The Pioneer Post

The Pioneer Post is a resource by University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide online students with tips and information about distance education.


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Light at the End the Tunnel

Only three weeks until the semester is over. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! (Well, until January, that is.) Bring on that last semester! Graduation here I come. YAY! But, I am getting ahead of myself, because within these next three weeks, I must write a 15-page paper, complete 9 research labs, and take a final exam. If that wasn't enough, I am still expected to show up at work for 40 hours a week and then come home to tend to my children, husband, and house. Read more...

What Is Collaborative Learning?

According to Thirteen.org, collaborative learning is “a method of teaching and learning in which student’s team together to explore a significant question or create a meaningful project.” Another source states that cooperative or collaborative learning is “a team process where members support and rely on each other to achieve an agreed-upon goal.” Read more...

Planning for the Future

I'm terrible at predicting the future. Frankly, if I were good at it I would be lounging on some beach right now. So the question becomes what can do we do about the future? Some may choose to ride it out, while others plan for it. When planning for the future, a person's education should be of paramount concern. Read more...

Top 10 Tips for Successful Online Learning

Well, it's the beginning of another new semester and now is the time to establish good habits to be a successful online learner. Below are my top 10 tips for this: Read more...

Looking for a Degree?

Hmm…what to do? Get a degree or not? Have you ever thought or been told that if you earn a degree, you'll be presented with many more career options and advancements? Well, if you have, I’m here to tell you that it's right! Read more...

Keeping An Eye Out For Sex Offenders And Other Questionables!

OK, let me go ahead and tell you that I work in the Criminal Justice System. I'll admit that I'm likely more skeptical of people because of my chosen profession. But isn't it also true that we were all trained to be cautious in life? From the time we were walking, our caretakers were reminding us to "slow down...make sure to look both ways before crossing the street...and follow your gut feeling!" Read more...

There’s No Place Like Home

Have you ever opened a browser and wished that you had set the home page to something else, only to discover on another day that some other site would serve you well as the home page? Well, through my online reading and self-discovery, I found some solutions that I would like to share with you. Read more...

The Life of a Returning, Adult Student

I have been enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at UW-Platteville for quite some time. I started out the first four years taking print-based courses. I would normally enroll in two to three courses a year. My two sons were very young when I began, so I did not have a lot of free time to work on course work. After four years of taking print-based courses, my advisor at UW-Platteville suggested that I try taking an online course. Read more...

Tips from a UWP Distance Education Alumnus

As the summer is getting underway and I am enjoying once again planning fun activities, I am also reflecting on the last two summers and my lack of free time while finishing my Master of Engineering degree. While I was working on my degree, I learned some valuable lessons to ease the way. Read more...

Two Years in the Life of a Distance Learner

I see the distance learning quest similar to the heroic literary tales that culminate in a search for knowledge or enlightenment. While the quests have a common goal, the pathways are different for the various seekers. My particular knowledge quest started like many other quests -- at a young age and at a local university. Read more...

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