4 Ways to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

To my surprise, the No. 1 fear in the world - more than death, spiders or heights - is the fear of public speaking, or glossophobia. Think about the number of times when you're required to deliver some form of public speaking: in college, for your career, in job interviews, perhaps in social situations ... When the spotlight shines on you, it can be difficult to overcome the fear of delivering a poorly executed message. Today's blog will identify four practical ways to…Read +

3 Ways to Ensure Your Assignments Never Get Lost

Editor’s note: This is the second post in a three-part series on technology and online student success. Check out Part I on how to use technology to improve time management skills. As online learners, it is our responsibility to plan for the unexpected. In the second part of my three-part series on how to leverage technology to increase the likelihood of academic success, I want to discuss technology backup plans. Online students should keep these three tips in mind before approaching…Read +

3 Tips on How to Use Technology to Improve Time Management Skills

Editor’s note: This is the first post in a three-part series on technology and online student success. Look for Part II in the series a week from today on Wednesday, June 5. There’s an old Irish proverb that states, “You can’t plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” If that proverb originated today and was applied to online students, it would probably go something like, “You can’t write a paper by browsing your Facebook news feed.” As…Read +

Save Time on Homework: 4 Tips to Creating an Effective Study Space

Sometimes, busy online students may feel like there's not enough time in the day to plow through their priority lists. To free up more time in your busy schedule, one solution is to create an effective study space that limits distraction and temptation (hint: it doesn't look like the picture to the left!). This is especially relevant for online students because of the ability to complete assignments where you choose. Here are four tips to consider: 1. Pick a quiet place. Designating…Read +