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Checklist for Returning to College Online

Posted by Kelly Paul on Nov 25, 2014 10:29:42 AM

You’ve decided you want to finish that college degree or pursue a graduate degree. Because you have adult responsibilities — likely a family and a job — the best way to do it may be to get a degree online.

Here’s a list of things you should check out to ensure you receive a quality education that meets your goals.

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Topics: Technology, Accreditation, Online Degree

What Mom Never Told You About Online Degrees

Posted by Kelly Paul on Sep 25, 2014 12:54:03 PM

  1. They're Accredited

    Well, not all of them, but many are. Accreditation by a reputable agency is your guarantee that the college or university you're considering can deliver the high-quality education it promises. It assures quality control.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree

5 Secret Ingredients for a Successful Career Change

Posted by Kelly Paul on Sep 24, 2014 4:27:10 PM

Transitioning from one career to another can be challenging, so we're sharing some easy ingredients employers have told us make a career change candidate stand out.

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Topics: Career Advancement, Online Degree

Returning to College: Who Studies Online?

Posted by Kelly Paul on Sep 19, 2014 2:41:13 PM


Are you thinking about returning to college and enrolling in an online degree program? If so, are you curious who your classmates are likely to be if you do? We've outlined the answers for you in the infographic below.

 

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Student Success, Online Degree

Why Online Students Need Academic Advising

Posted by Kelly Paul on Sep 12, 2014 9:58:26 AM

Navigating an online degree can get complicated, from understanding the technology involved to taking the right course at the right time, to making sure you apply on time to graduate. Using Academic Advising and checking in regularly with your online academic advisor is the best way to ensure you do what you need to when you need to - so you can graduate at the best time for you. It can also help you avoid pitfalls, like withdrawing from too many courses, running out your financial aid, or going over the total number of credits required for your degree.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Degree, Academic Advising

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Specialized Areas of Focus

Posted by Kelly Paul on Jul 24, 2014 2:10:23 PM

Most college  majors offer a pretty standard curriculum: the most important topics in the major organized chronologically or from most basic to most advanced.

UNCG's Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, however, does things a little differently. It's like a huge buffet with wildly interesting dishes organized into four kinds of courses. And while they're not Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dishes, and Dessert, each grouping offers items that are tasty, nutritious and sometimes totally unexpected.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, BLS

Etiquette for Online Course Discussion Board Posts

Posted by Kelly Paul on Jul 9, 2014 12:01:05 PM


Writing for your course's discussion board is not like posting on Facebook, Twitter, or the comments section of news websites.

Posting on the course discussion board isn't quite like writing a paper either, but it's close. It counts toward your grade and furthermore creates your most visible portrait in the class. The following tips will help you demonstrate good discussion board etiquette with both your professor and your classmates.
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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Student Success

Tips for Successful Group Work as an Online Student

Posted by Kelly Paul on Jul 9, 2014 11:28:03 AM

Any time a college or university course requires group work, coordinating it can be a challenge. Especially when all group members are online students and dispersed around the world, that challenge grows exponentially. To make sure you're prepared for that class requiring a group project or other group work, I've outlined some tips for making it a successful experience.

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Topics: Online Learning, Student Success, Career Advancement

Defining the Workplace X Factor

Posted by Kelly Paul on Jul 9, 2014 11:26:55 AM

UNCG's Division of Continual Learning (DCL) conducted research with the Educational Advisory Board (EAB) to identify in-demand workplace skills that employers in the Triad, Triangle, and Charlotte metropolitan areas of North Carolina seek in their college graduate employees. More than 36,000 job posting created between May 2012 and April 2013 were reviewed and ten specific in-demand workplace skills were identified.

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Topics: Online Learning, College Degree, Career Advancement

UNCG Develops Online History of Rock Course

Posted by Kelly Paul on Jun 17, 2014 9:21:00 AM

UNCG Musicology Professor Kailan Rubinoff and UNCG's Division of Continual Learning (DCL) are developing MUS 329: History of Rock, an online course, for Fall 2014.

In MUS 329, students will consider rock music's connection to historical, political and social contexts. "Music will be the lens through which we'll try to understand broader historical and political events...such as the Civil Rights and anti-war movements, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001," Rubinoff says.

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Topics: Online Learning, Online Courses, Course Design

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