JIU Blog

Posted on: September 11, 2013

Did you know that each person has a different learning style?  Understanding your learning style will greatly help you absorb your studies in an online setting.  Once you know your strengths, you can apply them to each course you take, or perhaps even tailor your course choices to match your style of learning.  You may even want to seek out fellow students who follow the same learning style and collaborate on certain projects or create a study group.   Below we outline the three main learning styles...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Fall is just around the corner and children are heading back to school.  As an adult, you may be considering whether or not you should enroll in classes again too.  There are many reasons to continue your education as an adult – furthering your career, changing your career, or improving your employability when you rejoin the workforce.  If advancing your education seems like a compelling option, consider these tips.

1. Discuss the opportunity with your friends and family.

Heading back...

Posted on: August 08, 2013

JIU recently took the time to review our Academic Code of Conduct and determined plagiarism is an area of concern to faculty, staff, and students.  To help educate students, support the academic efforts of our staff and students, the plagiarism policy has been updated.

The update includes process changes designed to help students understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.  Plagiarism is the use of others’ work as your own in your writing.  To avoid plagiarism, writers need to cite the...

Posted on: July 30, 2013

We recently came across an interesting article that compares teachers to entrepreneurs.  What could teachers and entrepreneurs possibly have in common?  Well, quite a bit it turns out.  Teach for America’s Nihal ElRayess explains in her EdSurge post, “What It Takes to Be a Teacherpreneur,” (4 October 2012),  that entrepreneurs have six main characteristics that also describe educators. They are:

1. Visionary...

Posted on: July 23, 2013

The Office of Student Affairs has been very busy resurrecting student groups and starting some new opportunities for JIU students and alumni to engage with JIU and each other.  Below we outline several student and alumni organizations.  Read on to find out more about leadership and membership opportunities.