How to Get an Online College Degree

Many people want a college degree, but they just don’t know how to start or go about it. This book shows you step-by-step how to get your degree—painlessly and confidently. How to Get a College Degree shows you how to: • Choose the right college • Choose the right major • Pay for your education • Develop good study habits • Successfully take tests • Find professional coaching and resume service

Pharmacy School Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Getting In, Getting out, and Getting the Most from the Experience

This book is for anyone actively pursuing enrollment in a school of pharmacy. However, currently enrolled students will appreciate its relevance, too. This book provides hard-to-find details to sharpen your sense of what is important to pharmacy school faculty. Such knowledge can smooth your transition into professional school, perhaps increase your scholastic performance, and ultimately help you land the perfect job in your field. During my tenure on the faculty of an accredited, 4-year public college of pharmacy in the south, I have had the fascinating role of interviewing prospective applicants, seeing first-year students on “day 1” of class, and watching graduates leave after commencement…and a smidgen of everything in between. In my role in the college, I teach, listen, and learn from our approximately 200 matriculating students each year. My additional role as a first-year student mentor gave me eye-opening insight about the minute details of students’ adjustment to pharm

E-Learning Success: From Courses to Careers

E-Learning Success: From Courses to Careers is a wide-ranging, robust, and always useful collection of articles that help you succeed in your online courses, complete your online program, and to find a satisfying career in an ever-changing world. Many of the most common worries and concerns are addressed as Dr. Susan Smith Nash, who has designed, developed, and administered e-learning and m-learning programs in a wide range of fields, guides you on your path. You’ll enjoy the humor, the quirky perspective, and the always upbeat and positive tone of the articles, even as you mine them for information that you can put to work today. Nash has received numerous awards and recognitions for her articles, blogs, and programs she has designed, and she is known as a turnaround specialist, who can take flagging programs and put them on their feet so that they start carrying their weight in their organization and contributing to the overall prestige, mission, and bottom line.

Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work

Finally, the first research-based book of sound strategies and best practices to help instructors motivate students to complete their online courses.

Although studies support the effectiveness of learning online, students often fail to complete online courses. Some studies have found that as many as 50–70% drop out of their online courses or programs. Retention is not only a growing expectation and imperative, but it is also as opportunity for faculty members to take the lead in innovating, researching, and implementing new strategies while demonstrating their effectiveness.

Designed for instructors and instructional designers, Motivating and Retaining Online Students is filled with empirical research from the authors’ study of motivation and retention strategies that can reduce online learner dropout. Focusing on the most important issues instructors face, such as course design; student engagement and motivation; and institutional, instructional, and i

Beware of For-Profit Online Education: What Every New Student Should Know Before Enrolling Online

This is an insider’s account of the reality of the for-profit online education hoax. David Ramses reveals the quality of education available, the quality most often recieved, the reality of academic dishonesty in the online environment, the sales tactics used to lure students in, the true value of the degree, and what many employers really think of online graduates who are new to the industry.

Education Online: America’s 100 Most Affordable Online Undergraduate Degree Programs

Frustrated with the lack of information available regarding affordable online undergraduate degree programs, the author set out to make the job of finding those programs much easier. Education Online: America’s 100 Most Affordable Online Undergraduate Degree Programs offers future online students a comprehensive, all inclusive list of affordable online degree programs set in an easy to use but highly informative format. Education Online contains universities, programs, and information never before seen on similar literary texts or websites. The author has researched, filtered through, and deciphered the tedious nuances of academic program information and placed them in an easy to use guide. Anyone considering attending an online undergraduate degree program would be wise to review this book first, it may save you thousands of dollars.

Winning: How to Succeed in an Online Graduate Program

With the job market and demand for highly skilled and highly educated workers becoming increasingly more competitive, students both young and old are looking to return to school to enhance their learning, build their networks, obtain new skillsets, and remain competitive in the workforce. With more and more jobs requiring applicants to have at least a bachelor’s degree, many people believe that obtaining a graduate degree is becoming the new minimum educational standard and ironically, the new “bachelor’s degree.” Based on Ross’ own experiences in obtaining an online graduate degree, he has put together 10 recommendations that everyone should consider following in order to achieve success in this new learning medium.

After completing his undergraduate studies in Accounting and Finance at Fairfield University (in three years), he decided to pursue his graduate studies in Taxation and Financial Planning at Bentley University. Because of his passion, dedication, and