Instructors, Let's Grow Something Beautiful Together

As an instructor, your involvement is critical to our student’s success. Simply put, students learn better when they engage with their teachers.

Research by the American Psychological Association shows that …“students who have close, positive and supportive relationships with their teachers will attain higher levels of achievement than those students with more conflict in their relationships. Positive teacher-student relationships draw students into the process of learning and promote their desire to learn.”

Think of it this way: When someone leaves a positive review of a product online, others are more likely to buy it. Online learning is no different—when students leave you a positive review, others take note, and are more likely to take your course.
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Why LinkedIn Connections Matter and How to Grow Your Network


LinkedIn can be an intimating social network to use. Once you create your profile, you have access to millions of highly successful people working at some of the premier companies around the world.

It can feel like a daunting task to create an engaging profile that leads others to want to connect. I?m here to tell you that although growing your LinkedIn connections can seem difficult at first, it is much easier than you think, and you are fully capable of doing so.

Similar to other social networks, LinkedIn is focused on building relationships, called connections. LinkedIn has established that having 500 connections or more establishes you as a networker and influencer on their site.

While 500+ connections are great, it?s important to note that these need to be quality connections. Don?t connect with just anyone to reach that number. LinkedIn is not a place to rack up friends like you once did on MySpace. LinkedIn is a place for you to connect with other professionals who you can establish a business relationship with to help one another. Additionally, it is a place to reconnect with past colleagues, current co-workers and prospective clients. Continue reading “Why LinkedIn Connections Matter and How to Grow Your Network”