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Dr. Mika Nash
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Dr. Mika Nash is academic dean and associate professor in the Division of Continuing Professional Studies at Champlain College. She has worked in education since 1991 and in online education for the past 10 years.

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The Adult Student as Your Prospective Employee

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 4:29 PM

David Brooks recently wrote an open letter to employers in the New York Times that profoundly resonated with me. The piece, entitled "The Employer's Creed," is an entreaty to hiring managers to expand their definition of what constitutes success in a prospective employee. He asks that they turn...

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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:06 PM

For many of us, it is a rare occurrence to be afforded the time to enjoy the satisfaction of an attained goal, let alone to look at the work that preceded it. Yet it is this process -- the act of stopping and assessing what we have accomplished and whether...

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The Long View: A New Way to Invite Change

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 4:30 PM

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The higher education landscape has always presented shifting sands upon which educators and administrators have sought to find their footing, but in the last three years, the pace of change has accelerated, leaving many administrators trying to determine how best to respond. With...

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True Online Learning: Why Accessibility and Accountability Matter

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 9:20 AM

The 11th grade faces gazing back at me as I taught my first class nearly 23 years ago represented what were then called "general" English students. These were the kids no one believed would make it to college. Enticing them to engage in a conversation about the themes of betrayal...

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Disruption: Education Done Right

(6) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 12:45 PM

In a recent article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the author relayed her experience teaching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for the first time. The instructor's review was mixed - in that there were things she learned from her involvement that will inform her next...

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