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Finding Volunteer Opportunities Online

By Amy Erickson Social Bots and Trolls Have you ever heard of social bots or Internet trolls? Social bots are often created by public relations firms. They have an agenda and fill the Internet with verbiage that supports their idea, product, or...  [Read More]

Grading versus Teaching

By Amy Erickson In the October 2016 issue of Online Classroom, Dr. John Orlando makes an interesting distinction between grading and teaching. In his article “Have You Turned Yourself into a Writing Tutor?” Dr. Orlando (2016) suggests that many professors focus on...  [Read More]

Twitter in the Classroom

By Amy Erickson About five years ago, one university encouraged instructors and staff to create Twitter accounts. Unfortunately, the instructors and staff weren’t given any guidance as to how or why to use Twitter. I felt it was a great place to...  [Read More]

Harnessing Technology in the Classroom

By Amy Erickson I love the premise behind open education, but hadn’t thought about using open resources in a way that could enhance my classroom. In the past, I’ve directed interested students to watch online videos of Yale professors discussing the novel,...  [Read More]

Feedback on Your Feedback

By Amy Erickson Feedback is a critical tool for online instructors. Without the face-to-face interaction of the classroom, instructors must rely on assignments and online discussions to gauge student comprehension. Take a moment now and consider the feedback you give to students....  [Read More]

September is Suicide Prevention Month

By Judy Reed, Director of Veteran Services and Outreach, CMVE Currently, over 39,000 students are enrolled in Excelsior College. More than 40% of these students are military servicemembers and veterans. Studies have shown that veterans are twice as likely to die by...  [Read More]

Maximizing Content Retention

By Amy Erickson Dr. John Orlando’s article in the September issue of the Online Classroom newsletter got me thinking. In his article, “Applying Neurology to Online Videos,” Dr. Orlando shares important advice about maximizing the effectiveness and retention of material from online...  [Read More]

Army Graduate Meets Center for Military & Veteran Education Staff at Commencement in Albany, NY

Recent graduate Xavier Wimberly attended Excelsior College’s annual commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza on July 8, 2016. The day before, he and his family stopped by the Center for Military & Veteran Education to meet some of the staff, counselors,...  [Read More]

Center for Military & Veteran Education Participates in VA Hospital Education Fairs

The Center for Military & Veteran Education at Excelsior College recently participated in VA Hospital Education Fairs in Bronx, New York, and Providence, Rhode Island. Bronx, NY Veterans and employees got a head start on their careers at the James J. Peters...  [Read More]

Excelsior Military Representative Supports Norfolk Naval Station Commencement Event

In May, Center for Military & Veteran Education representative Rosnette Hays was a key support resource in contacting local Excelsior College graduates and coordinating the Norfolk Naval Station graduation. At that commencement event, seven students received associate degrees, six students received bachelor’s...  [Read More]