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Lessons from the Pharmaceutical Trade

October 26, 2011 by Coventry Kessler |

When I developed training programs for the pharmaceutical industry, they taught us that drugs are promoted on four features: safety, efficacy, cost, and convenience.  All else being equal, convenience trumps everything else. That’s why so many medications come in once-a-day pills. They’re

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Why I Love Electronic Reading Devices

October 12, 2011 by Beth Boyett |

I'm so happy to live in the age of electronic book readers. What a great innovation. Yes, I know all that stuff about how great real print books look, feel, and smell. I'm a lifelong, avid reader! But I'm also an older lifelong avid reader. My fingers and hands get achey from long stints of

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Schedule Study Time for Your Online Class

September 28, 2011 by Beth Boyett |

 Are you a morning person or an afternoon person?

That oft-asked question just doesn’t offer enough options, in my opinion. I hope it doesn’t mean I’m just too complicated, but I simply cannot give an unqualified answer. 

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5 Free Tools for Foreign Language Students

September 21, 2011 by Emily Phillips |

Learning a foreign language in the classroom is tough. There are all those words to memorize and your teacher speaking what sounds like gibberish at 90 mph. And then there's verb conjugation. Did those last two words send a chill up your spine? OK, multiply all that anxiety by 10, and that's

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Your questions about online learning, answered at SXSW

Is online learning a joke? What does storytelling have to do with education? And how the @#&* do you teach music online?
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Say goodbye to your old classroom

July 28, 2011 by Brook Corwin |
Take your average, run-of-the-mill classroom. Now remove all the desks. While you’re at it, scrap the textbooks and the paper-based assignments. If you feel inclined, knock down the walls.
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Essential Study Tools for Online Students

July 07, 2011 by Adam Arney |

All college students should remember that extreme reliance on technology can lead to “popcorn brain”, an inability to focus on the world outside the instant gratification of the computer and the smart phone.  This advice might be even more important for online students. Between online course

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