How to Be a Successful Student with ADD
Staying motivated in school is difficult enough when you have a full-time job. When you start to factor in other distractions that can make the student experience more daunting to maintain. We recently interviewed Kirk R. Gray, a non-traditional online student. His learning experience may be different from some, but similar to others in that he has ADD. He hasn’t allowed his Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) to hamper his efforts in school, instead he’s found alternative routes to harness it. In this podcast he shares his tips for finding a pacing peer in class, apps to stay on top of his schedule, and words of encouragement for those in a similar situation.
How to Engage All Faculty in Online Education While Building a Learning Community
How do online facilitators support faculty in the online environment? Through rigorous training, constant communication, a strong support system, and constant encouragement all faculty can benefit in the online learning community. Here to talk more about processes that are proven to be successful is Dr. Jill Fuson. She is the Faculty Director for the School of Business at American Public University. In this podcast she also details how to make both full time and part time faculty feel like they’re part of the greater learning community.
How to Apply Green Living to Your Everyday Lifestyle
APUS Sustainability Committee member and German native, Gabi Gimbel, shares practical information to help us be more sustainable in our everyday lives in the podcast below. From composting to recycling and beyond, Gabi lives sustainably everyday!
Environmental Impact Awareness Through Reading
Making a difference in the world requires some dedication. With an extra emphasis on caring for our environment it’s more important than ever to pitch in wherever we can. For some that may be recycling, others it could be carpooling into work, and for a select few it could be educating a specific audience on environmental impact through literacy. Laura Stopper, a recent graduate student from the environmental policy and management master’s program at APU, recently wrote a children’s book to educate children on how to care for ponies and the Earth. The book, Love Your Pony Love Your Planet, is a great foundational tool for children to spark environmental impact awareness, and to raise some important points about our planet and how we can make a difference. In the podcast below she talks about her work on the book, and the goals she’s trying to reach within the next ten years.
Positive Psychology on the College Campus
Why is positive psychology so popular? Besides trying to understand people’s happiness better, we’re always searching for better life engagement and relationship enhancements. There is a lot of value in positive psychology in other aspects of life, like education and sports. Dr. Lisa Miller, faculty member at American Public University, discusses the benefits of positive psychology in sports, goal setting for exercise achievement, and more.
New outcomes for positive psychology in sports, and education, will be shared in the upcoming book, Positive Psychology on the College Campus.
Code of Honor in the Classroom
What does it mean for a student to be guided by duty, honor and integrity? Personal integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. In this special podcast Dr. Hall, Academic Operations Officer at American Public University, explains the sense of duty each student should follow in the classroom, as well as her concepts for honor and integrity. Being part of the online learning experience involves not only a great dedication of time, but also a dedication to integrity and good work ethic.