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How Technology Has Changed Education

February 26th, 2014 by schoolbound

If you are an older adult like me and you can remember when your teachers passed out those warm mimeograph copies that you lifted to your nose to sniff, you may be a bit intimidated by the thought of going back to school now. You see the technologically savvy younger student everywhere, you may even have one or more living under your own roof. Technology has definitely entered the school …


The Plan is to Have a Plan…

December 4th, 2013 by schoolbound

College is, or should be a preparation and launching pad for a long career in a field you choose because you are interested, talented and possibly gifted in that field.  Unfortunately all too often graduates of a lengthy degree end up on a career path that does not adhere or even relate to their course of study in any way. For example let’s say you go to school for a …


College Credit for Life Experience?

October 16th, 2013 by schoolbound

What if you have been a retail manager for six years and you are now interested in pursuing a business degree to propel your future. Maybe you have been a babysitter or even a stay at home Mom for 10 years and you decide you would like a degree in early childhood education. Learning is a lifelong experience and your knowledge will continue to grow and expand the more you …


The Benefits Of Online Coursework

October 9th, 2013 by schoolbound

Online learning, e-learning, distance learning, whatever you call it, can be a great way to advance your education, training, knowledge and paycheck. Taking classes online is a popular way for working professionals to have the time and opportunity to earn a degree at their own pace. People who take online classes usually are looking for career advancement, career changes, or to finish a degree program. There are hundreds of online …


A Return To College After A 20 Year Hiatus

October 2nd, 2013 by schoolbound

In late 2008, after a wonderfully successful 17 year climb up the career ladder, suddenly like so many Americans I found myself laid off in a mass wave of cutbacks from a job I thought I would have for life. It was a devastating blow both financially and to my self-esteem. What followed for the next three years added even more to diminishing what was left of my confidence.  I …


5 Tips To Get You Back On The College Horse

August 28th, 2013 by schoolbound

Going back to college can be a daunting task, especially if you have had a long break since the last time you were attending classes. Never fear! Here are 5 tips to get you prepped and back in the swing of things, whether you are taking online courses or attending classes on campus. Get good sleep on a regular basis – Changing routines always involves some stress. Try starting your …