10 Ways to Energize Learning [Infographic]

Student engagement is always on the minds of instructors, and, while it can feel overwhelming with all the moving parts—student retention, test scores, and more—you must start somewhere!

To help, we’ve pulled together a list of ten ways you can shake up and energize learning with tried and true instructional strategies.

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Focus on Student Success: Study Techniques [Infographic]

The infographic below summarizes recent findings on study habits and techniques of college students—the results may surprise you.

Studying Tips
Infographic by Stop Procrastinating

Interested in improving your own study skills or those of your students? Atomic Learning offers an array of professional online learning resources focused on ensuring students' college and career success, including:

How Do I Become a Good Note-Taker?
Do you forget information you hear? Master the art of note-taking with this informative online course. Learn why it's important, what approach may fit your learning style best, and why and when you should revisit your notes.

How Do I Become a Better Test Taker?
Preparing for and taking tests can fill some people with anxiety. In this course, you will learn strategies that can help you overcome that stress and be more successful when taking tests.

How Do I Manage My Time?
With all of the classes, homework, work, and activities that happen in college, managing your time wisely can be difficult. In this invaluable course, you'll learn methods and tips for managing your time.

Where Do I Go for Academic Support?
College can be overwhelming! This course will help you find the resources, on campus and online, to achieve academic success, as well as help you determine which may be right for you and your situation.

Interested in learning more about these online resources and others to ensure students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in college and beyond? Visit www.AtomicLearning.com/highed/college-career-readiness or contact us today.

Student Success: The Importance of the First Year [Infographic]

Each students level of success during college is dependent upon a vast array of factors, and for many freshman, the first year proves to be too much.

According to UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, who published the infographic below, about 25% of freshmen students do not return for their sophomore year. A recent U.S. News article pushed that number even further, stating, "As many as 1 in 3 first-year students won't make it back for sophomore year."

To help colleges and universities more fully support their students—freshman in particular—Atomic Learning will soon be publishing a multitude of new online courses focused on helping prepare students with the skills needed for a successful college experience.

Sample topics include:

  • working with a group
  • choosing a major
  • being a more effective writer
  • succeeding in an online class
  • becoming a better test taker
  • and many more!

[Infographic] The Missing Piece to the Skills Gap Puzzle

The infographic below shows us both sides of the job seeker/employer skills gap story. On one side, you have job-seekers who are finding it hard to get hired after graduating college. On the other hand, employers are finding it hard to find good, skilled employees.

You are probably thinking to yourself, now what? How can we close that skill gap? How can colleges and universities ensure that their graduates are career-ready?

Easy. By offering training on specific, in-demand skills that employers want. Atomic Learning can help job seekers learn the skills they need to be workforce-ready, with highly-relevant topics, including:

Interested in learning more about providing these online career skills training courses to your campus' faculty, staff, and students? Request more information today.

INFOGRAPHIC: 2015 Workforce Readiness Survey

A recent infographic from McGraw Hill shows how students may feel ready for college, but when it comes to feeling prepared for the workforce, the rate dramatically drops.  Luckily, we here at Atomic Learning are striving to make sure that this is not the case. With our vast library of resources, students not only have access to job-hunting tools such as Interview Techniques and Creating Digital Portfolios, but also personal development tools, like Goal Setting and Decision Making, and communication training on Negotiation, Conflict and more! Students are also able to build up their resumes with a vast library of how-to training.

Are your students prepared for the workforce?


Infographic: The Changing Face of Online Learning

Did you know that enrollment at 4-year colleges is expected to double by 2020? And, as a response to the growing demand, an overwhelming 70.8% of universities now see online learning as critical to their long-term success?

It's true!

These are just a few of the powerful stats in a recent Online Learning Consortium infographic, which we've shared below.

If your college or university is exploring or expanding their online learning program, Atomic Learning has online learning resources to help faculty and students alike. Be sure to check out our online training courses on Facilitating Online CoursesBeing an Effective Online StudentEffective Online Discussions, and many more—including step-by-step training on popular learning management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard Learning, Brightspace (D2L), and others.

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Infographic: Are You Listening?

The below infographic, posted on prdaily.com, shares these facts:

  •     We listen to people at a rate of 125-250 words per minute, but think at 1,000-3,000 words per minute.
  •     Less than 2 percent of people have had any formal education on how to listen.
  •     Images go into your long term memory, whereas words live in your short term memory.

Concerning at all? If you'd like to work on your listening skills, Atomic Learning's career skills training can help! Check out our Effective Listening Training and learn how to Increase Your Listening Power.

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Infographic: The Reality of College Plagiarism

Do your students truly understand what plagiarism is? The digital nature of today's world makes it easy to use someone's ideas without citation. Some students don't even know that what they are doing is wrong. How can you help students understand the need to properly site their sources without taking away from valuable instruction time? 

Check out the infographic below to learn what types of plagiarism are commonly committed by students, and how you can avoid it.

Want more information? View Atomic Learning's video workshop on Avoiding Plagiarism, which outlines what plagiarism is, when citation is needed, online tools that will help generate citations, and more. For in-depth training on citation styles, Atomic Learning has MLA, APA, and Chicago citation courses. 

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Help Wanted: Bridging the Skills Gap [Infographic]

There have been a variety of survey findings and research studies on the web pointing out a disconnect between the skills employers are seeking and the skills of job candidates, including recent graduates. The infographic below cites some of these studies, and calls out some startling statistics, such as the one below on the differences in perceptions between youth, employers, and education institutions regarding career-readiness:

Also highlighted is a shortage of soft skills such as communication and critical thinking. According to American Management Association survey findings, 9 out of 10 executives indicated that soft skills are important to expanding their businesses, but only 4 out of 10 of the same respondents rated their employees' soft skills as above average.

Additional stated skill gap areas include:

  • Leadership and Executive Skills
  • Managerial and Supervisory Skills
  • Profession- or Industry-Specific Skills