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Teaching Adult Learners in the Online Environment (Part I)

This is the first article in a two-part series that discusses ways to teach adult learners in an online education platform.

Teaching Adult Learners in the Online Environment (Part II)

This is the second article in a two-part series that discusses ways to teach adult learners in an online education platform.

Virtual Model UN Competition Success Augurs Well for Hybrid Education

The success of APUS students at the recent Model UN virtual conference hints at a new and exciting future in hybrid education.

COVID-19 and Online Education: Perils and Opportunities

Online education is more than a platform. Instead, a properly constructed online course requires a tremendous amount of hard work.

APUS Student Organizations: Preparing Virtual Activities in the COVID Era

During COVID-19, many universities have overlooked the need to maintain healthy student organizations and other extracurricular activities.

The 'Silo Mentality' in the Online Classroom (Part I)

Online instructors can utilize discussion board-centric courses that incorporate various methods to combat the "silo mentality" in the online classroom.

The ‘Silo Mentality’ in the Online Classroom (Part II)

Discussion boards that are relevant, practical and innovative remain one of the most effective tools in an online classroom instructor’s toolbox.

Experiential Higher Education Still Has the Edge over AI

AI trends will affect online higher education over the next few decades as the line between online and brick-and-mortar education will blur further.