Lifelong Learning Articles

Adventures of a 50-Year-Old Intern: Returning to Work

Read our blog series about returning to the work force in the computer age after having stayed home to raise a family.

Kaplan’s “Visionary Voices” Provide Inspiration for Students

Kaplan University released a series of YouTube videos that profile successful entrepreneurs and their thoughts on online and continuing education. You can see the series of videos here, or take a look at our favorites. Read more…

71-Year-Old Great-Grandmother to Graduate from Ashford University

When graduation season rolls around, most people tend to think about young adults diving head first into the real world after receiving their diplomas. But what about those who chose to continue their education years after entering adulthood? Imagine being a great-grandmother about to earn your college degree! This year, 71-year-old Ashford University student Savannah Jones […]

How to Be a Successful Adult Learner

For nontraditional students, students aged 22 or older who are returning to school after a hiatus, returning to school can be a nerve-wracking and intimidating time. Here are some tips on how to be a successful adult learner: 1. GOALS. Having a clear objective will help you focus on your studies. Write your goals and […]

Benefits of Distance Learning

Distance learning is available online for anyone that can access a computer: busy moms, adult learners looking to continue their education, or working professionals who want to advance their careers. [Find free online classes at] Distance Learning Has Something For Everyone Keep Your Job. If you are working but want to earn a degree […]

6 Secrets to Online Student Success

By Tracy R. Stewart, Special to As online education, online learning and the online student continue to expand nationally—growing in both popularity and reputational acclaim – it will naturally become a viable learning option for more college goers. With so many online educational options available, every prospective online student should decide what they want from an online education and […]

Harlem Globetrotter Earns Online School Degree

Picture the Harlem Globetrotters in their boisterous locker room before a game. They’re a fun-loving group: The music blares, jokes are flying, laughter everywhere. The team is getting jazzed to perform in front of thousands of fans they can already hear cheering in the stands. And showman SpecialK Daley is in a corner, taking an […]