National Self-Improvement Month: 6 Ways to Bring Out Your Best Self

With some of the wacky holidays taking place in September (hello, National Cheese Pizza Day), I take joy in the fact that the entire month has been bestowed the honor of National Self-Improvement month. Whether we realize it or not, most of us are constantly looking for ways to improve our lives. Some are looking for ways to get fit and eat healthier, while others work on blazing trails to fulfill their educational and professional goals. In honor of this month’s celebration…

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…

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…

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…