How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

No matter how smart you are, you need to think like an entrepreneur if you want to succeed. Successful entrepreneurs cultivate a positive […]

How to Find Peak Experience

Reviewed in this article: Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi New York: Harper Perennial, 1991. Paperback, 303 pages Have you […]

Top 10 Places for Educational Vacations

You have so many options for how you spend your vacation time. Of course you could lounge on the beach. But as a […]

Pinterest: a Guide for Adult Learners

With over 70 million users, the visual discovery site Pinterest continues to be the darling of the social media world. Users are captivated […]

Three Unique Creative Writing Residencies

While some writers are able to carve out a couple hours every morning or others look forward to late nights to pore over […]

MLA versus APA Format

Once you start college and are given your first writing assignments, you may find that it’s not enough to write well. You must […]

15 Books for You to Read (Not Textbooks!)

As a college student pursuing an online degree, you always have more than enough reading to do. But sometimes you want to go […]

Community Service Ideas

Keeping up with national and international politics is good, but it’s just as important to focus on the news closer to home. Every […]

Read with Your Child

We all remember our favorite book when we were children. Those books were important for our development. In fact, how much we enjoyed […]

Top 10 Tips for Better Writing

If you’ve been away from school for a while, the thought of writing a paper may be scary. Believe it or not, you […]

Why You Need to Unplug Sometimes, and How to Do It

Online students spend a lot of time using electronic devices. Many of them have a laptop, a tablet, and a smartphone by their […]

Quick Guide to Transition Back to School

Many adult learners return to college after years of being away from school. To become a student again can be a challenge. It […]

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.