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Social Learning Online
The format of distance learning is evolving; from computer-based learning to internet-based learning, social learning seems to be the next phase of the learning evolution.
Virtual versus Classroom Communication
Distance learning has been around for a long time, and even though course work requirements tend to be similar for both distance learning and classroom instruction, communication methods have changed.
Carnegie Mellon University – Free Online Courses
Carnegie Mellon University is one of a number of top universities offering free online courses through a program called Open Learning Initiative (OLI).
Choosing the Right Online Degree Program
Selecting a degree program can be a daunting task, particularly if your area of study covers a variety of disciplines. One way to help narrow down your choices is to visit a career counselor who can help you better understand your interests and long-term goals.
Staying Motivated as a Distance Learning Student
Staying focused on your degree is a great way to maintain motivation, but with all the stresses and distractions surrounding you on a daily basis, keeping focused on what needs to be done is not always an easy task.
Developing a Critical-Thinking Mindset
No matter what level of education people achieve, chances are they have, or will eventually come across, the term “critical thinking.” Critical thinking is a process in which an individual questions the reasoning behind a particular claim or decision.
Using Wikipedia for College Research
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia of data authored by individuals from around the world who use this free, collaborative environment to share knowledge with one another. Unfortunately, the accuracy of the data shared on Wikipedia is only as reliable as the author providing the data.
How to Manage Stress
Creating a balanced lifestyle is a great way to begin minimizing stresses in your life. Managing your activities and organizing them in a fashion that makes the most of your time is one the keys to eliminating factors associated with stress.
Netiquette – Etiquette on the Net
Netiquette, commonly known as online etiquette, is a social code for network communication, which outlines behavioral expectations when communicating or collaborating with others online, via e-mail, in chat rooms, or on discussion boards.
Smart Foods for Brain Health
There is an old saying: “You are what you eat.” What exactly does that mean? You might just as easily say the opposite: “You are what you don’t eat.” There are differences between the types of foods you eat to provide energy to the body and the foods you eat to provide energy to the brain.
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