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Have you heard about Digital Badges? Concordia University Online is offering students a new opportunity to grow, learn, and live out their personal calling. You’re first probably wondering what these badges are all about. A digital badge is a shareable micro-credential that validates your accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest in various learning environments. It includes meta-data such as the description of the badge, who issued it, and the criteria required to receive it. You can earn a collection of badges in a variety of fields to demonstrate your expertise across disciplines. Once you earn badges, they are stored together through… more >

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Are you at a point in life where you’re ready to take a leap forward? Do you want to create and execute a strategy around your personal brand? We have a new initiative to help you achieve this. Creating a personal brand leads to career success. You create an image of yourself and illustrate what makes you unique. Doing so makes you less mundane by standing at the front of the pack and one step closer to achieving your aspirations. Whether you dream of becoming a consultant or speaker, monetizing your reputation online and becoming a social media influencer, or simply opening… more >

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Do you strive to make a difference in the world of education with new, innovative ideas? It could be in any form of education, from K-12 to corporate training, churches to government agencies, startups to homeschool families. Concordia University Online has a new Continuing Education academy called the “Educational Innovators Academy.” This academy will create, inspire, and empower mission-minded innovation in all forms of education. In this academy, you will be informed about emerging possibilities for teaching, learning, and education. We will focus on educational innovation and tie it into each individual’s personal mission. Upon completion of the academy, you… more >

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Interested in participating in one our Twitter chats but don’t have a Twitter account? Do not fear! We have the information you’ll need to get started. These are the basic tools you’ll need to understand to participate in a chat, for further Twitter advice feel free to explore Twitter’s Help Center. Signing Up On your desktop, go to https://twitter.com/signup and enter your information. Be sure to give your cell phone number because Twitter will send an SMS text message with a code to verify the account. From there you can then create your own username or choose one they suggest…. more >

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The latest online trend in connecting with like-minded peers is right on Twitter in a “Twitter Chat”! These chats are hosted by an individual or organization on a particular topic that uses a specific hashtag. We have the tips and tricks you’ll need to successfully attend your next Twitter chat! If you’re new to Twitter, be sure to check out our Twitter 101 post. Locate the Chat First things first, in order to participate you need to find the chat to follow along. The hashtag will usually be in the host’s Tweets since they’ll be promoting it (such as ours:… more >

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Concordia University Online makes it their mission to help you discover your calling, provide the skills needed to rise above your peers, and realize what it takes to self-lead yourself to success. We accomplish this by providing high-impact, flexible, accessible, Christ-centered learning experiences. We are launching a series of Continuing Education initiatives organized under new “academies” that will do just that for anyone in any field of work. Our first two academies are the Digital Influencer Academy and the Educational Innovators Academy. These academies house a variety of offerings and ways to earn your credentials. You may also take standalone… more >

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Are your curious about how Christian and secular philosophy have interacted? Are you interested in understanding new ways they possibly could interact? Even more so, are you curious about how philosophy can enhance your personal ministry? Concordia University has a new Open Online Course that is tailor-made for ministers seeking additional education in this Philosophy titled, “Kata Christon – Using Your Head in Pastoral Work.” The course dives into the importance of Western Philosophy for your ministry and how to understand our current generation with kata ta stoichea and kata Christon views. Different roles are explored while deciphering the language… more >

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Have you ever started a new position and felt that you’re just at entry level? Wish you had more knowledge to function at your highest capacity? Concordia University knows the key to learn how to function above entry level. Concordia University Online has launched a new, 100% free email mini-course titled, “How To Function Above Entry Level” taught by Dr. Ken Harris, Program Director for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Administration. The course consists of three parts that arrive daily to your inbox, each including a video, short essays, reflection worksheet, and interactive poll. The classes teach… more >

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Do you wonder if an MBA can make a difference to your career? Are wondering about return on investment? Do you question whether an advanced degree will truly make you stand out in the marketplace? Join us on October 14th, at 12 noon cst, for a free webinar where we will take a fact-filled, honest look at crucial questions regarding an MBA’s worth. Learn more by clicking the button below.

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Right now, more than ever, the value of higher education has been called into question. This is true for all degrees, but perhaps most noticeably for the MBA. I am here to emphatically tell you that the worth of an MBA from a respected, accredited, institution goes beyond what can simply be stated here. Primarily, we think of an MBA as a ladder to career advancement. But there are a lot of other metaphors that speak to what an MBA can do for you. It can be a springboard to a new career direction. It can be a safety net… more >

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