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.


Displaying 101 - 110 of 140 posts.

March 2, 2009
If you've spent much time reading the news online, you've probably heard that an increasing number of universities plan to start up online programs to supplement revenue from their campus-based programs. Read more...
February 24, 2009
Have you consulted Grammar Girl? The website http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/default.aspx has a plethora of tips for students and writers facing grammar, punctuation, and formatting issues. This secret passageway to knowledge and resources was passed along to me by a fellow writer and now I want to pass the secret on to you. Read more...
February 13, 2009
Welcome to another semester at UW-Platteville! I have taken over as the academic advisor for the undergraduate business administration distance learners. Read more...
October 17, 2008
I was surfing the answers portion of LinkedIn the other day and came across a post about PMI's Educational Foundation. From their site, they are "the philanthropic arm of PMI, dedicated to improving society through project management knowledge and skills globally". They offer scholarships and a few practical tools to help advance the field of project management. Read more...
October 13, 2008
Attending college courses from the comfort of your own home is an amazing and practical way to complete coursework and earn your degree on your own time. However, many distance learning students can get too comfortable with their surroundings, and this comfort can adversely affect homework, projects, and, ultimately, grades. What follows is a list of tips to help you stay focused when working on your degree from home. Read more...
September 26, 2008
By now, it’s very likely that you’ve heard of or used Google’s standard search engine. It’s also a good bet that you’ve used it to find sources for a research paper. Here’s a few tips to generate even better search results so you aren’t poring through countless sources that may or may not be appropriate for a college-level research assignment. Read more...
September 15, 2008
When I first thought about going back to college for my master’s degree, I was working full time in the Los Angeles area, with a job that required travel. Missing classes due to travel, driving to and from the college, attending classroom lectures, and the various assignments were going to reduce my already minimal free time. Read more...
August 18, 2008
It seems as the Distance Education blog has been on a ‘tools’ kick lately, so here’s one more I’m sure you’ve heard of but you may have overlooked… Read more...
July 17, 2008
Are you one of those people always on the run? As you run from one errand or meeting to the next, do you often think you should make a note of something to remember, only to have your thought lost in your busy schedule? Read more...
June 30, 2008
After voluntarily signing up for two demanding, writing-intensive summer school classes, I've decided that I must be a little bit crazy. If I'm not there yet, trying to keep up with the workload over these next several weeks may do it. The only excuse I have for putting myself in this situation to begin with is that I've grown impatient. Read more...

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