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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Distance Learning Site! These are the top ten articles that your Distance Learning Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Encouraging Participation in Discussions
Most instructors want their students to do well in their course. If you are one of these instructors, then you need to track student participation and encourage students to participate in the discussions that are taking place for the course. Here are a few ideas to consider.

2. Exercise and Learning
We have all heard how regular exercise can contribute to better health and fitness, but did you know the benefits of a good workout can also improve your mood, memory, concentration, and intellect?

3. Characteristics of a Motivated Instructor
According to Robert Wlodkowski’s book Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults, there are five characteristics an instructor must exhibit to motivate students: expertise, empathy, enthusiasm, clarity, and cultural responsiveness.

4. Smart Foods for Brain Health
There is an old saying: “You are what you eat.” What exactly does that mean? You might just as easily say the opposite: “You are what you don’t eat.” There are differences between the types of foods you eat to provide energy to the body and the foods you eat to provide energy to the brain.

5. Plagiarism Detectors
To alleviate any temptation you may have to take the plagiarism path, keep in mind that identifying plagiarized work is as easy as the act of plagiarism itself.

6. Methods for Distance Learning
There are various distance learning delivery methods used today, this article will help identify and define a few associated terms.

7. Challenges of Teaching Online
Technology has been a great instigator in promoting the growth of online teaching, but with the demand for online education come complex choices that instructors must face in developing effective online courses.

8. What Is eLearning?
The term eLearning evolved from the phrase electronic learning, with the emphasis placed on “electronic.” The term eLearning describes many different media associated with delivering distance education and training, whether in academic or corporate environments.

9. Distance Learning - Is it Right for You ?
Before you consider participating in a distance learning program, it is essential for to understand the fundamental requirements needed to enhance your eLearning experience. Distance Learning - Is it Right for You? will help you determine whether distance learning is the right choice for you.

10. The Decision to Go to College
The decision to go back to school can seem a bit daunting, particularly if you belong to Generation X-Y or are a baby boomer. But many people choose to go back to school for a variety of reasons.

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