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Despite the benefits of using smartphones, smartphones have long been viewed as a distraction than a learning tool. A study on the effects of mobile phone use in a simulated university classroom found that most students who did not use their smartphones took more detailed notes and accessed information better than those who used smartphones. Eventually, non-smartphone users scored an average more than smartphone users in their academics. Benefits of Smartphones for Students Smartphones continue to evolve as their manufacturers try to keep up with the latest technological innovations and the growing demand for real-time information and connectivity. For online…

It's not what you know; it's who you know. At least, that's what many college graduates would have them believe. The connections made during educational training can help catapult your career. However, what if you are looking for an online degree? Can you still maintain these connections that will help you in your future career? Are you going to continue to connect with your fellow students and open up your social circle? While you may not be able to get the personal time you have at traditional colleges, online courses offer the opportunity to build the same relationships with faculty…

Isn't it nice to come home from work and, after helping the kids with their homework, tidying up after dinner, checking bills, changing light bulbs ... finally sit back and relax? Now that you have decided to advance or change careers with an online degree, you face another commitment: to study. Sounds intimidating? If you do it right, it won't. Here are 5 tips to get you started. Get organized: create a study calendar Start with what you need to accomplish next week. Then divide your study time into manageable parts. But here's the problem: you have to write it…

Just because it's more flexible to graduate online doesn't mean it's easier. Indeed, reconciling work, family and school can be quite a challenge.But there's a reason you are going back to school and the opportunities you have after you graduate are worth it. There are also ways to do whatever it takes to operate effectively and efficiently. Here are some steps you can take to stay focused and productive. Plan ahead and prioritize When many things are happening in different areas of your life, it's easy to walk through the crisis right before your eyes. Unfortunately, this is not the…

Gone are the days when you were limited to academic research in your college library. The internet has opened up new possibilities for searching acceptable academic sources, from peer-reviewed articles in online journals to e-books and research databases. Even social media platforms that were previously widely rejected by teachers have become useful sources of research. ┬áThe downside to the incredible amount of acceptable academic sources available with just a few clicks is the sheer volume of information. Knowing where to start without reliable resources up your sleeve can be daunting. That's exactly what we've put together: four suggestions from solid…