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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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Academic planning for business administration students

Your credit evaluation documents are your golden ticket toward completing and earning your undergraduate degree. Even more important is to use them to create your academic plan. If you pencil in your courses at least two semesters out, we can work together to ensure you are meeting and scheduling prerequisite courses as needed. Read more...

Choose wisely when selecting a degree program

Online for-profit (proprietary) colleges and universities are coming under fire from quite a few directions. The U.S. Government Accountability Office, for one, may soon begin an investigation at the call of lawmakers on the hill. Even Saturday Night Live is getting in on the blanketing perception that online universities are fake institutions that pump out diplomas – or at least PDFs of them. Read more...

Preparing, planning and staying organized

When tackling any major task, those who do it successfully will tell you that you need to prepare, plan and organize yourself. These three items I believe can be applied to any life event, such as planning for Read more...

Keys to Success in a Distance Degree Program

I'm too tired to study when I get home from work. I want to spend time with my family this weekend and have some fun. It seems like I’m going to be working on this degree forever. Read more...

Commencement brings new opportunities for education

Fall graduation has come and gone, and while dreams of tassel-turning and diplomas swim in the heads of those soon to have the opportunity to shake hands with the chancellor this May, it might a bittersweet 'congratulations' for those without a serious job prospect. Read more...

UWP alumna Laura Sherrick wins International Paper award

PLATTEVILLE– Laura Sherrick, a graduate of the online Master of Science in Project Management Program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been awarded the James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award by the Project Management Institute. On its website, PMI described itself as a “not-for-profit professional association whose primary goal is to advance the practice, science and profession of project management throughout the world in a conscientious and proactive manner.” Read more...

Five Tips for Succeeding in an Online Course

FIVE TIPS FOR SUCCEEDING IN AN ONLINE COURSE Read more...

Agreement opens door for criminal justice students in Southwest Wisconsin

A new agreement between Southwest Wisconsin Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UWP) allows course-to-course transfer for criminal justice students who complete Southwest Tech courses and want to continue their education at UW-Platteville. Read more...

Getting the Most Out of Online Discussions

Engaging in a discussion in an online classroom can create some anxiety, especially for students new to online learning. With many posts to do and never enough time, how do you ensure that your responses are worthy of full points? As an online learner myself, I remember spending tons of time trying to find the right balance of personal perspective and theory from the readings. Too much personal perspective and it looks like you didn't do the readings. Too much theory from the text and your response won't generate discussion. Here are a couple of quick tips to find that balance. Read more...

Celebrate Success!

Have you heard of the Royal Potty?! This awesome invention is a toddler’s potty chair that plays a tune when a liquid or solid (I don’t need to be more specific, right?) touches the sensors on the base of the bowl. You remember the horn sound that often accompanies the arrival of the king in cartoons, right? The sound immediately brings a smile to the toddler and parent’s face! By now you must be wondering if motherhood has clogged my senses. You may also be pondering ‘where’ I may be headed with this blog! Here’s my point: Read more...

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