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Technology

Before you take an online class, make sure that you have the hardware and software that is required. Learn how to get the most out of your distance learning experience by discovering how technology can help you.

Virus Free, Spyware Clean
Distance learning students need to watch out for viruses and spyware that could harm their computers.

Hardware Requirements
In order to get the most out of your online classes, you'll need a computer system that is able to run the programs and software your classes require. From RAM to sound cards, check out this online guide to the hardware you need.

Software Suggestions
In order to succeed in your online classes, you'll need the appropriate software. Check out these suggestions and links to the best software out there. Don't have a ton of money after paying tuition? Take a look at our freeware alternative suggestions.

Plugging In
If you’re trying to engage in an online class discussion or post your midterm essay to your course website, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you’ll be able to access the web. When you find yourself without the internet in your home, check out some of these great alternative places to catch a signal.

Data Breaches and Identity Theft: Is Your Online College Classroom Secure?
Find out how to protect yourself from security problems that can be common in online classrooms.

5 Tips for Building an Online Social Life
Distance Learners need more than just web pages and online exams. They need social interaction with their peers and professors. Not only does interaction allow students the satisfaction of expressing themselves, it also gives them a chance to improve their learning and make new friends.

4 Fantastic Downloads for Distance Learners
Having the right software can help your organize your assignments, study for exams, and get the most out of your online classes. Check out these four top-rated programs.

Canvas Instructure Review
Canvas Instructure is a relatively new online learning management system that allows students to integrate their accounts with social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

How Google Fiber Will Change Online Education
Even if your city hasn't been chosen for Google Fiber, you may benefit from the changes it brings to online education.

Gamification Fail: 5 Reasons to Hate Gamification in the Online Classroom
Think "gamification" sounds like a fun way to take an online course? Think again.

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