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Graduates Use Apps to Transition to Post-College Life
October 13, 2017

Recent grad? Feeling overwhelmed with adulthood? Try one of these apps to help you find a place to live, people to hang out with, stuff to do, and manage your money. Let’s take a closer look.


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What Seemingly Small Thing is Hindering Higher Education Attainment in Rural America?
September 29, 2017
Many factors come into play when it comes to the subject of widening access to higher education. Now comes new research from the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida indicating that one lesser-known issue may be hindering degree attainment and economic development in the US state of Flor...

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Incarcerated Students Find Hope in Technology
September 15, 2017
Given research indicating the link between education and reduced recidivism in prison, the case for educating inmates is a strong one. Now, a new tablet-based education platform is making it easier than ever to help inmates gain access to education, according to a recent Huffington Post article. Her...

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Parents Show More Openness to Online Programs
August 25, 2017
A recent survey by HSBC reveals that parents around the world are more aware of and more open to having their children participate in online learning.  Let’s take a closer look at other results from the survey and what they mean for online learning.

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The One Thing Online College Students Crave Above All Else
August 11, 2017
While the word “flexibility” may be the first to come to mind when conversations about the wants and needs of online college students arise, a recent survey of 1,500 prospective, current and newly graduated online-only college students reveals that something else tops the list. Online st...

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What Online Learning Looks Like in 2017
July 28, 2017
With online learning on the rise, and fierce competition for success, online schools and programs must consider the needs of their potential students.  A new report that surveyed 1,500 current and potential online students offers some insight into the shape of online learning in 2017.  Let...

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Ontario Invests in Free Online Textbook Initiative
July 14, 2017
One oft-underestimated, “hidden” expense encountered by college students while in school?  Textbooks. Now comes news that Ontario is aiming to make college more affordable by investing $1 million in free online textbooks and educational resources. Here’s a closer look at the O...

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How to Finish That Online Class
July 7, 2017
Here you are—you’ve signed up for an online class and you’re ready to go.  Ready?  Set?  Not so fast?  Need some help starting and finishing?  Check out these six strategies for finishing that online class.

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More Competitors in Online Education Market
June 30, 2017
A new survey reveals a fierce market for online education. Learn more about this trend and the response of two-year and four-year schools.  Let’s take a closer look.

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Online Studies Shows Continued Growth
June 16, 2017
Online studies are taking up more of the online sector at public institutions than anywhere else.  Let’s take a closer look at some data from Digital Learning Compass that shows online learning trends for the past few years. 

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October 20, 2017

Want to strengthen your academic skills, explore a new subject, top up your time management skills, or work ahead and reduce your expenses? Consider t...


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October 6, 2017

When you withdraw money from a local ATM or apply online for a personal bank loan, you may not give the mechanisms behind these processes much thought...


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September 22, 2017

With online education on the rise, experts are looking to the field as an option for prison education.  Let’s take a closer look at the ben...