Continuing Education

How Continuing Education Can Benefit You Based on Your Age

The benefits of continuing education are not difficult to discern: the nature of the phrase itself says it all. It is the act of continuing your education to sharpen your knowledge about a topic and better equip you to achieve what it is you want to achieve in life. While the overarching purpose for continuing […]

Course Spotlight: Professional Photography 3212

If you are ready to move beyond capturing life’s photographable moments with your iPhone, consider Professional Photography 3212—an online continuing education course through The University of West Alabama Online! Working with today’s digital technology, it is easier than ever to become an effective photographer given practical information and guidance on proper photo-taking techniques. In Professional […]

10 Valuable Career Skills You Can Learn Online

Your academic degree says something about you—that you were motivated enough to complete the required course materials on a particular subject, and you had enough interest (and maybe even passion) for the topic to study it for an extended period of time. While your degree is nothing to glaze over in the career world, and […]

10 Fast Facts About Sumter County

How much do you really know about the place you live? Located in Alabama’s Black Belt Region, Sumter County is home to The University of West Alabama campus in Livingston and is rich in the history, culture and tradition of those who have established themselves here—even if just for the four years they spend in […]

Course Spotlight: Spanish for Medical Professionals 1157

In the medical field, it can be difficult—and frustrating—when you are treating a patient whose primary language is something other than yours. With an increasing number of Spanish-speaking patients utilizing medical facilities in the United States, this is a common issue for nurses, doctors and others working in the medical realm to experience. That’s where […]

Have Free Time? 10 Reasons Why You Should Spend It on Continuing Education

In juggling work, family, friends and personal activities, some people find it difficult, if not impossible, to carve out free time. Others fall on the opposite end of the spectrum—those who have more free time on their hands than they know what to do with—and the rest fall somewhere in the middle. If you are […]

Course Spotlight: The Flipped Classroom

Traditional learning methods are being favored less and less over new and innovative teaching strategies—including a concept called the flipped classroom. The flipped classroom refers to the inversion of the traditional classroom, which involves teachers lecturing and students completing homework outside of the classroom. Instead, in the flipped classroom, students view short video lectures at […]

10 Useful Continuing Education Courses for Teachers

It has been said that teachers are doing a disservice to their students if teachers themselves do not continuing learning throughout their careers. While some topics like math and science can seem concrete (2+2 will always equal 4), as technology evolves, the methods available to teachers to relay information is ever changing. In order to […]

Course Spotlight: Powerful Presentations and Effective Speaking Techniques 1159

You cannot underestimate the power of public speaking—especially in a business setting. From presentations to sales, speaking appears as a form of communication across a variety of business venues. In Powerful Presentations and Effective Speaking Techniques 1159, participants will learn how professional speaking, presentation and sales techniques can positively affect the success they experience in […]

5 Reasons to Consider Continuing Education During the Summer

Depending on their age and life stage, summer means different things to different people. When you are a kid in school, it can mean freedom from responsibility and days spent playing outside or swimming in the pool. When you are in college, summer is not entirely as carefree as when you were a kid, but […]