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Monthly Archives: February 2013

5 Less Commonly Considered Reasons to Take Online Classes

Posted on Thursday February 28, 2013

Most students will say that they enjoy taking online classes because of the flexibility and convenience (Bryant, J., Noel-Levitz. 1998-2013). These are certainly valid reasons, but have you ever thought about the additional reasons to consider virtual education? Here are five less commonly considered reasons to consider online education. #1: Health and Well-Being Most people […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Instructor’s Feedback

Posted on Tuesday February 26, 2013

One of the most frequent ways that online faculty and students communicate is through feedback. Professors will provide comments in response to assignments, discussion board posts, general academic progress, and other such activities. The goal is to help students learn not only about the specific subject of the class, but also to help them move […]

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3 Ways E-Learners Can Re-Energize

Posted on Thursday February 21, 2013

Usually students start their online education with the best of intentions. They have a plan for balancing home, job, and school, and an ambitious goal, such as maintaining a 4.0 all the way through their degree programs. However, something happens about midterm or mid-degree: burnout. Does this WebMD definition sound like you? A psychological state […]

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Five Ways to Reduce Fears about E-Learning

Posted on Tuesday February 19, 2013

Fear can be a crippling emotion that prevents us from taking even the very steps that could most likely improve our lives. Nowhere have I seen this play out more than with those who are contemplating answering the call to edventure. This fear of the unknown may even prevent some potential students from enrolling in […]

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4 Tips for Using Word Tools to Get Better Grades

Posted on Thursday February 14, 2013

Most people have some familiarity with Microsoft Word. What’s to know, right? You type, run spell check, and print. If you’re an online student, however, there are some features in Word that can help you get better grades that you may not even have thought about. Here are 4 ways for e-learners to achieve better […]

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Answer the Call to Edventure in 3 Steps

Posted on Tuesday February 12, 2013

Postsecondary education is about more than just making the jump to a career. Academics is about starting a life altering, life enhancing edventure that will take you to places you may have only dreamt of seeing and to accomplishments you may have only fantasized about achieving. The desire to pursue postsecondary education should involve a […]

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Announcing Our New Blog Title: “EdVenture Calling”

Posted on Friday February 8, 2013

Once upon a time, professors who stepped out from behind the lectern were considered innovative. Remember the poster boy for this movement, John Keating in Dead Poets Society, who not only stepped out, but who also stood on desks and occasionally left the tidiness and conformity of the classroom to teach his students using “unorthodox […]

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5 Creative Ways Faculty Can Help Online Students Succeed

Posted on Wednesday February 6, 2013

Often as online instructors when we see a title such as the one for this post, we immediately assume that the suggestions will either be too time consuming or too complex to implement. Therefore, with this post, I’m going to adjust the boundaries of “creative” within the parameters that no tip will be too difficult […]

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Memoir Monday: From Professor to E-Learner

Posted on Monday February 4, 2013

One of the most common statements made by educators is that they chose their profession because they love to learn. They want to continue to grow individually and professionally, and most realize that there is no single way, method, context, or individual from whom learning can occur. For example, teachers learn from their students, and […]

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How to Use Video to Enhance E-Learning

Posted on Friday February 1, 2013

Earlier this month, I published, “Improve Your Academic Success with Fun” (2 January, 2013) and demonstrated that online students can do better in their classes by proactively seeking out ways to make e-learning fun for themselves. One of the suggestions made in that post was to “play with technology.” Doing so is part of the […]

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