June 2014

By Joann Goeres Student Success Specialist I use a combination of mouse clicks and keystrokes when using my computer, which enables me to work as efficiently as possible. In some cases, using keystrokes is easier and quicker than using the mouse to access a dropdown menu from which I then

By Tim Callahan Student Mentor, College of Business At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material.

One of the great things about the WGU student body is that it's made up of 46,000 different stories—46,000 people with 46,000 educational backgrounds, 46,000 learning styles, and 46,000 reasons for choosing WGU as their online university of choice . It really is a remarkably diverse mix of nontraditional students

For the second straight year, WGU's Teachers College has been honored with high rankings on the National Council on Teacher Quality's annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. WGU's online, competency-based teacher-preparation programs were recognized for their quality in educating the nation's future teachers in several ways: WGU

Whether you're a graduate or you're celebrating a friend or loved one who is, whether you're planning to join us for commencement in Salt Lake City on July 12 or you'll be watching online from home, and whether you're a social media junkie or just a novice, we hope you'll

Social Science Week is an annual effort by WGU's General Education Social Science Course Mentors to spotlight the important contributions that a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach can bring to our shared understanding of the major political, economic, and social issues of our times. The combined contributions of historians, geographers, political scientists,

By Nick Rothacher Scholarship Program Manager You don't have to sit in a classroom next to 18- to 22-year-olds. Why should you sit through Sales 101 when you've been training sales teams for 20 years? Or relearn how to calculate drug dosages when you've been a nurse for five years?

A career in teaching will certainly provide numerous opportunities to inspire and visually stimulate students. For some, a classroom might bring up distant memories of the cacophonous sounds of a screechy chalkboard or droning projector, but many modern classrooms have access to a plethora of technology from tablets to smart

A generation ago, teachers delivered lectures at the front of the class and developed rigid lesson plans designed to cover what they considered to be important. Today, U.S. governors and education experts are holding teachers and children to a higher standard. Students' attention spans have been whittled down to almost

For years, parents, teachers and students have tried to figure out the best way for children to absorb and retain information. Educators have made their lectures more interesting to help students learn difficult concepts. Others use comedy to alleviate some of the apprehension students might feel toward tackling a challenging

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