How to Connect with Classmates in an Online Degree Program

Think back to elementary school, high school, or even your prior college experiences. You might not be able to remember much about the daily lessons, or even recall the names of all your teachers. But you almost certainly remember the friends you made. Friendships make life worthwhile. They make digging into challenging material feel easier. And they give you an incentive to keep going when you encounter one of life’s seemingly endless difficulties. Your classmates are important in your online degree program too. Not only can they serve as cheerleaders and empathetic ears, but they will also one day become your professional network. Networking begins long before you graduate, so get to know the people who will one day become your colleagues.  They may help you find a job, hire you, get you a speaking gig, or keep you abreast of critical industry shifts. 

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7 Myths Surrounding Online Master’s Degree Programs

Online master’s degree programs are highly convenient, enabling students to attend class without fighting traffic, navigating a massive campus, or even getting dressed up. This can improve accessibility for people with disabilities, busy jobs, and demanding families, as well as those in educational deserts with limited options. Even for students with access to an assortment of great institutions and relatively open schedules, online learning may offer a faster and lower stress way to get a degree. Yet some are reluctant to consider this option because of myths surrounding online master’s degree programs. 

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Does Virtual Reality Hold the Key to Online Degree Programs?

A generation ago, virtual reality offered little more than complex video games behind funny glasses. Today, virtual reality boasts wide potential to improve almost every aspect of human life. Adventurous spirits use virtual reality to travel to places they’ve never been, without the expense of real travel. People with dementia can relive their memories and improve cognition, while scientists use VR technology to better understand the lived experiences of neurodivergent children and adults. 

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Choose Your Path: Online vs. On-Campus Education

Weighing your options for the future can feel exhausting, especially when you’re bogged down by the concerns of the present: paying bills, managing parenthood, trying to sock away some money, identifying opportunities at work, and so much more. For many Americans, an online education is an ideal option that blends convenience and affordability with a quality education. Others still prefer the interpersonal interaction and on-campus experience that comes with traditional college programs. Neither is the right choice for everyone, but one might be the right choice for you. 

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Why Every Adult Should Consider an Online Degree Program

In 2019, 7.4 million adult students returned to college or started school for the first time. That figure has steadily risen over the past decade. Many adults find that their career stalls without a degree. Others hope to change to a more lucrative or rewarding profession. Although returning to school offers a path to a better life, it can be challenging to juggle the competing responsibilities of school, work, and home life. Online degree programs ease the burden by providing flexibility, which makes them a great option for adult learners. 

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Why Accelerated Courses Work for Adults

It’s Tuesday afternoon, you’ve worked eight(+) hours, dropped the children off at the sitters, and you’re eating a quick bite before going to school to finish your degree. The last thing you need is to juggle even more than you already are. Sound familiar?

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How to Land a Career in Sports Management

There’s more to athletics than the fans and the players. If there weren’t professionals to market the team or player, connect the fanbase to the athlete, sell the tickets, and oversee office operations, athletic associations and leagues would cease to exist.

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Best Tips for Online Students

One of the many decisions you’ll make in your educational journey is whether to attend school in person or online. If you’ve decided to continue your education online, there are ways you can make the most of your experience. We spoke with Dr. Harlan Johnson, who teaches online classes at Southern Nazarene University, about his top tips for online learners.

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5 Reasons to Enroll in an Online Degree Program



Technology has revolutionized the face of college education for working adult students. There are now more options than ever before. This is a prime time to take advantage of these opportunities and change your “someday’s” into “today’s”.

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