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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. How Content Curation Works
Content curation is a strategy that helps attract readers to your blog, website, or other platform used to market your brand. But understanding content curation can also help students to learn how to conduct and cite research.

2. Pursuing an Online PhD
While studies show an average 50 percent completion rate for students pursuing a PhD, those who are successful tend to have strengths in perseverance and both oral and written communication.

3. Understanding the Generation Z Student
It is safe to say that Generation Z Students will have more than one “life” identity. This includes their normal, human identities; their social media identities; their virtual gaming identities; and in some instances, their avatar identity used in virtual worlds.

4. Benefits of Mind Mapping
Mind maps provide a visual that represents your thought process. Using this bird’s-eye-view technique is a great way to identify holes in the initial structure of your story or research paper.

5. Podcasting for Auditory Learners
The component driving the popularity of Podcasts can be summed up in one word: convenience. Podcasts are increasingly popular due to ease of access to them via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

6. DL Colloquiums and Residencies
The majority of distance learning programs require the attendance of a residency or colloquia prior to completing the program. Learn more about why it benefits both the student and faculty to participate in these learning sessions.

7. Teach Political Science with Twitter
Using Twitter in a classroom requires careful planning to ensure that incorporating it into the course syllabus will optimize the learning experience. Twitter delivers access to numerous real-time current events that can be a valuable instructional tool.

8. Social Media for Visual Learners
I am an individual who thrives on learning new things, but one subject I find completely intimidating is math. While many of my fellow classmates could qualify as “mathletes,” math has never been included in my repertoire of skills.

9. How Rubrics Help Assess Learning
In academia, a rubric is a scoring tool that identifies criteria related to a particular assignment or learning objective. It is what both teachers and students use to ascertain the requirements for meeting a particular grade expectation.

10. Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
Schools such as Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford have developed university tours within SL for potential students to visit the campus virtually. This is a great first step that introduces SL to students, allowing them the opportunity to learn about it firsthand.



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