An HR Leaders Guide for an “Annus Mirabilis” (Remarkable Year) in a Virtual Workforce

For many leaders, the COVID-19 crisis presented a level of adversity that redefined best practices in traditional, face-to-face HR workforce environments. The rise of the global pandemic happened so fast that many HR leaders were forced to make decisions without the ability to accurately predict the magnitude of the consequences that would follow.

10 Tips for Building Relationships as an Online College Student

We had a Blackboard discussion forum in the hybrid doctoral program I attended. One of the discussion threads was called “Water Cooler.” An introvert by nature, I tended to disregard the Water Cooler conversation. I was a busy Mom, and unsure about how to engage in this online banter. On the evening my qualifying papers for doctoral candidacy were due, I learned an important lesson about relationships and online learning.

Never Give Up: My Higher Ed Story

Mary Sherman is one of hundreds of students who completed their academic programs with John F. Kennedy University in December 2020. This week, we celebrate their achievements in advance of the NCU 2021 Spring Virtual Commencement, which many will attend alongside NCU graduates.

Jewish American Heritage Month

By Shirley Shani Ben-Zvi ’20

I’m an Israeli-Jewish woman in Georgia. I always say that even though I was born Jewish in Israel, I became an Israeli and a Jewish person only when we moved to the USA. Until that moment, I did not need to notice those parts of my identity – I was part of the dominant group.

Should I go to School Online?

So you’ve decided to go back to school for a college or graduate degree – congratulations! Now you need to decide where you want to pursue your studies – online or on a traditional campus.

Here are some factors to consider as you make your choice.


Leadership and Management of Virtual Teams

Preparedness to lead and manage remotely has a positive impact on overall business outcomes like revenue, productivity, and profitability. To be adequately prepared to lead virtual teams, managers need to develop seven core competency areas: team culture, communication management, performance management, conflict management, vision, change management, and learning and development.

Words of Wisdom for Managing Virtual Teams

The Center for the Advancement of Virtual Organizations (CAVO) in the School of Business welcomed Catherine Mattiske as its first Visiting Virtual Expert in 2021.  A leading expert on virtual teams, Catherine is the founder and CEO of TPC, a thought-leader for corporate learning and development, and inventor of the globally acclaimed learning design system, ID9 Intelligent Design.

Getting the Most from Instructor Feedback and Critique: Tips for Empowering Yourself as an Online Student

Feedback is a key element to learning. Feedback in the virtual environment may be synchronous or asynchronous. Asynchronous feedback may be shared in writing, audio, video, or a combination of these modes. These tips will help you get the most from instructor feedback!

EdTech: Getting Started with Articulate Storyline

Online engagement is making significant impact on all aspects of educational learning, training, and development. Educational Technology (EdTech) poses opportunities and challenges to schools, corporations, organizations, communities, and families. Transformations in EdTech have the potential to enhance the efficacy of our learning and development outcomes. This blog provides four tutorials to help you get started with Articulate Storyline.


Why Law Students Should Learn About Socrates

Most of us know Socrates as the famous Greek philosopher sentenced to death in ancient Athens who bravely drank a fatal cup of hemlock with a clear conscience. We know that American law schools have adopted what is commonly called “the Socratic Method” of classroom instruction based on his fearless and incessant questioning of assumptions.


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