Trident University International

HOW SOON CAN I GRADUATE?

Posted by Joseph Chan on Aug 11, 2017 6:52:17 PM

It’s time to hit the books! School is back in session and you want to finish your degree. Whether you’re going straight into a new program right after graduation, or you’re a working professional returning to school after several years, graduation will be your reward for all of your hard work.

How soon you finish will depend on your goals and ability to manage your time.

Those who want to finish their degree quicker

Generally, bachelor’s and master’s level classes at Trident are offered in 8-week session formats. Some students also enroll in over-lapping sessions.

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips, Student Success, New Students

3 MUST HAVE PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR STUDENTS

Posted by Joseph Chan on May 22, 2017 7:50:22 PM

According to a 2013 report conducted by Pearson, more than 70% of college students own a smartphone that’s used daily for schoolwork. If you’re a student who depends on a smartphone for taking notes, managing schedules, and staying organized,  don’t get overwhelmed by all of the apps to choose from.  

As a busy adult student who also works full-time, these are three of the apps that have helped me to stay organized:  

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips, Student Success

TOP 5 REASONS TO CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Posted by Trident University on Nov 21, 2016 7:28:02 PM

The 2016 holiday season is upon us already, and we all know how busy this time of year can be! Many people adjust their schedules and temporarily eliminate some activities in order to make time for the demands of this hectic season!

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips, Military Education, Student Success

ONLINE LEARNING IN THE EARLY DAYS AT TRIDENT

Posted by Trident University on Oct 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

This article, authored by former Trident professor Dr. Steven J. Gold, originally appeared in the TUI Network in 2012.

Joining Trident University in 1999, about one month before we opened our doors for business, was like stepping into the wild west of technology and teaching. We had a plan, we had a detailed model to help guide the University, and it all conceptually was perfect. But actually making it happen, three, and soon five, faculty members (with maybe 9 students at first) getting our hands dirty and trying to figure out what would really work technologically, pedagogically, so this vision of quality education could be realized at Trident, well, they were days that will never come again.

The sense of play in a startup organization is unnerving but fabulously exciting. And as our Director of Instructional Services I made sure we played hard until we came up with a routine that really worked for the Trident students. Technology was always the main challenge. We were always about solving problems with ideas, not wasting money on shiny metal objects; the pedagogy always drove the choice of technologies.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Faculty, Online Learning, Military Education, Veteran Education

HOW TO BEST APPROACH QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Posted by Daniel Sloan on May 17, 2016 6:33:18 PM

Research methods can be classified in two different categories – quantitative and qualitative. We looked at the former method in the past, so it’s time to shine some light on the qualitative method and how it fits into your dissertation or scholarly research that you’re performing.

While quantitative research requires the collection of numerical data, qualitative research attempts to understand a specific organization or event and does not involve the collection of a numerical sample from a population.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Scholarly Research, Online Learning, Doctoral Program Tips, College of Health and Human Services, Doctoral Degrees

MYTLC: WHAT HAS CHANGED AND HOW IT BENEFITS STUDENTS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Feb 23, 2016 4:00:00 AM

The launch of the Trident Learning Community (TLC) in 2014 was a huge step forward for Trident and the overall student experience! The TLC provided a student portal as an entry point for the Trident classroom.  It dramatically streamlined how our students accessed their information and received university services.

A component of the TLC, the My TLC Classroom was launched in a phased manner at the same time. This provided a dynamic learning management system capable of handling synchronous and asynchronous communication for thousands of students simultaneously.

Last month saw an introduction of even more improvements to the MyTLC Classroom experience!

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips, Student Services

4 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION PITFALLS & HOW TO AVOID THEM

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Dec 22, 2015 8:01:12 AM

The path to successfully completing a doctoral degree is long, filled with many challenges to overcome. While times may sometimes be tough, preparation and determination are key, especially when it comes to your approach to the dissertation.

Here are some of the most common dissertation pitfalls, along with some tips to help you avoid them:  

  1. Identify area of research interests early: The earlier you identify your area of research interests, the better prepared you will be going into your program’s dissertation phase. It’s not often that students have trouble finding an area to research, it’s quite the opposite – many students have curious minds, which leads to having a broad list of interests. Don’t try to save the world with your first research study – find a specific issue and focus on that.
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Topics: Online Learning, Webinars, Doctorate Degrees, Doctoral Program Tips

BEYOND THE GEEK SQUAD: THE TOP 5 IT JOBS OF 2015

Posted by Trident University on Nov 19, 2015 12:00:27 PM

Knowing how to navigate the tech world is essential for success in the professional sphere. For an individual with specialized skills and a deep knowledge of technology and information infrastructure, there are almost no limits on achievement.

This blog is inspired by yearly rankings on U.S. News and World Report and includes statistics from the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Topics: Information Systems, Online Learning, Military, Cybersecurity

4 REASONS WHY ONLINE DEGREES ARE A GOOD FIT FOR ADULT STUDENTS

Posted by Trident University on Nov 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM

The famous, “if you build it, they will come” mindset is a maxim of the past. With technological advancements comes infinite potential for achievement and access to information without ever leaving the confines of your home.

Many organizations have found ways to integrate their services with the internet, namely online universities. Unfortunately, many individuals don’t recognize the benefits of an online education because they are thrown off course by these four misconceptions.

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Topics: Veterans, Online Learning

DON'T LET STATISTICS IN YOUR ONLINE CLASSES SCARE YOU

Posted by Dr. Tanya Murray on Mar 17, 2015 11:30:00 AM

When taking a statistics class, the most important strategy is practice!

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips

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