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Adobe Flash Player (Flash) is a tool used to display animations and other interactive elements in your computer’s web browser. Various WGU learning resources use Flash to display videos, quizzes, and simulations. In the near future, WGU will be phasing out Adobe Flash Player, as the technology is becoming obsolete.

Between full-time school, work, and personal responsibilities, Night Owls' schedules can fill up rather quickly. We recognize how busy you are and are impressed with your efforts to stay involved with your communities, making service a priority. Martin Luther King Day is on the third Monday of January. For some

Krystal Covington, MBA, is a woman who knows how to stretch herself. With a refined strategy in place, she’s going places—and it’s due to her purposeful goals and efforts. A sampling of her career accomplishments includes being founder of Women of Denver, a published author, a public speaker, and a

The WGU General Education Social Science team is marking Women's History Month 2014 with a four-week series of presentations and panel discussions, and you're invited! Panels will cover a wide range of topics—from The Hunger Games to 17th-century sonnets, from African-American women who made America great to women in science,

As you know, WGU’s faculty—its student mentors and course mentors especially—are one of the major things that make earning your WGU degree online such a rewarding, personalized experience. January is National Mentoring Month, and we’ve been taking the opportunity to dive into what makes a mentor such a valuable part

Readers of this blog who attend WGU know that, as an online university student, you spend most of your study time on the Internet. And even non-student readers of this blog know that "Internet” and "cute pictures of baby animals” go hand in hand. The Atlantic reports on a new

We all know that knowledge is power. In an economy where competition for jobs is tough and advanced degrees can give you the edge, you might even say that education gives you a superpower. Just for fun, we recently asked WGU’s Facebook fans what superpowers WGU’s mascot Sage the Night

The capstone project. It’s the culmination of a WGU student’s hard work throughout the terms of their online degree program. It represents all their program’s competencies, rolled into one final demonstration of just how much they’ve learned. Capstones showcase our students’ best work, and with student permission they are archived

When 408 graduates of WGU’s 50-plus online degree programs gathered in Salt Lake City on July 14, 2012, with thousands of family and supporters to celebrate their graduation—and the graduation of their class of 3,235 people nationwide—they were making history. Again. Every six months, when the online university holds its

Having the right place to study is as important as having good study skills. Your study environment can be a big factor in how successfully you’ll learn and retain information and be able to apply it in your assessments and on the job. At an online university , you often

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