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Tips for Summer Online Learning

Image of a Student Studying OutsideTips for Summer Online Learning

        • Switch up your work environment
        • When you can’t go outside, bring summer inside to you
        • Organize your work periods into smaller blocks of time

Read more on these tips and other suggestions for effective online learning over the summer months in this Graduate Student Learning Initiatives article.

 

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Twitter Timelines and the Art of Skim

Twitter app symbolIf you’re a Twitter fan, there is some good news for you! Twitter may be used for investigating your study topics, especially if you know how to explore effectively. Take a look at this PhDBlog article for tips on how to skim Twitter to retrieve the latest news, and perhaps get the inside scoop.

 

 

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Succeeding in an Online Environment

Image of Man Using a LaptopCreate a schedule: If your professors have not yet established a framework for the work you need to complete this semester, you will want to do it yourself. Dedicate time to do this now, so you won’t have to make drastic changes to your schedule later on.

For more advice on how to be successful in an online environment this semester, read Ryan Lytle’s article, “5 Tips to Succeed in an Online Course.”

 

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Tips to Pursuing Online Graduate Programs & Degrees

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Without having to travel or sit in classrooms, taking online courses may appear to save you time. But before you jump to conclusions about how much time you will actually save, and in what ways, take a moment to organize yourself with these helpful tips on pursuing online graduate programs!

A Culture of Sharing: Susan Blum’s My Word! Plagiarism and College Culture

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With much of Western society on Facebook, Twitter and other social media we share vast amounts of personal and professional data online. But, once posted online, how much of that information remains ours? This Profhacker article focuses on the most common issues regarding intellectual property and the rights of the owner.

 

 

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Copyright Issues in Education

Image of the Copyright SymbolDo you know how copyright law affects you? There has been a flurry of activity in the Supreme Court of Canada lately, which has changed the way the copyright law works.

Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He has several blog posts education and copyright. See his fascinating posts on issues that deal with technology, the law, and education:

Geist visited the Faculty of Education on March 28 2014

 

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Manage Your Inbox

Email button on keyboardHaving a functional email account is essential to everyone, specifically those involved in online learning. This article provides some tips and tricks on keeping your inbox at bay for both school and career needs. Suggestions are as follows:

-          Delete or archive unneeded messages

-          Filter out span automatically

-          Make subfolders

-          Reply to email in batches

-          Set a time to check your email

-          Upload a good profile picture

-          Set a professional signature

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