Hi! My name is Jake, and I was an online student.
Bad habits, interruptions, competing priorities, or any number of other obstacles can derail the best-laid plans. Luckily, recent psychological research has revealed insights that can be helpful in breaking through this frustrating challenge. Here are two approaches you can start applying today to get yourself back on track with your studies.
A former avid athlete who became paralyzed in 2009, Matt Thomas fought through injury and rehabilitation, and earned his master's in civil engineering in 2015 through CSU Online.
Sheena Martinez lives more than 7,600 miles away from Fort Collins but is still able to pursue her master’s from her beloved alma mater.
When you take a course online, it’s important to contribute your thoughts and ideas in class discussions — and not just for the grade. When you actively engage in conversations, you learn more by reflecting on the subject matter, sharing ideas and perspectives with others, and questioning and thinking critically about responses.
Students who study online with Colorado State University learn from many of the same faculty who teach on campus. In the video below, get to know some of our University’s innovative educators involved in making CSU programs available to people all over the world.
When you consider how the Internet has changed society in the last couple decades, you might first think of email, Facebook, or even Netflix. But what about education? New technology in classrooms and elsewhere is blurring the boundaries of digital and physical. Technology has become integral to the way people learn.
Struggles with time management are common for everyone: students, employees, and people of all ages. But research suggests we can overcome these struggles. And when we do, stress levels are more manageable, satisfaction with work is greater, and grades and study habits improve.
Today, higher education institutions are adopting similar kinds of models to teach adults various skills, and award them with digital badges that can be displayed on résumés, e-portfolios, personal websites, and social media pages. What’s the philosophy behind digital badging programs? And how do they work? Here’s what you need to know.
Being present in an online course means spending quality time in the course, responding to discussion threads, sharing additional resources, creating videos, and writing summaries of ideas students have shared.