Author: Taylor Massey - Managing Editor

Benefits of Building Community in an Online Course

Do you think it’s possible to build a genuine community experience in an online course? We asked thousands of students and instructors if they think it’s possible to have a strong sense of community in an online classroom and what the benefits are. Discover what students and your peers say are the main benefits of creating community online.

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Tips for Students: Staying Motivated in the Winter Months

Staying motivated in the long winter months is no easy feat. Schools in many locations experience blizzards and severe weather conditions that make it hard to commute. And we’re all faced with fewer daylight hours that can make it hard to stay active and in high-spirits. If you’ve noticed your students dragging more than usual lately, share these top five tips for staying motivated in the winter months. Read More…


Top Takeaways from Teaching Online Courses

For instructors who have been leading classes in-person for years or even decades, making the move to online teaching can be a difficult one. We asked hundreds of instructors for some insight on their experiences in teaching online classes.

Of the 700+ instructors surveyed, 67% said they have taught an online class before. Anyone can try it once, but would they repeat the experience? We asked instructors, “If you have taught online before, would you repeat the experience?” Find out just what these instructors had to say about their experience and pick up some tips for teaching online. Read More…


How to Keep College Students Challenged and Motivated

It may seem as though some modern college students are just looking to cut corners or find short cuts. Do you think your students are looking for a challenge or an easy A? To find out, we asked thousands of college students if they would rather learn a lot and earn a C, or get an A without any challenge? Discover just how important grades really are to students and some tips for keeping them challenged. Read More…


Top Classroom Resources Asked for by College Students

Many students breeze so quickly though their end-of-term classroom evaluations that they don’t always detail what they thought of the classroom resources used. So we took the question straight to our pool of college student respondents. We asked over three thousand college students, “What types of tools are your instructors not yet using that you think might improve your learning process?” Read More…


Tips for Students: Three Hints That Will Make You Want to Study

Your students’ eyes may not necessarily light up when you start talking study material, but you may notice that some dread reading and studying more than others. While some lucky students seem to have a passion for learning ingrained in them, many others need to find their motivation and a reason for dedicating their precious time to a subject. Read More…


Top Resources That Allow Students To Be More Successful

One objective that is always top of mind for instructors is student success. What do students need from their instructors and from their school in order to succeed? The topic of success may be top of mind for instructors, but it may be challenging to find ways to discuss it with the students themselves. Try our tips for starting the discussion and helping your students find success.

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Tips for Students: Finding a Support System in College

Meeting academic goals takes motivation and determination, and the support of friends and family can be an invaluable asset to student success. Whether it’s parents, a mentor, or classmates, it’s important for students to build their support system throughout their academic career, so they have sufficient support when they need it most.

Read on for some helpful hints to share with your students for building a support system in college.

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New School Year’s Resolutions: How to Achieve Your Goals

Every year, millions of us set New Year’s resolutions for our personal lives. From health to social goals, it’s great to have a fresh opportunity to improve ourselves in the new year. So why not carry these goal-setting habits over to your work? We asked instructors to rate some of the top New School Year resolutions they’ll be working on this year. Learn how to achieve your goals for the new school year.  Read More…


Motivating College Students: Do Students Do All They Can to Succeed?

Motivating college students begins with helping them see down their academic path as clearly as possible. To achieve academic success, it’s important that students understand precisely what it takes to excel and set appropriate goals early on.

We asked college instructors if they agree with the statement: “Most students do all they can to succeed in college.” Learn what you can do to help students determine their motivations and achieve their goals. Read More…