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5 Things Online Learners Should Be Thankful For

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Nov 20, 2017 10:52:42 AM

Are you one of the millions of online learners who pursue a college degree online today?

According to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, more than a quarter of college students take at least one online class per semester, and a significant number of students are exclusively enrolled in distance learning programs.

In recognition of Thanksgiving, here are 5 things online learners should be thankful for:

1. Technology

These days, it’s easy to forget about how fortunate we are to have the technology that’s at our disposal. That’s because things like the Internet, computers, and even smartphones and tablets have been around for a number of years already and are so ingrained in our day-to-day lives.

College students who complete their coursework online should be thankful for the technological innovations that make pursuing higher education digitally an accessible and viable option today. Online course portals often include:

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Topics: Online Learning, Thanksgiving

From Numbers to Nouns: Saint Leo Grad Student Finds Strength through Writing

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Nov 2, 2017 9:18:55 AM

Deb Duffin of Reston, Va. has spent over 30 years working in the accounting field and became a CPA in 2000. While working with numbers has been her forte, she realized that writing could help her overcome some of the challenges she’s faced in her life.

“I have always dabbled in creative arts,” she says. “I kept a diary and wrote poetry when I was younger. I took art classes in junior high and high school and initially thought this could be my career. But when I saw the high tuition costs for design schools, I was pretty much scared away.

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Topics: MA in Creative Writing, Graduate programs

9 Top Apps for Psychology Majors

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Aug 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As a psychology major, you’re probably pretty skilled at analyzing things and making determinations. What you may not have figured out yet is how many handy apps are out there for undergrad and grad students like yourself.

We’ve identified the top _ apps for psychology majors. Here are some of the best options on the iTunes App Store and/or Google Play Store

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Topics: Psychology, Mobile apps

The Digital Diet: 7 Ways Online Learners Can Stay Healthy & Happy

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Aug 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Online learning offers lots of benefits and convenience for college students in all walks of life.

However, spending large amounts of time in front of your computer can pose some unique challenges.

Here’s what you can do to stay healthy and happy throughout each semester of your web-based college degree program

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A Checklist for New College Students to Plan for the Upcoming Semester

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Jul 28, 2017 10:16:33 AM

Did you just graduate from high school and are now ready to become a freshman again? Are you a military student looking to pursue higher education for the first time? Or, are you a mother of 3 who attended a few semesters of college many moons ago and are now wanting to earn a degree to advance your career?

Regardless of what your story entails, there are several items on your to-do list that you should accomplish as soon as possible if you’re new or returning to college before the new semester kicks off. Here are just a few of the important items:

Register for classes.

Perhaps the most important task for you to do is to register for all classes you intend to take in the new semester if you haven’t already done so. Classes within certain degree programs can fill up quickly, so it’s imperative to reserve your spot so that you don’t have to wait until the spring semester to enroll in classes you’re anxious to pass.

Registering for classes sooner than later can also help you plan your schedule for the next few months. If you currently have a job or plan to find some part-time work or an internship, you should be aware of what is going to be on the docket in terms of your academic schedule.

Round up your textbooks.

Each college class in which you’re enrolled will likely require at least one textbook. Some may require as many as 4 or 5 books, supplemental guides, and other materials in order to be successful in the course.

These days, there are several options on where to purchase textbooks. You could check out the on-campus bookstore at your school. Perhaps there are off-campus stores that also carry course materials. Buying and renting textbooks online have become quite popular as well, and this includes e-books so that you aren’t lugging around a backpack full of heavy books. Consider used books if the editions you need are available for a cheaper price.

Don’t wait until classes start to get your textbooks if you can find out which ones you’ll need ahead of time.

Get the school supplies you need.

Some possible school supplies that could come in handy this coming semester include:

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Topics: First-time college students, Preparing for college

Teaching the Troops: Saint Leo University and the Military

Posted by Greg Lindberg on May 26, 2017 8:01:00 AM

For Memorial Day 2017, Saint Leo University remembers the fallen heroes who have made the greatest sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans. On this day, it’s also worth reflecting on the rich history of Saint Leo’s affiliation with the United States military.

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Topics: Military

Saint Leo Now Proudly Offers an M.S. in Psychology…and It’s Available Online!

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Feb 14, 2017 1:50:38 PM

At Saint Leo University, you have your choice of many highly-rated Masters level programs ranging from a number of different Masters of Business degrees to a Master of Arts in Creative Writing to a variety of Masters of Education specializations. Well, now Saint Leo is proud to offer its students yet another option when it comes to earning a higher education. It’s a Master of Science in Psychology and the best part is that it’s available online.

To give you more information about this program, we’ve reached out to the Director of the Master of Science in Psychology program at Saint Leo University, Cathleen B. Dunn, Ph.D. Here are the questions we asked, followed by her very informative and truly exciting answers!

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Topics: Psychology

25+ Super-Helpful Free Apps For Online Degree Students

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You’ve got a lot going on – job, family responsibilities, not to mention staying on top of your schoolwork. Why not let technology make things a little easier?

There are hundreds of mobile apps online students can use to help with coursework -- apps for everything from preparing for class to organizing schedules and even minimizing distractions while studying.

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Topics: Academic Success

Saint Leo To Launch Student Services For Online Graduate Students

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Currently available to online undergraduate students, the resources Online Student Services provides will soon be available to Saint Leo online graduate students.

Beginning with the Spring I 2017 academic term, the resources provided by Online Student Services that are currently available to online undergraduate students at Saint Leo will be available to graduate students studying online, as well.

Comprised of Student Life and Career Services, Online Student Services strives to create a sense of community by uniting online students and enabling them to engage with each other, staff and the university.

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Topics: Academic Success

20 Tips For Writing An A+ Discussion Post For Your Online Class

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A fundamental component of online courses, discussion forums give students the opportunity to engage in scholarly discourse.

There’s a common myth about online learning. It’s that online students are isolated and can remain anonymous – and that online learning lacks the lively, scholarly debate that takes place in a traditional on-ground classroom.

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Topics: Academic Success

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