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If There Was Ever a Time for Open Education to Thrive . . .

*Header image from Bet_Noire, Getty Images/iStockphoto Calling all educators, administrators, policy makers, and lovers of education! Below is a guest post about online education by Dr. James T. Cook, Dean of the Center for Transformative Learning at Forsyth Technical Community College. Now's the time to think about open education for the future. Books spelling OPEN …

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Dear Graduates . . .

People throwing up graduation caps. For some of you, you are taking your final exams and gearing up for a virtual graduation. For others, you have already experienced a virtual graduation. Let me take this time to say CONGRATULATIONS! You have truly done and experienced something no other class has experienced. You have transitioned to …

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Fuel Your Journey

The following is a guest post by Dr. Pamela Hampton-Garland and her personal journey as a former adult/non-traditional student. To watch her interview, click here. Dr. Pamela Hampton-Garland Yesterday, I had an interesting reflective day and, I went back to a song that I cried to so many times because it touched a fearful nerve …

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Doctoral Studies Checklist

Good day everyone, This one is for my doctoral students or those considering doctoral studies. The process of selecting a school, applying to a program, and then navigating the program can be incredibly overwhelming. According to Cassuto (2013), approximately 50% of doctoral students don't finish their degrees. According to Statistics Solutions (2019), about 56% of …

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Start Your Business in College

Woman working, using computer and smiling while standing in workshop. Imagine the future. You get your college degree, say goodbye to your boss, and walk into your office at your own company. Those years of working for others helped you learn so much, and in the process you thought of new ways of doing things. …

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Welcome to “The Adviser is In.”

Welcome to "The Adviser is In," the educational blog component of R.o.K. [http://www.raeofknowledge.com]. This blog is for the non-traditional or adult student heading into college life and trying to stay sane while doing it. This blog comes from 1) fifteen years in higher education, working with adult/non-traditional students (I switch between the two terms), and …

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Want to Meet Your Academic Goals? Plan Backwards

Person taking steps towards goal. In this post, I'm going to share one of the ways I met my educational goals. Many times, as students, the main advice that we follow when going through college comes from two sources: 1) our friends and 2) our advisers. Our friends usually give us advice based on their …

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