As I was reading an article on Inc. this morning about 10 Proven Ways to be Happy, it really did get me thinking...
If you could paint a picture of happiness, what would it look like?
There are so many perspectives of happiness. What is yours?
I loved my online learning experience. I was initially drawn to online learning because I needed the flexibility and convenience. I was working full time with one young child at the time and eventually loved the experience so much that I continued my schooling well into the time I was having my second child. A deployed husband, two children and a full time job meant one thing; an online program was my only option.
On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the “land of the free and the home of the brave” so they can begin their American Dream.
The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. Each year on July 4, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings.
Despite the chaos that goes on daily in our lives, we are truly an amazing nation. Let's never forget that!
Just like traditional degree programs, online career training programs are intended to help prepare students for careers in the field of their choice. As someone who has completed both degrees online and has taken career training courses, I believe the learning outcomes of online programs are comparable or better than traditional programs.
It's not every day that we use the word "Nachos" in the same sentence as "Military Wives"...
I guess the only time I would say was our last deployment and I ran to the store for everything I would need in order to make authentic nachos....
But all jokes aside, the below is a TRUE and funny story about military wives and one of our most favorite foods of all time, nachos!
I bet many people don't think that the history of nachos has anything to do with the military, right? Wrong!
If you are an active duty or National Guard/Reserve servicemember, veteran or military spouse – have you thought about the portability an online education could offer you?
Online education is a great way for servicemembers to go back to school while serving their country. Online courses and degree programs are developed specifically to provide the flexibility needed to fit the op-tempo and duty schedules of servicemembers as well as the hectic lifestyles of military spouses.
What are your goals? Are you able to list some of those goals?
Creating goals will allow you to focus on what is most important throughout your online program; this will also help you use your time wisely. Below is an example of how you can set educational goals using the S.M.A.R.T. process for establishing goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.
Specific — Specific goals are clear, focused, concise and well-defined.
I'm a BIG fan of online learning. I don't think I would be working for the greatest online learning company ever if I didn't truly believe this. One thing that you do have to keep in mind, is that the biggest advantage can easily turn into the biggest drawback for online learning.
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There are many advantages to online learning, two of the biggest being flexibility and convenience. However, don't think that it is a breeze, online learning is a lot more challenging than it may seem. Many student going in with this thought that they go into their classes with unrealistic expectations. Online courses require just as much, if not more, time and energy as traditional classroom courses.
In order to be successful, you must have the following skills: