Archive for July, 2014


Cultivating Quality in Online Education

As online education as the Future is now the present, educators seek to create high-quality courses in a technical landscape in which some trial and error is still par for the course in providing the best student experience. This thought-provoking piece from NPR explores the different ways in which that elusive “quality” factor comes into play in the development and implementation of online classes.

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10 Best Careers for Recent College Grads

For fresh college grads, that first job hunt can be overwhelming. Which route is the best to take? Will it be fulfilling? Financially sound? What about longterm job prospects in that field?

In the University of California, San Diego’s fifth annual list of “Hot Careers for College Graduates,” researchers looked at four factors to determine the best options for recent grads: “current employment in the field, projected growth in the occupation between 2010 and 2020, median annual salary in the occupation, and workplace environment characteristics.”

A large number of the top picks involved computers and technology. You can read the full story here.

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Online College Counseling Works

Whether you’re planning to attend a brick and mortar college of get your degree online, a college counselor can help guide you through the admissions process. This piece from the Huffington Post shows how online coaching with a counselor can help you get into the program of your choice.

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nursing professor assigned to one of UT Arlington’s first online master’s degree courses, Ronda Mintz-BinderRead more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-05-online-students-stress.html#jCp

nursing professor assigned to one of UT Arlington’s first online master’s degree courses, Ronda Mintz-BinderRead more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-05-online-students-stress.html#jCp

Nursing professor Ronda Mintz-Binder, who teaches an online graduate course for UT Arlington, is conducting a research study on online students’ levels of stress and their sense of belonging. This study will hopefully offer insight into how professors can best motivate online students to help them commit to and excel in the courses they register for. You can read more about her study here.

 

fireworks-flagWhatever your plans for this Fourth of July, from have a safe, happy, and healthy holiday weekend!