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“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive.” This statement is just as true for business mogul Steve Ballmer as it is for students all over the world. Whether your classes are fully online or on campus get information you need to leverage some of the best free online tools to help you succeed in college.

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Brandman Alumnus Navigates the World of Online Learning

Going back to school at any age can be a daunting and thrilling experience all at once. We checked in with Kari Buist-Baker, 2010 Brandman University graduate who shared her experience adjusting to computer-based education and how she ensured her success with new digital learning tools.

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Extreme Makeover: Online Communication Edition

In today’s digital world one in four people spend more time communicating online than in person. Whether it is a discussion, timeline, or circle we are all involved in group communication in some way.

But how effectively are you communicating?

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An Expert Interview About Online Learning

What is the future of the virtual education environment and is the model effective? We sought out the insights of the top leaders in the tech-ed landscape and compiled the most relevant resources for our own expert interview about online learning. Get inspired as they break down the facts about the innovations that are changing the world for the better.

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The Essential Checklist For Going Back To College

By Lindsay Amanda on Aug 28, 2014

There is an array of resources out there that help traditional students get ready for the first day of school, from dorm room decor to the latest tech and fashion trends. But how do nontraditional students prepare? Brandman is here to help year-round scholars and professionals get ready for their busy back to college seasons with this essential checklist.

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Topics: Front Page, Online

Online Tutoring Supports Student Success

By Margaret Moodian on Jul 2, 2014

As the lead professional tutor for Brandman's Online Writing Community (OWC), I frequently interface with many of our wonderful adult learners. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting one stellar student, Robert Smith, in one of our online workshops. I've learned a lot about Robert and recently interviewed him to share his experience with the OWC and the support that it has provided him throughout his academic career.

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Topics: Student Life, Student Spotlight, Online

Top Picks For The Best Work Life Balance Cities In America

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 12, 2014

Location. Location. Location. House hunting requires a significant amount of business sense and self-reflection since our places of residence often help shape our professional and personal life experiences. We consider everything: our career opportunities, costs of living, expenses and cultural support for making a home in an area where we can also live out our personal interests.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Online, Walnut Creek

How To Fuel The Fire: Beat Burnout At Work

By Lindsay Amanda on Jun 5, 2014

For some people work is something they simply have to do, for others it may be their motivations to wake up in the morning. Wherever on the spectrum an employee resides, at some point during the natural cycles of life, both personally and professionally, there will be times when their fire may fade. Fight to bring back the blaze with these tips on how to beat burnout at work.

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Topics: Career, Front Page, Online

Online Writing Community Helps Military Student Thrive

By Margaret Moodian on Apr 15, 2014

Online and blended academic programs provide students flexible options to fit course work into their busy schedules. At Brandman University our faculty and staff understand that when scholars need guidance their support services must be timely and offer many avenues for communication, which is why we created the Online Writing Community (OWC). As the Lead Professional Tutor for the service, I am proud to highlight an excellent writer and student who I have worked with over the past few sessions, Louis Espinal, and his experience with the OWC.

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Topics: Student Life, Military, Online

Shaun White & Online Education: 5 Surprising Things They Have in Common

By Lindsay Amanda on Mar 18, 2014

With the 2014 Winter Olympics come and gone, and snow season in full force, it's the perfect time to hit the slopes and e-books. Find out 5 surprising things snowboard legend Shaun White and Online Education have in common.

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Topics: Front Page, Online

Creating Community in an Online Learning Environment

By Steve Quis on Mar 11, 2014

For 33 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This interdisciplinary conference includes faculty, administrators, and graduate students from across the United States and abroad.

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Topics: Happenings, Online

Chancellor Brahm's 5 Myths of Online Education

By Gustav Deutsch on Dec 18, 2013

With unemployment hovering at 7.3 percent and many employers still holding off hiring despite strong profits, the challenge facing many adults is whether or not to seek additional education in hopes of being prepared to jump back into the work force or to advance their current careers. With competition on every front, this is especially true for those who often have to juggle the responsibilities of a family, elderly parents and work. The emergence of online education as a viable alternative to traditional brick and mortar learning provides an avenue to take the next step.

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Topics: Front Page, Online

Brandman University Named a Top Online Institution for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report

By Anonymous on May 8, 2013

U.S. News & World Report has a long, highly-respected tradition of evaluating the quality of higher education with its annual rankings and Best lists. To help veterans choose a quality online program, the publication has launched its first rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans, naming Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System, as the second-best in the nation for undergraduate programs. In addition, online graduate education programs at Brandman were ranked No. 10 and graduate business programs No. 11 on the Veterans list– all lead rankings for the state of California.

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Topics: Front Page, Military, Online