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October 17, 2014

cyber security

9 Cyber Security Steps Every Online Student Should Take

As an online student you may be accessing your courses from a variety of Internet connections, devices, and locations, potentially exposing your computer and personal information in the process. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month sponsored by the National…

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October 10, 2014

LinkedIn for Education - Decision Board

LinkedIn for Education: The Latest Career Tools

LinkedIn’s search capabilities have been impressive for a long time, but the new LinkedIn for Education suite of features ups the ante on what you can find and how you can connect within this professional social network. What do the…

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October 3, 2014

#ce14

How Will You Participate in Connected Educator Month?

October is Connected Educator Month (CEM)! Organized by the U.S. Department of Education, this is CEM’s 3rd year and the calendar is full with online and on-ground sessions. Why is connecting with other educators so important? How can online instructors…

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September 26, 2014

social media challenge

30-Day Social Media Challenge for Online Faculty

How active are you with social media? Votes from more than 1,000 learning professionals were collected for Jane Hart’s annual project, Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. This year “it is still free online social tools that dominate the list.”…

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September 19, 2014

Online professor

8 Reasons to Contact Your Online Professor Today

As an online instructor I’ve encountered too many situations in which a student needed assistance, but was hesitant to ask for help. Online students can be reluctant to speak up if they are having trouble, but raising your virtual hand…

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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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