Ed4Online Blog | Category: Online Education

Exciting New Video: "Introducing Ed4Career"

By Kris Powers | August 5th 2013

Ed4Career provides "Turn-Key", quality online adult educational content for universities, colleges, career training schools, behavioral health agencies, and corporations. Our courses are utilized by MyCAA, VA, and WIA.  We currently offer hundreds of online courses in career training and professional development. Learn all the things we are doing at Ed4Career to provide a superior online educational experience for the adult learner!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncaenXqtKBA


In our recent poll, we took the opportunity to ask,In your opinion, what is the BEST way to measure the success of higher education?and the response was fantastic!  Those who took the poll were given the opportunity to select as many of the choices as they felt applied, and it’s evident that job placement, student satisfaction and graduation rates are all important indicator of success.  Many respondents left very insightful and eloquent comments expressing their viewpoints on the measure of success as well.  Please take a moment to view the complete r

Why We Should Keep Learning

By Kris Powers | June 11th 2013

Smiling Girl

Each day learn something new, and just as important, relearn something old.  ~Robert Brault

For me personally, there is nothing quite like the thrill of learning something new.  Whether it’s reading an article, taking a course, or attending a webinar; as soon as I finish, I am always thinking of whom I might share my new knowledge with, or how I might apply the information I’ve learned to my daily life.  I also find that when I stretch myself to learn a new technique, I have an amazing sense of accomplishment once I’ve mastered the new task.   However, I also understand that things are constantly changing and that one is never completely finished.  You may master something today, and very well need to brush up your skills tomorrow.

Time Management Tips for the Online Student

By Kris Powers | April 16th 2013

Time Management

I’ve always thought of myself as fairly competent in the time management department. 

However, ever since entering the social media forum, I’ve realized more and more how easily too many tasks can distract me. For example, while writing this post I’ve a) checked the company's Facebook account b) Re-tweeted two relevant articles c) straightened my desk…well, you get the picture. There are distractions everywhere!

We’ve already discussed how online courses can give students the flexibility to take their class anytime, anywhere. While it’s great that an online course can be worked around a full time job, kids and their activities, and so forth - without a set schedule or face time with instructors, the trick is staying on top of those courses.  An online student is left to set their own schedule.

What Is Your Learning Style?

By Kris Powers | April 10th 2013

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As students, we all have our own type of learning style.  Our learning style defines how we take in, understand and process information as well as impacts our ability to problem-solve.  Most of us have more than one learning style, but there is often one dominant method that we relate to more than the others – a personal combination that is uniquely ours.  It’s important to note that no one learning style is superior to the others.  In fact, we should always work at developing our less dominant styles to help us adapt to all types of instruction.  Understanding your own personal learning style will help you determine the most optimal way for you to study and take in new information.

There are three primary learning styles:

The Benefits of an Online Education

By Kris Powers | April 2nd 2013

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In today’s busy world, many people are finding it difficult to go back to school to take courses for career advancement, career changes, or simply to learn something new.  Taking courses online has proven to be an excellent option, making it easier than ever for students to obtain the education they desire.

Online courses offer both convenience and flexibility, making eLearning a great way to meld your busy lifestyle with your educational goals.  You are not bound by either time or physical location – you make the choice as to when and where you study and participate.  In essence, online learning offers you education at your fingertips anywhere, anytime!  Our courses have been developed for use by individuals, colleges and corporations and we are always growing our catalog of offerings.

Top Ten Benefits of an Online Education