Testing, Testing: Is Credit-by-Exam for You?

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emily Carone, assistant director, Center for the Assessment of Learning at Thomas Edison State College
Emily Carone, assistant director, Center for the Assessment of Learning at Thomas Edison State College

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by Emily Carone, Assistant Director,
Center for the Assessment of Learning at Thomas Edison State College

TECEP® exams and other credit-by-exam programs are the most efficient way for Thomas Edison State College students to earn credit. If you have some prior knowledge or experience in a subject area and think you are an independent learner, you might be a good candidate for this credit-by-exam method of course completion. And you can feel confident that TECEP® exams

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Student Services , Transfer Credits

Connecting with Students in an Online Environment

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dr. Mark Kassop, mentor at Thomas Edison State College
Dr. Mark Kassop, mentor at Thomas Edison State College

By Dr. Mark Kassop
Mentor, Thomas Edison State College

I have been a mentor at Thomas Edison State College for more than 25 years for several reasons. First and foremost, I enjoy the adult, self-motivated students who populate Thomas Edison State College courses. They are a pleasure to work with and their diverse backgrounds lead to fascinating assignments and discussion postings.

Connecting with students in an online environment is about creating a positive impact on the student and on the

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Tags: Mentors , Taking Courses

The Data Revolution Unfolds

Posted Friday, November 09, 2012

I think I speak for most people when I say it is a relief that election ads are no longer on the airwaves. For many, election night is like watching a sporting event where we follow results, count red and blue states and, especially since 2000, electoral votes.

This year, “Big Data” got a piece of the national spotlight. You may have seen news reports focusing on Nate Silver, who runs the New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog. Prior to the election, Silver predicted that President

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Tags: Business and Management