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Monthly Archives: November 2012

How to Stand Out Favorably in Your Online Class and Career

Posted on Friday November 30, 2012

Online students often feel a sense of disconnect from interaction with others, including their professors. The very nature of working alone from a home computer can easily make students feel isolated. Additionally, there are some virtual students who have been out of school for a while or who, perhaps, had less than stellar performances during [...]

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How to Never Miss a Class Deadline Again

Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2012

If you’re thinking about taking classes online, or you’re already a virtual student, you are probably concerned with how you will balance your education with the other responsibilities of life, such as your job and/or family. Even without any external distractions and in spite of the most well designed learning environments, navigating a class can [...]

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15 Colleges Fighting World Hunger

Posted on Tuesday November 27, 2012

Though fighting world hunger is a huge, complicated task, these colleges have taken it upon themselves to do what they can for their community and the world.

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How to Organize Schoolwork with LiveBinders

Posted on Monday November 26, 2012

One of the suggestions I always share with my own online students is to make use of a three-ring binder for their courses. Although this sounds very basic and old fashioned, having a ready, well-organized resource to refer to can be helpful in progressing successfully through a course. For example, if there is a power [...]

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The Value of Mentoring Online Students

Posted on Friday November 23, 2012

During the rapid evolution of elearning over more than the last decade, one important component of the postsecondary experience was largely left behind: peer mentoring. In the excited rush to meet the tsunami of demand for online classes and programs, students were initially left in isolation, to navigate complex course Learning Management Systems (LMS), complete [...]

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3 Reasons a College Degree is Worth More Than Politicians Say

Posted on Wednesday November 21, 2012

A recent blog post highlighted on Teachers Speak Up! by Steve Berlin of the National Association of State Boards of Education, ”US Schools Do Better Than Politicians Say,” explained that the average U.S. citizen believes schools are not the miserable failures that politicians would have us believe; Berlin is helping to get the word out [...]

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10 Ways for Online Students to Work Smarter

Posted on Monday November 19, 2012

Being a college student is not easy. This is especially true if you have family or job responsibilities to juggle in addition to studying and homework. Sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day or caffeine in the universe to help you keep up. Online classes require the same level of commitment [...]

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Surviving the Season: Getting Through the Holidays Without Sacrificing Your Grades

Posted on Friday November 16, 2012

Winner of Best Colleges Online’s 2012 Online College Professor of the Year contest LeAnne Prenovost will be blogging for Edventure Calling throughout the school year on issues that new online students face. The holiday season is rapidly approaching and while it is certainly a wonderful time of the year, it can be very stressful for [...]

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