lifelong learning

4 Skills You’ll Need to Be Successful in an Online Course

For the next class you attend, skip the pen, notebook and white board and opt for the laptop instead. Taking classes online can be more convenient for you, and it can allow you to connect with your classmates and instructors without having to share the same physical space. Being successful in an online course does […]

Course Spotlight: Retire Rich: Smart Retirement Steps for 20- and 30-Somethings 1269

Recent studies have shown that people are currently not saving nearly enough for retirement. In fact, 56% of people retire with less than $10,000—a far cry from what it would take a person to retire comfortably. For years, retirement analysts have suggested that people need around $1 million to retire comfortably. That number has since […]

Revisiting Education in Retirement

Ideally, retirement is a time for you to reinvent yourself and to be able to pursue the interests and activities that would have been impossible to take on while having a full time job. With free time in retirement, you can travel, learn a language or take on a hobby that has always piqued your […]

Why Learn Law If You Are Not a Lawyer

It happens more often than you might think. Students will find themselves studying law, but in the process they will decide that they ultimately do not want to be a lawyer. Does that mean calling it quits for law-related courses right then and there? Not necessarily. There are reasons why it could benefit you to […]

Millennials are Craving Continuing Education

Characterized as being the first born into the digital world dominated by internet and social media, millennials—those born between 1982 and 2004—are thus far the largest defined generation in American history. Also known as “Generation Y,” millennials are also the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in history and are dubbed as being more progressive-minded […]

UWA Launches Black Belt Teacher Corps With First 10 Members

In an effort to promote quality education among rural schools, the University of West Alabama has recently taken steps toward incentivizing young teachers to start their careers in areas of the state that need it most. Earlier this month, UWA launched its Black Belt Teacher Corps initiative—a program in which College of Education students dedicate […]

Course Spotlight: Growing Your Business With Self-Publishing 1207

Self-publishing materials is an excellent way to grow your business and legitimize yourself as an expert in your respective field. Now, you can learn exactly what you need to do to be a successful self-publisher through UWA Online Continuing Education! “Growing Your Business With Self-Publishing 1207” is one of three courses required to earn a […]

A UWA Continuing Education Course Costs Less Than These 8 Things

When deciding whether or not to go back to school, some people may shy away from doing so simply from a financial standpoint. One great thing about pursuing continuing education through the University of West Alabama Online is that it is cost effective. Most UWA Online continuing education courses only cost between $195 and $495.* […]

Can Lifelong Learning Improve Our Minds as we Age?

As we age, many of us try to keep our minds sharp by reading, painting or even completing crosswords or playing Sudoku. Looking for a new way to keep your mind active? Add lifelong learning to this list. Instead of ending education at a young age, lifelong learning involves continuing education throughout one’s lifetime—whether learning […]

Course Spotlight: Designing Successful Webinars 1169

Relying on what technology has to offer, we can now disseminate more information to more people at any given time. Such is the case when it comes to a webinar. Webinars are a meeting format that can save money and have a broader reach than in-person meetings. They can be used for employee or customer […]