Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means mouthwatering feasts of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, bread, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie are just days away. As you prepare to indulge in all the deliciousness, take a few minutes to consider what other areas of your life might benefit from a... Continue +
The College Network® recognizes the importance of online learning in the world of higher education and strives to deliver quality programs for working adults. Higher Education and Online Learning at a Glance Online learning has made a major impact on the world of education. Studies show that online learning is an effective and... Continue +
Throughout my early educational experiences, I often boasted about my ability to pass a test without studying. I felt confident that I could just remember the information the teacher shared and relay that information on tests. I didn’t always get an “A” on my tests (especially not on those pesky math quizzes), but I rarely had... Continue +
If you want to be successful as you work through your program with help from The College Network, give these six tips a try! Start off on the right foot. If you want to be successful, you have to start strong. Use your first few days in the program to check out the lay of the land in the Resource Center. Orient yourself with the... Continue +
There’s a lot of talk about learning styles on the web—in fact, I wrote a blog entry about one of the common learning styles a couple months ago. But why does knowing your learning style really matter? Today, I’ll highlight a few reasons why you should care about your learning style. First, a little more about learning styles.... Continue +
A couple weeks ago, we spent some time introducing you to what The College Network has to offer, from the barriers we help you overcome to the goals we help you reach. Each day, we posed a different question and asked you to connect with us through Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a $50 gift card. At the end of each day,... Continue +
At The College Network, our goal is to make earning your degree as convenient and as hassle-free as possible. Compared to a more traditional approach to education (on-campus learning), we offer more flexibility and the support you need to begin the path to successful completion of your degree. Flexible scheduling: When earning a... Continue +
I recently came across a post by Randall Shirley on the WorldWideLearn site that outlines seven strategies for distance (or online) learning. Each one of the strategies touches on important contributors to success and are worth repeating here: Set goals. Set a timeline for completing your degree with goals to achieve along the... Continue +
Legal studies degrees focus on learning the law and working within legal institutions.  It can take you in many different directions including business, government, and law enforcement or even be the foundation for a master’s or doctorate degree in law.  Many common career paths are probation officers, paralegals, social... Continue +
There are three types of learning styles: auditory, visual, and tactile. According to some reports, only 5 percent of learners are identified as tactile learners. While the percentage is small, considering how many learners there are in the world today,  there are still millions of people who find themselves most engaged when... Continue +
Metacognition. Just the word sounds complicated and involved. However, metacognition is not all that difficult—in fact, thinking about the way you think is something you probably do without even realizing it. More than likely, you give thought to the way you want to organize your thoughts and approach to a new project at... Continue +
Starting an online program can be daunting. Where to begin? You may be like me and find little things to “help” you prepare to embark on a major task. I find myself reorganizing my desk, moving pens and pencils and notebooks from one side of the desk to the other—after all, how could I even begin such a major undertaking with my... Continue +
Let’s face it—most of us have been out of school quite a long time. The prospect of returning to school can be exciting, and a bit scary. Especially if the last time you were in school you sat behind a desk and are now looking at your computer, wondering how it’s all going to work.  Well, don’t worry.  We’re here to help calm... Continue +
Where is education headed in the next five years? From Education News, "A new report from the State Education Technology Directors Association is calling on schools to make plans to transition from traditional textbooks to digital texts in the next five years." It's hard to imagine, especially for those of us who grew up... Continue +
I read an interesting blog on encouraging online learners to take responsibility for their own learning. It raises the question that with all the information and resources available to someone, what is the responsibility of the learner?   This is your degree and ultimately, it's up to you to make sure that you do the... Continue +
Often many new and existing customers have questions regarding The College Network, their program, their purchase, and Academic Support. Below are some general Frequently Asked Questions about The College Network to better address any inquiries. Q: Is The College Network a school? A: No. The College Network is an educational... Continue +
Last month, ABC premiered ‘NY Med,’ an eight-part documentary series that explores the daily action on the ER floor at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The series, directed by producer Terence Wrong, followed nurses and doctors over the course of 16 months, capturing their most touching and most tragic interactions with patients.... Continue +
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Congratulations! By signing with The College Network for one of our online degree programs you have taken an important step in bettering yourself and your future. You’ve made the decision to work at your own pace, study on your own time, and control the way you learn best. But with any new endeavor we begin, there is fleeting... Continue +
It's been a hard road, but you are finally ready to take the NCLEX-RN exam.  It's your last step before earning your RN license.  Does the exam strike fear in your heart?  Make your palms get sweaty?  It doesn't have to.  The College Network offers support that will help you be as prepared as possible for the exam.   The RX for... Continue +
Henry Ford was famous for stating about color variety in the cars he was manufacturing, "You can have any color as long as it's black." That was turn of the century 1900, but now in 2012 it's a different story. If you've ever bought a new car, you look for one with the features you want and need. If the dealer doesn't have... Continue +
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