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What Are Online Courses Like? 4 Advantages of Online Classes

What are online courses like and what can students expect when trying out web-based alternatives compared to traditional classroom-based learning? Below we break down some of the advantages of online classes, as well as how students' experiences may differ from courses attended on a traditional campus.

Intellipath: Be the Boss of Your Learning Experience

At CTU, we know that every student learns differently. With Intellipath™, an adaptive learning technology that aligns course material to your knowledge level, your activity is assessed as you proceed through the course material and you’re served a personalized learning experience along the way.1

A Passion for Healthcare Drives Single Mom Back to School

In November 2014, Myia began taking courses to earn an Associate of Science in Health Administration Services degree at CTU. Her plan is to transition from her current job as a bus driver to an administrator in the healthcare industry. But that’s just a stepping-stone to her big dream of working in the dental field.

Should I Go Back to School?

If you’re thinking about returning to school for your degree, here are some considerations before taking the leap.

General Education: Does it Really Matter?

General Education is more than classes that are officially Not Your Major. In fact, the skills you pick up during Gen. Ed. may just be what land you the right job.

4 Questions You Must Ask About Disability Access to Technology

Technology may benefit most people, but it can put others at a disadvantage. Learn how to ensure students with disabilities benefit from technology as much as others.

Making College Accessible to Students with Disabilities

The most recent government figures show that 11% of all undergraduate students in the U.S., amounting to more than 2 million students, have a disability. The majority have learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and about a quarter of students have physical, hearing or vision impairments. A significant portion of this population also includes veterans who have returned to school in higher numbers thanks to the GI Bill, Wounded Warrior project and other initiatives aimed at assisting veterans.

The Personalized College Orientation

Having the responsibility of controlling the pace and manner in which you research, write and submit your assignments is a large part of taking classes online. Because of this, self-directed learning has become synonymous with the adult learner’s approach to taking classes. But does the same concept apply to your orientation to a university?

This Week’s Top 5 Blogs

This week’s Top 5 blogs: From nuclear attack threats to business ethics scandals here’s a sampling of this week’s most popular posts.

Why Personal Branding is Critical in the Digital Age

Research shows that it takes a fraction of a second for someone to form a first impression of you, and often that impression is accurate. When you settle on that bit of knowledge, it’s unnerving. What if the impression you’re leaving behind isn’t the one you intended?

Top Five Articles for the Week

Read this week's top five articles, including keeping data safe, student centered teaching and a look inside the mind of a rapist.

Online Learning Success Strategies: Part 2

The term non-traditional student once referred to students taking online courses. Today, though, the online platform is becoming the new tradition, thanks to factors like convenience, cost, and easy access.

Psychology is WHAT?

Most of us think about psychology in terms of mental health and counseling. Sure, psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes, but when do we behave and think? ALL of the time, of course.

Customer Service in Healthcare: Is it Golden Service or has it been impacted by HIPAA?

Oftentimes our insurance or remote locations force us to seek care from specific providers unless we are willing to pay additional fees for going “out-of-network” – which doesn’t always make sense.

Why Desire Still Matters: Loving What You're Learning and Learning What You Love

Students who are coming back to school often have passion and drive which can go a long way toward fueling academic success.