Working With the Office for Disability Services at Penn State

I want to use this post to share with you a great program that is available to you if you, like me, are disabled. If you have a disability that is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Penn State has you covered. In my case, being deaf, and with a cochlear implant, one of…

World Campus Merchandise Now Available Online!

By popular demand, Penn State World Campus merchandise is here—and available for you to order online right now! This is your chance to show your school spirit and let everyone know you’re a proud member of the Penn State World Campus family. Visit  the Student Book Store site, where you can browse through our selection of…

Making Connections

By the time you read this post, our new semester will be well underway. Festive social occasions have been replaced by reading, typing, and juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. Welcome back to being an adult learner! You’re in good company. Sometimes we don’t realize just how many of us are out there, especially when we’re…

What Makes an Online Course a Good Experience?

Spring semester is under way! Now that you have a few weeks under your belt, the folks in Learning Design are wondering if you would like to weigh in on elements of quality in online courses. Penny Ralston-Berg, an instructional designer with Penn State World Campus Learning Design, works with faculty to design and develop…

Determined Couple Graduates Together from Penn State World Campus

Like many married couples, Michael and Amanda Choe share similar goals and priorities. One thing very important to both of them is education, so they decided to return to school together, determined to earn their degrees at the same time. They met that goal: both graduated from Penn State World Campus in Fall 2011, Michael…

Add Some Permanent Color to Your World [On My Desk]

A small portion of Georgelle’s Sharpies. Academic adviser Georgelle Bilak-Crist has a love for Sharpie markers. She keeps hundreds on her desk to add some color and flare to her notes. As she says, “You never know when you’ll need a Sharpie!” We all know how important a workspace can be. In the “On My Desk”…

University Libraries Provide Wealth of Resources for Education Majors

Whether you are an education major or are simply taking education-related courses, the University Libraries have many online and print resources for you to use. Get Connected to Current Educational Research The Libraries subscribe to a variety of online databases designed to connect you with current educational research, including our education research guides. The Education…