About Allison Freeland

Allie Freeland is the Editor-in-Chief of CollegeOnline.org. She has been a professional writer for a decade and received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. She brings a wealth of information about higher education, online degrees, college life, and career advice. Follow her on G+.

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About Allison Freeland

Allie Freeland is the Editor-in-Chief of CollegeOnline.org. She has been a professional writer for a decade and received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. She brings a wealth of information about higher education, online degrees, college life, and career advice. Follow her on G+.

Five Degrees That Embody Independence Day

Independence Day is a federal American holiday that honors the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and the country’s separation from British rule. Today, the holiday’s history is sometimes clouded by fun, games, fireworks, parades, and cook outs – but we must not forget that this day commemorates freedom, justice, patriotism, and democracy. Every American values these core principles that founded our country, but for those who want to live it every day, here are the top five degrees that embody Independence Day: Continue reading

Careers in Nutrition

Many people would like to combine their love of a healthy lifestyle and nutrition with a profession that would allow them to obtain financial security and explore a career that they actually have passion for. This article will examine careers in nutrition, and whether or not this field is for you… Continue reading

10 Best Blogs for Instructional Design

As such, more students are choosing to advance their education, expand their skill sets, and receive their bachelor’s degree online. This has increased the need for graduates with an Instructional Design degree. Students interested in this field have many options, and it may be difficult to find all the information they need. To help provide students and practitioners with the information they crave, below is a list of the top 10 blogs for instructional Design. Continue reading

Learning Games: Stay Sharp Over Summer

Instead of letting your brain turn to mush this summer, exercise your brain. The New York Times recently published an article about how working your brain regularly, like the muscle it is, can help you focus and retain information. The Times explained a study done with children in which a small group performed a specific memory game, “…[Students] who played the working memory games fidgeted less…[the students] also scored higher on one of the single best measures of fluid intelligence.” Continue reading

2012 Graduate Jobs : Where Are They?

Newspapers are full of dismal predictions for the class of 2012. Job growth over then past few years has slowed dramatically and overall employment numbers are not expected to return to pre-recession levels for several more years. Many students who are still in college have had to take a hard look at their choice of majors and change them to ones that are more marketable. For those new graduates who made these adjustments in the past few years, it may be easier to find an opening in the current job market than they had feared. Even for young people who only have a high school or community college education, there are several areas of job growth that can give them reason to feel optimistic, as well. Continue reading