Monthly Archives: April 2017

What’s an LMS Anyway?

Have you heard your professor talking about using the LMS? Maybe heard about an LMS in discussions about online learning? While the term might get tossed around a lot by professionals, many students are left in the dark about just what an LMS actually is, how and why it’s used, and how they can better learn to navigate it for success in their courses. Here, we aim to change that, giving you the basics of what you need to know about an LMS as a student.   Continue reading

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Wikipedia for Course Research: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

How often do you look to Wikipedia for some quick facts? Probably pretty often given the stats: the site gets an average of 269 million page views every single day and is the fifth most visited website in the world. But while Wikipedia might be great for ending debates over which U.S. city has the largest population or what the song “Yankee Doodle” is actually about, Wikipedia has largely been banned as a source of research for academic papers.

How can such a popular and prolific site be so bad to use for research? Is Wikipedia always off limits? The answer is complicated, but makes a lot of sense. Read on to learn more about where Wikipedia can fit in to your academic career and why your professors aren’t trying to make your life more difficult by discouraging you from using it.

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