SOURCE: Western Governors University

July 31, 2008 16:22 ET

The Online Student Survival Guide: A New Resource for Online Students

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - You're home from work tired. But you need to study. Dinner needs cooking. But you need to study. The kids need help with homework. But you need to study. Because you are an online student.

You chose an online college because you wanted flexibility, but you didn't realize how hard it would be to juggle work, family and school.

You need The Online Student Survival Guide. Sponsored by Western Governors University (WGU), this new resource addresses many of the questions and daily concerns online students from any online college or university face.

The regular bloggers you'll get to know here are smart, sensitive, experienced, and determined to help online students everywhere. While their postings will be based upon their personal experience and knowledge of challenges related to online learning, the broad range of topics and ideas will be something you'll readily relate to.

Blogger Jim Meeker shares the fear he had of going back to school at 53 years old, having attempted to complete his master's degree once before. And as the father of four girls, he has some good time management tips.

Blogger Lauren Cohen offers some insight on what to expect with online learning and the benefits online education offers. Having been blessed with talent in the kitchen, Lauren also offers some quick meal solutions that anyone can make.

The Online Student Survival Guide gives you a place to add your comments, ideas, and also to get helpful tips from other online students. Go to and make the guide a regular part of your commitment to finish your education online!

About Western Governors University (WGU)

WGU is the only accredited online university in the U.S. offering competency-based degree programs. The private non-profit university has been a leader in online education for more than 10 years. WGU, now serving more than 10,000 students, was founded by 19 governors, and is supported by more than 20 leading corporations and foundations. They include corporations and foundations such as AT&T, BearingPoint, Dell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, HCA, Microsoft, Oracle, Qwest, SunGard Higher Education, Sun Microsystems, and Zions Bank. WGU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business, information technology, teacher education, and health professions, with students in all 50 states. More information is available at

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