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At National University, we strive to make higher education accessible to all adult learners. View our resource articles below that provide insights and information to help navigate your education path.

Sociology vs. Psychology

Though similar in many respects, students who pursue studies in sociology or psychology will develop somewhat differing skills and career prospects. Both fields involve understanding human behavior, and both teach the skills necessary to enter a wide range of career paths.  Pending your individual tastes, intellectual curiosity, and career goals, you might find one field …

What Can I Do with a Strategic Communications Degree?

An ordinary communications degree teaches students a variety of highly marketable skills; but a strategic communications degree further specializes those skills with an even greater emphasis on professional communications theory.  From improving internal communications to enhancing marketing campaigns, graduates with a strategic communications degree learn about business communications in a greater level of depth. But …

What is Strategic Communications?

Communication is an important aspect of our lives. It affects the way we relate to one another and it’s the backbone of any large company, project, or supply line. Being able to improve communications using data and analysis can be an invaluable skill; one which falls under the purview of strategic communications.  While studying communications …

Creating Reward Systems for Virtual School

In a recent article we discussed the importance of motivation for successful remote learning, offering teachers a few suggestions on keeping students inspired and engaged. We found that while different students were motivated by different causes, several common threads emerged across varying sources of research. For example, multiple experts point to teacher enthusiasm, personalized feedback, …

How to Keep Your Students Motivated to Learn

Motivation has a powerful influence over learning outcomes, with research suggesting that demotivated students are at higher risk of dropping out. Students have a better chance of succeeding when they are driven and engaged, meaning educators should take steps to help students find and maintain motivation.  COVID-19 has made this task more challenging, with the …