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Study Area Ideas: Create Your Space!

There’s a lot of freedom in being an adult learner. But you must decide when and where to study. It’s up to you to find the perfect spot for learning, a place that’s ready when you are. Learn more.

A Personal Reflection for Earth Day

I spent the spring and summer after earning my Bachelor’s degree travelling through rural Mexico. While I enjoyed bussing along the beautiful and […]

Top 3 Ways to Network Your Way to a Job

If sending out 100 resumes is your idea of job hunting, you’re doing it wrong. Every time you apply to a job online, […]

Matching a College Degree to Your Personality

Going to school is a big life decision, like choosing your spouse or deciding whether to have children. The choice you make could […]

Top 3 People You Need in Your Support Network

Your life as a college student is filled with challenges. From your job to your family, you have to juggle a lot of […]

5 Tips to Rock Your To-Do List

So you have a to-do list and you’re ready to begin checking off the tasks you need to get done. But looking at […]

Teachers on Twitter Create Positive Change

Twitter enables you to quickly catch up on the latest education news and engage with other people. It’s an optimal tool to stay […]

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  • Matching a College Degree to Your Personality Going to school is a big life decision, like choosing your spouse or deciding whether to have children. The choice you make could […]April 10, 2014
  • Teachers on Twitter Create Positive Change Twitter enables you to quickly catch up on the latest education news and engage with other people. It’s an optimal tool to stay […]March 14, 2014
  • What You Can Do with a Psychology Degree Finding your career path takes hard work and a lot of imagination. The process is neither intuitive nor clear. In fact, the degree […]February 20, 2014
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  • Knewton: the Adaptive Learning Solution? Schools are built in a mass-production format. The goal is to give the same information to every student, quickly and efficiently, so that […]January 30, 2014
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  • Flat Fee “Flex Option” Degree Online education is constantly evolving with new technologies and methodologies that the creators hope could become the “next big thing” in higher education. […]December 27, 2013
  • Rethinking How We Study Abroad As a junior at Emerson College, I was lucky enough to get to spend a semester studying abroad in Europe with a small […]December 16, 2013
  • 4 Alternatives to the Lecture There was a time when books were expensive and rare. At the dawn of the modern age, a novel solution emerged: rather than […]December 6, 2013
  • Appetizing Analogies for Online Universities I occasionally meet with a group of other professors from online universities for social and academic reasons. At our last meeting, I volunteered […]November 20, 2013
  • Online Learning in Real Time Over the last decade or so, most online learning has been “asynchronous” by design. That is, students and facilitators may participate at different […]February 18, 2014
  • Google Glass Goes to College You may have heard the debate: Will Google Glass aid the learning process or distract students? While I completely understand both sides’ reasoning […]December 4, 2013
  • A Tech Desk for the Online Student Have you ever gotten sick of sitting at a desk while working or studying? Do you ever wish that your work desk could […]November 27, 2013
  • 3D Animation: The Future of University Lectures Many college students started learning from chalkboards and overhead projectors. If they were lucky their instructors moved on to PowerPoint presentations, but only […]November 5, 2013
  • Shaping Your Online Student Persona Most universities give their students an email address, a student ID, and some social media spaces to share with other students and faculty. […]October 25, 2013
  • Is Bing for Schools Better for Students? Bing, the second biggest search engine behind Google, is offering a new search option to help K-12 students study. But will Bing for […]October 23, 2013
  • Interactive Whiteboards Bring Online Learning to Life A British company called SMART has released an interactive whiteboard that has the potential to transform the classroom. The SMART BoardTM is an […]September 18, 2013
  • New Affordable Master’s Degree for Computer Science What do you get when you throw Georgia Tech, Udacity, and AT&T into a bowl and mix? Apparently it’s a $7,000 online Master’s […]September 11, 2013
  • Education + Entrepreneurs = Edupreneurs “Edupreneurs” and MOOCs are two recent external trends on the rise. Edupreneurs are entrepreneurs who are looking to transform higher education by using […]August 28, 2013
  • Should There Be More Gaming in Higher Education? While gaming is far from common in the classroom, it is still very popular, especially with young adults. In fact, the average age […]July 30, 2013
  • A Personal Reflection for Earth Day I spent the spring and summer after earning my Bachelor’s degree travelling through rural Mexico. While I enjoyed bussing along the beautiful and […]April 16, 2014
  • Know Your Strengths in the New Year Kyle Robinson is Director of Programming and Career Development for Gallup’s Education Division. A Time For Change Have you thought about what you […]January 14, 2014
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  • Human Rights Day December often brings with it the excitement and stress of the holiday season. This time of year, family, food, shopping, and celebrating fill […]December 15, 2013
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  • October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month This October marks the 25th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To celebrate, we sat down to speak with Christopher Lipps, an […]October 4, 2013
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  • Top 3 People You Need in Your Support Network Your life as a college student is filled with challenges. From your job to your family, you have to juggle a lot of […]April 8, 2014
  • 5 Tips to Rock Your To-Do List So you have a to-do list and you’re ready to begin checking off the tasks you need to get done. But looking at […]April 7, 2014
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Forward Thinking

Every day great ideas, advice, and information are discussed around the institution. This knowledge is shared with students, alumni, friends, and faculty, but on a small scale. This blog was created to engage a larger audience, a group of lifelong learners who read, think, and provide valuable feedback. Forward Thinking is meant to be more than a blog; it’s another way of learning – for us and for you.