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Podcast: Labor Day, Religion and American Prosperity

In this podcast, American Public University faculty members Robert King and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss Labor Day, religion, and American prosperity.

Lifelong Learning: Why It's Vital for 21st-Century Workers

Lifelong learning, a necessity for the 21st-century worker, acknowledges that not all training and learning will occur in school or at work.

Podcast: Distinguishing Fake News from the Truth in Media Sources

In this podcast, APU faculty members Lynn Mardon and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss truth and fake news, and what could happen if we no longer trust the media.

Humanities and Business Degrees Can Prepare Leaders

Do people with humanities degrees make great leaders? Perhaps. Humanities graduates have a broad array of very important and transferable skills.

Learning Foreign Languages for Personal and Career Development

In this podcast, American Public University faculty member Dr. Karolina Kopczynski and Dr. Bjorn Mercer discuss what it is like to learn foreign languages.

What Effects Are Social Media Sites Having on Our Lives?

In this podcast, Dr. Bjorn Mercer and Dr. Jonathan Surovell explore the effect that social media has on our sense of wellbeing and ethics.

Maintaining Information Literacy in a Media-Saturated World

Judging information requires two skills: information literacy and inquiry and analysis. However, locating and evaluating information can be challenging.

Why You Cannot Use Wikipedia as an Academic Source

Ever since Wikipedia debuted on the Internet, it has proved to be a wealth of information for anyone who is searching for answers.