A general studies degree can help you go back to and finish your college education. But, is earning a broad degree with the hassle? Find out in this new article.
Most online students have busy lives. Taking online classes can set a good example for school-aged children. However, it can often be frustrating for parents that are trying to take care of their families needs while making time to succeed in their courses.
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Believe it or not, now is the best time to start ordering your textbooks for the next semester. By shopping around, buying used, and checking out discount online retailers, you'll be able to save a lot more than going through your college's bookstore. Here's how.
You may not be able to become a medical doctor by taking online classes, but there are several high-paying professions you can enter after earning a distance learning degree. Take a look at these virtual degrees that lead graduates to careers earning $100,000 or more.
Most people know that using a fake degree isn't a good idea. But, did you know that in some states listing an illegitimate degree on a resume or using it to promote your business could actually be illegal. Take a look at how these states are cracking down on diploma mill degrees.
How do you compare online colleges? Take a look at the 6 most important ways to compare online programs including accreditation, admissions requirements, residency requirements, and ore.
If you want to become a librarian or work in research, an online Master of Library Sciences degree can help. This article will walk you through the basics of deciding if this is the right course for you, finding a legitimate program, and considering all options.
So, you've decided to drop out of your online college. Whatever you do, don't just stop logging in.
By making a conscious decision and taking the right steps, you should be able to leave your school while still keeping the door open for future possibilities. Here's how.
Graphic styles change. What was hot one day, starts to look old the next. One way to make your courses look fresh is by adapting to the changing styles. The past few years we’ve seen a shift from bevels to glossy gel to reflections. Now the hot design look is flat UI (user interface). Just [...]
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At a recent workshop I was showing some tips on creating elearning templates. I decided to finish up the template I started in that session and make it available for you to use as you wish. There’s a version created in PowerPoint and published with Articulate Studio ‘13 and a version created for Articulate Storyline. [...]
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Recently I was looking for some free textures. While it’s easy to find “free” textures it’s not easy to find free textures that are really free. A lot of sites that give things away for free often have stipulations that they’re only free for personal use. Yeah, right! Like I need those free stock images [...]
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I read a blog post recently on website usability. The author mentioned five usability issues from navigation to engaging the site’s visitors. While the post specifically deals with website design there is a lot in there that’s relevant to the design of elearning courses, too. After reading the post I reflected on a few issues [...]
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In an earlier post I shared over 100 free callouts for you to use with your online training courses. Who doesn’t like free? There are plenty of free callouts from which to choose. However sometimes the free ones just don’t work and you’ll need to create your own. So today I am going to show [...]
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I was leading a PowerPoint workshop last week and noticed that Microsoft recently changed the way images are searched on their site. That impacted part of my workshop and some of my blog posts where I show how to find free clip art images online. I’m sure you’ll run into similar issues if you haven’t [...]
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A lot of teaching and elearning focuses on sharing information and pushing it out. Sure, that’s part of what’s required. But learning is more than acquisition of information. Learning involves processing the information and applying it. Then seeing what happens and making adjustments. So when building your online courses, consider how the learner can apply [...]
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Many elearning developers are challenged because they work with a lack of resources, formal education, and experience. In a recent post I asked whether or not one needed an instructional design degree. That prompted some really good discussion. While pursuing a formal education is great, it does take time and money. So what can you [...]
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