5 Reasons you Should Join a Student-Led Facebook Group Today

One of the major pitfalls of pursuing a degree online is that we do not get to socially engage with other students. Being an online student can feel isolating. Yes, we have “discussions” but it is not the same as students at a brick and mortar school; we do not have the physical proximity to … Continue reading 5 Reasons you Should Join a Student-Led Facebook Group Today

4 Steps for Creating an Online Presentation

Creating and sharing a presentation in an online environment is a new experience for many students. When I was first given this kind of assignment, I found it helpful to remember that, in some ways, the fundamental components are the same as presenting in person, and follow the guidelines below: Keep your visuals simple Be … Continue reading 4 Steps for Creating an Online Presentation

4 Strategies to Prepare for your Doctoral Capstone

You’ve likely heard many references to the final ‘capstone project,’ the dissertation or doctoral study that will be the culmination of your work as a doctoral student. Perhaps you are putting all thoughts of the capstone out of your mind, thinking that it is far, far in the future, something to worry about at a … Continue reading 4 Strategies to Prepare for your Doctoral Capstone

Learning and Growing from Instructor Feedback

At Walden, you receive ongoing feedback from your instructor on your discussion and assignment submissions. How do you usually respond to feedback in professional or academic situations? Typical responses from those who are uncomfortable with feedback include avoiding it altogether, getting defensive, and feeling embarrassed and/or emotional. The problem with these reactions is that they get in the … Continue reading Learning and Growing from Instructor Feedback