A Healthy Academic Diet

Your education is like food; essential for growth and success. However, you must be cautious of what you eat, because all food isn’t good for you. As such, there is such a thing as a balanced academic diet. You must be sure to take in things from all of the major food groups; math, science,…

LionSearch: Make Your Research Roar

LionSearch gives you a place to start your research when you aren’t quite sure where to begin. It’s fast, intuitive and useful for research related to all World Campus courses. LionSearch allows you to search nearly all the University Libraries content at once from a single place, just like other search engines. But with LionSearch,…

Town Hall Follow-Up: More Answers to Your Questions

During our Town Hall event on January 22, Wayne Smutz, associate vice president for Academic Outreach and executive director of Penn State World Campus, answered questions from Penn State adult learners around the world at an event streamed live from the Hintz Family Alumni Center on the University Park campus. We received so many great…

Instructional Designer by Day, Musician by Night

Joe Scott is the lead instructional designer for the Penn State Video Learning Network (VLN) on the World Campus Learning Design team. The VLN is a blended learning format, meaning most of the time the students are online but come together one time a week to meet face-to-face using Polycom video conference technology powered by…

When in Doubt, Cite

Here we are one month through the semester—and I know the feeling. Football is done, hockey is (finally) back, and soon it will be springtime and beach weather. To me, baseball means we’re that much closer to finishing the semester and completing our degrees. To cut through the winter until baseball season and the beach…

Cornerstones of Leadership

Many of us attending World Campus are doing so because we aspire to be leaders of our respective fields; with that, I am going to share one of my sources for leadership-based inspiration—one of the foremost books in the field. Between the summer and fall semesters of 2012, I read the life-altering book entitled Wooden…

Online Tutoring Resources

As a World Campus student you have access to a number of resources to help you succeed in your coursework. If you are experiencing difficulty in a course, or simply would like to maintain your good grades you should explore the many tutoring options available at World Campus. Undergraduate Tutoring Online tutoring is offered to…