Online Learning

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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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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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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Navy Nuke, Submariner And Saint Leo Grad

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 2, 2016 8:18:14 AM

Completing the Navy’s prestigious Nuclear Power School prepared Jonathan Ashton to serve his country. Earning a college degree from Saint Leo enabled him to prove something vital to himself.

By the time Jonathan Ashton received his first orders as a Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class aboard the attack submarine USS Scranton, he had completed what many consider the most academically challenging training program in the U.S. military and the most advanced nuclear physics training in the world – the Navy’s prestigious Nuclear Power School.

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Topics: Academic Success, Military

Commencement 2016: Center For Online Learning Student Success Stories

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Meet a few of Saint Leo's newest alumni who completed an online degree program to achieve their college dreams.

Term after term, they worked on discussion posts and research papers at kitchen tables and on airplane seat back tables.

They studied for exams at 12 a.m. when the house was quiet and 12 p.m. between bites of lunch at work.

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Faith And Family Empower Online Degree Student

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Online student Aurelia Lamanna has embraced financial and health hardships as she prepares for her vocation as a religious sister.

College had seemed like a distant dream as serious financial and health obstacles stood in Aurelia Lamanna’s way.

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From Cirque du Soleil To Saint Leo Online Degree Program

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo online degree program prepared Las Vegas performer, Nick MacLeod, for his second act.

The first time Nick MacLeod saw a Cirque du Soleil performance as a child, all he could think about was becoming part of the show. The lights, the acrobatics, the spectacular costumes — it inspired him to train hard with the hope that one day he, too, would have the opportunity to entertain an audience of thousands nightly.

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10 Editing Tips To Punch Up Your Writing

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Here are 10 simple editing tips you can apply to your next essay or research paper.

Ernest Hemingway wrote standing at his Royal Quiet de Luxe, which he kept on a bookshelf in his Havana home.

Nonetheless, this popular quote describing the hard work of writing is attributed to him:

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When Mom Goes Back To School

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Dec 3, 2015 8:00:00 AM

A student in Saint Leo’s online criminal justice degree program and a mother of five young children, Nikki Bryan shares what it's like to return to school after 14 years.

By Nikki Bryan,
Student, Saint Leo University | Online

It has almost been a whole year! A whole year since I embarked on the journey of returning to college.

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21 Reasons Students Love Saint Leo Online Faculty And Staff

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Nov 12, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In an online degree program, it’s still people who make the difference – faculty and staff who care about students and their success.

Starting an online degree program requires a leap of faith.

It’s challenging to balance work and family obligations while completing class assignments.

It may also be somewhat intimidating because of the unknown: Is it really possible to earn a degree while on active duty in the military? Will professors understand when I have to tend to an aging parent or sick child? Will I find support when life throws me a curve ball?

The answer is a resounding yes!

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