The 10 Most-Viewed Blog Posts of 2020


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No doubt, 2020 has been a year that turned much of our world upside down. But at least it has also been a year in which we could find some relief online.

Helpful information has been a lifeline throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In education, for example, so many teachers had to completely change the way they do their jobs, almost overnight. How could it be done?

Looking back over the most-viewed articles of the past year on the Elmhurst University Blog, it was clear that many of us had urgent questions we were trying to answer. Topics ranged from education to public health to technology. And, of course, readers came to the blog to learn more about graduate school and continuing their education.

We hope the blog helps you get your world back to “upside up.” Stay with us in 2021 for more insights, more quality advice and even some fun.

The Most-Viewed Posts of 2020 Are …

Teaching Strategies blog illustration

10. Three Powerful Teaching Strategies for Connecting with Your Students

As we mentioned above, this was certainly the year for educators to find new ways to connect with students.

Originally posted: March 11, 2019

Put some thought into when to apply to grad school. Here's a suggested time line to help you make this most important of decisions the right way.

9. When to Apply for Grad School and Where to Start

This handy timeline puts you in position to get into the grad school program you really want.

Originally posted: Feb. 4, 2020

What is community health? This colorful illustration points to "health spots" on a map, illustrating that community health is focused on protecting the health of a geographic population.

8. What is Community Health?

Public health burst to the top of the news in 2020. And one crucial aspect of a public health professional’s job is assessing the health of a community.

Originally posted: March 10, 2020

An illustration of an undecided major thinking about which course of study to choose.

7. The Benefits of Being an Undecided Major

A holdover from 2019, this article explains why entering college with an undecided major can have big benefits.

Originally posted: April 9, 2019

An illustration of students rewarded with medals for using LinkedIn profile tips to succeed in the job race.

6. 13 LinkedIn Profile Tips for College Students

Are you a college student who is ready to start your job search? Use these LinkedIn profile tips to get started on the professional networking site.

Originally posted: April 18, 2019

An illustration showing the difference between computer information systems and information technology.

5. Computer Information Systems vs. Information Technology

This article comparing two tantalizing tech fields was 2019’s most-viewed post. Tech careers continue to be in high demand.

Originally posted: Dec. 20, 2018

Multimedia journalism is an evolving discipline in which journalists tell stories interactively.

4. What is Multimedia Journalism?

Multimedia journalism lets you share not just what you know, but what you are experiencing. Ready to use sound, video and more to report stories?

Originally posted: July 23, 2019

Which grad school test is right for you? Sort through the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT with this guide.

3. Which Grad School Test Should I Take?

The grad school test list reads like alphabet soup: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT. Cut through the confusion and find out which one you should prepare to take.

Originally posted: Aug. 13, 2019

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2. What Can I Expect to Do in Cyber Security Entry-Level Jobs?

Along with a global pandemic came a shower of cyber attacks and online scams. Here’s what to know about getting started in cybersecurity.

Originally posted: Jan. 28, 2019

Set teaching goals that are REAL, and you'll set yourself up for success in the new school year.

1. Make Your Teaching Goals REAL This Year

Our most-viewed post, topping the list in 2020, is for all the teachers out there. Elmhurst Professor Deb Meyer explains how being REAL with her goals has paid off in the classroom.

Originally posted: Jan. 11, 2019

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Posted Dec. 15, 2020

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