Archive for Online Education

Was it Common Sense to Invite Common to the White House?

May 20, 2011 No Comments

The republican pundit world went into a tizzy over rapper/poet Common being invited to the White House by first lady Michelle Obama last week. This even garnered enough media attention that it produced one of my favorite debate match-ups; John Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly.

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Keep Your Eyes On The Syllabus

May 16, 2011 No Comments

How many times have you had someone ask you in conversation if you’ve seen a certain movie or read a given book? How many times have you said, without thinking, that you have, even though you really haven’t? It seems to be a constant of the human condition… something about wanting to belong and fit in.

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(Not) Playing the Joker Card

May 10, 2011 1 Comment

Distance-learning classes bring together an interesting mixture of personalities. Unfortunately, not all of the personalities are positive, helpful ones. You are bound to run into some characters that are in love with the sound of their own voices, or that love seeing their ‘humorous’ remarks in black and white in the classroom chat.

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What I Really Learned As an Online Student (or… It Ain’t All Cereal & Pajamas, Kids)

May 04, 2011 No Comments

So you’re thinking about enrolling in some distance learning courses. You figure it’ll be a cakewalk… eating cereal in your pajamas at your computer. Not having to get up early and drive to campus, circling the parking lot like a vulture looking for your parking spot prey.

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Online Learners Anonymous

Apr 28, 2011 No Comments

They lurk. They sit at their computers, waiting for you to make an insightful comment. Then, like a virtual “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” they chime in on the class discussion.

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Rebecca Black: The Perfect Fine Arts Degree Candidate

Apr 04, 2011 1 Comment

As my comedian friend Matt says, most people would rather “listen to Gilbert Godfrey sing Ave Maria” than the hilariously bad “Friday” song by Rebecca Black.

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New Federal Regulation Could Change Your Future

Mar 02, 2011 12 Comments

Credit hours: two words that stand between you and a college degree. Two words that if you had a quarter for every time you heard them you’d surely have enough money to skip the financial aid forms. U.S Department of Education Secretary Anne Duncan recently introduced new regulations, one of which will federally define a credit hour.

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I, For One, Do NOT Welcome Our New Computer Overlords

Feb 25, 2011 10 Comments

What’s the best way to spend your evening? Watching a ‘humans vs. machine’ competition on Jeopardy! to see who’s smarter.

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Census Data Reveals Growing Number of Bachelor’s Degrees

Feb 02, 2011 1 Comment

Education data from the Census has revealed that more and more students are getting degrees. The data which was released late last year found that over 58 million United States citizens had a bachelor’s degree. Are you one of them?

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Online College #1 Choice For Super Heroes

Feb 01, 2011 1 Comment

Big news in the DC comic-movie world! Anne Hathaway was just cast in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie. Not only was the oscar nominated actress cast in the film, but she landed the part of Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman.

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