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What is Transactional Distance and Why Does it Matter to Online Students
May 30, 2018
Think about it: in a traditional classroom, students and instructors have the opportunity to interact face-to-face. What does this mean? It means that when a student asks a question, the instructor can address it immediately. It means that when an instructor asks the class for feedback, the students can also respond immediately. Main concept? Immediacy. In online learning, immediacy looks different because there's a space--a physical, cognitive, and psychological distance between an instructor and a student--and it's necessary to navigate for success. Let's take a closer look at the concept of transactional distance and how to minimize it.

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4 Skills that Prepare You for Digital Leadership
May 11, 2018
Think of the explorers in the Wild West, who faced a new frontier. They had no idea what to expect, faced unknown obstacles, and had limited supplies. What did they have? They had gumption. They had drive. They had ambition and grit. They pushed forward, making mistakes, asking questions, and doing ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Learning Styles
April 27, 2018
Are you a visual learner, an aural learner, a read/write learner, or a kinesthetic learner? Or are there no such things as “learning styles,” after all? While the proposition that we all learn differently has been around for a while, scientists are still trying to understand the degree to which ...

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From Tron to Ready Player One: The Evolution of the Internet Through Film
April 13, 2018
Ready Player One may have had its fair share of skeptics heading into its release, but plenty of fangeeks -- and critics, too -- quickly came around to its “CGI razzle dazzle.” In fact, VR, AR, and New Media contributor for Forbes went so far as to declare it to be, “an instance sci-fi masterp...

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Pick The Best Moment To Study Online
March 31, 2018
With the rapid rise in popularity of online programs, it seems like you can just start one anytime. You can. But should you? When’s the best moment for you to study online? It depends on your situation. Let’s take a closer look.

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How An Online Master’s is An Investment in Your Future
March 19, 2018
Online learning is soaring among young professionals. How can an online master’s make a difference in your life? Students and alumni from the University of Liverpool answered that question with real-life examples of the benefits they gained from their online studies.

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Pros And Cons Of Online PhD Programs
March 18, 2018
Online degree programs are on the rise across a breadth and depth of areas of study. And while most people think of associate’s and bachelor’s degrees when they think of online studies, there are also a growing number of options for PhD-seeking online students. But do the same benefits of online...

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Why You Should Further Your Engineering Education Online
March 16, 2018
Engineers are ready to tackle any problem and make thoughtful, logical decisions based on scientific facts. What’s even better? You can study engineering online and enjoy the flexibility and creativity that a customized program offers. Let’s take a closer look at why you should further your engi...

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Should You Take Online Courses if You Study On Campus?
March 5, 2018
While bricks-and-mortar classes once reigned supreme in terms of higher education delivery methods, the advent of online classes forever changed the face of higher education. Today, many contemporary students choose online studies because of the unparalleled convenience and customizability of this m...

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Four Global Trends in Online Education
February 12, 2018
Online education has taken the world by storm. And with a growth rate projection of more than percent CAGR anticipated to cross $300 billion in the next six to eight years, the market is poised for even more extraordinary growth. But how does e-learning vary from continent to continent? Here’s a c...

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June 18, 2018

The US’s largest private employer just added another perk to its benefits package for associates: the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree ...


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June 1, 2018

A new study finds that colleges and universities with a strategic plan to implement high-quality digital learning will save money and increase their R...


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May 28, 2018

Planning to get some studying in this summer? If so, online students with air conditioning may have an advantage, according to a recent study by resea...