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Online Learning Can Be Successful

Well, the stats haven’t changed. Online classes still are seen as a wonderful option, but the persistence rate isn’t great.  Prior to COVID, students drop out of online classes at alarming rates, but now that COVID is our new normal, the stats aren’t looking any better. In 2011, Columbia released a study showing that well …

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Caring for Student Parents

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research [IWPR], “nearly four million U.S. undergraduate college students are parents or guardians of children under the age of 18.” To break this down a bit further, more than 2 million community college students are parents and approximately 71% are mothers. We already know the pressure students are …

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Take on an Internship

As you’re preparing for the next academic year, there’s one area that many non-traditional students do not consider: taking on an internship. For valid reasons, many adult students do not consider doing internships while getting their degrees. According to the EAB, about 58% of adult students work while going to college; more than 25% are …

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Keep Your Mind Sharp

So, some of you are halfway through your summer school experience. Congratulations! However, some of your chose not to attend summer school. For many reasons, this is a great option as well. For many students, summer is the time to only focus on work. You’ve had to adjust your work schedule all year to accommodate …

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Purpose Over Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bgyynh9egY Dr. Sydney Richardson at TEDx Winston-Salem Women Dear Students, As you work on your priorities over the summer and for the rest of the year, it's important to think of your why. Don't waste time doing things that do not benefit others or yourself. Have a purpose to everything. Keep moving forward and be …

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Welcome to Summer School!

Okay, so last semester was rough!  Let’s face it- 2020 has been ROUGH, but you made it through. Now if you’re like many students across the world, you’ve just completed the first week of summer school. This post is for those of you who a) have never experienced collegiate summer school or b) have never …

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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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