It is a challenge when online students face a personal crisis. My approach is to tell them they need to spend only 15 minutes a day on classwork at first.
Increasing our knowledge and earning a degree enables us to better ourselves, but we also must adopt coping mechanisms for stress management.
By Dr. Jennifer Cramer
Program Director, Sociology, Anthropology, and Women's Studies at American Public University
Faculty members work to foster engagement in courses by cultivating discussion and motivating students to be curious and thoughtful about applying what they learned in class. What many students might not know is that faculty can use their discipline expertise to help provide students with ideas for finding internships, conference workshops, field schools, or other hands-on, experience-based opportunities that will help them take what they are learning in classes to the next level.
By Cindy Aitken
Senior Manager, Community Engagement at American Public University System
With online learning, you can open up your world to a diversity of thought, fresh industry vantage points, and unique online friendships that you may never have expected. Universities like American Military University and American Public University are going the extra mile to create fun and lively community events to bring students, alumni, faculty and staff closer together.