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Here are the top ten articles for the Distance Learning Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Standardized Assessments
Today, it is a common practice for educational institutions to promote the use of learning and teaching measurements; as a matter of fact, it has become a requirement in most schools. Many methods are used to measure the success of student learning.

2. Understanding the Generation X Student
Generation X, commonly referred to as Gen-X, the Pacman Generation, Millennials, or the post-baby boomer generation, were born between 1961 and 1981. Generation X is smaller in population than the baby boomer generation but is considered to be better educated and more ethnically diverse.

3. The Self-Directed Distance Learner
Have you ever heard of Self-Directed Learning? If you have ever participated in a distance learning program, then you might be familiar with self-directed learning.

4. Understanding the Baby Boomer Student
Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 and adopted their name because more babies were born in the year 1946 than ever before. This was a result of couples postponing marriage and childbirth during the Great Depression and World War II.

5. Does Social Media Enhance Learning?
Today, learning is dependent on the use of portable technology, mobile devices, and social media. The idea of student-centered pedagogy is to provide an environment students are familiar with and thrive in.

6. Older Adults and Distance Learning
People who are over 50 and even those into their 90's are often interested in furthering their education. One very good way to do that would be to take distance learning courses.

7. MERLOT Website Review
There is a great deal of work to finding and developing materials for distance learning courses. Fortunately there are a few websites that can help you and one of them is the MERLOT website. It can lead you to some high quality peer reviewed materials that may be valuable to you and save you time.

8. Overcome Procrastination for Better Grades
Are you stressed out about your assignments or your upcoming exams for your distance learning courses? Have you have been procrastinating about getting started on those assignments or the review of your notes for the exam? Try one of the following suggestions for overcoming procrastination.

9. Writing a Thesis for an Essay
An important part of an essay is the thesis. Write your thesis keeping these points in mind so that it will guide both you and your readers through your argument on the topic.

10. Free Online Courses at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is one of a number of top universities offering free online courses through a program called Open Learning Initiative (OLI).



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