Month: May 2017

Have you ever stopped writing a paper to check your email and end up an hour later staring at a blank Word document? Do you use Angry Birds to avoid making angry discussion posts? How about that time you fell down a Facebook hole so deep you thought you’d end up in Wonderland? Staying focused …

Excelsior College has announced a new corporate partnership with the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM). PAHCOM provides a support network to managers of small group and solo provider health care practices. PAHCOM was established to help alleviate the difficulty of having efficient office management systems within physician practices. They work to help …

By Amy Erickson Taking Responsibility “It’s not about achieving outcomes. It is about getting them [students] to want to achieve the outcomes” (Price, 2017b, para. 51). This idea really stood out to me in Dr. Christy Price’s 20-Minute Mentor video. In her video, “How Do I Get Students to take Responsibility for their Own Learning?” …

Caroline Mosca, RN, PhD, attended the annual Research Luncheon at The City University Graduate Center in Manhattan.  Six PhD graduates in Nursing Science, including Dr. Mosca, were honored at this luncheon.  Dr. Mosca presented a brief synopsis of her dissertation research on The Relationship Between Clinical Teaching Effectiveness and Emotional Intelligence in Clinical Nurse Faculty …

By Amy Erickson What is an Infographic? In the May edition of Online Classroom, Dr. John Orlando’s article on infographics caught my eye. Some may be asking, what is an infographic? According to Bovée and Thill (2016), “infographics are a special class of diagrams that can convey both data and concepts or ideas” (p. 238). …

Do you groan at the thought of working on a group project? Does the idea of sharing your work with others make your skin crawl? Do you think it’s impossible for online learners to collaborate successfully? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please keep reading. Studies show that students engaged in …

I recently had a meeting with a student that was centered around envisioning her future (specifically with passing a big exam).  She told me with great enthusiasm that she takes a little time out of her day to envision herself walking out of the building hands straight up in the air because she just passed …

By Caroline K. Mosca PhD, RN (continued from Part 1) Online baccalaureate nursing programs offer the working nurse an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree program in a user-friendly fashion. Nurses can work from the comfort of their own homes and still meet family, work, and other life obligations. Like the post- war associate degree …