February 2011

The success of earning an accredited degree online depends on clear and concise communication. For most degrees, this communication takes form in the task of writing. Correct composition is an important aspect of conveying your understanding of course material. Read on to learn more about putting your thoughts on paper.

You are not the only student who fears deadlines. They creep up, cause stress, and generally generate a feeling of dread. What if you could alter these negative thoughts into a productive mindset? For many online university students, a deadline is considered unpleasant simply because it has negative connotations. By

Western Governors University awarded 1,922 master’s and bachelor’s degrees on February 12 during its winter commencement ceremony. The event, the 20th for WGU, recognized students who have completed their online degrees since July of last year. A. Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank gave the commencement address, and

In December, WGU launched the Facebook 'Like' Sweepstakes, which included a drawing for a Kindle reader. This week, WGU's Facebook page counts more than 6,000 fans. Jessica Crawford from Warren, Pennsylvania! Jessica, a student in WGU's Teachers College and one of our new Facebook fans, was selected in a random

Online education has become increasingly popular in the last decade. Students are opting for the flexibility of at-home study in lieu of an on-campus experience. Colleges and universities everywhere are following suit, allowing their students to complete all or part of their degrees using distance learning. While online university trends

With all truly life-changing endeavors, from losing weight to breaking a bad habit to going to school, having the support of your peers can make the difference between success and failure. Connecting with other students allows you to compare experiences, gain knowledge, and feel included in the university community. If

WGU students Casey Jenkins and Stephen Allen were recently chosen to receive the CompTIA Education Foundation's CompTIA IT Merit Award Scholarship. The award recognizes and rewards students who have recently achieved CompTIA certification and are pursuing a degree in Information Technology. CompTIA's IT Merit Award Scholarships are awarded twice yearly

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