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September 12, 2014

student loans

Pros and Cons of Accepting Student Loans

With an unstable economy and uncertain employment after graduation, taking on a lot of student loans is clearly a risk, but often a necessary one. For most undergraduate students loans are the only way to reach the goal of a…

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September 5, 2014

social media mistake

How to Survive a Social Media Mistake

We’ve all done it. We’ve clicked send, submit, update or other online publication button when we shouldn’t have, or didn’t mean to. What happens then? Social media gives us the opportunity to reach a huge crowd. Unfortunately, when we make…

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August 29, 2014

online teaching

24 Top Tools for Online Teaching

What are your top tools for learning? The Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies collects responses to this question from learning professionals every year. The result is a list of “Top 100 Tools for Learning,” which runs the gamut from…

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August 26, 2014

HigherEd Tech Research

Higher-Ed-Tech Research Center

A combination of practice and research is needed to ensure the ongoing improvement of the learning environment in higher education. Fortunately, there are multiple organizations conducting the research needed to move the field forward and better serve educators, designers, administrators,…

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August 22, 2014

online classes

5 Classes You’ll Encounter as an Online Student

Not all courses are created equal. Do you know what to expect when you register for your next online class? Online courses tend to be fairly standardized within an academic program. The course navigation, weekly to-do lists, and assignment submission…

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August 8, 2014

online college questions

8 Questions to Ask Any Online College You Consider

Going to college means making a lot of decisions. Once you’ve decided to pursue higher education, you are faced with choosing a school and program, as well as financial options. It’s critical to know what to expect from the experience…

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July 25, 2014

Adjunct Professor

How to Thrive in the Adjunct Professor Job Market

Part-time, or adjunct, teaching positions are more prevalent than ever in higher education. According to the Modern Language Association, “adjunct, contingent faculty members now make up over 1 million of the 1.5 million people teaching in American colleges and universities.”…

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July 11, 2014

learning analytics

How Learning Analytics Will Forever Change Education

It seems like everything about our lives can be quantified and made into a chart these days. Data collection is easier than ever as software systems and mobile apps record our activities and track our progress, with a range of…

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