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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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...

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...

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