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Warming Up To Linseis

It is the nature of the properties of materials to undergo changes during exposure to shifting temperatures. Scientists seek to understand what heat transfer will do to a material that is intended for real world use. For example, civil engineers need to know the impact of summer heat on a bridge that will carry thousands of vehicles each day. An unanticipated flaw exposed by temperature extremes would be disastrous. Continue reading “Warming Up To Linseis” »

Making the Right Preparation for an Online Course

Education still remains to be the key that opens avenues to quality life. Online schools have made it easy for individuals to attain degrees even from home. To be successful in your online course, it is necessary that you be acquainted with the right preparation for online schools. Below are a number of considerations that can help one establish a strong foundation for an online course. Continue reading “Making the Right Preparation for an Online Course” »

Top Online Schools

Choosing the best online school is important for the prospective student so that they are able to get the best education. Quality and affordability are the major yardsticks that are used to evaluate the top schools. The students may be able to complete the online programs at their own pace and this can provide them with a lot of convenience. Continue reading “Top Online Schools” »

How to Create a Professional Presentation Using Google Docs

Create a Professional Presentation Using Google Docs

In contrast to Microsoft’s Powerpoint presentation program, Google Docs is a cloud service incorporated in its popular Google Drive and allows users create presentations that can be edited and shared with others in real-time. Combing features of Spreadsheets and Writely, Google Docs provides data storage of 10 GB as well as archival capability for organizational purposes. Continue reading “How to Create a Professional Presentation Using Google Docs” »

Is Earning a Degree Worth Going Into Debt?

Is Earning a Degree Worth Going Into Debt?

Starting around 1985, perspectives adopted by high school graduates concerning their ability to obtain viable employment that paid well and offered security began to change as technology experienced unprecedented advances. Gone were the days where 18 year olds could step out of high school and into a good-paying, stable factory job or other company position that offered “on-the-job” training. Continue reading “Is Earning a Degree Worth Going Into Debt?” »

Facts and Myths about Attending Online School

Facts and Myths about Attending Online School

Believing myths about online school without first investigating their validity represent the primary reason why most people decide not to enroll in an online degree program. Initially, when distance learning opportunities began emerging on the web over a decade ago, the majority of these unaccredited “higher” learning institutions Continue reading “Facts and Myths about Attending Online School” »

10 Mistakes Commonly Made by Online Students

10 Mistakes Commonly Made by Online Students and How you can Avoid Them

Miscellaneous differences between traditional classroom-based learning and computer-oriented distance learning often lead to first-time online students making mistakes that result in problems which hamper their goal of earning a degree. One of the most common misconceptions students have about Continue reading “10 Mistakes Commonly Made by Online Students” »

20 Websites That Can Help You Pass Your Online Classes

20 Websites That Can Help You Pass Your Online Classes

With the multitude of excellent free academic resources available on the web, online students searching for help with coursework should never have to pay for assistance or tutoring services. In addition to general homework help, students will also find websites providing Continue reading “20 Websites That Can Help You Pass Your Online Classes” »

How to Cope with Failing an Online Class

How to Cope with Flunking an Online Class

Students who receive an “F” for one or more online class assignments are usually not surprised to see that they failed to pass a certain class. By the middle of a college semester, students have taken two or three exams, several quizzes and submitted enough homework to know how well they are doing in the class. Fortunately, online and traditional higher education institutions provide the option of Continue reading “How to Cope with Failing an Online Class” »

What is a GPA and How Important Is It to Your Online School Success

What is a GPA and How Important Is It to Your Online School Success

A student’s GPA, or “grade point average”, is a number ranging from 4.0 to 2.0. that is meant to indicate the status of grades earned by the student as a college or university student. Almost all schools in the U.S., both online and traditional, use the GPA system of ranking the academic performance of each student. Continue reading “What is a GPA and How Important Is It to Your Online School Success” »

What to Expect as a Peace Corp Volunteer

What to Expect as a Peace Corp Volunteer

Wondering what to do with that online bachelor’s degree you have just earned? Although the unemployment rate has dropped considerably over the past two years and economists are asserting that the recession is over, many recent graduates are considering alternatives to the mundane “nine to five” job Continue reading “What to Expect as a Peace Corp Volunteer” »

Working Overseas After Earning Your Online Degree

Working Overseas After Earning Your Online Degree

Earning that degree was hard work and now you are eager to begin a grand adventure. Why not consider working overseas in a foreign country? Each year, thousands of online university graduates decide to take their degree and knowledge overseas to such places as Germany, France, Switzerland or Great Britain. Continue reading “Working Overseas After Earning Your Online Degree” »

Employment Trends for People with High School Diplomas

Employment Trends for People with High School Diplomas

Due to the skyrocketing expense of attending college, many people are choosing to delay furthering their education in favor of obtaining full-time employment after graduating high school. But in this age of digital technology and the widespread implementation of computerized machinery that requires specialized knowledge of programming codes, what kind of viable employment is available for people who do not want to pursue a two or four year college degree?
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Application to an Online Graduate School Program

Writing a Successful Application to an Online Graduate School Program

After completing a four-year bachelor degree program, many students decide to pursue a master’s degree in order to enhance their earnings potential or obtain a position that requires a master’s degree. Unlike two and four-year degrees which involve applying to an online school and enrolling in classes, most graduate programs require Continue reading “Application to an Online Graduate School Program” »

Is Earning a Massage Therapy Degree Online Possible?

Is Earning a Massage Therapy Degree Online Possible?

As one of the most popular and dynamic employment opportunities available today, massage therapy jobs are predicted to increase by nearly 15 percent within the following decade. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Continue reading “Is Earning a Massage Therapy Degree Online Possible?” »

Online Entrepreneurship Degree

Start Your Own Business with an Online Entrepreneurship Degree

Small and medium-sized business growth represents the basis of a progressive economy that provides employment, products and services for millions of people each year. Enrollment in online entrepreneurship degree programs has doubled since its inception nearly a decade ago and is expected to Continue reading “Online Entrepreneurship Degree” »

Memory Improvement Techniques for Online Students

Memory Improvement Techniques for Online Students

Learning why we remember, why we forget and how to enhance the ability to remember relevant facts, figures, dates and names can all help online students pass true/false and multiple choice exams as well as improve test scores and grades. Although research into the nature of human memory continues to Continue reading “Memory Improvement Techniques for Online Students” »

So You Want to be an Online School Instructor?

So You Want to be an Online School Instructor?

The attractiveness and flexibility of working at home has persuaded many people over the past decade to investigate the possibility of working as an online school instructor. As accredited online universities continue to expand and improve the quality of degree programs, more professors are Continue reading “So You Want to be an Online School Instructor?” »

Repaying Student Loans—What To Do If You Get Behind in Payment

Repaying Student Loans—What To Do If You Get Behind in Payment

While Pell grants do not need repaid, other federal loans such as Stafford and Perkins loans do require students repay them by making monthly installments on the total amount owed. Unsubsidized and subsidized Stafford loans are monies based on income reported by students who need additional funds in order to Continue reading “Repaying Student Loans—What To Do If You Get Behind in Payment” »

What It Takes to Earn an Online Ph.D. Degree

What It Takes to Earn an Online Ph.D. Degree

Technically called the Doctor of Philosophy degree, a Ph.D. is considered a doctoral degree that represents the highest educational award granted in the U.S. to those who successfully complete a graduate degree program. Because earning a Ph.D. Degree usually requires Continue reading “What It Takes to Earn an Online Ph.D. Degree” »

Write a Research Paper in 10 Easy Steps

How to Write a Research Paper in 10 Easy Steps

Online school students who are asked to write a research paper and have never written a college-level research paper often feel intimidated by the idea of constructing a written document that demands correct formatting, impeccable spelling and grammar and exceptional content. Depending on the subject of the research paper, some students may need to Continue reading “Write a Research Paper in 10 Easy Steps” »

Online School for Students with Disabilities

Benefits of Online School for Students with Disabilities

Being physically, mentally or developmentally disabled should not prevent someone from attending online school and earning a degree. Signed into law over a decade ago, the American Disabilities Act requires all learning institutions to accommodate disabled students for the purpose of Continue reading “Online School for Students with Disabilities” »

10 Ways You Can Prepare to Be a Successful Online School Student

10 Ways You Can Prepare to Be a Successful Online School Student

Prioritizing and focusing on implementing specific strategies that may help you succeed as an online student can reduce the stress and uncertainty many students feel prior to beginning their scheduled classes. The flexibility of attending online school often Continue reading “10 Ways You Can Prepare to Be a Successful Online School Student” »

What is Your Learning Style?

What is Your Learning Style for Education?

Although we tend to view learning as an apparently unconscious process, most of what we learn involves a conscious effort to facilitate learning through the deliberate use of a learning style. The ability to absorb, understand and retain information is unique among humans, with each individual possessing Continue reading “What is Your Learning Style?” »

Health Care Jobs Growth

Health Care Jobs Continue To Grow Faster Than the U.S. Economy

Throughout the four-year recession that began in 2008, the unemployment rate in the U.S. has hovered consistently between nine and 10 percent until recently. Starting in late 2008, lay-offs and job terminations affected millions of people working in a wide variety of industries, from automobile manufacturing to banking to even the food service industry. However, if someone held a health care job prior to the recession, chances are he or she Continue reading “Health Care Jobs Growth” »

Do Free Online School Courses Provide College Degrees?

Do Free Online School Courses Provide College Degrees?

Although the lure of “free” online school courses provided by some of the top universities in the country (MIT, Harvard and Yale) is attractive, students should be aware that taking these courses will not culminate in a legitimate undergraduate or graduate degree. Instead, people completing one of the free courses usually Continue reading “Do Free Online School Courses Provide College Degrees?” »

What You Can Do If You Are the Victim of a Diploma Mill?

What You Can Do If You Are the Victim of a Diploma Mill?

Victims of diploma mills have been persuaded to believe that they are receiving a legitimate degree or diploma when, in fact, the academic degree they obtain for paying a lump sum of cash is worthless. So-called higher learning institutions that are unaccredited but profess to have the ability to provide bachelor’s, master’s and even Ph.D. degrees fool people into falling for Continue reading “What You Can Do If You Are the Victim of a Diploma Mill?” »

10 Ways to Enhance Your Online Education Experience

Anyone Can Succeed as an Online Student—10 Ways to Enhance Your Online Education Experience

Fear of failure prevents many people from enrolling in an online school course and earning a valuable degree. Not knowing what to expect, unsure of whether they understand enough about computers and confusion about the entire process are the primary reasons why individuals miss the chance to take advantage of their full potential. However, with Continue reading “10 Ways to Enhance Your Online Education Experience” »

10 Ways to Save Money While Taking Online School Classes

10 Ways to Save Money While Taking Online School Classes

By taking online college courses, students are already saving money on gas and vehicle expenses, especially for those who live in remote areas where the closest higher learning institution is more than 30 miles away. In addition, Continue reading “10 Ways to Save Money While Taking Online School Classes” »

How to Write a Dissertation for an Online School Graduate Program

How to Write a Dissertation for an Online School Graduate Program

In order to receive an online doctorate degree, graduate students must write and submit a dissertation for analysis by designated members of the academic institution’s panel review board. Unlike the standard essay, a dissertation is much longer (usually over 75 pages), involves hundreds of hours of research and promotes a thesis, or statement that supports a conclusion resulting from Continue reading “How to Write a Dissertation for an Online School Graduate Program” »

Computer Training for Online Students

Computer Training for Online Students

Before enrolling in an online school’s degree program, students who are unfamiliar with the computer or the internet should first complete an online computer training course. To successfully complete an online school degree program, students should know how to Continue reading “Computer Training for Online Students” »

Top 8 Online Degrees with Highest Salary

Top 8 Online Degrees with Highest Salary

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of online degrees being offered. High profile academic institutions such as Harvard and Stanford have developed programmes in a wide range of subjects for the online community. As the availability of these courses continues to increase, Continue reading “Top 8 Online Degrees with Highest Salary” »

Full Time vs Part Time Student Guide

Full Time vs Part Time Student Guide

Knowing the difference between full time vs part time student status is important when determining how your status as a full or part time student affects the amount of Pell grants you receive from the U.S. Department of Education. Most colleges and universities (both traditional and online) consider students taking Continue reading “Full Time vs Part Time Student Guide” »

Top 10 Reasons Why Students Take Online Classes

Top 10 Reasons Why Students Take Online Classes

Earning degrees, diplomas and certificates by taking online classes and enjoying its many advantages over attending a “brick and mortar” school is rapidly growing in popularity among people who want to enhance their employment opportunities as well as their earning potential. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons Why Students Take Online Classes” »