4 Smart Ways to Relocate

One of the best things about taking courses online to earn a degree is that you don’t have to relocate to go to […]

How Women Entrepreneurs Build Confidence

In May, women leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for the Forbes Women’s Summit (sponsored by Ashford University) to […]

5 Reasons to Get Involved in Urban Farming

In cities from New York to Tokyo, urban produce farmers are proving that you don’t need a lot of land to be a […]

7 Ways to Avoid Burnout

We’ve known for decades that workers can fall victim to burnout. The major features of burnout are exhaustion from work duties, cynicism or […]

How to Plan a College Student Budget

Coming up with a budget isn’t so difficult. Sticking to it month after month – that’s hard. Managing your money becomes even more […]

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 […]

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.