Ed4Online Blog | Category: Online Education

Ready to Start Working Towards Your Degree?

By Kris Powers | May 24th 2016

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Ed4Online created Ed4Credit to assist people in obtaining their dream of a college degree. Ed4Credit offers a completely affordable opportunity for students to start their evolution through education.


Lifelong Learning

By Kris Powers | May 10th 2016

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“Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lifelong learning is about seeking or creating learning opportunities for both personal and professional development.  Lifelong learning is important because it applies to everything that we learn throughout our life, not just what is learned in a classroom. Learning allows us to make better, informed decisions. It enhances our understanding of the world around us, betters our social skills and our increases our personal development. Lifelong learning also assists us in becoming more successful in our careers as advances in technology require that we learn something new each and every day in order to keep our skills current in the workplace.



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A Healthy Lifestyle Can Benefit Your Education

By Guest Blogger | December 8th 2015

Going back to school can be a big change in your life. Suddenly you have to make time and adjust to either going to class or attending an online course. This change in routine can lead to a change in habits. Primarily it’s the healthy habits that get the boot out the door. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are three areas that you can make small efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will not only make you feel better but will actually benefit you in your education as well: sleep; nutrition; and exercise.

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Going Back to School has Never Been Easier!

By Kris Powers | November 10th 2015

Why do some students start and stop their college education?

According to "With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them", a survey designed to compare students who started, but didn't finish, their college education with those who received a degree, of the students who did not complete their college studies:

  • 54% needed to work to support themselves or families and could not balance work and classes

  • 31% could not afford college

A long-time proponent of helping adults pursue and complete degrees, The American Council on Education (ACE) has organized the Alternative Credit Project™ (ACP) to create a more flexible pathway towards post-secondary education attainment for the more than 32 million non-traditional students who may have some college credit but no degree.



Have you taken some college courses but have not earned a degree or certificate yet? Have you thought about going back to school, but feel overwhelmed by the cost and complexity of the process? You are not alone. An estimated 32 million nontraditional students across the nation have some college experience but no degree to show for it, according to the American Council on Education. Many of these students may want to pick back up and start again, but aren’t sure how to go about it.


4 Tips For Making A Successful Career Change

By Guest Blogger | October 20th 2015

When I left home for college, I was convinced that my calling was to become a teacher. I had been preparing for it my whole life. From forcing my little brothers into my make-shift classroom in the basement every day during summer vacations all the way up to job shadowing my favorite elementary school teacher as part of my senior project in high school, there was never a doubt in my mind that I would spend my life in a classroom.

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The Art of Discovering Yourself

By Anonymous | October 6th 2015

Have you ever thought “who am I and how did I get here?” We all feel lost at times and forget who we are and what we want. With spouses, children, jobs, and life somewhere along the way we lose sight of our path. We forget our dreams, our goals, or aspirations. Are you feeling lost?  It is never too late to discover yourself!

Introducing You

Spend some time getting to know you. What do you like to do, where do you like to go, what are you passionate about? Ask yourself is there one thing can you change in your life that would make you happier. If money and time did not matter, what would you do for a career? Is there something you have always wanted to try but haven’t? Use these questions to start a journal, write down your thoughts and feelings, and create a map to finding you. Keep this somewhere easy accessible so when you feel lost it will help you to remember who you are.

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In Search of Academic Success for Adult Learners

By Kris Powers | September 8th 2015

Higher Ed Insight, a research consulting firm, conducted an evaluation of Lumina Foundation’s Adult College Completion initiative from 2010 to 2014. The resulting report, Adult College Completion in the 21st Century: What We Know and What We Don’t, finds that while interest in adult college completion has increased across the entire higher education and policy communities, there are still challenges that adult students face when they return to college.


Four Top Websites for Teaching & Learning

By Kris Powers | August 11th 2015

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference held in San Francisco in June of 2015. AASL's annual list honors internet sites that "foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration". 

Four of the top Media Sharing websites selected by the AASL in 2015:

1. Tackk: Ridiculously Simple Creation + Sharing

According to Google, Tackk is “prime edtech for your blended-learning classroom”. Educators can use Tackk to create, collect and review assignments for their students and share lesson plans with fellow teachers.