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Welcome 2011!

Welcome to a new year full of hope, possibilities, and new beginnings! Everyone loves a clean slate and with a new year, it feels like we all have 365 do-overs.  I hope you have made a list of New Year’s Resolutions and that you intend to keep them.  The SmarterServices team is excited about the […]

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Effectively Making a Major Change

According to John P. Kotter’s article “Why Transformation Efforts Fail”, there is a science to effectively managing major change.  Kotter lists eight stages of creating major change and how to make them work.  In today’s world of fast-pace business it is crucial that we are equipped to handle the rapid change that continues to drive the direction of many industries. Establish a […]

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Screens and College Courses

Did the lines get crossed somewhere?  What do television shows, movies, and college courses have in common?  According to a recent blog post I stumbled upon, there is a connection.  Check out the list below from OnlineClasses.org.  Do you have others that could be added to the list? “The Wire”: HBO’s five-season drama about crime, […]

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14 Habits of Top College Students

Professors’ Guide LLC, compiled a list of the 14 habits of top college students.  Read the full article here. Have a scheduled. Divide up the tasks. Are organized. Hang out with smart friends. Don’t kid themselves. Manage their feelings. Challenge themselves. Are consistent-and persistent. Are open to feedback. Ask when they don’t understand. Aren’t too […]

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Be the Right Person

In Stephen R. Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he highlights the first step as being proactive, with a close second and third to begin with the end in mind, and to put first things first. Being proactive is a principal that applies to every personal walk in life as well as a variety of businesses.  […]

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What is the Key Element?

What do you think is the most important element of an end of course data collection system?  Hear what Peter Shapiro from Florida State College at Jacksonville thinks.

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Automating End of Course Data

What does your school or institution use for end of course data collection?  Most schools have moved away from the pencil and paper delivery but are the quick fix surveys enough to automate the data collection process, organize it, and provide schools with reports that make it meaningful?  In the video clip below Joe Butler […]

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Top 7 Myths About Online Education

Although online education has been around for over a decade, there are still several myths or misconceptions about it.  Many strides have been made to dispel some misinformation but there is still work to do. Many schools find themselves struggling to help students overcome inaccurate feelings of what distance learning is and what it entails.  […]

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