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Much of my career has been spent in Earth and space science, helping students tap into the power and inspiration of space exploration. Over the years I’ve witnessed many advancements that have helped students learn about the earth and our universe from the perspective of astronauts and former voyagers, but few have been so immersive as the latest technology that employs a simulated mission to space.

Imagine, today’s assignment: Heading to a Launchpad, blasting off into orbit and docking at the International Space Station.

As an online school registrar I’m one of the “front-line” staff that will take your calls, answer your questions and help to enroll your students in their classes. Every year after the holidays, I find that a lot of people start reflecting on the processes from the fall, and begin to think about ways to improve spring semester prep including the shift of new students into their online courses.

Here are a few tips that I share with schools to help their students get off to a great start in their online classes.


Attention educators: This blog post is not intended to suggest that telling a student “Good Job!” is in any way, shape or form comparable to providing detailed feedback in response to work the student has completed. So please put down all eggs and rotten tomatoes. :)