Best Practices Blog

You decided to attend Thomas Edison State University, making a true investment in yourself. Congratulations on the decision to earn a degree!

We know that online learning takes self-discipline, self-motivation, and excellent time management and organizational skills. We are here to provide you with practical tips and strategies to help you succeed in your online courses, regardless of where you are in your educational journey.

Part of the reason you chose Thomas Edison State University is because of the amazing flexibility and different options made available to you – it is possible to earn a degree at your own pace, in your own space, and on your own time within a schedule that fits you and your needs.

Whether you are studying from home or on a military base halfway around the world, we know as an active adult learner and online student, you are balancing a very busy lifestyle; in addition to your courses, many of you are working full-time and juggling various other responsibilities and commitments.

From advice on how to write an effective discussion forum post to ways to find free resources to help you with your own writing, the Best Practices Blog will provide you with tools you need to succeed.

More Blog posts!

Defines rubrics, details the importance of them, and guides students through the process of using them effectively.

Provides various Moodle tips along with other useful and helpful hints when navigating the course space.

Advice on how to generate an effective post to engage and elicit thoughtful responses from your mentor and classmates.

Learn about this new video-editing tool and catch a sneak peek of the ways you may see CaptureSpace used in one of your upcoming online courses.

Learn about the updates coming to Moodle and watch a short video that shows some of these new highlights!

Blog Posts

Discover the differences between and a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. This post also provides ideas on how you can foster a growth mindset to set yourself up for academic success.

A helpful writing checklist to reference before completing that next written assignment. This blog post comes with a free download!

Relevant information explaining why quizzes are beneficial to the learning process.

Helpful tips on why you should take the time to interpret and internalize the course objectives at the beginning of a course.

Three insightful strategies aimed to help you make the most of your time and boost productivity.

Three new tech tools aimed to make your online learning experience even more engaging.

Exposure to new technologies in online courses keep you up-to-date in the digital age and also boost your communications skills.

Learn why contract cheating is tantamount to plagiarism and how you can value academic integrity.

Learn about Edison Live!, the web conferencing platform and everything it has to offer in online courses.

Discover six books aimed at helping you to find purpose and meaning; each title has been selected as a way for students to become motivated and inspired.

The Best Practices Blog will be updated frequently, so be sure to continuously check back for new blog posts and updates.

More new and exciting posts coming soon!