Becoming Tech Savvy at Walden

Going back to school in the online environment presents numerous challenges, including keeping files and documents organized, becoming comfortable with new software applications, and learning how to properly save and back up documents. So here are some tips that I have used to prevent me from having a nervous breakdown from technology-related issues. Issue #1 … Continue reading Becoming Tech Savvy at Walden

4 Lessons in Times of Crisis

Being a student is one of the most intense and exciting adventures of our lives. In this academic journey, we focus all our energy and keep organized, but sometimes the unexpected happens. After all, we are human; situations occur that are beyond our control, and this is where we must be creative to cope. Living … Continue reading 4 Lessons in Times of Crisis

3 Things I Needed to Successfully Complete My Doctoral Capstone

Are you worried about the challenge of the dissertation or capstone process? If so, then you are not alone.  When I started, I was unaware of all the considerations and requirements needed for a successful journey.  To help alleviate your concerns, I am sharing a few pearls of wisdom I have learned through my own … Continue reading 3 Things I Needed to Successfully Complete My Doctoral Capstone

5 Tips for Presenting at a Conference

When I was a doctoral student at Walden, I had the opportunity to co-present at a conference with an Associate Director in the Academic Skills Center. Though I had been teaching college courses, this was my first experience presenting at a professional conference with peers in my field of study. I felt intimidated and nervous … Continue reading 5 Tips for Presenting at a Conference

Demystifying the Purpose and Functions of NVivo

If you are a student in qualitative coursework or a doctoral candidate working on a qualitative capstone project, then you have probably discussed or read about NVivo software. You may be under the impression that NVivo software has the capability not only to code your data or resources but also analyze it for you. As … Continue reading Demystifying the Purpose and Functions of NVivo