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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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...

A Week in the Life of a Distance Learner - Part 1

My weekend of March 16, 17, and 18 was full of events. I attended Neal Whitten's seminar on Friday and the Project Management Institute (PMI) Region 7 Leadership Summit on Saturday and Sunday. Read more...

A Year in the Life of a Distance Learner - Part 3

Sometimes I think about what it would be like to be an on-campus student. If my daughter were ill, I would miss class. If my daughter were ill, I would not be able to study. If my daughter were ill, I would miss my exam. You get the picture. Read more...

A Week in the Life of a Distance Learner - Part 3

It is surprising how fast time can go by. You find yourself eight weeks into the semester and begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel. After each week, you feel satisfaction from the last paper or group project you completed; however, you have an end-of-term research paper deadline that is rapidly approaching along with the end of the semester. Read more...

A Week in the Life of a Distance Learner - Part 2

After spending some time last night reading up on my research topic, I started thinking back to the beginning of my enrollment, when I did not know all the little nuances of using the library search capabilities. Read more...

A Week in the Life of a Distance Learner - Part 1

I have been asked to write about a week in the life of an online student, so I would like to start with a little background. Read more...

A Year in the Life of a Distance Learner - Part 2

Okay, the first six months or so bring about a lot of change. I've found that what's important is how you adapt to those changes. Following are some strategies that worked for me: Read more...

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