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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Confessions of a White Collar Worker

I remember when I first started thinking about earning a degree from a distance education program. I was enrolled in the on-campus Justice Studies graduate program at my local university. My Justice Theory class was small (about 15 students), and we met on Tuesday nights. There was a research paper due at the end of the semester, but a few weeks into the class, the instructor had requested that we turn in our draft outlines the following week. Read more...

Student Applies Class Project to Help the Community

All too often people think of project management as big companies, multimillion dollar projects, and a team full of professionals working non-stop to complete a project. Kim Chapman, a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin proved that project management does not always take place in the corporate environment. Read more...

One Project Management Graduate's Success Story

Throughout my career in product development and design, I was many times faced with the fact that there were process deficiencies, resulting in many deadlines not met and certainly not within budget restrictions. I am one who thrives on change and the always-alluring "better way." Read more...

Prescription Precautions

What is that line that my mom used to throw my way? Oh yes, here's what it was: "Amy, you never cease to amaze me!" It's not that I was a horrible child, but occasionally, we all did something that our caretaker(s) failed to find "acceptable," right? As a matter of fact, "Making Poor Choices" could be a chapter in every child development textbook! Read more...

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...

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