Online College Preparation Tools

In the history course I taught this summer at a local community college, a student I will call Carmen struggled all semester. She had emigrated […]

Online Education and the G.I. BIll

September 11, 2001 will be marked by historians as a watershed event in American history, for many reasons.  One reason, though hardly the most important, […]

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 […]

11 Mobile Hacks for Online Learners

Mobile access is increasing for all of the things we do online, including training and education. The convenience of online learning is amplified when you can […]

Can You Get Kicked Out of an Online Class?

A friend of mine was recently removed from an online course. He wasn’t asked to leave the degree program, but was blocked from continuing in […]

What Can You Learn from Your Online Professors?

One of the items frequently included on lists of “tips for being a successful online student” is: Get to know your professors. But making these […]

Defining an Online Course: What’s in a Name?

Are there differences between online learning, distance learning, web-based learning and eLearning? The only assumption you can really make is that at least a component […]

5 Steps for Finding a Summer Online Class

With the spring semester behind us, many students are either already enrolled in a class or looking for something to add to their schedules during […]

Internet Speed: How much do you need for online education?

“All you need is an Internet connection!” We often hear this description of online learning and teaching. Work and learn on the go as long […]

Do You Need a Proofreading Assistant?

If you’ve ever edited your own paper, only to find it full of errors when returned by the professor, you know the power of a […]

6 Top Collaboration Apps for Online Students

If you’ve ever worked on a project as part of a student group, you know that the experience isn’t without stress. Add distance to the […]

Online Student Success is Messy

How do decisions about the design of online courses impact student learning? This was a discussion prompt in one of my online classes this semester […]

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