailed job descriptions for the IT field. Based on the latest research, Modis is forecasting some fantastic growth in the tech industry in the very near future - 488,500 new tech jobs by 2024; and a 12% growth in technology employment by 2024!

Laptop on student's lap
May 9th, 2017
Kris Powers

According to the 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group, the number of students enrolled in online courses has grown to 5.8 million nationally, reflective of a consistent 13 year upward growth trend. The survey also found that more than a quarter of higher education students (28 percent) are enrolled in at least one online course.