Online Student Success
To succeed, students need tools. We've assembled a variety of interesting, innovative, thought-provoking websites, videos, and articles to enhance your learning and your life. The websites and articles come from a variety of sources and are intended to function as a supplement to the course materials. Check back often - we will be updating this section as we find new and valuable resources.
Your success is our goal.Explore the the following interesting and informative content to expand your knowledge. Murl Tucker, CCU Chief Academic Officer
Listen up (8 talks)
Talks on the importance of listening, and how we can listen more effectively.
What makes us happy? (10 talks)
We all want happiness. But how, exactly, do you go about it? More stuff or less? More choices or less? The answers — from psychologists, journalists, even Buddhist monks — may surprise you.
Jill Bolte Taylor (10 talks)
What moves Jill Bolte Taylor? "I love talks that contribute to the overall well-being of who we are as humanity — about how we can explore ourselves as people in relationship with one another and with this beautiful planet."
Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies. In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity." (Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.)
Dean Ornish: Your genes are not your fate
Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase.
Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology
Martin Seligman talks about psychology — as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
Mind Maps® A Powerful Approach to Note-Taking
Mind Mapping is a useful technique that helps you learn more effectively, improves the way that you record information, and supports and enhances creative problem solving.
In this article, we're looking at strategies that will help you read more effectively. These approaches will help you get the maximum benefit from your reading, with the minimum effort.
How Good is Your Time Management?
How often do you find yourself running out of time? Weekly, daily, hourly? For many people, it seems that there's just never enough time in the day to get everything done. When you know how to manage your time you gain control of what you achieve.
Problem-solving is a key skill, and it's one that can make a huge difference to your career.
How to Train Your Brain to Multitask Effectively
When you run a small business or startup, everything and everyone demands your attention. Constant distractions are part of the job, but they interrupt your focus. By learning how to multitask effectively amid all those distractions, you can stay on top of your work and increase your productivity.
What Would Jane Austen Do? A Guide to Social Media Etiquette
Take social media. Much has been written about bad manners and blunders on social media, but here are a few I’ve experienced recently, discussed in the context of Austen’s most uncivil characters.
Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)
You know those people who get so much done it seems like they have 30 hours in every day while the rest of us mere mortals have a measly 24? You know, the ones who seem to get more accomplished before breakfast than you do all day?
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