Career to Consider: Online Teaching

 By Dr. Dani Babb Faculty member at American Public University...more

Military Move? You Can Complete Your Degree

By Erica Schreiner, transfer student liaison at American Public University SystemMilitary spouses can achieve their education goals no matter how often PCS orders arrive. With a little preparation, you can successfully complete your degree program even as your spouse’s assignments move you around the globe.I am a military spouse and a student working on a master’s degree. The Marine Corps has moved us three times in the last three years but I have kept my commitment to finishing my degree. Here are my five secrets to success:...more

Commit to College and Let the Roller-Coaster Ride Begin!

By Nichole Ahlstrom, COLL100 Faculty at American Public UniversityWhen you commit to attending college, the emotional roller-coaster ride begins--the safety belt has clicked, the wheels start turning, and an unknown number of twists and turns lie ahead. There will be exciting moments, along with stressful, anxious, nervous, frightening and victorious moments....more

Be a Better Student

It's a new year and a great time to work on being a better you, including your life as a college student. Angela Gibson, a faculty member at American Public University, shares some inspiration to help everyone who is an online college student....more

Broaden Your Education by Studying Abroad

By Francesca Catalano, faculty director in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math at American Public UniversityWhen I look back to my young adult years, the single choice I made that best helped define me into the person I am today was my decision to study abroad during college. It opened up a whole new world to me and allowed me to learn to depend on myself for the first time. The one thing I recommend to all the young adults in my life is to consider studying abroad....more
I totally agree! Study abroad had a major impact on my life as well.  For people who weren't ...more

The Online Learner’s Guide to Catastrophe

By Dr. Angela M. Gibson, Professor at American Public UniversityIf you are an online college student, you have joined the ranks of 7.1 million e-learners in the United States taking at least one online course (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Approximately one in three of all those in higher education are enrolled in an online class....more

Math Dunces and Other Myths About English Majors

Carol Froisy, Program Director, English and Communication at American Public University debunks three common myths about college English majors in "Myths of the English Major." What are the myths about your major? Share them here....more

Advice I Wish I Got When I Was Earning My Degree Online

Are you working on your degree online? The experience is very different than attending a brick and mortar university and the learning curve can be steep....more

Educational Tools to Improve Your Study Skills

Students have been trying to trick their urges towards distractions with different studying methods since the beginning of the educational system. Nowadays, the task of staying focused and improving the learning capacity is made more difficult with the immense number of Internet distractions, but it is also made easier when students take advantage of great studying tools that are easily available online....more

You Can Learn Online

Online learning can be a great solution for the mom who needs to juggle life's demands with pursuing a degree. This article was written for military spouses by instructor Craig Gilman, but the advice he offers can help anyone pursuing an online education. I hope you will find the advice in  Success in the Online Course helpful and share any additional tips here....more