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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Finding a way to pay tuition during this economic crisis

As a recruiter for UW-Platteville Distance Education, I am the first to hear students’ stories about their desire to further their education or get a much needed promotion. But lately, the stories have been a little different -- and not for the better. I don’t have enough toes or fingers to count how many times I have heard the words, “I just lost my job.” Read more...

A Day in the Life of a Student

In the short time I’ve been with the Distance Learning Center, I have had the opportunity to talk with several graduates of our programs. Three observations stand out: Read more...

Stress Busters and Homework Helpers for Online Students

The weather is getting warmer. The yard work is piling up, your taxes still aren’t done, home improvements are inevitable, and the family vacation plans need to be made. But you have to think about classes and your upcoming finals. A little stressed? Well there is a simple solution to calm your stress and help you study. Read more...

The Real Scoop on Being a Student in the Distance Learning Program

I have to be honest and tell you that I was skeptical about having success as an online student. I am the kind of person who loves to interact with people and the thought of communicating with fellow students and teachers strictly via computer was scary to me. Read more...

Myths Surrounding Online Education

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...

Having Trouble Writing?

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...

Utilizing Your Academic Advisor

Welcome to another semester at UW-Platteville! I have taken over as the academic advisor for the undergraduate business administration distance learners. Read more...

PMI's Educational Foundation

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...

5 Tips to Help Stay Focused When Learning From Home

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...

Using Google for Your Next Research Paper

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...

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