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How to overcome obstacles

Ceyhun Yakup Özkardes | Posted 01.08.2017 | Books
Ceyhun Yakup Özkardes

They are part of the game - obstacles. Either you see them as part of your journey or you`re distressed your whole life. You have the choice. Here are...

Finding a Business Pathway for Clueless Dreamers

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Liesha Petrovich

Starting a new business is easy. Staying in business is the challenge. There are so many affordable pathways when starting a business that there is ...

In Spirit And Truth: An Interview With Laura Valenti

Grryo | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts

Through my images, I'm also exploring how exquisitely beautiful, painful and joyous life can be - often all at the same time.

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference.

The Secrets of Today's Reigning Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

Anna David | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Anna David

When I first heard the words "lifestyle" and "entrepreneur" together, I assumed a) that the person who said it was kidding and b) that this was a job description for someone who helped entrepreneurs decide whether they should buy the Porsche 911 or the new BMW electric. It turns out the lifestyle entrepreneurs are actually the ones buying the luxury cars.

How to Look Great in Your Videos

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Vanessa Van Edwards

Whether you are filming casual videos for Instagram or are coming out with your own video course you have to make sure your nonverbal message is as strong as your verbal one.

Is Education Bigotry a Thing?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

I've come to the troubling realization that people have found yet another bias that only serves to divide us. This bias lies in a new form of exclusionary bias or soft bigotry -- education bigotry.

A Look at Coursera, The Shaw Academy and Which One Stands Out?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Jonha Revesencio

Schools all over the world have recognized the importance of integrating an online platform into their curriculum. However, choosing the right online course provider is just as important as choosing which subject area to study.

Faculty Governance

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 04.21.2015 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

The authors understand that a substantive conversation, with candid exchanges about what is working and not working, is likely to be contentious. After all, agreement that shared governance does not mean compartmentalized or divided governance is only a beginning.

Can An Online Course Revive Interest In The Classics?

The Atlantic | Kristina Bicher | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

It’s 3 a.m. and the emails are coming in fast and furious. My iPhone is pinging like a Vegas slot machine that’s come up all cherries. What’s th...

Distance Transcended: Sharing Ideas on Entrepreneurship with Tehran

Michael Goldberg | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

So, one day in April, I was surfing Coursera, which is one of my most favorite websites ever, and, suddenly, a brilliant title caught my eye: "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies."

Sorry, Starbucks: An On-Campus Degree Is Better Than an Online One

Jane White | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Jane White

It's clear that this nation faces a student debt crisis. There's been a lot of buzz over Starbucks' recent announcement that it would pay the full cost of tuition at Arizona State University's online program for its employees' junior and senior years.

New Video Questions False Promises of Online Education Industry

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education's new animated video, which raises serious concerns about the claims and promises being made by the on...

MOOC Learners: Who They Are, What Motivates Them

Anant Agarwal | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Anant Agarwal

Lately, I've noticed that much of the discussion around massive open online courses (MOOCs) has focused almost exclusively on one point: Completion ra...

Confessions of a MOOC Addict

John Cook | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
John Cook

We live in an age of binge watching television. I confess, I'm no different. But rather than binge watching a whole season of Game of Thrones or Break...

Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

Zev Gotkin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Zev Gotkin

To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick and mortar classroom. For many, online education is becoming the most affordable and convenient alternative.

Unbundled: Reimagining Higher Education

Anant Agarwal | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Anant Agarwal

Even today -- with dozens of global institutions and millions of learners participating -- we as an industry have so much more to learn as we puzzle out online education.

Online Ed -- Getting it Right

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

A lot is being written and said about online education these days, and liberal arts and sciences institutions should pay close attention. Most univer...

Whom Do You Trust

Victor Dorff | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

As the day approaches when degrees can be earned through massive open online courses (MOOCs), internet technology offers an increasing opportunity to get a diploma dishonestly.

Be a Life-Long Learner at Any Age!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Whether it's to make money, pursue a second (or third!) career or simply for your own personal entertainment, don't let the voices inside your head convince you that you can't try to learn and apply a new skill.

Dream Big

Lonette McKee | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices
Lonette McKee

After an almost 30 year career as a successful actor and performer, I became aware of a significant decline in the quality and quantity of work being offered when I hit my 40s.

Heads Down -- and Heads Up -- About MOOCs

Jon Whitmore | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

As long as educators remember that students are flesh-and-blood individuals with unique needs and aspirations, they can animate the best elements of modern technology with the human-to-human connections that have sustained education for thousands of years.

20 Ways to Enjoy Free Online Learning and Classes: MOOCs and More

Scott Steinberg | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Scott Steinberg

Here's a look at several of the best websites, services and solutions that can help you tap into the benefits these online lectures and lessons offer.

Back to School: My One Year BA Project

Jonathan Haber | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

I decided to go back to school this year, although rather than travel the well-trodden path of specialization by obtaining a graduate degree, I decided it was time to re-do my undergraduate BA, this time taking all the courses I never got around to the first time around.

Diversity at College Level Bolstered By Online Offerings

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With less red tape than the traditional college format, online students are able to earn credits while still working full time, maintaining families and dealing with illnesses.