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Stress and the Online Student: Is Failure an Option?

By Craig Gilman
Faculty, American Military University

As a professor at American Military University teaching many servicemembers and veterans, I often encounter students who get off to a good start early in a course, but whose performance or attendance soon takes a dramatic turn for the worst. With so much at stake, why do they do this to themselves?

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Creating Life in an Online Classroom

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

If you're a student at American Military University or an alumnus or staff member, you're familiar with online classrooms. If you aren't any of those things, but you're reading this blog, you likely have some sort of interest in or curiosity about online education. You may have the same questions that professor Mark Bowles often receives, like “How can you interact with your students?” and "How can you make your classes interesting and informative?"

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Obama Addresses Free College Education in State of the Union Speech

By Marty McKee
Editor, In Military Education

President Obama spoke the words “education” or “educational” four times during last night’s State of the Union address. If that number seems a little low, know that it came attached to a big proposal.

Among the many items on his agenda that the president spoke about was America’s College Promise – a proposal that would allow students to attend community college free for two years, saving up to $7,600 in the process. Continue Reading

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