Category: adult learning

A Project Planning Approach to Online Learning

With the benefit of experience on my side, I have recently been thinking a lot about a standard process for planning and getting the most out of an online course. These are things that I myself will be thinking through

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Five Reasons Why Communication Has Been Key To My Online Learning

Communication is considered “a purposeful activity of exchanging information and meaning across space and time using various technical or natural means.” I have found communication to be central to my success in online courses that I have taken over the

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Toddler vs. Deadline, Round 1: The Importance of Time Management

The following is an account of a recent ‘challenge’ to completing my coursework, narrated by myself as if in the moment. It is given to illustrate a very real challenge that some of us may face in completing a course

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Learning Financial Accounting As a Busy Father, Husband and Professional

The Desire: Learn Financial Accounting Financial accounting is very exciting to me from a personal interest standpoint. I enjoy learning about how companies organize and present their financial information and how this information is interpreted and used by third-parties in

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Tips for Success in Your Online Class

The fall semester is winding down. This term I’ve learned a lot from my online class both in content and about being a better student. Here are some tips that I’ve gathered over the semester in managing an online class:

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Five Lessons I Learned from this Semester’s Online Classes

As the sun rises on summer break, I’d like to look back at this past semester as one that will prepare me for future online classes. Along with learning came mistakes here and there, and I’d like to share some

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Organization: A Possible Feat for Even the Worst of Procrastinators

Hello all. It’s been a while, but that’s because I’m a horrible procrastinator that lets work pile up to roughly the size of a hobbit. For those of you who are not familiar with the lovely world of Tolkien, get

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Reasons Why Your Next Class Should Be an Online Class

Online classes are unique experiences. They might not have the social aspect that in-person classrooms provide, but sometimes (especially with blended courses) they will provide just the right mix of real-life experience and the flexibility of online classes. 1. They

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Online Classes: The Conclusion

You’ve made it. You overcame the daunting quizzes and tests without a physical body hovering over you. You have leaped over the intimidating hurdle of talking to faceless people just for a participation grade. You have even surpassed the almost-impossible

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Overcoming Procrastination

Over the years, I have taken many online classes. I took three in high school and four so far at Carolina. However, I must admit I didn’t do well in a lot of them. This semester marks the first time

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