January 8, 2016
The Online Student’s Guide to Professional Credentials
As you begin the new year, your resolutions may include job and education goals. The options for expanding your professional knowledge and technical skills are offered by a wide range of schools and organizations. The emergence of new formats, such …
December 18, 2015
8 Critical Career Skills for 2016
A perceived skills gap – between what college graduates bring to the workplace and what employers want to hire – still exists. I’m not completely convinced that this is a lack-of-skills issue, however. It’s a complex situation that includes challenges …
December 4, 2015
Student-Centered Learning: Buzzword or Innovation?
The term student-centered was popular at the Online Learning Consortium conference this year, but it also appeared on a buzzword bingo card for the SXSWedu event. Is it something new and innovative, or just trendy terminology? Makes you wonder what …
November 20, 2015
Are You Using These Job Search Resources?
As a college student, online or on campus, you have access to a wide range of support services designed to help you find your next job. A recent study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) asked students …
November 13, 2015
Are Your Online Students Lost? Try a Course Map
It’s that time of year again. The end of the Fall semester is in sight and we’re looking ahead to the Spring. Once Thanksgiving is behind us the days get busy with final exams, holiday celebrations and (hopefully) vacations, but …
November 6, 2015
What Makes College Worth the Cost?
We hear a lot about what employers, parents and higher education institutions think about the value of a college education. But do recent graduates think college is “worth it?” A new study from Gallup and Purdue University shares feedback from …
October 30, 2015
What Will You Earn After Graduation?
What’s the return on investment (ROI) of a college education? This is continuously under debate. At the heart of the issue is how much students will earn after graduation, as compared to how much they spent to complete the degree. …
October 23, 2015
Shaping the Future of Online Learning
I attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) annual conference last week, and the event’s theme was relevant to everyone involved in online education right now – Shaping the Future of Online Learning. There was a lot to explore through keynote …