11 Networking Tips Every Online Student Needs to Know

Posted by Greg Aronoff on Mar 14, 2016 3:30:52 PM

Never eat alone.

Good advice (if a bit random), but that's also the title of a great book.

The main premise of Never Eat Alone (written by Keith Ferrazzi) is that what separates highly successful people from everyone else is how they use the power of relationships — so that everyone wins.

With that in mind, one of the biggest secondary benefits of getting an education is all about your peers and the connections you make with them.

So - if you take a course (or two or twenty) online - are you missing out on the social connection? 

The simple answer - nope.

The next question - how do you make that connection in an online course? 

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Topics: Online Classes

Nine Online Learning Tips to Help You Ace Your Online Course

Posted by Joann Doan on Feb 23, 2016 12:30:13 PM

"Take that class online. It's SO MUCH EASIER".

I hear that ALL the time! 

I hate to break it to you though...

Taking online classes does not necessarily mean classes are going to be "easier" and it does not necessarily mean you'll "automatically do well".

We went over what I think about online courses and why my classmates signed up for them, now let me share with you
9 Lessons that I have learned about HOW TO EXCEL in class and fully take advantage of online learning. 
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Topics: Education Insight, Online Classes, Ask Me About Online, Classes, College Tips

WHY STUDENTS TAKE ONLINE CLASSES?

Posted by Joann Doan on Feb 15, 2016 4:27:08 PM

Why do people do what they do?

I have no idea

Take my online classes for instance (since this is an education blog, it seems to make sense to talk about my courses). Online works for me, but I never thought about why others take them...

Until this week.

My professor just posted a discussion in one of my online classes that asked "Why did you take this class online?"

Figuring I could gain some insight, I compiled a TOP 5 List of reasons why online was chosen over face-to-face. 

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Topics: Online Classes, College Tips

How College Can Work WITH Your Schedule

Posted by Joann Doan on Feb 1, 2016 1:44:00 PM

Where’s the temple?

That was my first thought after a THREE HOUR bus ride when we stopped in a clearing of trees and rock. 

My second thought was - do Buddhist temples have WiFi?

I was studying abroad in South Korea when I was told I needed to take three MORE credits to receive my financial aid. 

Since I couldn't be in two places at once (though I did wonder about cloning), I decided to take my first online course. 

So, if you ever thought  "I just don’t have time for school"  or maybe "My schedule is too hectic to take classes!"  let me share how online courses can help you keep your Zen (whether you're living as a Buddhist monk or not).

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Topics: Online Classes, College Tips

5 Tips for Excelling in Online Classes

Posted by Greg Aronoff on Apr 7, 2015 3:14:00 PM

 

Since we've been offering online courses since the late 90's, we've learned a thing or two of what's needed to do well in an online course.

So below are the top five tips we can recommend...

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